Mitchell PT Staff

Steve Mitchell, PT, MSPT


Steve Mitchell, MSPT, owner, is a manual therapist who truly loves his job. With over twenty-five years of experience, he delivers a wealth of knowledge, experience, and compassion to his patients, staff and the doctors with whom he works. Steve enjoys the individualized attention he is able to give patients and the opportunity to teach and coach everyone he treats. He feels lucky to be working alongside a dedicated and experienced team of therapists. Steve works at our Portland location.

Duncan Mitchell, PT, DPT, OCS

Clinical Director, Physical Therapist

Duncan graduated from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in San Diego. As much as he enjoyed the annual sunshine, his home is Portland.  He has worked in multiple settings and with diverse populations, but is most drawn to the individualized approach of 1 on 1 care. Duncan enjoys participating in as many sports and outdoor activities as possible, with some of his favorites including cycling, baseball, skiing, volleyball, and hiking. Duncan works at our Milwaukie location. 

Haley Mitchell, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Haley received her doctorate degree in physical therapy at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, California, graduating with high honors. She has completed additional manual therapy training through both University of St. Augustine and the Institute of Physical Art. She completed an internship with the Institute of Physical Art that served both the Olympic development ski team in Steamboat Springs and the Perry-Mansfield Arts Academy. Haley treats pelvic floor, orthopedic and sports injuries. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, and certified Pilates and Spin Instructor. Special interests include caring for the female athlete and postpartum return to sport. Haley enjoys surfing, skiing, cycling and being outdoors with her family.

Tarah Hoelter, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Tarah completed her physical therapy degree at Eastern Washington University. Tarah is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. She also specializes in pelvic health and pelvic pain related to pre/postpartum issues. She utilizes manual therapy along with strength training and exercise in order to help her patients achieve their goals. Whether you are coming back from a surgery, injury, are ready to get out of pain, or want to move more efficiently, Tarah will definitely help you get back to your active lifestyle! Tarah works at our Milwaukie location.


Office Manager

Judy has over ten years experience with the physical therapy business. She has been a patient advocate for three years, working with insurance billing and accounts receivables. She enjoys helping our patients understand and best utilize their insurance benefits. Judy has taken many classes to improve her overall understanding in the ever changing coding and insurance guidelines. Judy loves to spend time with her grandchildren. She also volunteers at  With Love Oregon children’s charity.


Front Office Specialist

Allison is a graduate of Pacific University in Forest Grove. She majored in Exercise Science Integrative Physiology, and has now started a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Helping people has always been a passion of hers, especially exceeding initial expectations and getting them to feel better than they have before. Outside of work, she enjoys going on hikes and taking trips to the beach with her family.


Front Office Specialist

Bridget graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Arts & Letters. She enjoys the outdoors, such as going to the beach with her friends and family. When she isn’t outdoors, you can find her listening to and playing music. She is very energetic and kind, and can’t wait to help our patients.


Front Office Specialist

River loves anything she can do that involves helping people. She worked for many years caring for individuals with spinal cord injuries and those recovering from accidents. She also worked as a doula, specializing in twins and triplets. At home she is a vegan baker and chef and likes cooking for anyone she can. She loves hiking and traveling, painting and spending time with her family, friends and dogs.