The KOR's team of professionals are selected for their expertise and extensive work with athletes in a wide array of sports. Physical Therapy sport specialties include baseball, softball, running, basketball and golf. Our team has trained athletes of every level and participates in these sports themselves. As well, each Physical Therapist has a focus on specific body parts and injuries. Our goal is to help everyone realize their full, physical potential. When you choose The KOR for rehabilitation, injury prevention or performance training, you can be confident in knowing that our team is comprised of some of the best practioners in the Northwest.
Donn Dimond, PT, MPT, OCS, SSRC
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Regional Director
Donn originally hails from the Chicago area and is currently the Executive Director of Clinical Operations of The KOR Physical Therapy in Portland, OR. His practice encompasses many levels of clients, from high level athletes to the general active population. Donn has worked with many baseball players including Mike Stutes (Phillies), Chris Archer (Rays), and Joey Mahalic (Indians). Donn has also worked with various Chinese Olympic Teams to help decrease their incidence of injury. Donn has authored two books; The Bare Minimum: Baseball, Essential Training for the Baseball Athlete (available on Amazon.com) and The Bare Minimum: Donatelli Shoulder Method. He is a contributing author to Dr. Donatelli’s Sports Specific Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and Physical Therapy of the Shoulder, 5th ed. Donn lectures nationally to other physical therapists on how to assess and treat patients with shoulder injuries.
Donn enjoys biking, running, resistance training, watching the Chicago Bears, and spending time with his wife and son.
The KOR Beaverton:
Matthew Weissbach PT, CSCS
USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach, The KOR Beaverton Clinic Director
Matt has been a licensed physical therapist since 2002 and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). His areas of clinical interest include orthopedic aquatic rehabilitation (OAR), injury prevention, pre-habilitation, and post-operative rehabilitation. Besides treating the following sports injuries, he personally enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, soccer, hockey, track & field, swimming, and surfing.
Matt recently relocated to Oregon in 2011 after living on the Island of Oahu for almost nine years. While in Hawaii, he was able to seamlessly blend OAR, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise to an athletic population with excellent results. He has more than 14 years of experience working with athletes of every caliber including high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.
In addition to a degree in Physical Therapy, Matt received an honors degree in Psychology and Health Studies from Queen’s University in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His studies included the vital role of nutrition, cognitive functioning, preparation for success in athletic competition, and injury rehabilitation. While at Queen’s he was a student athletic trainer for three years.
Matt is a passionate sports fan and remains active enjoying the outdoors with his wife and young daughters.
Kelley Lindstrom, PT, DPT, COMT, CSCS
The KOR Beaverton
Originally from the Portland area, Kelley returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2013 after receiving her doctorate in physical therapy from Regis University in Denver. Prior to that she attended Willamette University as a student-athlete, majoring in Exercise Science and playing varsity volleyball.
Kelley’s passion and experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy helps people of all abilities reach their goals with a treatment philosophy that includes manual therapy, sport-specific exercise, and education so her patients understand their injury and the rehab process. She is currently working towards her Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through the Ola Grimsby Institute and doing self-study to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Although Kelley enjoys working with all types of athletes and active individuals, through past experience and continued education she has developed passions for working with female athletes and basketball and volleyball players of all levels.
Kelley enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing indoor and sand volleyball, yoga, hiking, snowboarding, watching sports, and traveling.
Elicia Hickey, PT, DPT
The KOR Beaverton
Originally a native of Scranton, PA (yes, as in "The Office"), Elicia moved to Portland after seven years at The University of Scranton, where she received her Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees.
While in school, Elicia was a member of the cross country team until a series of injuries ended her collegiate career. Unwilling to distance herself from the sport, Elicia became a high school cross country and track coach. Although she is a runner at heart, Elicia grew up participating in every sport possible. Elicia combines her knowledge of sports, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and education to help patients reach their individual goals.
In her free time, you'll find Elicia outside hiking, skiing, running, or trying out new restaurants and breweries in downtown Portland.
Jon van den Boogard, PT, DPT, USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach
The KOR Beaverton
Jon moved to the Portland area after eight years at the University of Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology, his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and completed a year long residency in sports medicine with the UF PTs, MDs and ATCs. He had the opportunity to work with many of the UF teams.
Jon is interested in treating many types of athletes with a combination of manual therapy and a heavy emphasis on strengthening and developing control with dynamic movements.
