Kevin Joines – PT, DPT

Kevin Joines PT, DPT
Special areas of interest:
Chronic low back pain, knee injuries, balance training, strength and conditioning

Kevin grew up in the small town of Poulsbo, Washington, and received his B.S. in Neuroscience from Washington State University. Upon graduating, Kevin followed this path to the Allen Institute for Brain Science, where he co-authored several papers mapping pathways of the mouse brain. Kevin went on to George Fox University, in Newberg, Oregon, to complete his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2020.

With his own history of chronic low back pain, Kevin has a particular interest in treating the complexities of chronic conditions, especially of the low back and knee. Kevin prides himself on being a cutting-edge, evidence-based clinician with emphasis on the multifaceted benefits of resistance training. He believes patients benefit most from education regarding self-management tools to provide independence and a full return to valued life experiences.

In his free time, Kevin likes to spend time playing soccer, barbell training, and hiking in beautiful Southern Oregon with his fiancée, Austyn.

Danielle Van Liew, PT, DPT

Danielle Van Liew

Danielle Van Liew, PT, DPT was born and raised in Southern California. She has been an athlete all her life, but a series of injuries led to her hanging up her cleats early on. However, that incident provided an opportunity to learn about physical therapy, ultimately leading her to pursue it as her career.

Danielle attended Oregon State University, becoming involved in the Adventure Leadership Institute where she was a raft guide and outdoor trip leader and was throughout college. She was also active in the Triathlon Club, competing at collegiate national championship events. Upon graduation, she worked in Bend, OR as a PT aide while training for her first Ironman in Canada.

Danielle then spent a year traveling, living in New Zealand and competing in Ironman New Zealand before returning to the United States. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, California. She completed her final clinical internship at Jackson County PT in Ashland where she decided to return upon graduation due to the great staff, clientele, and outdoor lifestyle. She enjoys treating patients with all kinds of orthopedic conditions and hopes to help as many as possible remain active and enjoy outdoor recreational activities.

Sarah Holst, PT, DPT

Sarah Holst, PT

Sarah grew up in the Rogue Valley and completed her undergraduate education in Portland before completing her Doctorate in physical therapy at Midwestern University in Illinois.

Before returning to the Rogue Valley, Sarah completed her clinical rotations in Illinois, Washington, and rural Oregon which helped to confirm her interest in treating orthopedic conditions. Sarah is motivated to help patients achieve their full potential through manual therapy combined with progressive exercises.

As a past fencing athlete, Sarah is also interested in working with athletes of every level to return to their sport after injury and decrease their risk of reinjury. In her free time, Sarah enjoys travelling throughout the Northwest and beyond, and is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys spending time rafting, paddleboarding, playing sports and camping.

Bryant Brueckner, PT, DPT

Bryant Brueckner, PT

Bryant was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a major in Biological Sciences and minor in Psychology. He then went on to further pursue his education at Marshall University to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy, graduating in May of 2016.

Bryant has spent the past three years working as a traveling PT, which has provided him with experience in a multitude of different settings, including hospital, skilled nursing, and home health. However, his true passion is outpatient clinics such as Jackson County Physical Therapy. While traveling the country, he learned that he loved the people and beauty of Southern Oregon, having worked here in 2017. This realization led him to return to the region permanently in 2019.

Bryant enjoys working with people from all walks of life and tries to get to know each one individually to form a custom treatment plan. His professional areas of interest include the spine, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, balance impairments, orthopedic and sport injuries.

When he is not working, Bryant likes to spend his time hiking, backpacking, stand-up paddle boarding, playing tennis and soccer, and seeking new destinations.

Kylie Padget, PT, DPT

Kylie Padget, PT, DPT

Kylie Padget is from the small farm town of Grass Valley, OR. She grew up working on her family’s wheat ranch, participating in 4H, and enjoying volleyball, basketball, water sports, and snow skiing.

Kylie graduated from Washington State University on the President’s Honor Roll with a BS in Kinesiology. She went on to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA, where she graduated with honors. Kylie has specialized in outpatient orthopedic and neurological practice. Her treatment philosophy emphasizes functional evaluation and goals, with emphasis on whole-body integration. Kylie has taken advanced manual therapy courses for myofascial release and joint mobilization. She has been noted for her effectiveness utilizing hands-on manual assessment and treatment in conjunction with constructive communication with her patients.

Kylie has taken advantage of opportunities related to PT including membership in Pre-PT Club and Strength and Conditioning Club at WSU, as well as teaching undergrad anatomy courses. She also has experience volunteering at Rock Steady Boxing for athletes with Parkinson’s Disease and PATH hippotherapy riding program for kids with disabilities.

Kylie specializes in pelvic floor rehabilitation for both males and females. She is a trained and certified advocate for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trauma.

Linda Muhlenkamp PT, MPT, CIMT

Stephanie Clark, PT, DPT, OCS

Linda Muhlenkamp PT, MPT, CIMT (Certified Integrated Manual Therapist) grew up in Ohio and attended Ohio Northern University where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology. At Ohio Northern, she was a four sport collegiate athlete competing in volleyball, basketball, softball, and tennis. She then attended Northwestern University in Chicago where she earned a master’s degree in physical therapy. After graduation, she moved to Florida to enjoy some warm weather and sunshine while working for a rehabilitation hospital. In this setting, Linda got a lot of experience working with neurological patients especially strokes and traumatic brain injuries.

A few years later Linda wanted to explore the country so decided to work as a travelling physical therapist and got to experience many different places and work settings including acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient private practices, acute rehabilitation, home health, and pediatrics – school and clinic based.

