Our Story

Newport Physical Therapy was established in 1980 by physical therapist Eugene R. Moe.  Newport PT has been providing quality outpatient rehabilitation services to Lincoln County ever since.

In 2012, Heather Dodge Hasselschwert purchased the practice after having been on staff as a Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2009.

Newport PT is one of the few members of the North West Rehab Alliance on the Central Oregon Coast. This means Newport PT is dedicated to serving patients, physicians, employers and health plans with caring and successful rehabilitation. Our clinic can help patients with neck pain, back pain, extremity and sports injuries. We also help resolve injuries that occur from work or repetitive motion, and from the pain and discomfort that result from motor vehicle accidents. Our therapists routinely serve patients who have undergone a variety of surgical procedures. We can help people get back to work and leisure activities, and assist people in regaining the functional use of their bodies so that they may get the most from life.

Meet The Team

Heather Dodge Hasselschwert

Owner / Lead Physical THerapist
 

Heather first became involved with Newport PT in 2006 when she became an intern during her first year of physical therapy school. She enjoyed working at Newport PT as a physical therapy aide during the summers of 2006, 2007 and 2008. After completing her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy at Pacific University in 2009, Heather came on board as a full-time, staff physical therapist.

After several years of treating patients at Newport Physical Therapy, Heather purchased the practice and was very happy to deepen her roots in the community with opportunities to grow and ensure that Newport PT would continue to provide the best care possible to it's clients. 

Heather's clinical skills in manual therapy and functional movement analysis have helped her to be successful in treating the spine, and peripheral joints that are orthopedic in nature.  Treating holistically is important to Heather and means that she evaluates not only the involved joints, it's surrounding soft tissues, the nerve structures that are contained within the soft tissues, as well as the environmental influences that the individual lives in, works in and plays in.

In 2013 Heather began developing a specialty service within the outpatient practice, which continues to be called Women's Health but within the profession will soon have a new title as it is important to acknowledge that men benefit from these services as well. Many physical therapists treat conditions related to the pelvis and the sacroiliac joint (SIJ).

A Women's Health PT, or maybe more appropriately called, a Pelvic Health PT is one who performs evaluation and treatment of not only the pelvis and SIJ but also the pelvic floor musculature and it's influence on bladder and bowel function, sexual function, pelvic pain, and more. Many patients are referred to a pelvic PT for bladder or bowel incontinence, pelvic pain post-partum, post-operative prostatectomy, pelvic organ prolapse and many other conditions.  

 
 
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Casey Michel

Staff Physical Therapist
 

I’m Casey Michel. I’m a fairly new member of Newport Physical Therapy. I’m originally from Idaho. I went to college in Washington and PT school in Southern California at Loma Linda University. I’m a west coast girl for sure! I treat orthopedic conditions and I am starting my specialty in women’s health physical therapy. I love to laugh, sing and stay as active as I can. Also, I can’t get enough of the Oregon coast! 

 
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Mark Andrews

STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST Assistant
 

Greetings! My name is Mark Andrews. My family and I moved from Louisiana, to Oregon's beautiful Central Coast in 2002. While completing clinical rotations in college I had the opportunity to train and learn with Physical Therapist Heather D. Hasselschwert, and her most-awesome staff at Newport Physical Therapy. After completing the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lane Community College in 2015, and passing the licensing exam, Heather was kind enough to open the door into the challenging but rewarding world of Physical Therapy!

I love the opportunity being a PTA provides to utilize creativity, evidence-based-practice, and patient interaction when helping to progress them within the Plan of Care. Hiking, biking, paddling, fishing are what drew us to Oregon, but writing and performing original music is what really helps to balance my life.

I feel fortunate to be a part of Newport Physical Therapy. I will sincerely strive to make your experience here as successful as possible.

 
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Shiloh Walton

STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST
 

Shiloh was raised in the Rocky Mountains of rural Northern New Mexico, where she developed a love for the outdoors and an active lifestyle. After finishing high school, she moved to California to attend college at Pepperdine University, majoring in Sports Medicine. She went on to attend graduate school at the University of Southern California where she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  After PT school, Shiloh settled in San Luis Obispo, CA where she worked in outpatient orthopaedics.

While there she completed a year long orthopaedic residency program and in 2016 was credentialed as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).  She also met her future husband while in San Luis Obispo, who’s job in the United States Coast Guard brought them to Newport in 2017.  She plans to further build upon her skill set with continued orthopedic and sports rehabilitation training. Her treatment is focused on diagnosing and correcting musculoskeletal imbalances with manual therapy and corrective exercise, but she also strives for a well-rounded approach, addressing neurologic and lifestyle components as necessary.

Outside of work, Shiloh enjoys staying active with running, weight lifting, mountain biking or hiking. She also loves baking and cooking. She looks forward to becoming an established provider within the Newport community in the years to come!

 
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Justin Peterson

Physical Therapy Aide

Renee Roberts

Front Office Supervisor

Derek Wallace

Physical Therapy Aide / Receptionist