I recently had knee replacement surgery. I decided to do my physical therapy at ProActive PTS in Verona because it would be convenient. I am so glad I made that decision. Nash made me feel comfortable right away. He is very knowledgeable and has a calm, encouraging manner. I was thrilled with the success with…
Julie and Jessica were invaluable in my breast cancer recovery. After a long recovery from a mastectomy, chemo, radiation, and reconstructive surgery with implants, I still suffered from pain in my ribs below my breast and pain in my breast area from radiation. The Breast Center at UW Hospital was incredible during the implant surgery…
From the first time I met Julie and Jessica, it was clear that concern for my total care was their priority. This included both the physical and mental challenges of breast cancer recovery. Upon learning of their focus on all aspects of this targeted program, I knew I was in the right place and on…
After a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction which required muscle to be removed from my back and brought to my chest, I didn’t want anyone touching me. My chest felt weird, I was in a lot of pain, and I was tired of doctor appointments. But I also felt very weak and knew I needed…
We rate Proactive PTS a 10; we are extremely happy! After having received excellent PT in the past, we had no doubt this was the only place we would trust with our son’s recovery. The warm, welcoming environment makes it a comfortable place to receive therapy. This puts him at ease allowing for the most…
Vancouver, WA – East
Vancouver, WA 98684
Meet the Staff
Ryan graduated from Oregon State University with his Bachelor of Science degree in 2004 and Pacific University with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2008. He is certified in ASTYM to treat chronic or acute soft tissue and joint conditions.
Ryan enjoys treating any and all sprains, strains, aches, and pains, but specializes in spine, shoulder, foot/ankle, and work related conditions. Ryan prides himself on really getting to know each of his patients and working alongside them to come up with solutions on improving pain and activity tolerance so they can better enjoy life!
When he’s not in the clinic, Ryan enjoys spending time with his 2-month-old son Mason, beautiful wife, Rheba, and 15-year-old daughter Haley. While family is the center of his universe, he also enjoys gardening, longboarding, and exploring the great outdoors that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Ryan is very passionate about ProActive and physical therapy as a profession. To him it is the best job in the world because “people enter the clinic as patients and leave as friends.”
Tessa received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. The Pacific Northwest is home for her, however, having grown up on the Olympic Peninsula and attending the University of Washington for her undergraduate education.
Tessa enjoys treating individuals with neurological conditions specifically, vertigo, concussion, and balance impairments. She is certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion by the American Institute of Balance and is ProActive’s expert in vestibular dysfunction and cortical injury. She also enjoys treating orthopedic conditions of the spine, shoulder, and lower extremity in individuals of all ages.
When she is not in the clinic, Tessa enjoys staying active running, playing tennis, and exploring the outdoors. She also enjoys traveling, experiencing new foods, and cooking. She is excited to join the ProActive family and Vancouver community and share her passion for physical therapy and health.
Cliff graduated from Mt. Hood Community College with his Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapy. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Oregon Physical Therapy Association, and the International Kinesio Taping Association. His areas of specialization include orthopedics, manual therapy, and functional rehabilitation with a focus on injury prevention, performance improvement, and running rehab. Cliff has achieved Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the Physical Therapist Assistant in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy, is certified as a Kinesio Taping Practitioner, NASM Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Sportsmetrics Trainer.
Outside the clinic, Cliff enjoys recreational running, participating in local and national 5K, 10K, and ½ Marathon events. He also hosts a weekly radio program based in Portland that focuses on the local music scene, and is the host and producer of the Klyph Notes podcast.
Pamela is a Washington native and graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Athletic Training in 2015. After graduation, she worked with Lakes High School in Tacoma, WA.
She is a 2011 graduate of Evergreen High School and is excited to be back in her hometown. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and playing recreational sports.
Andy graduated from the University of Vermont with double degrees in education and athletic training. Since graduating, Andy has worked exclusively in the high school setting as both a teacher and athletic trainer. He was involved with the Washington State Athletic Trainers’ Association support in developing and passing the “Lystedt Law” regarding education and management on sports related concussions.
Andy enjoys spending his free time with his wife Kayla, and his two sons, Brady and Riley.
Grace graduated from Linfield College with her degree in Athletic Training in 2016. A Washington native who attended Prairie High School, she is excited to be working in and around her lifelong community.
In her free time, Grace enjoys hiking, backpacking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Caroline graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Athletic Training in 2018. She grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.
In her free time, Caroline enjoys backpacking, skiing, and hanging out with her Australian Shepard.