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St. John Medical Center -
Outpatient Therapies

THERAPISTS

Aaron is the clinical coordinator at PeaceHealth Outpatient Therapies.  He received his BS in exercise science from Brigham Young University in 2004 and his Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington in 2007.  He received his certification in hand therapy in 2012 and specializes in rehabilitation of upper extremity overuse syndromes, post-operative rehabilitation, custom orthotic fabrication, arthritis education, and activity modification. He is also certified to administer functional capacity evaluations and performs these as part of the industrial rehabilitation program.  In 2012 Aaron authored a chapter on hand fractures in Cynthia Cooper's hand therapy text book “Fundamentals of Hand Therapy."  When Aaron isn’t at work you’ll see him spending time outdoors as much as possible working on his property, hiking, camping, and backpacking with his wife and four children.  He also enjoys running, mountain biking, triathlons, and playing the guitar and piano.

Roger is a Kelso native and graduated from Central Washington University with a bachelor of science in health sciences.  He then went on to obtain a bachelor's of physical therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1982.  He worked in Seattle and Olympia before returning home in 1988 to open his own practice.  He joined PeaceHealth in 1999.  Roger specializes in orthopedic physical therapy and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.  He stays involved with the community as a member of the Pioneering Lions club and officiating local football and basketball games.  In his free time Roger enjoys traveling, hiking, and bicycling with his family.
 
Marilyn graduated with her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has 40 years of experience.  She initiated her work history with the Rehabilitation Department at the University of Washington and progressed to orthopedics.  She has served the Longview community since 1992.  She has also served on the boards of the American Physical Therapy Association for both Washington and Oregon.  She highly values continuing education and takes multiple classes per year including some from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Therapists.  In the early 1990’s Marilyn began specializing in Women’s Health and actively promotes Women’s Health in the Longview area.  In her spare time Marilyn enjoys traveling, gardening, putting up food, reading, knitting and hiking. 
 
Binal Motawar, PT, PhD
Binal received her physical therapy degree from India, and then moved to the United States to pursue research training in 2008. She has a Master’s degree from East Carolina University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with emphasis on neural control of movement. Binal’s clinical interests include musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. She enjoys working with patients in all stages of life: elderly to pediatric patients and everyone in between. Binal is excited about living in Washington state and likes to explore the outdoors in her free time, in addition to photography, painting and learning piano.
 
Elnathan Eldredge, DPT
 
 

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

Doug Raney, PTA
Doug has been a physical therapist assistant for the past 29 years. He has worked in a variety of settings in the Portland/Vancouver area before joining Peacehealth’s Outpatient Therapy in 1999. Doug enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic and neurologic patients, as well as aquatic therapy.  He takes a special interest in education, a key component in the success of patients recovering from injuries. Doug resides in Castle Rock with his wife and daughter.

Jody Brand, PTA
Jody received her PT assistant degree from Salt Lake Community College in 2000.  She worked in hospitals in the Salt Lake City area in acute care and outpatient settings before moving to Longview, Washington in 2005 to join PeaceHealth.   Jody’s primary clinical interest is in prosthetic training for amputees.  She also takes great interest in manual therapies and orthopedics.  In her free time, Jody looks forward to spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.   She also enjoys gardening, camping, fishing, and painting.