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Keith Glasser, MSPT

Physical Therapist and CEO Keith has been practicing physical therapy since 1993. Prior to establishing Optimal Results, he worked in private practice in McMinnville, and was an in-patient and out-patient therapist at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente and at several skilled nursing facilities in Portland.

Originally from the east coast, Keith earned his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts. He specializes in treating the spine and earned an advanced degree from the McKenzie Institute Int'l. The McKenzie Method is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by practitioners worldwide for back, neck and extremity pain. Keith resides in Tualatin with his wife, Celia, and their two daughters.

 

Kathleen King LAc, PTA

Kathleen King has been working in the medical field for over twenty years. Prior to becoming interested in alternative approaches to healing, Kathleen has spent the last thirteen of those years working in the field of physical therapy. For two years she worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland specializing in the care of spinal surgery patients, outpatients, and acute care inpatients.

The attraction of the Cascade mountains and her passion for backwoods hiking, camping and mountain biking lead Kathleen to Oregon almost fifteen years ago. It was here that she received her masters degree in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

Physical therapy and acupuncture complement each other to accelerate healing from soft tissue and skeletal injuries. Acupuncture can bring balance, physical strength and awareness to your exercise routine and overall wellness. Kathleen brings her understanding and passion of both philosophies to Optimal Results Physical Health and Tenth Avenue Athletic Club.

She specializes in pain management, sports injuries, and women's health issues with a strong focus on patient education.

Click to read Kathleen's Acupuncture 101

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Amy Kay MOT, OTR/L, CLT-LANA

Amy has been an occupational therapist since 2000. She has experience in a variety of practice settings including acute care, acute rehab, outpatient, and home health. While working as an OT supervisor at City of Hope in Los Angeles, she developed a strong specialization in oncology rehab and lymphedema treatment and became board certified by the Lymphology Association of North America. Amy has an eclectic, holistic perspective to rehab. She has a second master’s in spiritual psychology, training in therapeutic yoga, and is a gifted craniosacral therapist. She uses her unique skills and gifts to create a meaningful connection and assist clients through the challenging experience of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery or transition.

Amy loves Kundalini yoga and meditation, painting, writing, and playing with her adorable son. She moved to Portland with her family in September 2012 as an expression of her commitment to good food, fresh air, and family. 

 


Gregory Griffin, LMT

Greg is originally from Atlanta, GA. In 2000, he chose to follow his heart and returned to school in New Orleans to make a career change from catering to massage therapy.

Greg has been practicing massage for 12 years and has worked in a number of settings which have nurtured an eclectic and caring approach. He has worked with numerous orthopedic injuries of the spine and joints, myofascial syndromes and chronic pain. His modalities and treatment include Swedish, deep tissue, pre and post natal and sport massage. Each treatment utilizes a vast array of knowledge and skills acquired from extensive ongoing education and life.

Greg and his wife Vanessa moved to Portland in 2009 to be close to their daughter and granddaughter. He enjoys birding, biking, camping, hiking and family time.

 

Sanatan Golden PT, DPT, CSCS

Sanatan (pronounced sah-NAH-tahn) started his professional life as a mechanical engineer, but soon realized that the ‘machine’ he most loved was the human body. After years as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and personal trainer he decided that there would be no better way to improve his ability to help others grow strong and healthy, than becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He received his degree from The University of Washington Medical School, where he was honored with the McMillan Fellowship for being the top applicant in his class. He is currently pursuing advanced manual therapy training through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

Sanatan is recognized as a regional expert in running mechanics and efficiency, and specializes in lower extremity injury prevention and treatment. He instructs physical therapists, doctors, and other healthcare practitioners with his continuing-education course: Successfully Integrating a Natural-Foot Perspective Into Your Practice. While personally an avid barefoot runner (yes, skin to the ground) since 2008, he has found that his patients need not get rid of all their shoes in order to reap the strength, power, and healing benefits provided by the restoration of natural foot posture and function.  Sanatan partnered with podiatrist Dr. Ray McClanahan in the founding of Minimalist Mondays in 2010, a 12-week program for those interested in the many benefits of transitioning to more minimalist shoes (or none at all!) to restore natural running and walking gait. They have since hosted over 90 clinics in Portland and helped countless runners find a natural stride that is more efficient, injury resistant, and fun.

Spending years as high-flying competitive Ultimate Frisbee player at the collegiate, national, and international levels, Sanatan certainly knows the demands of sport on the body. A bit more grounded now with a 3 year-old daughter, Nalu, and 1 year-old son, Levi, he also understands the challenges of trying to stay active and healthy within our busy lives. If you feel too busy for exercise, be sure to ask him about ‘opportunistic therapy/training.’

Sanatan is psyched to be part of the interdisciplinary team at Optimal Result Physical Therapy Downtown Portland, and looks forward to helping you and your body move naturally down the path towards health and wellness.

Education & Professional Certifications

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Washington

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • ASTYM Certified

  • BikeFit Certified

  • Level 2 Movnat Trainer

Specialties/InterestsUltimate Frisbee, Minimalist and Barefoot running, Movnat training, Primal movement, Cycling, Kettlebell training, Olympic-style lifting, CrossFit.


Celia Wulff, Office Manager

Celia has assisted in the ORPT office and with marketing for a number of years. She took over as office manager in February of 2009.

Celia has a varied background in medicine, education, writing, gardening/agriculture and now business.

In her time away from the office she continues to run a commercial gardening business, and loves to hike and partake in other outdoor activities. She is also passionate about reading, writing and editing.

Celia is married to Keith Glasser, ORPT's physical therapist and CEO.

 

Bethaney Porter, VP of Public Relations

Bethaney has been with ORPT since she started as an extern in January of 2013. She has worked in the customer service industry for many years, and recently graduated from the medical billing and coding program at Sanford Brown College.  Currently, she is in pursuit of attaining credentialing as a Certified Professional Coder.

When she is not in the office, Bethaney enjoys spending time with her family and friends, outdoor activities, as well as arts and crafts, movies, reading, and music.

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