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 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
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
Peter McLean PT, DPT
Above all, Peter finds deep satisfaction in an active partnership with patients, focusing on listening first, then developing goals together that truly speak to the patient’s needs. “Often, people in pain disconnect from their body-awareness as a means of coping, and I am sensitive to helping each patient reconnect with their unique strengths while working on their challenges – one manageable step at a time – for the best success. Each patient is unique, and their treatments should reflect their individuality.”
Peter was raised in Eugene, where he enjoyed running track and cross country, and playing soccer. He graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish, so is competent in working with Spanish-speaking patients.
In his free time, Peter enjoys gardening and exploring trails with his dogs – even on an Oregon rainy day!
Stephanie Hartman PT, DPT, PRPC
Stephanie Hartman is a California native who was happy to return to the west coast after receiving her Doctorate from Columbia University in New York City. At Columbia, she received advanced training in Orthopedics, Rehabilitation of Athletes, and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation which make up the cornerstones of her focus as a Physical Therapist.
Stephanie has received advanced certification in pelvic floor rehabilitation (Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification) and specializes in pelvic floor conditions including men’s and women’s health, pre/peri/postpartum health, birthing preference plans, post-prostatectomy rehabilitation, and neurologic conditions and the pelvic floor including Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Stephanie is a trauma-informed provider and works with transgender patients throughout their transition process.
Prior to making the cross-country trek to the Big Apple, Stephanie attended the University of Southern California. When she is not cheering on the Trojans (Fight on!) you can find her walking her corgi with her husband, reading a good book, or binge-watching Netflix.
“I focus on individualized care for every patient, making sure to factor in the complex and unique needs of everyday life that differ from person to person. I love learning about people’s interests and figuring out what motivates them so we can team up to reach goals, faster.”
- Bachelors (B.S.) in Human Biology, Minor in Psychology, University of Southern California
- Doctorate (DPT) in Physical Therapy, Columbia University
- Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC)
Anne Patron, PT, DPT, MEd
Anne is passionate about meeting people where they are and helping them with their pelvic health and orthopedic injuries. Anne focuses on treating the whole person with an understanding that life is messy. Anne drives to individualize treatment to ensure that her patients continue to enjoy the messiness of life, rather than feeling limited by it or by their injuries.
Anne is an expert in Pelvic Health Rehabilitation and enjoys studying manual therapy and orthopedics through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Anne is a passionate advocate for Pelvic Health for women, men, and non-binary individuals. She is continually pursuing advanced training for pelvic rehabilitation from the Herman & Wallace Institute. She has extensive practice and training working with a multitude of pelvic floor conditions for all genders. Anne enjoys treating people with pelvic dysfunction and pain because of how significantly these issues affect every aspect of life.
A native of Maryland, Anne moved to the Pacific Northwest after graduate school. She competed in cross-country and track in college continuing to race and run as an adult. She enjoys hiking and nature, reading, binge-watching Netflix, exploring new places, and people-watching, especially with her partner and son.
“People are more than their injuries and impairments and I love to help them get back to being who they want to be!” –Anne Patron
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exercise Science, Frostburg State University
- Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) in Interdisciplinary Studies, Frostburg State University
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), University of Rhode Island
- Advanced training orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
- Advanced Pelvic Rehabilitation Training From Herman & Wallace Institute
- Advanced Training in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy for Non-Binary Individuals