Carrol Esterhuizen Carrol Esterhuizen PT, MHS, OCS, CPI - Owner
Originally from South Africa, Carrol has been a Physical Therapist for 21 years. She initially received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy in 1987. She completed a post-professional Masters degree (MHS), in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, from the University of Indianapolis in 1997. She is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy association and is also a Certified Pilates Instructor (CPI). Carrol has strong background in Australian Maitland manual therapy techniques for the spine and extremities and has completed several manual therapy courses including Mulligan practitioner courses and Butler's neural tension. She also has completed Level III through the North American Institute for Orthopedic Manual Therapy and is currently working toward her doctorate in physical therapy. Carrol is passionate about physical therapy and how it can improve a patients' quality of life. Not only by relieving their pain, but also by teaching patients about their bodies, specific body types, and movement dysfunctions; so that they can avoid pain down the road, whether they are an athlete, gardener, recovering from surgery, or suffering from a motor vehicle accident. She is a member of the Samartian WISH foundation, a giving circle of women, dedicated to helping others. Carrol believes in balance, and in her spare time loves to cook, garden, spend time at the gym, spinning, doing Zumba, or the occasional 5K, traveling, and most importantly spending time with family and friends.
Laura Hoffman Laura A. Hoffman
MSPT, STC, CSCS, TPI CGFI-MP3/FP3 - Owner
Board Certified, Sports Physical Therapist
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
TPI Certified Golf Medical and Fitness Professional

Laura is originally from San Jose, CA where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development at San Jose State University in 1992. She competed in Intercollegiate Soccer at San Francisco State University, Club Soccer at California State University Northridge, and Women’s Premier Division Soccer. In her youth, she participated with the competitive California Olympic Development Program and Club Soccer. She coached Girl’s Varsity Soccer at her local high school for 5 years, which included a section championship.

She completed a Master’s of Science degree in Motor Development at Indiana University in 1997 where she studied human movement with a focus on children and women during pregnancy. She completed a second Master’s Degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Physical Therapy in 2000.

She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, Certified Sports Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Graston Provider, Certified Golf Medical and Fitness Professional with the Titleist Performance Institute and a Certified Sportsmetrics™ Instructor.

Currently, she serves as the medical coordinator for the Corvallis Soccer Club and Physical Therapist for the Corvallis High School Theater Department. She has a personal interest in sports medicine related injuries including the shoulder, ankle and knee in youth and adult as well as sacroiliac dysfunction and instability. She has a focus in whole body, functional movement and rehabilitation and correcting dysfunction to improve sport performance and active living.

She was on faculty at Oregon State University for 11 years where she was the Program Coordinator for the Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Program in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at Oregon State University. Additionally, she served 2 years as a Volunteer Assistant Golf Coach at Oregon State University with her primary role in golf specific strength and conditioning. She is a clinical instructor for the Pre-therapy and Athletic Training programs at Oregon State as well as a clinical instructor for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of St. Augustine Physical Therapy Programs.

When away from Physical Therapy, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching athletic events, golfing, gardening and cooking.

Erin Erven Erin Erven, DPT, Clinic Director
Erin is an Oregon native, born and raised in Corvallis. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Sport Science at Oregon State University in 2010. She then moved to Denver to attend University of Colorado where she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013. While in school, Erin volunteered for the Crescent Valley High School girls' varsity soccer team as an assistant coach. She is a long time soccer player and enjoys working with high school athletes and weekend warriors. Erin loves to run and also volunteered with Girls on the Run, educating young girls about healthy lifestyles through running. She also has worked with the Half-Marathon class at OSU and multiple teams at the local high schools to complete injury screens. At University of Colorado, Erin d veloped a well rounded knowledge of orthopedic injuries. She participated in a Sports Physical Therapy elective to advance her knowledge in the treatment of athletes recovering from injury or surgical procedures. She has taken continuing education courses focusing on functional rehabilitation for all patients and is passionate about treating the whole person - not just an injury. In her free time, Erin enjoys running, playing soccer, reading, and spending time with her husband and cats.
Caitlin Daly, DPT Caitlin Daly, DPT
Caitlin is a new resident of the west coast and the state of Oregon as of September 2014. She was born and raised in Southern New Jersey and attended The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, earning her bachelor's degree in Biology. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014 before packing up and driving across the country to land in Albany, OR. Caitlin was an avid track and field participant in high school, earning accolades in middle distance running, hurdling, and javelin. She also played soccer in high school and college. She is particularly interested in hiking, camping and all things outdoors, so she is already feeling quite at home in the Northwest. Caitlin's passion for athletics has strongly influenced her love for health, wellness and physical therapy. She has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including outpatient orthopedic and acute inpatient clinical rotations. She also has experience treating those affected by neurological conditions such as stroke and Parkinson's disease. Caitlin has a desire to further develop her skills in strengthening and conditioning, manual therapy and functional movement assessment to effectively treat patients of all ages, conditions and fitness backgrounds. Like the rest of the Sport and Spine family, Caitlin believes in the "whole body approach", incorporating physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing for a happier, healthier life!
Kathy Lynch, DPT Kathy Lynch, DPT
Kathy is a graduate of the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program. She made the transition from accountant to physical therapist recently. She received her bachelor's degree in Accounting from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY, she also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. While at Nazareth, she was a 4 -year member of the women's basketball team. Following college, she coached college basketball for 5 years.
Amanda Jordan, DPT Amanda Jordan, DPT