He played soccer and basketball growing up and is a huge fan of the USA and Dutch national soccer teams, the Orlando Magic, and all Florida Gator sports.
In his free time Jon enjoys keeping active with sports or hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, reading, and listening to classic rock.
Tony D'Ovidio, PT, DPT, CSCS
The KOR Beaverton
Originally from New Jersey, Tony is a recent transplant to the Pacific North West. He has spent the previous three years in Boston where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Boston University.
While studying at BU, Tony also worked as a strength and conditioning coach for several BU club sports teams including rugby, hockey, and the ROTC. He combines his knowledge of high demand functional training with manual therapy skills to optimize the movement quality and physical performance of his patients.
When he’s not crushing it in the gym, Tony also enjoys hiking, cycling, traveling, discovering new restaurants and breweries around Portland, and waking up early on Saturdays to watch Arsenal Football Club dominate the EPL.
Brad Simpson, PT, DPT, COMT, FAAOMPT
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
The KOR Beaverton
Brad graduated with his B.S. in Exercise & Sports Science from Oregon State University in 2002. He completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005, from Pacific University.
Brad has solely practiced in outpatient orthopaedic clinics, first working with high school athletes and various sports teams in SW Washington. He designed a training program for athletes looking to improve speed, agility, and power. Brad has also worked as an adjunct professor in spinal and peripheral orthopaedics at Pacific University, from 2008-2012. He gained certification as a manipulative physical therapist (COMT) and completed a clinical fellowship program through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2012. He also gained Fellow status through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2012 (FAAOMPT). Brad has published a case report in the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy in 2014 titled “Lower extremity thrust and non-thrust joint mobilization for patellofemoral pain syndrome: a case report”. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4017801/
Brad’s passion is not only to treat clients to improve their pain and function. He thrives in figuring out ‘why’ the pain came on in the first place, and helps develop a plan for how to help prevent it from happening again. He loves the challenge of difficult cases that fail to improve by other practitioners, utilizing a biopsychosocial model to help discover why the person has not improved. His philosophy involves treating the whole person, realizing the current pain is likely only the tip of the iceberg.
Outside of clinical practice, Brad embraces education and helping teach colleagues and student therapists. He has also been involved with the Special Olympics since 2004, as the Clinical Director for FunFitness, which is a physical therapist screening of Special Olympics athletes. Brad is happily married, and has a wonderful, energetic young daughter. He and his family loves to travel, relax, and enjoy their friends and families whenever possible. Leisurely, Brad enjoys golfing, baseball (go Cubs), basketball (go Blazers), and hiking.
Kirsten Kupras, PT, MPT
The KOR Beaverton
A California native, originally from Sacramento, Kirsten’s passion focuses on sports physical therapy and working closely with her patients. Her desire for a healthy and happy life resonates throughout her work.
Growing up as an athlete, Kirsten has competed in a variety of sports including gymnastics, diving, and equestrian horseback riding. Through these experiences Kirsten developed an understanding for the mechanics of an athlete and pursued this throughout her education.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Chico where she also competed in dressage riding. Kirsten seized an opportunity to live abroad and attended the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland where she received her master’s degree in Physiotherapy.
Outside the clinic Kirsten is always on the move in one way or another. Kirsten enjoys running the Oregon trails with her dog named Dozer, yoga, cycling, cooking up new vegetarian recipes, and traveling the world!
Steven Park, PT, DPT
The KOR Beaverton
Steven returns to the Northwest after completing his student internship at The KOR. He originates from a small suburban city in Southern California, completing his degree in General Biology at the University of California, San Diego.
During his undergraduate studies, he also completed a one year internship with the UCSD athletic training program to assist in strengthening and rehabilitation of soccer, basketball, baseball, and rugby athletes. He then went on to pursue his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Boston University. (Go Terriers!) As a student in physical therapy school, Steven had the opportunity to work at prestigious rehabilitation centers, including Spaulding Hospital in Boston, MA and The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research in Houston, TX.
In his free time, Steve enjoys cooking almost as much eating, and will always find time to discuss a good beer or whiskey. Steven loves participating in and watching sports, with a strong following of California teams and the Timbers!
Andrea Bulat, PT, DPT, ATC, ART
The KOR Beaverton
Andrea completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Oregon. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Athletic Training from the University of Kansas where she was an All-American javelin thrower. She had a long and successful career of throwing both internationally and nationally where she has held provincial, state and national records in the United States and Canada.
