Janelle Gordon, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Janelle began her career in Physical Therapy several years ago working in orthopedic treatment to establish a base understanding of orthopedic joint structures. She then transitioned to full time pediatric treatment, inpatient at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon, and outpatient at a private clinic in Gresham, Oregon. Her interest in pediatrics began with her time as an undergraduate student, observing how physical therapy allows children to more actively participate with their peers and their environment. Janelle emphasizes joint alignment within pediatric diagnoses, as developmental and neurological conditions may place joints at risk for degeneration later in life. Janelle works with a wide variety of diagnoses, including infant treatment, gait training, and children with multiple medical issues.

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

  • Bachelor of Science- Biology
    Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington

Additional Training

  • North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Level 1
  • Kinesio Tape Method

Professional Interests

  • Myofascial Release
  • Orthopedic treatment within neurological conditions
  • Developmental Delay
  • Stroke and TBI rehabilitation
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Infant treatment
  • Prevention of common orthopedic and sports injuries

Beyond Work

When not in the clinic, Janelle enjoys spending time with friends and family in conversation and laughter, especially as an Auntie. She loves the rain and sun of the Pacific Northwest, and feels that they should both be enjoyed outside as often as possible. Janelle has become a casual runner, which has improved her fitness, as well as her ability to work with clients on their running skills. You may find her asking about new places to eat, or to explore, but she also enjoys the laid back evening at home with a movie, cup of cocoa, and a quilting project.