Physical Therapy - Portland Campus
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Our Providers

Jerry BazantJerry 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.

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 PattisonSarah 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.

Katie Williams, PT, MDT

Physical Therapist

Katie Williams believes that as a physical therapist, she is also a teacher. Her goal with every patient is to guide toward a path of managing self-care through education, understanding and patience.

Williams earned her master’s degree in physical therapy at University of Iowa in Iowa City. She is also certified in mechanical diagnosis and treatment (also known as the McKenzie Method).

Outside of work, she does CrossFit and spends time with her family checking out the variety of cuisine available in the Pacific Northwest.

Cora Schaefer, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Physical therapist Cora Schaefer has a passion for helping people get back to happy and healthy lifestyles through physical activity. She enjoys helping patients learn what is going on in their bodies and why the selected therapies can help. She feels that empowering patients with knowledge increases their participation in physical therapy and healing.

Schaefer earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Science in Austin, Texas. Schaefer specializes in manual therapy. She believes in treating people holistically, combining research, clinical experience and patients’ goals into therapy programs.

Born and raised in Oregon, Schaefer is an OSU Beavers fan who enjoys hiking and backpacking with her dog. She likes activities such as skiing, wakeboarding, ceramics and travel. During her training, she had an internship for Child Family Health International in Bolivia, South America where she learned Spanish

Sam Russell, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Sam attended Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019. He joined the Adventist team in 2020 and specializes in neurological conditions, orthopedic injuries and chronic pain.

Sam believes in customizing care to each individual patient and working together as a team to develop a treatment plan that works for them. He feels that movement is medicine and is grateful for the opportunity to help people learn how to heal themselves.

In his free time, Sam enjoys running, Tango and Blues dancing, yoga and watching the Portland Trail Blazers. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest and after living other places across the country he is happy to be settled back home.

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.

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