Adventist Health Physical Therapy - Portland Campus
10101 SE Main Street Lower Level
Portland, OR 97216

Jerry Bazant PT, MS, OCS

Physical Therapist

Physical therapist Jerry Bazant makes every effort to help his patients understand their condition, why they have the symptoms they have and what they can do together to help them improve. “Educating and encouraging a lifestyle that includes consistent physical activity is my passion,” he says.

A graduate of the University of the Pacific, Jerry is also trained in mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT), kinesiotaping, instrument-assistant soft-tissue mobilization and Mulligan Mobilization with Movement. He is a board-certified orthopedic specialist and does power mobility and wheelchair evaluations.

Jerry values providing care in a clinic environment where patients get one-on-one treatment that taps a whole team of experts. “This provides the opportunity to design a tailored, specific rehabilitation plan for every patient,” he explains.

Jerry and his wife are the proud parents of two college students. They enjoy hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and golfing.

Catherine Fetters, PT, MPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Open and honest communication is key to how physical therapist Catherine Fetters works with patients.
“I also feel that in order to progress and start feeling better, the work must continue when you leave the clinic,” she shares.

After completing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Emory University, Catherine went on to get her master’s degree in physical therapy at the University of Puget Sound. She is board-certified in orthopedic physical therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association. Catherine believes in bringing clinical knowledge and evidence-based practice to her patients.

“I like to hear my patient’s narrative, their ‘story,’” Catherine explains. “I am so lucky to be able to spend an hour with my patients at each appointment and get to know them and work together on their goals for feeling and moving better.”

Two active daughters involved in sports, horseback riding, music, acting and social pursuits keep Catherine busy outside of work. She also enjoys stand-up paddleboarding, running, hiking, camping, bodyboarding and getting out to enjoy the local arts.

Tabitha Galindo, DPT

Physical Therapist

Tabitha Galindo feels privileged to help people facing challenges work through the healing process. “My patients inspire me as they exhibit genuine resolve and resilience in the face of adversity,” she says.

After completing a Bachelor of Science in exercise science at Harding University, she went to Pacific University for her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She has won many professional awards and gained experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings. She’s also worked as a gymnastics instructor.

Now she especially focuses gait, balance and vestibular rehabilitation as well as rehabilitation for many types of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries including chronic pain and adolescent injuries.

Tabitha believes in the body’s amazing healing potential. “You are the real rehab rock star,” she tells patients. “We want to work as a team to achieve goals that are meaningful to you and help you learn to manage your symptoms independently.”

A Pacific Northwest native, Tabitha enjoys going with her husband and dogs for hikes or trips to the coast. They also enjoy traveling to experience new cultures and cuisines; she loves music, cooking, and gymnastics.

Because she is passionate about global health care access, Tabitha also spends time outside of work on the board of a nonprofit,Little Hands - Big Hearts, which helps to empower the families of children with special needs in Honduras. She also engages young professionals through service in the Oregon Physical Therapy Association’s membership committee, delegation, and the member-led initiatives workgroup, and as adjunct faculty at the Pacific University School of Physical Therapy.

Alec Mills, MS, PT, Cert MDT

Lead Physical Therapist

Treating his patients as unique individuals and finding creative ways to help them are passions for physical therapist Alec Mills. “Everybody has different capabilities, needs, interests and things that fit for them but nobody else,” Alec explains. “I like to tailor my approach to what is doable for each individual.”

After completing his bachelor’s in exercise and sports science at Oregon State University, Alec took a year of graduate coursework in biomechanics. He went on to complete a Master of Science in physical therapy at University of Colorado. He is also certified in McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

Alec’s clinic interests include cervical and lumbar radiculopathy as well as chronic shoulder, hip and knee pain that has been previously unresponsive to treatment. “I love the ‘tough’ cases and being a detective in finding a solution when one has been elusive,” he says. He also enjoys working with non-healing wounds and sports injuries.

What each person considers is important is what Alec cares about. “I don’t believe in the ‘no pain, no gain’ approach and want to make exercise as easy and convenient as possible,” he explains.

A college soccer player himself, Alec is a big Portland Timbers fan who also roots for England’s Arsenal F.C. Alec and his wife are both Oregon natives. They value their southeast Portland neighborhood and love exploring the Oregon coast as well as other areas of the country.

Alec loves animals and traveled to east Africa for a safari. He also loves golf, even though he admits he’s horrible at it.

Randy Ojua

Physical Therapist Assistant

Randy Ojua considers patients key members of their healing team. “We are not here to ‘fix’ them,” Randy explains, “but to help guide and instruct them through the healing process.”

His guidance includes education and exercises to use at home to correct posture and improve muscle balance, core stabilization and body mechanics.

Randy works in outpatient orthopedics and is certified in ASTYM soft-tissue therapy. He completed his physical therapist assistant program at Mount Hood Community College.

After growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Randy has a keen love of landscaping and gardening. He even owns a small tree farm. He enjoys traveling with his wife, as well as biking, camping and photography.

