Passionate. Experienced. Professional. Family Oriented.
PT, MS, CMPT, MBA
Ruggie completed his bachelors in physical therapy in 1985 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines.
PT, DPT, OMT, CPI, CLT
Joe values a varied experience with the goal of meeting the needs of the community. He graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 2009. He continued his education by completing a residency in orthopedic manual therapy at the Ola Grimsby Institute in 2010. He became a Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor with a rehabilitation focus in 2017. As the need arose to treat patients with lymphedema and oncology related impairments, he became a certified lymphedema therapist in 2021.
Katie brings over 25 years of PT experience to Physical Therapy Services. Her initial training was in the UO athletic training program, and then she went on to work with chronic pain patients at the Oregon Pain Center. She also has worked at the Dartmouth Spine Center, and in Colorado she used an 8-channel surface EMG for real-time feedback on muscle function. This experience gives her a varied background to draw from as an orthopedic manual therapist. However, her current love is using aquatic therapy to decrease weight bearing force while exercising. Avocationally she is an avid kayaker, and loves to spend time in her garden with her crazy puppy.
Brittany was born and raised in the Eugene/Springfield area. She graduated from Lane Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in June of 2019. She did her clinical rotations in an outpatient and Skilled Nursing Facility setting before doing her last rotation here at PTS and jumping into our team as an employee right after graduation.
PT Assistant, CLT, LMT
Kelsi graduated from Lane Community College in 2021 with her Associates in Physical Therapy Assistant. Prior to she had been working in out- patient physical therapy clinics for 11 years as a LMT and transitioned to a PTA. She has a unique ability to incorporate manual soft tissue manipulation techniques and exercises together to help her patients with a wide variety of conditions related to both Oncology and Orthopedics. In May 2022, she became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through Klose training.
License Number: 16665
I grew up in Veneta/Elmira area, but recently purchased a house in Eugene. I’m married, and we have a dog named Jessica who is 4 years old. I have been doing massage for almost 4 years now, and still love it. I am very passionate about what I do, I like the clinical environment because it causes me to think more about how to solve problems. Work is a big part of my life, but my other hobbies include weightlifting, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with my husband and dog outside. I am so glad to be a part of the PTS family, and plan on staying for a long time!
In 2008 I joined PTS as a Physical Therapist Aide. Since then I have transitioned to do authorizations and billing. I love meeting all of our patients and seeing how therapy can help them reach their goals of being pain free.
Prior Authorization Specialist
Mary was born and raised in Oregon. She attended college at the U of O, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Public Relations. Mary worked in Eugene for 21 years, before moving to the mid-west to marry and raise two daughters. She returned to Eugene in 2015 and calls it home. It is the perfect mix of mountains and beach, small town and city for her. She loves to hike, run, cook and spend as much time as possible with friends and family.
I graduated from Linfield College with a bachelor’s in Business Information Systems many moons ago, and am quite content with my rudimentary knowledge of computers :-).
When I’m not performing support staff duties at the clinic, I work for PeaceHealth full time as an Analytic Reporting Developer. Whew!
I absolutely love to spend time with my boys when I can, especially when they are home from college. In the in-between time, I’m digging all that Oregon offers, especially gardening, walking, and hiking, regardless of weather. When it’s a bit chilly outside, I really love to get creative in the kitchen and watch the news.