Matt Whitaker, MPT
Originally from the East Coast, Matt Whitaker received his professional training at Loma Linda University graduating in 1998 and has lived in Utah and California prior to moving to the Northwest in 2016.
His original work focused on neurologic rehabilitation with an emphasis on vestibular and balance dysfunctions. Over the past 10 years his area of care has concentrated on orthopedic conditions with postsurgical and spine dysfunctions areas of particular interest in addition to bike fitting and the young athlete.
Outside of treating patients, Matt has taught physical therapy students both in the classroom and clinically, has lectured to medical students, provided post-graduate continual educational training to physical therapists, directed therapy programs for hospitals and owned a private practice clinic.
Matt understands the needs of both an athlete and those that want to stay active and their desire at any age to return to what they love doing after injury. Having completed multiple Ironman triathlons and marathons he understands the drive and motivations of his patients to optimize their ability.
Heini Tallent, LMT
Heini grew up in Finland but calls England her second home. She has a journalism degree from the University of Westminster in London, and received her professional massage training at Oxford School of Sports Massage and JING Institute of Advanced Massage Training.
Heini (pronounced Hay-nee) has been a massage therapist since 2008 and has more than 1,200 hours of massage training under her belt. She ran her own practice in England before a family relocation brought her to the US. After a short stint in California, she and her family moved to Oregon in 2018.
Her philosophy is simple: massage is not ‘one size fits all’. Heini uses her extensive knowledge and skills to combine a range of techniques to best suit each client’s needs. Her outcome-based approach means treatment goals are clear, and she works together with her clients to achieve them. She has a special interest in treating migraines and tension headaches, running injuries, and low back pain. She’s an advocate for improving joint mobility through soft tissue bodywork, and a firm believer in the benefits of hot stone therapy for fibromyalgia patients.
As well as providing massage, Heini leads the Evolve Run Club. She has been a running coach since 2015 and loves all things running! She is also passionate about getting kids involved in and enjoying sport, and has coached many youth basketball and run clubs. She currently volunteers as a cross country and track and field coach at Sherwood High School.
Brittany was born and raised Oregon, and graduated from Sherwood High School. She has experience in medical office management and billing. Brittany worked in a chiropractic office for more than 7 years before joining our clinic. She has a love for making patients feel welcome.