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Serving the Gorge since 1969

Hood River Physical Therapy (HRPT) is a private outpatient clinic providing physical therapy and speech therapy. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with exceptional care so that you can feel better, move better, work and play better...and enjoy the process of getting there! We are constantly improving everything about the services we provide to you, because when it comes to Physical Therapy, we believe that you deserve the BEST.

We treat patients in our clinic at 2690 May Street as well as provide on-the-field sports-specific training, aqua physical therapy at the Hood River Aquatics Center, industrial physical therapy at local fruit packing houses and at Cardinal Glass. We perform job site evaluations at various businesses throughout the Gorge, and we volunteer our services on a weekly basis to the athletes and coaches at Hood River Valley High School.

In addition to our outpatient treatment sites listed above, we provide physical and speech therapies to the inpatients of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

Please check out more of our website pages to learn what Hood River Physical Therapy can offer you. Call us if you have any questions. We would love to hear from you.

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    Cindy Stephens, PT, Owner
    Physical Therapist

    Cindy graduated from the University of Delaware in 1984. In 1990 she moved to beautiful Hood River, Oregon to be closer to great windsurfing. By 1993 she became the owner and full-time director of Hood River Physical Therapy. When not at work she enjoys road biking, mountain biking, kayaking, wind surfing, and her dogs.

  • Ed Andree, PT, OCS, COMTEd Andree, PT, OCS, COMT
    Physical Therapist

    Ed graduated from N. Illinois University with a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. He was an educator at Pacific University for 6 semesters. Ed chose the Gorge as his home to be closer to the outdoor recreation, which he loves and to build a community in a small town similar to where he grew up. In his time away from the clinic Ed enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, reading, running, fly fishing, canoeing, skiing and spending time with his wife, Taryn (who is also a physical therapist).

  • Peter Schmidt, PTPeter Schmidt, PT
    Physical Therapist

    Peter is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology as well as his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1989 from the University of Colorado's Health Sciences Center. His professional emphasis is on rehabilitation and prevention of orthopedic injuries. Peter's personal interests include skiing, climbing snow-covered mountains so he can ski back down, windsurfing, and spending time with his wife and two kids.

  • Laurie_VanCott (8K)Laurie VanCott, MSPT
    Physical Therapist

    Laurie graduated from Pacific University's Physical Therapy Program in 2000. Her undergraduate degree is in Art History and Business from Lewis and Clark College. Laurie's focus has included working with patients with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and women's health issues. She also teaches yoga classes. Laurie's personal interests include cycling, soccer, hiking, yoga, and spending time with her husband and two young children.

  • Karen McDonald, DPTLaurel Roof, MPT
    Physical Therapist

    Laurel Roof received her Master's in Physical Therapy from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 1999. Laurel continues to pursue expertise in her field through continuing education and practice, with particular emphasis on spine-related dysfunctions. When not at work, Laurel tries to stay healthy and have fun by skiing, mountain biking, running, and swimming.

  • mike_collinsMike Collins, MS CCC-SLP
    Speech Therapist

    Mike graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987 with a Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology. His practice has focused on treating adults with speech, cognitive, and swallowing problems after stroke, brain injury, oral cancer, Parkinson's disease, and other neurological syndromes. His hobbies include gardening, home improvement projects, outdoor pursuits, and spending time with his wife Lara Dunn (also a SLP) and 2 children.

  • lara_dunnLara Dunn, MA CCC-SLP
    Speech Therapist

    Lara graduated from the University of Oregon in 1996 with a Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology. She works mainly with pre-school and school-aged children and their families. She has worked extensively with children with autism, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. Outside of the clinic, Lara is a bookworm, acrobat, and outdoor enthusiast.

  • Laura_Pederson (12K)Laura Pederson, PTA, JSCC
    Physical Therapist Assistant

    Laura is originally from Gresham, OR, and received her PTA degree from Mount Hood Community College in 1994. She has focused her continuing education on manual therapy techniques such as Strain-Counterstrain and Craniosacral Therapy. Laura is one of only five clinicians in the state of Oregon certified in Strain-Counterstrain (a gentle and non-traumatic osteopathic technique for treating the painful patient). Laura's enjoys outdoor and sports-related activities with her husband and two sons.

  • Steve Curtiss, PTASteve Curtiss, PTA
    Physical Therapist Assistant

    Steve attended Mt Hood Community College and received his Physical Therapy Assistant degree in 1994. His experience is working with patients that have traumatic brain injuries, stroke, and other diagnosis complicated with ventilators, multiple wounds and psychological disorders. He works on his farm raising llamas for wool, works with wood and metal, and enjoys playing with old cars.