Matt Hennings Matt Hennings, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI Level 3, Clinical Director

Matt Hennings, a family man, new dad, avid golfer, doctor of physical therapy, and certified golf rehabilitation professional, originally from Florida. Matt is a trusted and experienced PT and received certification as an orthopedic clinical specialist. He has a wide knowledge base and expertise in the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine.


  • BS Health Sciences - University of Central Florida in 2007.
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UCF in 2010.
  • Certified Orthopedic clinical specialist, awarded by the American Physical Therapy Association 2016.

Prior to joining the Sport and Spine team, Matt spent 7 years working daily and directly with a great group of orthopedic surgeons which allowed for extensive experience working with post-operative patients. He also enjoys working with patients who are trying to avoid surgical intervention. Matt is fun, relational, a born educator and loves teaching all of his patients about their anatomy, diagnosis and recovery process. He believes connection with a patient, and a good understanding of your injury is paramount to a speedy recovery.

In his spare time, besides golfing, Matt is known as Mr. HGTV, an avid carpenter, works on remodeling DIY projects around his house and playing with his two dogs, Carson and Hank. He loves his East Coast family and joins his brothers for an annual ax throwing competition.

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 Master's 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 a 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 Samaritan 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 on whole body, functional movement and rehabilitation and correcting dysfunction to improve sports 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.

MollyAnn Hunt, PT, DPT MollyAnn Hunt, PT, DPT

MollyAnn was born and raised in Albany, Oregon. She graduated from West Albany High School in 2005 being part of the 50th graduating class. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Sport and Science from Oregon State University in 2010. She worked in various career fields after college including coaching, managing the Boys and Girls Club, and as a PT aide. In 2014, she moved to San Diego, CA to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In 2016, she completed her DPT from the University of St Augustine Health Sciences.

During her high school, collegiate, and professional school years, MollyAnn was involved in a variety of sports spanning from softball, soccer, basketball, golf, and cheerleading. She continues to be actively involved in sports and enjoys attending her children’s sporting events as well.

Throughout her time at the University of St Augustine, MollyAnn took various courses towards her Manual Therapy Certification. She has also immersed herself in functional movement assessment evaluation training with SFMA certification. During her time at the University of St Augustine she participated in neurological and pediatric POINT labs for those unable to acquire health insurance or struggling with medical bills.  For her final clinical affiliation, MollyAnn was able to study under co-owner Laura Hoffman, PT at Corvallis Sport and Spine and capitalize on her circular DPT experience.

Growing up in the city that she loves Albany, has made her appreciate the sense of community and compassion that the town embodies. She enjoys staying current on the inner workings of the city with various volunteer work and working closely with the high schools to keep athletes and coaches up on the newest research for proper exercise and strengthening programs. MollyAnn has a passion for working with pediatric, middle school and high school patients, who love her energy and excellent skills.

Elizabeth Lauten, PT, DPT Elizabeth Lauten, PT, DPT

Elizabeth is focusing her continuing education on athletic rehabilitation and sports performance , to help athletes heal and excel. She has had much success in working with tactical athletes, firefighters and police officers and has treated military personnel. She participatesin Crossfit and loves to work with barbell athletes, fitness athletes, and runners. She is always learning new techniques to improve her approach to care.


  • *Graduated with a DPT from Texas Womans' University in Dallas Texas
  • *Masters degree in Divinity and Pastoral counselling and worked in the field prior to entrance to PT school
  • Humanitarian Mission to Mexico.

Elizabeth enjoys the opportunity to connect with all different types of people, hearing their stories, and making them feel welcome at Physical Therapy

In her spare time, she hikes the trails all year with her dog Abby, loves camping and is at the Crossfit gym early every morning. She loves visiting older people in their homes, praying for them and volunteering in the community where she lives. She grew up in South Carolina and moved to Albany for her position at Albany Sport and Spine PT.

What her patients say about her
"To Elizabeth I will truly forever be grateful, going from wearing a hard cervical collar after a serious car accident, to being completely off of the collar, from doing manual therapy techniques to eventually getting back to the closest me, and my medical professional. I truly thank you for enduring the emotional roller coaster, I appreciate your knowledge and compassion more than you know"

Christa Antrim, PT, DPT Christa Antrim, PT, DPT

Christa Antrim is a highly skilled compassionate physical therapist with 15 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor's degree in exercise sports science and a minor in psychology from Oregon State University in 2002. She completed her doctorate degree in 2005 from Pacific University. She has worked exclusively in outpatient orthopedic settings specializing in manual therapy techniques, and post-operative procedures in Salem (at Hope Orthopedics) for 11 years.

