Janelle Gordon PT, DPT, C/NDT

Janelle is a native Pacific Northwesterner, growing up in the Portland area, and then travelling north to Seattle Pacific University for her undergraduate studies.  She has been working as physical therapist, specializing in pediatrics since graduating as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

Janelle received her Neuro-Developmental Treatment Certification (C/NDT) through the Neuro Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA) in 2017 and completed the NDTA Advanced Baby Course in 2019.  NDT is an interdisciplinary treatment model that involves in-depth knowledge of postural and movement analysis to provide holistic treatment with specific functions in mind.  Through the certification and advanced training in development, Janelle uses specialized treatment techniques to promote optimal movements and limit compensation patterns which can help to prevent further complications in children with neurological involvement.  Additional training in the Kinesio Taping Method, orthotic selection and use, aquatic therapy, gait training, and manual joint mobilization also guide her clinical treatment.

Prior to working at Waypoint, Janelle 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 other outpatient pediatric clinics.  Working in such a variety of settings has helped her gain a more comprehensive understanding for the lifelong process of musculoskeletal development.   She is involved in local and national physical therapy (PT) professional organizations including the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the 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 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 quilts, spending time with friends and family, and being an auntie.

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