Sam graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2017. She was fortunate to train with Cassie and Tim for 15 weeks during her final semester of physical therapy school and fell in love with the gorge and the clinic.
Sam is passionate about helping people maintain an active lifestyle throughout their lives and enjoys treating all types of orthopedic and sports injuries. Sam has a special interest in treating lower extremity injuries and working with injured runners. She focuses her treatments around current evidence and utilizes technologies such as video analysis and force dynamometry to enhance her practice.
Sam is currently pursuing advanced training in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy and is Level 1 Certified in the SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment). She is a member of the Running Special Interest Group of the APTA, and a member of the Section on Women’s Health.
Sam has a history as a Division 1 athlete competing in track and cross-country. She grew up in Alaska and has a deep appreciation for nature and the outdoors. When not in the clinic she can be found running and biking on the trails of Hood River, on the mountain skiing, or rafting down one of Oregon’s mighty rivers.