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. 

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.

Brenden Thompson, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Brenden received his doctorate in physical therapy from George Fox University. He is a native Oregonian who has spent his whole life in the greater Portland area. He is an enthusiast for all outpatient orthopedic conditions and is always willing and ready to learn more as his experience grows. His ultimate goal for the people he works with is to encourage and empower with a positive and honest environment, in order to create a change in their pain experience. He believes that education is the foundation to making progress and getting people back to the activities they enjoy in life. When he’s not obsessing about physical therapy, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Gloria, going to the gym, or adventuring with friends. Brenden works at our Portland 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 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.