Andrea is returning to Oregon after spending the last 3 years at an integrated clinic in Seattle, WA. She has seen the benefit of a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare firsthand and is looking forward to bringing her experiences to the KOR Physical Therapy. Andrea uses her background as an athlete, coach and healthcare provider to help bridge the gap between injury recovery, return to function and prevention of future problems. Her passion is seeing her patients feel better every day as they reach their goals. The foundation of her diagnosis and treatment is using a multi-faceted approach to manually and physically identify biomechanical dysfunction as the source of injuries.
Originally a native of Canada, Andrea was attracted to the alluring coast of the Pacific Northwest and all the activities it offers. In her personal time she likes to stay fit, hike, hang out at the beach and enjoy time with her wife, new baby girl and Pomeranian dogs. She also enjoys travelling and has been fortunate enough to be a spectator at both the 2010 and 2012 Olympic games.
Matt Dunn, PT, DPT
The KOR Beaverton
Matt is originally from Northeast Tennessee where he received his Bachelor’s in Physical Education from Maryville College and played Division-III football. He went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from East Tennessee State University and has been exclusively practicing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine.
After graduating from physical therapy school, Matt had the opportunity to work under the Cincinnati Red’s Medical Director, Dr. Timothy Kremchek. Matt also served as the Physical Therapist for Morehead State University and had the privilege of working with athletes ranging from youth sports to the Olympic level, specifically baseball and Division-I football, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. During his tenure in Cincinnati, Matt had the opportunity to mentor under the Cincinnati Red’s medical staff and begin his specialization in the rehabilitation and management of throwing athletes.
Matt relocated back to East Tennessee in 2014 and had the opportunity to be an integral part of designing a Sports Performance and Rehabilitation program for 1500 high school and college athletes. He helped lead a free athlete clinic working with the local non-profit hospital to provide rehabilitation services and medical coverage for high school athletes.
Matt is dedicated to serving individuals with orthopedic and sports medicine injuries while providing the quality of care essential to achieving their goals and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Matt’s treatment philosophy blends manual therapy techniques with sport-specific exercise. Matt has been a certified Titleist Performance Institute Medical Professional since 2016 and has a special interest in concussion management and treating high school and collegiate baseball, football, golf, and soccer athletes.
Outside of the clinic, Matt takes pleasure in travelling the world with his wife and hiking the Pacific Northwest with their black lab Avery. He is also a huge fan of the Virginia Tech Hokies and discovering Portland’s new restaurants and breweries.The KOR Hillsboro:
Kerry Boduch, PT, DPT
The KOR Hillsboro Clinic Director
Kerry is a native of North Texas and earned a Bachelor's in Kinesiology at Penn State University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami. Kerry moved to Portland after working in outpatient sports orthopedic clinics in Orlando, Florida and Harlingen, Texas. Kerry was pushed into the physical therapy career after finding that staying strong was both a great preventive and rehabilitative care strategy after a number of knee injuries and a failed surgery plagued her soccer career.
Kerry enjoys treating all sorts of patients, with a special place in her heart for teenage and young adult athletes. She incorporates manual treatment, strength training/muscular re-education, posture and body mechanics, as well as patient education into the plan of care and believes that education in anatomy/physiology, body mechanics, exercise, and pain is an important part of the PT tool box.
When not at the KOR, Kerry can usually be found hiking with her dog, Broski, running, biking, playing soccer, or trying some of the breweries in Portland. She is a big fan of all Penn State and University of Miami athletics, the US Men's and Women's national soccer teams, and has been converted into a Timbers and Thorns fan as well!
Isaac Cowart, PT, DPT, CSMT, Cert MDT
The KOR Hillsboro Assistant Clinic Director
Isaac recently moved to the Portland area from Springfield, Missouri. He received his Exercise Science degree from Truman State University in 2006 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rockhurst University in 2009.
Since that time he has worked in outpatient physical therapy settings with a variety of pre- and post-operative injuries with a clinical emphasis on spinal disorders. Isaac is a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist through the International Spine and Pain Institute as well as a Certified McKenzie Therapist through the McKenzie Institute. He has a passion for helping patients to resolve their pain by getting to the core of the problem and building up their functional strength and movement in order to improve their quality of life.
