Dr. Ashlee Roderick, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT, CPT
Owner, Chief Executive Officer, Philomath Clinic Operator, Physical Therapist
Dr. Roderick joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in June of 2015. She and her husband, Stephen, became owners of the company in June of 2019.
Ashlee grew up in Northern California. She graduated from Corban University Magna Cum Laude in 2011, where she majored in Health Science, Human Performance with an emphasis on Exercises Science, and minored in Biblical Studies. She played basketball on a scholarship for all four undergraduate years and was an Academic All-American and All-Conference player. Prior to her physical therapy training, Ashlee worked in various facilities, including the Corvallis Anytime Fitness and Fitness Over Fifty, as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).
Ashlee attended graduate school at Pacific University and graduated Doctor of Physical Therapy with distinction in May of 2015. She achieved her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification in 2018, her Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2021, and is pursuing additional specialty certification in manual therapy through Mulligan. Additionally, she was a primary investigator in “The Effectiveness of Astym® in Treating Plantar Fasciopathy: a feasibility study.” Ashlee enjoys treating athletes, specializing in pre-habilitation and return-to-sport. She is also very passionate about treating pelvic floor dysfunction and is one of the few local specialists. Ashlee feels privileged to serve this community and is grateful for the trust and confidence patients place in her and the Healing Motion staff as their preferred providers of physical therapy.
Outside of work, Ashlee loves to make memories with her husband and their three little ladies, Ellie, Addisyn, and Kinsley, as well as their Golden Retriever, Ky. They spend their time together with friends and family, dabbling in real estate, running, playing basketball and disc golf, boating, and cheering on the Blazers, Red Sox, 49ers, and of course, the Beavs.
Dr. Kersey Schuh, PT, DPT, CMPT
Philomath Clinic Manager, Director of Clinical Education, Physical Therapist
Dr. Schuh, a Corvallis native, joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in the Summer of 2017.
Kersey graduated from Oregon State University Cum Laude in 2013, where she majored in General Science with a concentration on Pre-Physical Therapy. She attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia for graduate school and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy in May of 2017. Kersey achieved her Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2021, and is pursuing additional specialty certification in manual therapy through Mulligan. Her interests lie in throwing-related shoulder injuries, post-surgical knees and hips, and low back pain. Kersey is eager to build relationships with each of her patients and to help them live their best life.
Outside of work, Kersey enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her adorable puppy, reading, baking, and decorating cakes. She is also an avid Braves fan.
Dr. Abby Hendryx, PT, DPT
Dr. Hendryx joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in August of 2019.
Born and raised in Washington, Abby graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Biology in 2016. She attended graduate school at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy with honors in May of 2019. Abby has worked with patients of all ages and physical capabilities, though she has a particular interest in working with individuals managing chronic pain. She is passionate about forming relationships with her patients and empowering them to pursue healthy living.
Outside of work, Abby enjoys adventuring with her husband, Conner, who was born and raised in Oregon. Together they enjoy cheering on the Blazers and the Gonzaga Bulldogs, hiking, cooking, traveling, reading, running, drinking coffee, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Melissa McNulty, PT, DPT, COMT
Community Care Coordinator, Physical Therapist
Dr. McNulty joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in December of 2019 after relocating from Alaska to Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Mel graduated with honors from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and later earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University in 2011.
After graduate school, Mel returned home to Alaska and served the Matanuska Susitna Valley in the outpatient orthopedic setting for seven and a half years. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) and is also skilled in both land-based and aquatic therapeutic exercise prescription. Mel is particularly passionate about treating the older adult, and recently completed her Cert-MMOA (Modern Management of the Older Adult Certification) through the Institute of Clinical Excellence. Mel considers it a privilege to practice physical therapy, and strives to provide personalized, unparalleled care through hands-on treatment, education, and of course, healing motion. In addition, Mel is perhaps less commonly known as “the praying PT,” and she welcomes the opportunity to share prayer with patients when invited to do so. Apart from clinical practice, Mel also serves as Healing Motion’s Community Care Coordinator and works closely with many of our incredible nonprofit groups.
Outside the clinic, Mel enjoys spending time with her husband, Shawn, radical rescue dog, Mason, and family – including nearby niece, Olivia, and nephew, Henry. Mel is also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan, and, of her own admission, spends entirely too much time on fantasy football.
Dr. Jill Laughlin, PT, DPT
Dr. Laughlin joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in July of 2021.
