Meet the Team

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Kevin Schmidt – PT, MSPT, CMP, Bike PT

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Following an untimely dislocation/fracture of his elbow during a high school basketball game, Kevin experienced Physical Therapy first hand, and after a full recovery, was immediately sold on the career path.  Kevin went on to receive his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) degree from Grand Valley State University (Michigan) before promptly moving to Portland in 2002.

As someone who has experienced numerous cycling-related pains himself, Kevin’s interest in complex cycling injury and bike fitting concepts prompted him to take extensive continuing education in becoming the very first certified Bike PT in Portland, OR.  He founded Pedal PT in August of 2012.

Kevin strives to promote the benefits of Physical Therapy while leading an active, ‘car-less’ lifestyle throughout Portland, and has been featured in BICYCLING MagazinePortland Monthly Magazine, DETAILS Magazine, Bicycle Transportation Alliance,  Bikeportland.org, and Portland Pedal Power among others.

Outside of the office, Kevin enjoys spending time reading and learning new things, riding his bike, playing guitar, surfing, and spending time with his wife and two kids, ages 10 and 7. He is also an enthusiastic supporter of the Oregon craft beer scene, and is a Founding Member of the Green Dragon pub in Southeast Portland.

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Istvan Takacs, DPT, PT

Istvan (Ish) was born and raised in Hungary in a small town near Lake Balaton. He and his family moved to the United States in 2000 and settled in Las Vegas, NV where he finished high school. Ish earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. During this time he was an active intramural athlete playing basketball, soccer and helped to form the UNLV Ultimate Frisbee Team. He also began riding and commuting on his bike which was a bit unorthodox in Las Vegas.

Following his undergraduate studies he started working in the physical therapy field as a PT technician and then as an exercise specialist. After a 2 year exposure to the physical therapy field he returned to UNLV to earn his D.P.T in 2012.

The first 4 years of his professional career Ish spent time treating patients in the Las Vegas hotel and casino industry who dealt with troubling aches and pains of their physical job requirements. He also had prolonged exposure to acute ICU care which gave him a deeper understanding of human physiology and a keener perspective on life and the things we often take for granted. In 2016 he decided to leave the Mojave Desert and head to the Pacific Northwest for a change of scenery and to be closer to family.

Istvan’s clinical interests include general orthopedics, BikeFit, the McKenzie Method, male pelvic health, and functional movement rehab. He is most passionate about the many aspects of cycling which include personalized fitting, preventing and treating overuse injuries, conditioning, and male pelvic dysfunction whether it is cycling related, atraumatic or post-surgical.

During the warmer months Ish enjoys racing his bike at the elite amateur level, travelling to events and soaking up the race excitement and energy. He also has fun cooking, reading, trail running, and spending time with his family and friends.

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Amy Woods PT, DPT, LMT, RN

Amy Woods is a licensed physical therapist with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington, registered nurse with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Michigan State University, licensed massage therapist, ACE certified personal trainer, and Yoga Fit certified yoga instructor.

Her physical therapy background includes working with patient populations consisting of; athletes, bariatric, concussion, oncology, medically complex, and spine.  She has designed a core strengthening class for Seattle’s Rat City Roller girls and strength and conditioning classes for women diagnosed with cancer through Team Survivor Northwest.

She believes being fit is a fun and challenging reward that anyone can achieve no matter their age, size, or exercise background.  She is an avid athlete herself.  She has raced with Team Group Health, finished at Ironman in 20007 and 2008, and has competed in many other cycling, running, and triathlon events.  She believes it is important to be a good role model herself to help motivate her clients to allow health and well being to become a part of their lifestyle.

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