Meet Our Team

Get to know the caring, dedicated therapists and staff at Life’s Work. Or get in touch now to schedule your appointment.

Sandra Stryker PT, MPT, COMT, FAAOMPT

Sandra Stryker PT, MPT, COMT, FAAOMPT

Sandra was raised with her younger sister in a small town outside Pittsburgh, PA where she grew up playing sports, loving school, and rooting for the Steelers. After graduating, she began her career as a physical therapist in Hawaii, where she also completed a half Ironman triathlon! Sandra loves spending time with family and friends, traveling in Oregon, and doing recreational activities like the Bridge Pedal, skiing, kayaking and being active with her family. “I consider this opportunity a true gift and take my role as manual therapist, educator, and coach to heart. I strongly believe that evidence-based, compassionate, competent physical therapy care makes a tremendous difference in my patients’ lives. As owner of Life’s Work, I am passionate about the training and professional development of our entire team so that we can help more people in our community live a full and healthy life. Your healthiest life is my Life’s Work.”

  • Bachelors (BS) in Biology, Pennsylvania State University
  • Masters (MPT) in Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University
  • Fellow (FAAOMPT) of American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, NAIOMT
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT)
  • Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapist COMT
Zeyla Brandt PT

Zeyla Brandt PT

Born in England and educated in South Africa, Zeyla moved to Oregon after earning her BSc Phys from one of the world’s top 5 medical schools. She has since earned extensive continuing education credits in orthopedic physical therapy, pelvic health, and persistent pain conditions. Zeyla, her son, and his dog Rory live in Portland—they like the rain! Zeyla also loves traveling and exploring the scenery, cultures, and architecture of different countries. “I have known since I was in early grade school that I wanted to work in medicine in some way. I am attracted to the personal contact and mystery-solving aspects of the field.”

  • BSc Phys, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  • Chronic Pain and Women’s Health Specialist
Erin Courtney DPT, B.S.

Erin Courtney DPT, B.S.

A northern Michigan native, Erin moved to Oregon after completing physical therapy school in Detroit, finishing her final internship at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Erin loves backpacking, running, figure skating (which mostly involves falling) and reading. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, and has a clinical interest in chronic and persistent pain and injury. Additionally, she has experience working with individuals recovering from eating disorders and enjoys helping her clients develop a healthy relationship with exercise. “I love the opportunity that physical therapy offers to collaborate with and be an advocate for patients.”

  • Bachelors (B.S) in Physiology, Michigan State University
  • Doctorate (DPT) in Physical Therapy, Wayne State University
  • NAIOMT-certified
Emily Kaemmerlen DPT

Emily Kaemmerlen DPT

While growing up in Tillamook, OR, Emily spent much of her free time at the local dance studio, studying ballet, tap, and jazz. Through her passion for dance, she began to realize the possibilities of movement as a tool for healing and empowerment. Working as a movement trainer at a physical therapy office ignited her passion for physical therapy and prompted her to pursue her physical therapy degree. She loves the outdoors, traveling, and hanging out with her pets. “As a physical therapist, I have the opportunity to help people improve their understanding of their bodies, relieve pain, improve function, and reach their larger life goals.”

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Dance, Western Oregon University
  • Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies
  • Doctorate (DPT) in Physical Therapy, Columbia University
  • NAIOMT Trained
Jennifer Nordgaard

Jennifer Nordgaard

Practice & Community Liaison

With two parents in the medical field, Jennifer has been around healthcare her whole life. She is thrilled to be able to combine her love of communications and marketing with her interest in healthcare. She lives in SE Portland with her husband and two sons, and loves spending time with them — whether that’s hanging out at home, going out to eat, or taking a road trip. She also loves reading and spending weekends with her siblings. “I love being able to support healthcare practitioners in their efforts to provide the best possible care for their patients.”

Brandon Little DPT, B.S.

Brandon Little DPT, B.S.

Growing up, Brandon was fascinated by the athletic trainers and physical therapists who helped him get back to playing the sports he loved. Shortly after completing his education, he married his wife, Laura. Together they traveled across the country from Michigan to start their life in Oregon. He enjoys getting lost in the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with his wife and Boxer, Charlie. “Physical therapy allows me to help each person reach their individual goals and be an educator for how to live a healthy, happier life.”

  • Bachelor (B.S.) in Health Sciences, Oakland University
  • Doctorate (DPT) in Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
  • NAIOMT-certified
Glenn Roy Guillory III, DPT, B.S.

Glenn Roy Guillory III, DPT, B.S.

Glenn grew up in Southern California before moving to Oregon in 2014 with his wife, where they both pursued post-graduate degrees in healthcare. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree, Glenn found his passion for helping others while working as a personal trainer. This desire led him to pursue a doctoral degree in physical therapy. His professional interests include orthopedics, geriatrics and sports medicine. In his free time, Glenn enjoys camping with his wife and two pugs, watching and playing sports, and completing DIY projects at home. “As a physical therapist, I enjoy the opportunity to help others realize their physical capabilities and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.”

  • Bachelors (B.S.) in Kinesiology-Exercise Science, California Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Doctorate (DPT) in Physical Therapy, Pacific University, Hillsboro Campus for Allied Health

Three Convenient Locations

Phone: 503-295-2585
Fax: 503-295-2587

SW Portland

9450 SW Barnes Road
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97225

NE Portland

700 NE Multnomah Street
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97232

Tigard

9370 SW Greenburg Road

Grant North, Suite B

Portland, OR  97223