Passionate. Experienced. Professional. Family Oriented.
PT, MS, CMPT, MBA
Ruggie Canizares completed his bachelors in physical therapy in 1985 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines.
Joe graduated with his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Washington in 2009. He continued his education further by completing a residency in orthopedic manual therapy at the Ola Grimsby Institute while working in Seattle. He moved to Montana in 2011 to work in a rural outpatient clinic in a small farming community.
Jessica Carlson Physical Therapist Assistant graduated from Lane Community College in 2011. I have previous experience in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health, and Outpatient settings.
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.
Born and raised in beautiful Roseburg, OR, I graduated from Oregon State University in 2018 with a B.S. in Kinesiology with an option in Pre-Therapy and Allied Health. I am currently working in Eugene to learn and gain experience in the field and am anticipating on applying to a PT graduate program with goals of becoming a physical therapist. Further, I am currently working as a Patient Access Specialist and Physical Therapy Aide at the clinic. My hobbies include hiking, painting, going to the movies, and spending time with family and friends.
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.
Office Manager and 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.
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!