Sarah Pattison, DPT

Physical Therapist

Sarah Pattison is passionate about patient-centered and evidence-based treatment. She encourages her patients to be active participants in their goals for therapy. She appreciates the team approach to physical therapy at Adventist Health Portland

After receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Pacific University, Sarah became certified in the treatment of vestibular disorders through Emory University. She has also completed coursework in the McKenzie Method of Diagnosis and Treatment for orthopedic spine and extremity injuries. As well as treating joint pain and motion loss, she is certified in the use of ASTYM for soft tissue injuries and has a special interest in treating the cervical spine and headaches. She sees all kinds of physical therapy patients but specializes in treatment of vestibular disorders including vertigo and dizziness.

In her spare time she enjoys hiking, sports and gardening.

Jonathan Thaher, DPT

Physical Therapist

Jonathan Thaher appreciates the variety of patients he works with in both acute care rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedics. He values how this combination keeps him multifaceted in his treatment approaches. Mostly he enjoys “getting people back to what they enjoy doing through activity and improving their quality of life.”

He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015 from Pacific University. His goal is to empower patients to become a part of the physical therapy process. He recognizes physical therapy can be intimidating to some have lived in pain far too long. He is part of a team committed to helping each patient reach their goal.

Born and raised in Oregon, Jonathan found it natural to want to serve his local communities. On days off he enjoys living life shared with his family and friends through experiences like mountaineering, backpacking, running, swimming, cycling, bicycle touring, photography, dancing, guitar, fishing, golfing, tennis and many more.

Rhonda Wilson

Physical Therapist Assistant

Making patients feel at ease and letting each patient know their goals are her goal are the hallmarks of how Rhonda Wilson provides care as a physical therapy assistant. She is an active listener who cares about patients’ entire well-being — body, mind and spirit.

“Some days we need exercises, and some days we need to talk things through,” she explains. “I am here for both. It is all an important part of the healing process.”

After completing her degree as a physical therapist assistant, Rhonda has worked in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation as well as in the skilled nursing environment. Her focuses include the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Testing, functional work conditioning and post job offer screenings.

Rhonda and her husband share a daughter who is the joy of their lives. In her free time, Rhonda coaches a local high school dance team. She enjoys dancing, crafting and being artistic in general. She also values living each day to the fullest and finding joy and laughter.

Dolly Westover

Physical Therapist Assistant


Every patient is unique, so physical therapist assistant Dolly Westover loves to get to know each one by actively listening. “I believe everyone should be treated with respect, kindness and love,” she says. “Then it is possible to assist and guide every patient in achieving their goals of living a more pain-free life, improving function and enjoying what they like to do.”

After completing degrees is medical assistant and physical therapist assistant, Dolly has honed her practice in outpatient physical therapy to include McKenzie Institute Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment and soft-tissue mobilization. She is also an accredited clinical instructor.

Patient needs and goals are at the center of Dolly’s practice. “I am your advocate for providing excellent care in your rehab to a better life,” she says.

Dolly loves living in the Pacific Northwest and the many outdoor activities available close to Portland. Some of the many activities she enjoys include hiking, skiing, rafting, horseback riding and nature photography. She values the outreach she does with her church to help others. Her family is important to her too, including her three grown children, her cat and her dog.

Jason Ladwig

Physical therapist assistant, Gresham Station


Jason Ladwig truly enjoys helping his patients improve their quality of life and function. He brings training in mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT), orthopedics, balance and gait to his work in both outpatient and hospital settings.

Before completing his physical therapy assistant training at Mount Hood Community College, Jason earned his Bachelor of Science in recreation management from Appalachian State University. He worked as a kayak guide in Maine. He also enjoys biking and spending time with his family.

Rhonda Wilson

Physical therapist assistant

Making patients feel at ease and letting each patient know their goals are her goal are the hallmarks of how Rhonda Wilson provides care as a physical therapy assistant. She is an active listener who cares about patients’ entire well-being — body, mind and spirit.

“Some days we need exercises, and some days we need to talk things through,” she explains. “I am here for both. It is all an important part of the healing process.”

After completing her degree as a physical therapist assistant, Rhonda has worked in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation as well as in the skilled nursing environment. Her focuses include the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Testing, functional work conditioning and post job offer screenings.

Rhonda and her husband share a daughter who is the joy of their lives. In her free time, Rhonda coaches a local high school dance team. She enjoys dancing, crafting and being artistic in general. She also values living each day to the fullest and finding joy and laughter.

Janel Bhattacharya, PT, DPT

Physical therapist

Janel wants to understand what brings you joy so your therapy can be customized to who you are as a person, not just your diagnosis. “My ultimate goal is to help get you back home and able to continue doing the things you love,” she says.

Working with critical care, heart and lung patients is the main focus in her work with Adventist Health Portland. A graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University and University of Saint Mary in Kansas, Janel values continuing education and is pursuing advanced certification in cardiovascular and pulmonary.

An avid tennis player and runner, she moved to the Pacific Northwest with her husband from the Midwest. They value all the nearby outdoor activities and being surrounded by so much green. They love raising their family here.