Physical Therapy Staff

Danielle Nightshade PTDanielle Nightshade PT
Originally from the East Coast, Danielle Nightshade moved with her husband to Tillamook in 2002. She has held many jobs with Adventist Health Tillamook’s department. Currently she coordinates inpatient physical therapy to help people in during their hospital stay.

Danielle graduated with her Master of Physical Therapy degree from St. Ambrose University after completing a bachelor’s in health science studies at Boise State University. She also has her Advanced Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation so she can provide evaluation and treatment for individuals with balance or dizziness disorders.

Richard Vieten MPTRichard Vieten MPT, Cert, SMT
Originally from Redlands, California, Richard Vieten completed his Master of Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University in Southern California before moving to Tillamook with his wife, Kim Vieten, also a physical therapist. With more than 20 years of experience with Adventist Health, Richard enjoys working with a variety of postoperative and orthopedic conditions such as complex shoulder pathologies.

He also works with headaches that originate in neck pain and is certified in spinal manipulation. In his free time, Richard enjoys fishing, farming, motorcycling, playing music, and being with his wife and kids.

Karen Walz PTKaren Walz PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Karen grew up in the San Francisco bay area and moved to Central OR over 30 yr ago. She relocated to Tillamook during summer of 2017 to enjoy the outdoors of the coast. She completed her entry level Masters in Physical Therapy from the Stanford University school of medicine and her clinical doctorate from University of Montana. She completed a clinical residency program in use of Real-time Ultrasound for elite athletes, is a orthopedic certified specialist through APTA and completed an orthopedic manual therapy fellowship program through NAIOMT.

She is on faculty with NAIOMT (North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy) as a clinical instructor and examiner. She has been active in nationwide professional organizations including Past-President of Oregon PT Association. She specializes in outpatient orthopedic disorders and pelvic health patients, providing integrative care. She spends her spare time with her family hiking, backpacking, fishing, playing tennis or enjoying beach walks.

Jonathan Jackson DPTJonathan Jackson DPT
Jonathan Jackson was born and raised in Oregon, especially in Pendleton. He grew up in Pendleton Oregon area. He enjoys mission work and has spent periods of time working in El Salvador and Honduras. After his undergraduate studies at Southern Adventist University in Tennessee, Dr. Jackson finished his graduate physical therapy degree at Loma Linda University in Southern California. His professional interests include manual therapy, vestibular disorders, balance, shoulder rehab and instrument aided soft tissue mobilization (IASTM).

Outside of work you’ll find Dr. Jackson rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, backpacking, running and working out. He also enjoys mission work, gymnastics and travel, especially international travel.

Brandy Jacob DPTBrandy Jacob DPT
Brandy Jacob has lived in Pacific Northwest since her family moved to Tillamook when she was in grade school. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, she worked in the region as a licensed massage therapist for almost 10 years and spent several years at Adventist Health Tillamook as an aide in the rehab department. She received her undergraduate degree in public health from Portland State University and returned to Tillamook after graduating with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Pacific University.

Dr. Jacob enjoys working with high school and recreational athletes and anyone else anxious to get back to the athletic event of life after sustaining an orthopedic injury. She has recently become interested in prenatal and postnatal therapy and serves as one of the medical center’s aquatic therapists. Travel will always be an important part of her life, but Dr. Jacob hopes to always live in the Northwest so she can continue her outdoor activities like hiking, jogging, surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and spending time at the beach with her husband.

Brandan Lym DPTBrandan Lym DPT
Brandan Lym has worked for Adventist Health Tillamook since June 2014. He greatly enjoys the Pacific Northwest and all the area has to offer. He received his bachelor degree in exercise physiology from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2011 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 from Iowa’s Des Moines University. His special interests include areas of professional interest running evaluations and helping patients with lower extremity injury return to their sports.

Dr. Lym also works with the McKenzie-based therapy approach for treating -spine related pain and all other orthopedic conditions. In his free time, he works with the local high school soccer teams and enjoys exploring the coast with his family.

Kim Vieten DPTKim Vieten DPTSc
Kimberley Vieten grew up in the small town of Willits, California. After receiving her master’s degree and doctorate in physical therapy from Loma Linda University in Southern California, Dr. Vieten moved to Tillamook and began her work as a home health physical therapist. She now works with patients with a variety of issues. She has particular interest in orthopedics, joint replacement, shoulder pathology, breast cancer post-treatment physical therapy and general reconditioning. She has worked for Adventist Health for more than 20 years.

When she’s not busy with patients, Dr. Vieten enjoys spending time with her husband (also a physical therapist), two daughters, horses and dogs. You’ll also find her hiking and enjoying the general recreational activities Tillamook offers.

Hayley Wolfe DPTHayley Wolfe DPT
Oklahoma native Hayley Wolfe, moved to Tillamook in January 2016. She is the pediatric physical therapist for Tillamook County and sees a wide variety of patients with developmental, neurological, sports and orthopedic conditions. After completing her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University, she received her Doctor of Physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Diego, California. She stays active through yoga, gymnastics and exploring Oregon coast.

Robert Lyons PTARobert Lyons PTA
Born in Texas, Robert Lyons spent the majority of his younger years in the Astoria area. He received his applied science degree from Mount Hood Community College and has spent dozens of years specializing in orthopedics. He has more 20 years of orthopedic sports medicine experience from serving as a golf conditioning specialist for the PGA.

In addition, Robert has worked with several Olympic athletes training for track and field, gymnastics, downhill skiing, and other sports. Since moving to Tillamook in 2008, he has primarily worked with sports and orthopedic conditions for patients of all ages. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Melissa Mitchell PTAMelissa Mitchell PTA
Melissa Mitchell completed her Associate of Applied Science in physical therapy at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. She has been practicing for more than 20 years in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities, home health, assisted living, and hospital inpatient and outpatient settings. She is very experienced in working with geriatrics, neurology, community education and bariatric patients. Melissa enjoys gardening, DIY projects and working with Neah-Kah-Nie high school athletics.