Jill grew up in central Michigan and then moved to southwest Missouri to complete her B.S. in Biology at Evangel University in 2014. The following fall, Jill attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in May of 2017. Starting her career off as a traveling therapist in the Midwest, Jill decided to head to the Pacific Northwest where she worked at an outpatient orthopedic clinic in central Washington for the past 3.5 years. She loves working with patients of all ages and helping them discover how to begin/resume their passions and goals. Meeting new people and educating them on how they can utilize their own abilities and skills to excel is one of Jill’s greatest joys, and one of the main reasons she decided to become a physical therapist.
Outside of work, Jill loves spending time with family and friends whether it’s having meals together, playing games, or sitting at a coffee shop. She also loves staying active with hiking, running, skiing, or other recreational activities. Whether it’s new mountains to explore or new restaurants to try, Jill and her husband, Dwight, enjoy going on spontaneous adventures together and exploring new areas. They are very excited for all the opportunities that await in the Willamette Valley!
Dr. Emily Houston, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health Specialist
Dr. Houston joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in February of 2023.
Originally from the Philomath area, Emily is delighted to return to the community after years away! In 2009, she graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, then worked in education in the Bay Area. While there, she discovered her career passion and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015 from UC San Francisco/San Francisco State University. Emily began her physical therapy career working in orthopedics at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. She completed a one-year residency program to further specialize in this field, and is board certified as a clinical specialist in Orthopedics. Emily then spent 4 years working as a Physical Therapist in California. She started a successful PT clinic in association with the Indian Health Clinic on the reservation near her town. Here she treated a wide range of ages and presentations, also starting an Aquatic program and advancing her treatment in Pelvic Health.
Emily loves her work and is committed to helping each patient meet their goals through therapy, whatever the goal may be! She uses a patient-centered, holistic approach. She loves the variety of orthopedic presentations she works with, and is particularly passionate about offering care to individuals with pelvic presentations (e.g., during and following pregnancy, pelvic pain, incontinence, bowel dysfunction).
Emily returned to Philomath with her spouse and 2 young children. In her free time you can find her enjoying the Pacific Northwest air with her family: hiking, running, biking, gardening, playing in the woods or curled up reading with her kids.
Front Office Manager
Stephany joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in March of 2023.
Stephany was born in Southern California but was raised in the Willamette Valley. She graduated Cum Laude from Western Oregon University in 2016 obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Administration with a Health concentration.
Following graduation Stephany spent some time in Southern California overseeing residential care facilities for the elderly, and as an active board member of a non-profit that focuses on assisting the senior transient population. After some time she decided to return home to the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Outside of work Stephany loves crafting and creating art. She enjoys making everything from knitted blankets to watercolor paintings.
Front Office Administrator
Kendal joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in September of 2022.
Kendal was born in California and moved to Oregon to study Psychology and Biology at Oregon State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2022. Since completing her degree, she spends some of her time teaching meditation and relaxation at Oregon State University as an instructor. Her future endeavors include attending OSU Cascades in Bend, OR for her Masters in Counseling.
Outside of work, Kendal enjoys exploring the outdoors of Oregon, trying new restaurants, baking, cuddling her rescue cat, and spending time with friends and family.
Physical Therapy Aide
Cole joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in August of 2021.
Cole was born in Southern California, but lived in Portland, Oregon for most of his childhood. He is now pursuing a degree in Kinesiology at Oregon State University. After graduating, he would like to work as a physical therapist or an athletic trainer for a sports team.
Outside of school and work, Cole loves playing basketball, travelling, cooking, camping, and spending time with his friends. He is also an avid Blazers and Seahawks fan.
Physical Therapy Aide
Alex joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in May of 2022.
Alex was born in Kansas, but has lived in the Willamette Valley for most of his life. He is now in his senior year at Oregon State University pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. After graduating, he plans to attend physical therapy school.
Outside of school and work, Alex enjoys playing golf, listening to music, and hiking with his adorable rescue dog, Lucy.
Physical Therapy Aide
Shyianne joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in December of 2023.
Bio coming soon!
Physical Therapy Aide
Tatum joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in January of 2023.
Tatum was born and raised in the Willamette Valley in the small town of Independence. She has four brothers and spent most of her childhood outside on their family vineyard. Tatum is currently enrolled at Oregon State University studying Kinesiology. After graduation she hope to attend graduate school to become a pediatric physical therapist.
In high school she played tennis competitively and has continued to play with family and friends ever since. In her free time, you can catch Tatum baking chocolate chip cookies, working out, or going on a hike. She loves anything that involves being active outdoors!