John obtained his degree in Biology from Loras College, Dubuque, where he also tore up the gridiron as a Duhawk. He did early work in genetics and ultimately followed with a P.T. degree from The University of Iowa in 1985. After establishing a thriving private practice in rural Iowa over his first decade as a therapist, he held a clinical faculty position in the doctorate program at Creighton University for 3 years. In his 29 years of practice, he has earned additional certifications, including the Board Certification as an APTA Orthopedic Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, and more recently a TPI Golf Certification. During his 9 year tenure managing Rebound Rehabilitation, he was active in building the programs which garnered much recognition. The professional interests he finds most engaging are foot and ankle dysfunction, patellar pain, and post-traumatic cervical spine dysfunction. When off work, he enjoys golf, watching football, cycling, and spending time with his wife and 5 children and 3 grandchildren.
Jodie Paschall-Majerus MPT
Jodie attended The University of Iowa for both her Exercise Science (BS ’89) and Physical Therapy degrees (MPT ’92). At the UI, she combined her love of competitive swimming and research in projects with both the Biomechanics and Physical Therapy Departments. After graduation, she spent part of her 17 years working in a small town hospital setting in Southern Oregon, gaining a variety of experience. In 2000, she became one of the first therapists in the area to complete advanced training in edema management and has actively treated swelling disorders and wounds since that time. She expanded her practice to treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, and is in the process of becoming certified in the McKenzie Method. Jodie gave back to the profession through involvement in the APTA, both on a state and national level, on continuing education and legislative committees. Her personal interests include photography, cooking, and travel; the time that used to be dedicated to community theatre and master gardener training is now spent with her husband, children, chickens, and dog.
Tara Socquet MSPT, SCS, ATC
Tara returns to her native Vancouver with degrees from both near (‘96 BS Zoology, UW, Dean’s List) and far (00’ PT, Duke University, Sports Medicine Internship). She had the opportunity to work extensively with track, water polo, and cross country athletes at Stanford University, which proved a rich 7 years of experience, both as a therapist and an avid runner herself. Having gained additional expertise with Olympic and professional athletes, Tara obtained the designation of Sports Certified Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association, making her one of just 700 in the nation. Her ongoing professional interests include overuse injuries in running and throwing athletes, preventing and rehabilitating athletic injuries across the lifespan, and post operative shoulder, knee and hip rehabilitation. Additionally, Tara volunteers her time to work as an athletic trainer at various Clark College sporting events and triaging Seton H.S. athlete injuries. She and her husband share an appreciation for good food and the outdoors, and are kept busy with their two small children, a pair of crafty dogs, running, soccer, and travel to the east coast.
Robby has had a diverse career as a Chieftain, a Penguin, and a Boxer (Columbia River HS, Clark College, and Pacific University Soccer, respectively). More impressive still, his ability in academics led to Dean’s List standing at Clark and graduating Cum Laude from Pacific with a B.S. in Exercise Science. He gained his Doctorate degree from University of Southern California, a program which has ranked number one in the nation since 2005. His year of clinical affiliations reflect his obvious love of Sports and Orthopedics, as well as his special appreciation for research, biomechanics, neurological disorders, and quality measures across all aspects of Physical Therapy treatment. Robby’s certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist has served him well in his soccer coaching endeavors, including stints at Ridgefield, River, Columbia Timbers Premier, Evergreen, and in the Clark College women’s program. Staff, as well as patients, find him a refreshing and motivating addition to the clinic. In his spare time, Robby enjoys snowboarding when he isn’t playing, coaching, or watching soccer.
Buffy Stinchfield MPT
Buffy joins our team with 8 years of PT experience. She hails from the sunny city of San Diego, where she earned her BS in Kinesiology at SDSU (‘03). She also holds a Masters in PT from the University of California-Northridge (‘06). Buffy’s special interests include women’s health, Pilates and working with the dancer-athlete. Her love for dance comes naturally, as she’s been doing it for years. Buffy led Color Guard Teams that won golds at national competitions. Moreover, having accomplished a marathon after sustaining an injury shows Buffy’s dedication to running. Of the many things she appreciates in her spare time, being with her two little ones and husband takes priority, in addition to running the waterfront that ends at Vancouver Farmer’s Market, and delving into fiction novels.
