Welcome to Ultra!
Your commitment and trust in us is greatly valued. We treat every individual as unique and listen specifically to YOUR goals; we will aide you every step of the way toward those goals. We take great pride in getting you back to what you love to do.
Our mission at Ultra Physical Therapy & Hand Center is to be the most caring, supportive, patient-first clinic; providing the highest quality effective care. We want to exceed your expectations every visit! If you should ever feel that your expectations are not being met, please let us know and we will do our best to put things right.
Your appointments are an important investment in you. Please be on time for your appointments and follow your plan of care as prescribed by your therapist. We encourage questions if you are unsure of any measures recommended by your therapist.
Each appointment will be approximately 60 minutes and you will be treated by your primary therapist at each and every visit, one-on-one. Remember to dress accordingly in loose fitting clothing or sports attire if needed!
We are looking forward to helping facilitate your path toward a stronger, healthier you!
Dr. Sinead Clancy - PT, DPT, CHT, PH. D
Dr. Sinead M. Clancy is an experienced board certified orthopedic sports physical therapist. She is a graduate of the University of St. Augustine, a school founded by Dr. Stanley Paris and highly regarded for manual therapy education. She was taught by Dr. Paris for many of the manual skills she uses to help heal her patients today. Her treatment philosophy places emphasis on function and not only pain.
She has been recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. Furthermore, she has over six years’ experience with hand rehabilitation; working with hand surgeons in San Diego, CA she is a specialist with conservative, as well as post-operative care. Sinead has proudly attained the distinction of CHT, Certified Hand Therapist one of only ~ 6, 000 in the world, and a distinction rarely seen in the physical therapy profession.
She is a fully qualified running coach as recognized by the Road Runners Club of America, is certified in running analysis, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM).
Previous to her career in physical therapy she was a Neuroscientist at both the Salk and Scripps research institutes and served as adjunct faculty to the Neuroscience program at UCSD. Her passion for competing in Ultra marathons and Ironman distance triathlon led to unfortunate injuries; for which she turned to physical therapy to get back on course. During treatments she felt an instant connection to the profession, ‘helping people getting back to what they love to do, just perfectly fits with who I am and what drives me’. Her strong background in neuroscience has helped definitely with her approach to patient care and with educating other therapists.
Dr. Kelsey Jonas - PT, DPT
Dr. Kelsey Jonas graduated from the University of Delaware in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a concentration in Exercise Physiology. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 2017. Kelsey enjoys working with the athletic population with an emphasis on runners, high school athletes, and foot/ankle injuries. She has spent the first few years of her career as a foot/ankle specialist and she incorporates gait video analysis with biomechanics of motion in her treatment approach. Kelsey uses manual therapy techniques, but primarily uses therapeutic exercise to return patients to sport.
Kelsey is also SFMA Level 1 certified through Functional Movement Systems as well as certified in Level 1 Blood Flow Restriction Therapy. She has taken a wide variety of continuing education courses on various physical therapy topics, techniques, and treatment styles to incorporate in her personalized approach to rehabilitation. In her free time, she enjoys exploring restaurants and craft breweries in the greater Portland area. Kelsey is an active gym member and participates in yoga, but also likes to travel and be involved in outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and running.
Connor Perkins - Lead Physical Therapy Aide
Connor Perkins is a physical therapy aide at Ultra Physical Therapy and Hand Center. He attended Jesuit High School and graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in kinesiology and minoring in psychology. At Oregon State he volunteered to help children with disabilities improve their motor skills and physical activity with the IMPACT program as well as play on the lacrosse team. Always having an interest in the human body and mind, he has wanted to be a doctor since he was little. Growing up he played mostly contact sports that led to a host of injuries that left him on the sideline. Connor understands the frustration that can come with injuries and not being able to do the same activities that you used to do. After going through physical therapy himself a few times he knew he wanted to help people rehabilitate their injuries and return to their daily lives painfree.
In his free time he enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, and ultimate frisbee. Connor is currently applying to PT school and hopes to be starting in the fall of 2020.
Mark Strazzeri - Physical Therapy Aide
Mark Strazzeri is a physical therapy aide at Ultra Physical Therapy and Hand Center. He grew up in Southern California and graduated from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Science. At Viterbo Univeristy, he played collegiate baseball as a catcher and was the captain of his team for two years. After graduating from college, Mark had the opportunity to coach both high school and college level baseball teams. Mark has always had an interest in athletics, and has played many contact sports throughout his life. Growing up, he frequently experienced injuries that required care from Physical Therapists. Determined to get back on the field, Mark worked closely with Physical Therapists and developed a passion for the healing process of the human body. Mark aspires to become a Physical Therapist in the future so that he can help others in the same way he was helped.
In his free time, Mark enjoys yoga, hiking, playing sports , and video/board games.