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
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
Stephanie Hartman PT, DPT, PRPC

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)
Christine Jones PHR

Christine Jones PHR

Medical Administrator

Christine grew up on the east coast and attended West Virginia University. (Go Mountaineers!) After graduating, she lived abroad teaching English in small towns outside of Tokyo, Japan. When back in the States, she moved to the west coast and has called Portland home ever since. Christine has spent most of her professional career in leadership roles in the healthcare industry. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Nick, and her two children exploring the beautiful Northwest. “I am inspired by the healing and recovery that takes place here at Life’s Work. My focus is on providing operational leadership and performance support so the collective team can focus on providing excellent patient care.”
  • Masters (M.S.) in Management, University of Maryland
  • Professional in Human Resource (PHR) Certification
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.”

Phone: 503-295-2585
Fax:  503-295-2587

SW Portland/ Tigard

9370 SW Greenburg Road
Suite B
Tigard, OR 97223