Physical Therapy - Gresham Station Medical Plaza
(503) 492-1876

Our Providers

Susan Bamberger, PT, MPT, MDT

Lead Physical Therapist

For Susan Bamberger, the definition of a great day is solving some difficult problems that help her patients reach their health and wellness goals. A physical therapist, Bamberger has a strong focus in outpatient orthopedics and complex pain disorders.

Bamberger earned a master’s degree in physical therapy at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Additionally, she has a diploma and certification in mechanical diagnosis and therapy (also known as the McKenzie Method). Bamberger is also involved in many professional activities through the Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board and the McKenzie Institute.

Outside the clinic, Susan enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Cierra Santiago, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

As a physical therapist, Cierra Santiago loves helping people learn to manage their pain on their own, so they can have confidence in returning to the activities they enjoy.

Cierra earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She has added training in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) and vestibular rehabilitation to her skills. She also has special training in therapy for dizziness, balance and persistent pain.

When not at work, Cierra enjoys hiking, running, trying new foods and hanging out with her husband and two cats.

Erin BarnesErin Barnes, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Erin graduated from the University of Montana Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science in 2018 and has been with Adventist Health since then. She works at our Gresham Station out-patient clinic and has training in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), chronic pain and manipulations.

Prior to becoming a PT, Erin earned a BA in German Language with a Teaching Emphasis from the University of Montana and taught German Language at the high school level. She also has been a massage therapist since 2005 and owned and operated a massage therapy clinic in Missoula, MT from 2009 to 2018. When not in session, you can find Erin out in the garden or playing with her tuxedo kittens.

“I have always been fascinated with the journey of healing. It is an honor to walk this path with my patients.”

Bryan JacobsBryan Jacobs, OTR/L, CMES

Occupational Therapist

Each patient’s definition of quality of life is important to Bryan Jacobs as he develops individualized occupational therapy treatment plans. His specialty is working with patients to improve the ability of their hands and arms to do functional tasks.

Jacobs earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Jacobs is also a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (CMES) through the American Council on Exercise.

A native Oregonian, Jacobs grew up in Corvallis. He worked in the Peace Corps, stationed in the Philippines, where he also met his wife. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time outdoors with activities such as cycling and whitewater rafting. He’s into all things related to the Portland Trail Blazers, playing board games and reading to his daughter with made up voices.

Jason Ladwig, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

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.

Lindsay Lajola, DPT

Helping patients return to their normal lives excites Lindsay Lajola in her work as a physical therapist.

Lajola earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. She loves empowering patients to manage their health and activity levels in order to live their fullest lives. Through careful listening and a holistic approach, Lajola works to help each patient achieve what is most important to him or her.

Lajola relocated from Hawaii to Oregon, so she is enjoying exploring the region with her husband and dog. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, reading, making crafts and greeting cards, trying new recipes and gardening.

Michelle BeaucheneMichelle Beauchene, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Michelle Beauchene, PT, graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ in 2015 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She works as a physical therapist for Adventist in the outpatient setting and most often treats patients at the Gresham Station and Sandy clinics. Michelle has experience in a variety of orthopedic, aquatic, and pediatric treatments styles.

Prior to working as a physical therapist, Michelle worked in tourism in interior Alaska and Canada. In her spare time she enjoys sewing, crafting and getting outside for backpacking trips. She grew up in the northwest and wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else!

“I enjoy treating each person as an individual with their own goals and needs in healing.”

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