Debora Amara, MA, OTR/L
Debbie received her Master's in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1988 and has practiced Hand Therapy in the Hillsboro area since 1989. She enjoys treating the most severe of traumatic injuries with the plan to return the patient to a productive and fulfilling life. When not working, she can be found riding on a Tandem at the coast or swinging a golf club at a local golf course.
Molly Cruz, MPT CLT-UE
Molly graduated from the College of St. Benedict in 1993 with a B.S. in Natural Science. She then received her Master's in Physical Therapy at The Mayo Clinic in 1995. Molly has twenty-three years of experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She has completed three levels of the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) Program, which has allowed her to apply a hands-on approach in facilitating mobility of various joint dysfunctions. During her years of patient care, she has expanded her practice and become certified in lymphedema therapy of the upper extremity through the Klose Training Academy. Many of the patients with lymphedema are recovering from cancer treatments and benefit greatly from the individual care and wellness strategies given during their recovery.
Molly also enjoys evaluating and treating patients suffering from vertigo symptoms through Epley's/Canalithic repositioning techniques and continued vestibular rehabilitation.
Molly's free time is spent hiking, golfing, gardening, and active time with her husband and two children.
Linda Josten, PTA
Linda completed the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Mt. Hood Community College in 1983. She has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics since graduation. She joined our staff in 2007. Linda enjoys running, cooking, gardening and family time. She has a special interest in health and fitness
Karen Kawaguch PT
Karen graduated from Washington State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington in 1988. Karen enjoys working with a variety of patients including Sports Injuries, Women's Health issues such as incontinence, prenatal and postpartum women with back pain, Lymphedema, as well as general orthopedic patients. Karen spends her free time with her husband, Jeff, cheering on their two children at their various sporting events. She also enjoys running, biking, hiking, camping, and reading.
Erin Lloyd DPT
For Erin Lloyd, the best part of her job is seeing her patients' strength and health improve with physical therapy. Using both treatment and patient instruction, Erin helps alleviate her patients' pain, increases their function and improves their overall quality-of-life. As a physical therapist, she relishes the challenges she faces with unique cases as well as the familiarity that comes with more common conditions.
Erin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology from Seattle University in 2006. She was awarded her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Forest Grove in 2009.
Focused on helping her patients reach their goals, Erin is a strong believer in the benefits of continuing education. To that end, she has completed courses in the Graston Technique, the Mulligan Concept, the McKenzie Approach, Myofascial Decompression through cupping techniques, Kinesio Taping, and Spanish for Physical Therapists.
Erin lives in Forest Grove with her husband, Robert. When she's not treating patients, Erin can be found caring for her two young daugthers, playing volleyball in her women's league, coaching young softball pitchers, or spending quieter time with her family.
Sam Schroetke, DPT, Cert. DN, CSCS
Sam is a native Oregonian. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Portland State University in 2006 with a minor in Chinese, including 11 months of study in China. In 2014, he earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University, graduating Magna cum laude. Eager to advance his skills, Sam has become certified in dry needling and has received training in spinal manipulation. In addition, he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, which helps guide his decision making when working with athletes and weekend warrior. He enjoys treating all orthopedic conditions, but has a special interest in treating people with back and neck pain, and headaches.
Before becoming a physical therapist, Sam earned a 2nd degree black belt in Kenpo and ran a martial arts school in Tigard, Oregon. Several years ago, his passion for the martial arts switched to Brazilian jiu-jitsu, in which he currently holds a blue belt. He has also worked as a personal trainer and a mental health counselor.
Wendy Miller PT
Wendy graduated from California State University in 1978 with a BA in Physical Therapy. She initially worked in rehab with stoke, spinal cord, and orthopedic injuries. She has worked with outpatient orthopedic injuries the past 28 years. She enjoys working with patients on decreasing pain, and increasing mobility and strength.
In her free time, Wendy keeps busy with gardening, walking, quilting, and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.