Gail Apte, PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Gail Apte, PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Dr. Apte graduated from the Mayo School of Health Related Sciences, Minnesota in 1981. In 2006, Dr. Apte completed her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy through Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).
Dr. Gail Apte specializes in orthopedic manual physical therapy of the spine and extremities and urogynecological physical therapy and has extensive experience in treating chronic pelvic pain. She has been an assistant professor at TTUHSC. She continues to maintain Adjunct Faculty status at TTUHSC. She teaches Diagnosis and Non-operative Physical Therapy Management of the spine, upper and lower extremities through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine – US. Her research interest is within the topics of incontinence, low back and pelvic pain due to gynecological disorders and other spinal disorders. She has authored several peer-reviewed articles. She has lectured nationally and internationally on topics in orthopedic manual therapy, women’s health and chronic pain.
Gail has two grown children. She lives with her husband and 3 rescued dogs, and cats in Eugene. She enjoys hiking, traveling, playing djembe drums, creating stained glass artwork, and cooking.
Tami Eisaman, PT, DPT
Tami received her Doctor in Physical Therapy from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Her clinical experience has been in orthopaedic physical therapy with a specific interest in musculoskeletal disorders of the spine & extremities. She has attended continuing education classes focusing on Functional Orthopedics, Soft Tissue Mobilization, McConnell taping, and sports medicine.
Tami enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her husband & their yellow Lab, along with anything football.
Mike Hillstrand, PT, DPT
Mike completed his Bachelors degree with national honors in Exercise Science and Movement from the University of Oregon in 2002. While studying at the U of O, Mike was part of a research team that studied geriatric populations & balance control issues. He graduated in 2006 form the University of Mary in Bismarck ND with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy and with additional elective training in Sports Medicine and Pediatrics. Mike has completed orthopedic manual therapy training and certification in Kinesio taping method.
When Mike is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, going to church in Harrisburg, exercise and lap swim at a local gym, and playing Garageband.
Kathy Meldrum, MSPT
Kathy Meldrum graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 2001 with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Her training focused on identifying and treating muscle imbalances and movement system impairments. She has had additional elective training in Strain Counterstrain manual therapy. She has adapted these techniques to treat patients in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedic, inpatient acute care, inpatient neurological rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities. Kathy enjoys running, crossfit, volunteering in her children’s classroom and spending time with her husband and three children.
Jesse Shrive graduated from the physical therapist assistant program at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon in 2012. She earned a massage therapy certification at the Mendocino School of Holistic Massage in Redwood Valley, California in 2003. She has experienced in soft tissue mobilization techniques including lymphatic drainage, trigger point release and Swedish massage.
In her leisure time, Jesse enjoys bicycling, hiking, kayaking and generally enjoys the great outdoors. She also passes the rainy days creating artwork, playing guitar and singing.
Craig is a graduate of Lane Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program having earned his licensure as a physical therapy assistant in June 2013. Craig joined the “Atlas Team” in 2011 as a Physical Therapist Aide while finishing his degree. Craig now works there full time as a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA). He has had extensive opportunities providing assistance to the hand therapists and the physical therapists during patient care. He has also integrated his knowledge and skills for excelling in the daily operations of the clinic –which includes overseeing all inventory aspects.
Craig has experience with surgical rehabilitation, workstation ergonomics, and assistive device training.He has taken the kinesiotape training course that further enhances his collaboration with the therapists and patients. He looks forward to continuing his education with courses with the SFMA(Selective Functional Movement Association) and IAOM(International Association of Orthopedic Medicine).
Craig enjoys outdoor activities with his wife and three active sons. He has been a youth sports coach, volunteers for his son’s swim team and soccer team, and likes to hike, mountain bike, and travel with his family.