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.

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. 

Justin Dunaway, PT, DPT, OCS, TPS

Physical Therapist

Justin received his doctorate in physical therapy from Youngstown State University in Ohio. Since graduation he has worked in outpatient orthopedics in Arizona and now Oregon. Justin has special interests in manual therapy, spine pain, headaches, and patients with complex chronic pain. Aside from working in the clinic Justin travels the country teaching manual therapy and chronic pain seminars to physical therapists. Lastly, Justin is the co-founder of STAND: The Haiti Project where he leads multi-disciplinary teams to their clinic in Haiti providing care to over 4500 patients per year.

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!


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

Having received a certificate in medical billing, Marissa works at both locations doing administration alongside the office manager, learning the ins and outs of the billing portion of the business. Outside of work Marissa enjoys spending time with her husband, their families, and friends.


Front Office Specialist

Michelle is a recent Oregon State University grad, and is now pursuing a Master’s in Public Health at OHSU – Portland State University. She is passionate about reducing health inequities in our local community, and plans do so as future healthcare manager. She is also a volunteer at Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine, a non-profit organization that provides free healthcare to underserved residents of Clackamas County.


Front Office Specialist

Allison is a recent graduate of Pacific University in Forest Grove. She majored in Exercise Science Integrative Physiology, and continues working towards earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. 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.