Samantha Burgess, PTASamantha Burgess, PTA

Samantha Burgess likes to connect with her physical therapy patients in a way that makes them feel empowered and engaged in their own treatment. “My ultimate goal is that my patients get well in a fun, positive way,” she says.

After completing her physical therapist assistant program at Mount Hood Community College, Samantha went on to become a certified provider of Astym soft-tissue therapy. The main focus of her continuing education has been in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). She incorporates some manual techniques into her treatment, but her general approach is more exercise based.

A native Northwesterner, Samantha appreciates Portland’s laid back lifestyle and mild climate. She enjoys spending time with her family around the Northwest and considers her co-workers family too.

Tiffany Elder, DPTTiffany Elder, PT, DPT, Cert MDT

Lead Physical Therapist

Each patient is unique, and physical therapist Tiffany Elder develops individual treatment plans to meet each patient’s specific needs and goals. “I want every patient to have the tools that they need to reduce pain, improve their function and to prevent reinjury,” she says.

Tiffany completed her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Pacific University. She is also certified in mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) and is a certified Astym soft-tissue therapy provider. She treats all types of musculoskeletal conditions with a focus on MDT. She uses both exercise and manual therapy techniques to develop individualized and specialized treatment plans.

“I want each person to be actively engaged in their treatment,” Tiffany explains. “My goal is to help people return to the activities that they enjoy and improve their quality of life.”

A native of Vancouver, Washington, Tiffany has traveled widely but can’t imagine living anywhere else. When she’s not busy with her patients, she enjoys gardening, sporting events, and spending time with her friends and family.