Prior to working as a physical therapist, Christa traveled internationally as a fashion model. This experience supported her love of different cultures and her capacity for empathy and communication with persons from all walks of life. It also opened her eyes to the exploitative behaviors of the Fashion Industry firsthand, reinforcing her passion for female self-empowerment and mentorship.

Christa was blessed with 2 beautiful boys of her own and understands the desire for women to reclaim their bodies after pregnancy. She is currently pursuing her national certification in pelvic floor rehabilitation, and women's health education. She has a strong desire to provide thorough, knowledge-based treatment, understanding the intimate connection of the bodies systems as a whole. She is excited to grow an exceptional women's health program here in Albany.

Outside of work she keeps busy with her husband and 2 boys. She enjoys dancing, camping, hiking and attending her boys sporting activities, as well as participating in choral and local community theater including musical productions.

Matt Gerlach, PT, DPT Matt Gerlach, PT, DPT

Born and raised in the small town of Creswell, Oregon where he lived and worked in the farming community as a teenager. Matt later obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University with a major in Exercise and Sport Science. He was first drawn to physical therapy when he was a patient at a young age and saw the movement and activity-based nature of the profession. Having always been an active person, Matt grew up playing basketball, baseball, soccer, and running cross country and fishing of any type. Throughout his time at OSU, Matt regularly participated in intramural and city league sports, while also being employed at Dixon Recreation Center and volunteering with Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today (IMPACT) for children with learning and physical disabilities.

Matt completed his undergraduate degree in 2016, where he then worked as a Physical Therapy Technician for Corvallis/Albany Sport & Spine Physical Therapy for one year. He was known as power PT tech, besides treating patients, he could fix anything outside, and was nicknamed Mr. Fix-it. Matt was accepted into the University of St. Augustine for the Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in San Marcos, CA and graduated in April of 2020. As an ardent Fly- fisherman, Matt loves treating shoulder, and neck injuries, as he has had these from catching big fish. While obtaining his DPT, Matt remained active with city league sports, running marathons and half marathons, but always longed to be back in the PNW for his fishing expeditions. He gained valuable experience as a student in elite outpatient orthopedic settings in Gainesville Florida.

Matt values establishing trust and relationship with his patients and is looking forward to improving the way you move!

What Patients Say about Matt
"Matt made me the number one priority, he really heard what I was saying about my pain and then created a plan to help me not have to live pain free."

Julio Martinez, PTA Julio Martinez, PTA

What Julios' patient say about him:

"He has amazing warm energy, and helped me get stronger. He works out and has had his own set of physical injuries, which he has conquered.’ I feel energized physically and mentally stronger after seeing him."

Julio shows up every day to make a difference in his patient’s lives. He is energetic and passionate about what his experiences with his own technical skill in his fitness career and physical therapy are and gives expert advice at each appointment. He is an incredible communicator and listener to all ages of all patients.

He received his physical therapy assistant’s license at New Mexico Community College where his wife, OB/GYN Dr. Lucy Martinez is from.

During his free time which is minimal, being a dad of two adorable little girls, he enjoys boxing in his sleek home gym. He has many certifications in Kettlebell, CrossFit, Boxing, Bulgarian Bag and Combat sports. Julio is from the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico and is fluent is Spanish.

Theresa Baker, PTA Theresa Baker, PTA

Theresa Baker grew up in the Detroit area and spent her first career optimizing and testing manufacturing operations in the General Motors, Chrysler and Ford factories. Having a burden to improve the health and lifestyle of others, she earned an Associate of Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant Lane Community College in June 2011 and was licensed soon afterward. Since being employed with Corvallis Sport and Spine Physical Therapy, she partners with all the physical therapists to carry out each patient's plan of care in a skilled, caring and attentive manner.

Theresa is working towards earning a Functional Orthopedic Certification through the IPA. She also specializes in postural and body mechanics education. She has been trained in Myofascial Release manual therapy. She is effective in treating post-operative patients and lumbar stabilization techniques that will reduce back pain. She is also trained in proprioceptive neuro-muscular re-education techniques that help engage muscle groups and train new movement patterns.

Theresa and her family have been calling Corvallis home since 2001. She enjoys physical activity including hiking in Corvallis, dancing, biking and yoga. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, playing piano and singing or driving around town in her 1967 Camaro.