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 Magazine, Portland Monthly Magazine, DETAILS Magazine, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Bikeportland.org, and Portland Pedal Power.
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 7 and 9. 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.
Originally from the northwest, Jake grew up on a small farm outside Portland playing soccer, baseball, basketball, golf, and running. He ran track and cross country in college, where he earned All-American honors while attending Willamette University. He continued running competitively after college and has run the New York City, Boston, and Chicago marathons.
After receiving his master’s degree in biomechanics from Boise State University, Jake taught health education to youth in Ahmedabad, India, which sparked his love of traveling and teaching. Continuing his education, he became a certified strength and conditioning specialist and received his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Washington.
Jake focuses on restoring function and quality of life through evidence based medicine with an emphasis on manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. He specializes in treating runners and athletes of all levels, helping them improve and maintain fitness throughout the rehabilitation process.
Jake serves as an assistant coach for University of Portland’s cross country and track and field teams, and enjoys running, alpine touring, hiking, and urban adventures in Portland with his wife.
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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