Tara Rinard DPT, CLT
Tara, a Woodland native, obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University (2012). In 2008, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington State University with a BS in Psychology alongside studying Pre-Physical Therapy. Tara enjoys working with a variety of diagnoses, but has a special interest in athletic injuries. This interest stems from her many years in cross country and track and field, where she learned the importance of injury prevention; from the age of 9 to her freshman year in college, she won state, regional, and national championships. When not working or spending time with her husband and two dogs, Tara enjoys outdoor activities such as snowboarding, fishing, and hiking. Indoor interests include playing basketball, reading books, and watching football and movies.
Jessi Nerland, DPT, CLT
Jessi resides back in her hometown (Go Papermakers!) of Camas after completing her Bachelors in Biology from the University of San Diego in 2010 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from USC in 2013. Jessi has found that she enjoys treating a variety of many different orthopedic issues, but also has a special interest in working with runners. Moving back to the northwest has allowed Jessi to partake in some of her favorite outdoor activities including: running (she has completed three half marathons so far), golfing, hiking, and skiing. She also enjoys reading, movies, and cheering on her favorite team, the Portland Trailblazers.
Laura has more than 31 years of experience as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. After graduating form Mt. Hood Community College (‘83), she has had the opportunity to travel and work in various regions of the world – from Guam to Germany, from the east to west coast here in the U.S. – working with special needs children and gulf war victims. Since settling in the northwest, Laura has expanded her skill level to include a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor, Cancer Exercise Specialist, and Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She takes pleasure in teaching Pilates to cancer survivors, leading her to the development of a program called LEAP (Lymphedema Exercise and Pilates). In her spare time, Laura has enjoyed raising her two children, horseback riding, hiking, river rafting, art work, reading, cooking, exercising, and the occasional thrill of a sky diving or scuba diving adventure. She is also interested in enhancing her current knowledge in the fields of physical therapy, Pilates and cancer rehabilitation, and lymphedema through continuing education classes.
Kathleen Griffin LPTA LMP BCSI
The addition of Kathleen to our staff will allow us to go to a completely different level – of the musculoskeletal system, that is. In addition to her Bachelors of Science degree from University of Massachusettes (‘84) and her LPTA degree from Mount Hood Community College (‘91), she is also one of very few LPTA/Massage Therapists who are certified in KMI Structural Integration. This technique addresses shortening or binding in deep fascial tissues which may be responsible for faulty postural and movement patterns. Muscles being her forte, it’s not surprising that Kathleen participates eagerly and frequently in a myriad of outdoor activities based on the season. In winter, she takes on the back country via skis. Spring brings hiking and long walks. We are ecstatic to have such a motivator on board.
Karla brings a wealth of experience to her role as Office Manager at Majerus & Company Physical Therapy. She has worked in varied settings, always with a focus on customer service, honing a now longstanding forte. Karla advanced to Front Office Supervisor at Rebound Rehabilitation during a time period that was marked by significant growth and change in our community; the clinic enjoyed notable and measurable customer service excellence. Although the provision of health care has become increasingly complicated, she navigates the challenges of insurance companies, clinic staffing, data management, and patient satisfaction with poise and efficiency. As one of the original trio that comprised Majerus & Company Physical Therapy, she has taken on a myriad of new tasks that have contributed to our growth. A Nebraska native, she and her husband have enjoyed raising their three children in the Pacific Northwest; her spare time is spent long distance cycling, gardening, and kayaking.
With 5 years of experience in the medical field (optometry and medical imaging), Amanda makes a wonderful addition to our front office team with her knowledge of scheduling and insurance billing. She grew up in the pacific northwest, where she currently resides with her husband and furry four-legged canine, Indie. Amanda’s downtime includes traveling, hiking, reading and her love for animals.
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