Amanda is an Oregon native, primarily growing up in Hillsboro. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise with a minor in Dance at Pacific University in 2010. She then moved to Brooklyn, NY to attend Long Island University where she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014.

While in school, Amanda studied under scholarships for dance and vocal performance. She continues to have a long-standing passion for all things music and loves to help others attain their goals in this area.

While at Long Island University, Amanda developed a passion for manual therapy taking courses with the Institute of Physical Art in addition to her traditional course work. She then went on to participate in a manual therapy focused clinical affiliation to advance her knowledge of treating the general population recovering from injury, surgery and acquired neurological deficits. Amanda also continued to dance throughout her time in graduate school to enhance her abilities to understand to dance population.

Since graduating, Amanda has continued her education in manual therapy and the treatment of dancers through courses provided by the Institute of Physical Art and Harkness Center for Dance Medicine of NYU.

In her free time, Amanda continues to dance, with a special focus on Ballet. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and family, enjoying the outdoors, and exploring the many vineyards of Oregon's wine country.

Tracy Hug, PTA Tracy Hug, PTA
Tracy is a native Oregonian who grew up here in Albany and graduated from West Albany High School. Tracy spent about 10 years on her first “career” of working aboard small cruise ships in Alaska, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. Tracy returned to school in Washington and become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2010. Tracy returned to Oregon in 2014 & joined Albany/Corvallis Sport and Spine. Tracy has done additional training in shoulder rehabilitation and strategies to help develop proper motor control and movement patterns for pain free working, living and playing. She enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds, helping them return to their own work, life, dreams and adventures. Tracy is a true northwest native and enjoys spending time outdoors: rain or shine. She enjoys spending free time with family and friends and out in the woods on long, off-leash dog walks with her two four-legged friends. Tracy’s favorite thing to do on a free day is to go for a long road bike ride along the backroads: crossing the ferry is still a favorite.
Linda Herlihy, PTA Linda Herlihy, PTA

Linda Herlihy is a passionate individual who loves working in Physical Therapy and is also a certified yoga instructor. Prior to entering the field of Physical Therapy Linda earned a Master's degree in Environmental Sciences which has led to diverse life experiences including research trips to Antarctica and the Amazon. However, she has always had a passion for learning about human movement patterns and earned a Physical Therapist Assistant degree after raising her two daughters. She brings her yoga approach into the Physical Therapy realm and feels that helping people to heal is a true honor and mission in her life.

Linda enjoys yoga, contra dancing, skiing, and solving puzzles (body puzzles at work and word and logic puzzles at home). She loves spending time with her husband of 30 years, both of whom moved to Corvallis from Virginia in 1987.

Linda is a lifelong learner and continues to broaden her skill set to provide better care for her patients.

Carrol Esterhuizen

Carrol Esterhuizen PT, MHS, OCS, CPI Owner

Originally from South Africa, Carrol has been a Physical Therapist for 21 years. She initially received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy in 1987. She completed a post-professional Masters degree (MHS), in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, from the University of Indianapolis in 1997. She is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy association and is also a Certified Pilates Instructor (CPI). Carrol has strong background in Australian Maitland manual therapy techniques for the spine and extremities and has completed several manual therapy courses including Mulligan practitioner courses and Butler's neural tension. She also has completed Level III through the North American Institute for Orthopedic Manual Therapy and is currently working toward her doctorate in physical therapy. Carrol is passionate about physical therapy and how it can improve a patients' quality of life. Not only by relieving their pain, but also by teaching patients about their bodies, specific body types, and movement dysfunctions; so that they can avoid pain down the road, whether they are an athlete, gardener, recovering from surgery, or suffering from a motor vehicle accident. She is a member of the Samartian WISH foundation, a giving circle of women, dedicated to helping others. Carrol believes in balance, and in her spare time loves to cook, garden, spend time at the gym, spinning, doing Zumba, or the occasional 5K, traveling, and most importantly spending time with family and friends.
Laura Hoffman