He has a wife, Amanda, two boys, James and Tyson, and a dog Remy. He enjoys spending time outdoors doing a variety of activities with his family including biking, hiking, and camping. Isaac is also always up for good craft beer and enjoys homebrewing.
Kaitlin Ringquist, PT, DPT
The KOR Hillsboro
Kaitlin is a native to the Hillsboro area, where she graduated from Hillsboro High School and then went on to become an Oregon State Beaver.
While at Oregon State, she was a four-year Division I swimmer and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science. In addition to her competitive swimming experience, she was also a competitive swim coach for 10 years.
Kaitlin moved to the Bay Area after graduating from Oregon State to attend Samuel Merritt University and graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Kaitlin enjoys treating a variety of patients, and has a special interest in working with young athletes.
Patient education is an important part of her treatment regime as she feels that providing education empowers patients to be an active part of their rehabilitation process.
Kaitlin combines her experiences of coaching, the demands of being an athlete and her knowledge of physical therapy to enable patients of all abilities to achieve their individual performance goals and return to their optimum level of physical performance.
In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys traveling, exploring the Oregon coast, attending collegiate and professional sporting events, baking, craft projects and spending time with her friends and family.
Jason Bouwkamp, PT, DPT, MS
The KOR Hillsboro
Jason is a recent transplant to Oregon from Gainesville, Florida where he attended UF for his Bachelor’s in Microbiology, Master’s in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and completion of a year-long orthopedic residency at UFHealth Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute.
Jason is interested in all levels of athletic activity and prefers to help his patient reach their goals utilizing a combination of education, manual therapy, strength-training based physical therapy to address motor control, deficits, and return the patient to activity.
Jason ran track and cross-country while growing up and is a big fan of cross training preferring to incorporate a mixture of kettlebell training, powerlifting, weightlifting, strongman training, and functional strength training into his own workouts. In his free time, he enjoys strength training, parkour, reading, watching movies, hiking, bouldering, and experiencing new activities.
Jonathon Lee, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
The KOR Hillsboro
Hailing from the small town of Tappahannock, Virginia, Jonathon's treatment philosophy focuses on the marriage of manual therapy, sports performance, and movement efficiency in order to unlock the athlete within every individual. As a residency and fellowship trained physical therapist, Jonathon has had the opportunity to work with athletes of all skill levels, including professional, semi-professional, NCAA, high school, and the weekend warrior.
Jonathon completed dual undergraduate degrees at the University of Virginia in Sports Medicine and Environmental Science where he was a student athletic trainer with UVa's Division I varsity athletics program. After this, he completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at the Medical College of Virginia, currently Virginia Commonwealth University, while serving as a student physical therapist for VCU's Division I athletics programs with special emphasis on basketball, baseball, volleyball, and soccer.
Following graduation, he completed an orthopaedic physical therapy residency with Houston Methodist Hospital, the official medical providers of the Houston Astros, Texans, Dynamo, and Houston Ballet. In addition, he has completed a Sports and Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Fellowship with the Institute for Athlete Regeneration, also located in Houston, which collaborated with the athletes of University of Houston's nationally ranked baseball team.
While Jonathon has experience in treatment of a diverse array of sports injuries, his specialty is in the rehabilitation of the overhead athlete including baseball, basketball, track and field, football, tennis and lacrosse. However, it is Jonathon's belief that, regardless of athletic skill level or activity level, every patient deserves a high quality, consistent, patient-focused quality of care. He works closely with his patients to establish goals important to each individual in order to create the best environment for success.
In his free time, Jonathon enjoys cooking, the outdoors, and cheering on the Washington Redskins. You can often find him out and about with his wife, Kim, and 2 golden labs, Amber and Wahoo.
The KOR Tigard:
Jason Whittington, PT, DPT
The KOR Tigard Clinic Director
A south Texas native, Jason has now been living and practicing as a physical therapist in the Northwest for over five years. Jason earned his bachelors degree in Health Sciences from Baylor University and continued on to earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Southwest Baptist University in Missouri.
Jason has practiced exclusively in outpatient orthopedic settings where he has developed an eclectic approach to treatment combining early manual therapies with corrective exercise and activity specific strengthening. Jason has special interests in management of upper extremity injuries, post operative rehabilitation, and working with the cycling population.
