Inpatient Rehab Providers

Liberty "Libby" Case, MOT OTR/L

As an occupational therapist, Liberty “Libby” Case thrives on providing the highest-quality, client- and –family-centered care. “Whether in a medical facility, school or in the community, I believe in a holistic approach to care—taking the whole person into consideration,” she explains.

That interest in whole-person care matches the philosophy of Adventist Health, where Libby specializes in neuro re-education.

In addition to holding Master of Occupational Therapy from Pacific University, Libby has an extensive background in publishing as well as teaching other health professionals about topics related to animal-assisted therapy.

She has experience working across the lifespan, but primarily focuses her efforts in providing therapy for children experiencing multiple, complex diagnoses. Through her work with children, Libby also is an adjunct faculty member of Pacific University’s School of Occupational Therapy, providing clinical education to doctoral candidates during their pediatric education.

Libby is a patient and collaborative therapist. “I believe treatment should incorporate a rich mixture of evidence-based therapeutic interventions and outside-of-the-box thinking,” she says.

Beyond work, Libby volunteers with causes that support the care of animals, children and disability rights—including PHAME, a local arts academy providing arts education to people experiencing disability. She also enjoys hiking, watching movies, exploring new restaurants all around Portland, and spending time with her dogs, friends and family—including her brother, who is a member of PHAME.

Laura Johnson, OTR/L Laura Johnson, OTR/L

Laura Johnson brings genuine interest and caring to her practice as an Adventist Health occupational therapist. She aims to understand her patients—how they feel and what they want to accomplish.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She particularly focuses on orthopedics and geriatrics in the acute-care setting.

Laura believes what her patients want is more important than what she wants for them. With that in mind, she strives to understand what they want and need to be able to do—what really matters to them—so she can help them meet those goals.

When Portland winter rain sets in, Laura uses some of her free time for sewing and reading. She also enjoys her time with her grandchildren and is expanding her gardening interests to include bonsai. Her pets include a dog and chickens.

Jason Ladwig, PTA Jason Ladwig, PTA

Jason Ladwig seeks to know his patients’ needs, fears and limitations so he can use his physical therapy practice to address and improve them.

His specialties include outpatient and acute-care orthopedics, mechanical diagnosis and therapy, and helping with sports injuries. Jason joined the Adventist Health team in 2007 after completing an associate degree in physical therapist assistant at Mount Hood Community College.

Jason also holds a Bachelor of Science in recreation management with a minor in biology from Appalachian State University.

“I enjoy seeing patients perform tasks that they either couldn’t do before their injury or didn’t think that they could do yet,” Jason explains. His patients, in turn, sense how much he wants them to get better.

During his free time, Jason loves to spend time with his wife, kids and pets. They enjoy gardening and playing as a family. Jason also loves to bike.

Kelly O'Keefe, PTA Kelly O'Keefe, PTA

Kelly O’Keefe enjoys personally connecting with her patients—and their families—to help them reach greater functionality.

She brings both experience and education to her physical therapy practice with Adventist Health, where she particularly focuses on orthopedics. After completing an associate degree in Mount Hood Community College’s physical therapist assistant program, Kelly went on to get a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University.

When she’s not busy with patients, Kelly loves to spend time with her husband and daughter at their home in the country. She loves to work and play outdoors and names Hawaii as a favorite destination.

Lisa Sarazin, COTA Lisa Sarazin, COTA

With a personal interest in whole-person patient care, Lisa Sarazin is a natural fit with the Adventist Health philosophy. She cares about “every aspect of their lives and how I can make it better for them.”

Lisa has practiced at Adventist Health for more than 25 years. She holds an associate’s degree in applied science in occupational therapy from Mount Hood Community College.

She’s also certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease—a particular interest of hers, along with orthopedics.

Lisa is passionate about her patients. “I care about what happens to them and how I can best help them,” Lisa says.

When she’s not helping patients, Lisa enjoys biking, reading and watching movies. She also has a part-time job with the downtown Portland performing arts venues, which allows her to take in a wide variety of shows.

Megan Snyder, DPT Megan Snyder, DPT

With a particular passion for working with open-heart and critically ill patients, Megan Snyder brings a wealth of education and experience to her work as a lead therapist for inpatient rehab at Adventist Medical Center.

Megan graduated from Loma Linda University in California—first with a Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences, then with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

“I feel my job as an acute care therapist is to help motivate and encourage my patients even when they are in very difficult situations,” Megan says. “I want to help them succeed and be able to move on with their lives.”

She wants to know her patients’ goals so she can help them move toward them. Megan believes listening is one her most important jobs. “Patients need to know we are treating them as a whole person, not as a diagnosis,” she explains.

When she’s not helping patients at the hospital, Megan loves to explore the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two dogs. They also enjoy traveling both in the U.S. and internationally.

Molly Woolf, OTR/L Molly Woolf, OTR/L

Stroke, geriatric and orthopedic patients are among Molly Woolf’s specialties in her role as an Adventist Health registered and licensed occupational therapist.

She brings to that role 35 years of experience—including 10 years in home health, five in inpatient rehabilitation and 20 in acute care. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy.

“I especially enjoy helping people return to their previous functional and useful performance in life—their joy of finding out that they can get better and return to doing what they enjoy again,” Molly explains.

She truly empathizes with her patients’ health concerns and wants to help them in the way that is most meaningful to them. “They need to know that with time and determination they can get better with the help, structure, support and skills given,” she says.

A Portland native, Molly love the mountains—a passion inspired by her mountain-climbing father. She also enjoys her three grandchildren and helping them laugh and experience the world.

Molly values her prayer life and praising God through music. She plays the violin and also enjoys singing and dancing.