Janelle Gordon, PT, DPT, C/NDT

Janelle has been working as a Physical Therapist since graduating as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.  She is a native pacific northwesterner, having grown up in the Portland area and attending Seattle Pacific University for her undergraduate studies.

Prior to working in this area she spent the first few years of her career working in the greater Portland metropolitan area in orthopedic care, acute pediatrics at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and at an outpatient pediatric clinic.  Working in such a variety of settings has helped her gain a more comprehensive understanding for the lifelong process of musculoskeletal maturation.  Based on this knowledge, she has been able to successfully educate her clients and families on the importance of muscle balance, postural alignment, and efficient movements.

Janelle received her Neuro-Developmental Treatment Certification in 2017 and is enjoying the integration of NDT into her client care, most significantly the use of each clients’ personal interests and activities to guide their goals within therapy.  She has received additional training in the Kinesio Taping Method, orthotic selection and use, aquatic therapy, gait training, and manual joint mobilization therapy.  She is involved in local and national PT professional organizations including the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA).  Each organization and discussion group allows her to stay informed on the most recent and relevant research-based therapy techniques.

Janelle has a love for contributing to the PT profession and its future clients through mentoring of PT and PTA students as a credentialed clinical instructor.  She enjoys learning from each student she meets and being able to watch as they become as fascinated with pediatric PT as she is.

Outside the clinic, Janelle is always up for trying something new.  She has tried out all kinds of things over the years, from skiing and snowboarding, to surfing and the flying trapeze.  Most of the time, however, you can find her out for a run, sewing a quilt, spending time with friends and family, and being an auntie.

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