When she was ready to settle down, she chose Lodi, California and worked for Lodi Memorial Hospital for several years. She had many roles in that organization including lead outpatient therapist and rehabilitation supervisor. Also during that time, she worked toward getting a certification in manual therapy which is her passion. She completed that certification (Certified Integrated Manual Therapist) in 2018.

She enjoys treating a wide variety of patients including spine and all extremity joints, neurological diagnoses especially stroke, athletes, pediatrics and all age groups. She makes it a point to get to know what her patient’s thoughts and needs are when designing a treatment plan. Her goal is to find and correct the specific dysfunctions that are causing the problem and to empower the patient to maintain improved function and decreased pain.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing anything outdoors – camping, hiking, backpacking, bicycling, tennis, yoga, photography – and learning new things.


Leah Harris, PT, DPT

Leah Harris, PT, DPT
Leah Harris, PT, DPT is a Southern Oregon native who spent the better part of her childhood playing soccer, running, riding horses, and generally sustaining some sort of athletic-related injury. This early experience with physical therapy gave Leah an appreciation of the human body and an innate curiosity for rehabilitation science.

Leah graduated from Stanford University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology. During her undergraduate career, she ran cross country and track, specializing in the 1500m. Leah feels that her experience as a student athlete gave her a strong personal connection to patients who seek to return to their passions, maximize their performance, and prevent future injury.

In 2009, Leah moved across the country to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Duke University. During graduate school, Leah dabbled in long distance triathlon competitions, completing her first half-ironman. She also put her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) education to use as a personal trainer. After graduate school, Leah took her first job as a physical therapist in Nashville, Tennessee. She became certified in Astym, a soft tissue therapy technique which aids in the reabsorption of dysfunctional tissue and restoration of normal, pain-free movement patterns. She became a teaching assistance for Astym courses and continues to act as a writer and teaching assistant to the Astym program. Leah also became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) and has taken her first steps towards beginning her North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) residency which she continues to pursue. In 2015 Leah opened up her own cash-based PT practice treating a diverse patient population and focusing on one-on-one care. Leah firmly believes in this method of treating patients and is proud of Jackson County Physical Therapy’s commitment to this same model of care.

In 2017, Leah, her husband and their three cats moved to Southern Oregon. She is ecstatic to be home and even more appreciative of the natural beauty and gentle pace of life in Southern Oregon. In her free time, Leah enjoys remodeling her 1950s home, gardening, swimming, cooking, reading, rock climbing and exploring the beautiful state of Oregon. She also enjoys spoiling her cats and wonderful husband, in that order.

Deborah Lang

Deborah Lang is an Oregon-licensed and NCCAOM-certified acupuncturist, and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  In 2000 she received her Master’s degree with honors from Yo San University in Los Angeles, and has been practicing in the Rogue Valley since 2001.  Deborah also is a Certified AromaAcupoint Therapist™ (AAT), which is a gentle, effective treatment that utilizes pure, small-batch essential plant oils applied to acupuncture points that have mutual function and resonance.  This enhances all acupuncture treatments, and is especially beneficial for mental and emotional issues, stress, etc. 

Deborah also has good working knowledge of Western herbal medicine and homeopathy, and she enjoys providing care for people of all ages, and is always exploring new techniques and products in an effort to bring quality of life to those she treats.  She has had success treating a variety of conditions including pain, gynecological/menopausal issues, chronic fatigue, digestive issues, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.  In addition, Deborah completed a one-year post-graduate training in nutritional therapy from the Nutritional Therapy Assn.  She also has several years of experience as a massage therapist and a birth doula. 

Outside of her acupuncture life, Deborah enjoys knitting, reading, spending time with her dogs, walking trails, and drinking large quantities of good tea.

Deborah Lang
Oregon-licensed and NCCAOM-certified acupuncturist

Swimmer’s Shoulder and Injury Prevention event

Happy Fall Swimmers!

Just letting you know about an upcoming event I am putting on about Swimmer’s Shoulder and Injury Prevention for Master’s Swimmers and triathletes.

The presentation and clinic this past spring went great, and I look forward to seeing some familiar faces again!

When: Sunday Sept 30th 1:30 pm to 4:30
Sign up:
Cost: $30 cash or check at the door (covers both presentation and in-water clinic)

Have specific questions you want answered? Send them in advance to:

Hope to see you there!

Liz Amuchastegui

Liz Amuchastegui, PT, DPT

Liz Amuchastegui PT, DPT

Special areas of interest:
Shoulder pain, swimmers, orthopedic injuries, sports injuries

Liz Amuchastegui PT, DPT ("Uh-MOOCH-ah-STEH-gee") received her Doctor of Physical
Therapy degree from Regis University in 2015 with Alpha Sigma Nu honors. She loves to work
with patients and athletes of all ages, helping them understand their treatment plan and how it
relates to their goals. She seeks to give her patients the tools they need to learn to take care of
their own bodies and get back to doing the things they love while addressing the root cause of
their problems and preventing recurrences. Liz enjoys treating all orthopedic conditions but
particularly the shoulder. She is also skilled at treating hypermobile individuals and athletes
seeking a quick but safe return to sports. She has a keen eye for adverse movement patterns
and uses a hands-on and detailed approach.

Liz also works with local swim clubs on injury prevention programs and technique optimization.
Before working as a physical therapist, Liz studied at Stanford University, and competed on the
swim team, achieving two 2nd place individual NCAA Div. 1 finishes. She also competed in
national and international competitions, including three Olympic Trials and World University

As a registered USA swimming coach, Liz teaches swim lessons and coaches competitive
swimmers, including “dryland” swimming strength sessions. In her free time, she enjoys hiking,
mountain biking, skiing, camping, and backpacking with her husband Nick.