Jason's passions in physical therapy mirror his own athletic background and personal interest in cycling, baseball, tennis, and endurance athletics. Outside of the clinic Jason enjoys all things outdoors in the greater Portland area and can be found rock climbing, cycling, and following the next snow forecast at Mt. Hood.
Matt Whitaker, PT, MPT
The KOR Tigard
Matt has been practicing since 1998, with the first nine years of his career spent in neurologic rehabilitation treating those with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, CVA’s and degenerative diseases with specialty training in vestibular rehabilitation. He transitioned to orthopedic rehabilitation with a year-long manual therapy training with emphasis on spinal and extremity conditions. After holding a number of director positions in both hospital and outpatient clinics, he opened a private outpatient orthopedic clinic for a number of years in Northern California prior to joining the KOR in June of 2016. “I believe in listening to my patients and critically thinking about their problems and how to apply my skills to meet their needs. I want them to see results and return to living as pain free as possible in the shortest amount of time.”
Matt is a two time Ironman triathlon finisher, marathoner and cyclist. He enjoys hiking and camping in the Oregon mountains with his wife and three children, anything John Krakaurer, Jack London, Outside Magazine and blueberries.
Brent McLeod, PT, MPT
The KOR Tigard
Originally from Hillsboro, Oregon, Brent joins The KOR team bringing a significant amount of clinical experience in orthopedic physical therapy and a high motivation to continuously learn and advance his skill set. He is driven to progress his career in the area of orthopedic clinical practice management and clinical education through mentorship.
Brent received his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor's of Science, at Oregon State University. He graduated from A.T Still University’s DPT program in Mesa Arizona in 2009, later returning to the Portland area where he started his career in orthopedic PT rehabilitation.
Brent’s interest in sports physical therapy comes from his history as a multi-sport high school athlete with participation in competitive distance running in college. He has participated in multiple post-graduate skill development courses and received his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in 2014.
Through his clinical education and experience, Brent’s model of physical therapy and athletic rehabilitation is through a systematic process of accurate clinical diagnosis as well as application of appropriate manual therapy techniques to restore soft tissue and joint mobility and function. Further, he believes the application of appropriate movement patterns and restoration of kinematics through comprehensive exercise program development and patient/client participation are key to reaching maximum rehabilitation and athletic potential.
Outside of the clinic Brent enjoys long distance road cycling, strength training, camping and hiking with his wife and daughter, fly fishing and is an enthusiast of classic muscle cars having personally restored his 1968 mustang.
Max Soontararak, PT, DPT
The KOR Tigard
Born in Thailand and raised in North Bay Area California, Max returns to the Pacific Northwest after completing his studies in Human Physiology at University of Oregon, and most recently University of Connecticut in 2014. During his Physical Therapy studies, he has been all over the US for his affiliations, such as RIC in Chicago, Sports Rehab Center in Atlanta and Penn State Sports Medicine in State College, PA.
His passion for Physical Therapy began when he was injured at a younger age. He went through extensive rehab to get back to playing shape and during that time he had to learn a lot about his own body and the rehab process.
Max’s focus is in general orthopedics and sports medicine, with a sports background in soccer, basketball, golf, tennis and cycling. He combines his manual therapy skills and knowledge of exercise in order to restore optimal function and maximize athletic potential.
When not at work, he enjoys time with his wife, playing with his dog. He also has a knack for cooking and home-brewing.
Jonathan McLane, PT, DPT
The KOR Tigard
Jonathan was born in Singapore on a mission trip, then moved to the states when he 4. He claims North Carolina as his home state and moved to Oregon in high school where he attended Portland Adventist Academy. Jonathan went to undergrad in Washington (Walla Walla University), then went to PT school in Michigan (Andrews University) and graduated in July 2016.
He moved back to Oregon and decided the KOR was where he wanted to be. He grew up playing as many sports as he had time for and played Soccer as a student athlete for Walla Walla University and club Hockey for Andrews University.
Jonathan enjoys working with all patient populations but feesl a real connection with other athletes where he can relate to them and share endeavor stories. He likes to use manual therapy, sports-specific training, education and strength-training to focus to return patients to their prior level of function and as well as excel to train to their full potential while believing in the notion that symmetry is key.
Jonathan enjoys city league hockey and soccer, hiking with his dog Niko, snowboarding, golfing, watching the Carolina Panthers, spending time with friends, and going on as many adventures as he can.
Matt Dunn PT, DPT