Laura Hoffman MSPT, STC, CSCS, TPI CGFI-MP3/FP3 Owner

Laura is originally from San Jose, CA where she completed her Bachelor's degree in Child Development at San Jose State University in 1992. She competed in Intercollegiate Soccer at San Francisco State University, Club Soccer at California State University Northridge, and in the Women's Premier Division. In her youth, she participated in the competitive California Olympic Development Soccer. She completed a Master of Science degree in Motor Development at Indiana University in 1997 where she studied human movement with focus on children and women during pregnancy. She completed a second Master's degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Physical Therapy in 2000. Laura is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is a Certified Sports Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Golf Medical and Fitness Professional with the Titleist Performance Institute and a Certified Sportsmetrics® Instructor. Laura has a personal interest in sports medicine related injuries including the shoulder, ankle and knee in youth and adult as well as sacroiliac dysfunction and instability. She has a focus in whole body, functional movement and rehabilitation and correcting dysfunction to improve sport performance and active living. Laura is the Program Coordinator for the Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Program in the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences at Oregon State University. She is a clinical instructor for the Pre-Therapy and Athletic Training programs at Oregon State as well as a clinical instructor for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Physical Therapy Program. Recently, she has been working with the Oregon State University Women's Golf Program. When away from Physical Therapy, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching athletic events, golfing, gardening and cooking.
Caitlin Daly, DPT

Caitlin Daly, DPT

Caitlin is a new resident of the west coast and the state of Oregon as of September 2014. She was born and raised in Southern New Jersey and attended The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, earning her bachelor's degree in Biology. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014 before packing up and driving across the country to land in Albany, OR. Caitlin was an avid track and field participant in high school, earning accolades in middle distance running, hurdling, and javelin. She also played soccer in high school and college. She is particularly interested in hiking, camping and all things outdoors, so she is already feeling quite at home in the Northwest. Caitlin's passion for athletics has strongly influenced her love for health, wellness and physical therapy. She has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including outpatient orthopedic and acute inpatient clinical rotations. She also has experience treating those affected by neurological conditions such as stroke and Parkinson's disease. Caitlin has a desire to further develop her skills in strengthening and conditioning, manual therapy and functional movement assessment to effectively treat patients of all ages, conditions and fitness backgrounds. Like the rest of the Sport and Spine family, Caitlin believes in the "whole body approach", incorporating physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing for a happier, healthier life!
Kathy Lynch, DPT

Kathy Lynch, DPT

Kathy is a graduate of the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program. She made the transition from accountant to physical therapist recently. She received her bachelor's degree in Accounting from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY, she also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. While at Nazareth, she was a 4 -year member of the women's basketball team. Following college, she coached college basketball for 5 years.
Tracy Hug, PTA

Tracy Hug, PTA

Tracy is a native Oregonian who grew up here in Albany and graduated from West Albany High School. Tracy spent about 10 years on her first “career” of working aboard small cruise ships in Alaska, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. Tracy returned to school in Washington and become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2010. Tracy returned to Oregon in 2014 & joined Albany/Corvallis Sport and Spine. Tracy has done additional training in shoulder rehabilitation and strategies to help develop proper motor control and movement patterns for pain free working, living and playing. She enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds, helping them return to their own work, life, dreams and adventures. Tracy is a true northwest native and enjoys spending time outdoors: rain or shine. She enjoys spending free time with family and friends and out in the woods on long, off-leash dog walks with her two four-legged friends. Tracy’s favorite thing to do on a free day is to go for a long road bike ride along the backroads: crossing the ferry is still a favorite.
Linda Herlihy, PTA

Linda Herlihy, PTA

Linda Herlihy is a passionate individual who loves working in Physical Therapy and is also a certified yoga instructor. Prior to entering the field of Physical Therapy Linda earned a Master's degree in Environmental Sciences which has led to diverse life experiences including research trips to Antarctica and the Amazon. However, she has always had a passion for learning about human movement patterns and earned a Physical Therapist Assistant degree after raising her two daughters. She brings her yoga approach into the Physical Therapy realm and feels that helping people to heal is a true honor and mission in her life.

Linda enjoys yoga, contra dancing, skiing, and solving puzzles (body puzzles at work and word and logic puzzles at home). She loves spending time with her husband of 30 years, both of whom moved to Corvallis from Virginia in 1987.

Linda is a lifelong learner and continues to broaden her skill set to provide better care for her patients.