Eric Brown, PT, DPT, Director of Physical Therapy

Specialty: Outpatient Physical Therapy
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Creighton University, Omaha, NE.

Certifications: Licensed Physical Therapist (Oregon), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member

Joined NWT: June 2014

Special Interests: Manual Therapy, Orthopedics, Hockey, Golf

Personal Information: I received by Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College, MN in 2011 and graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 2014. I have had the opportunity to gain a broad array of clinical experiences all over the nation treating individuals with orthopedic, neurologic and cardiovascular condition. That being said, I moved from the Midwest to the greater Portland area in May of 2014 and have been loving it ever since! In my spare time, I enjoy exploring Portland, hiking, camping, golfing, fishing, hunting, and spending time with my wife and dog.

I’m proud to be a part of the Northwest Therapy team and I am looking forward to working with you!

Languages Spoken: English

Handicapped Access: Yes


Geoff Staton, MPT

Specialty: Outpatient Physical Therapy

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Puget Sound; Masters in Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound

Certifications: Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Manual Therapist

Joined NWT: 2014

Special Interests: Manual therapy; industrial physical therapy; ergonomics

Personal Information: I did my undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, finishing with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 1999. I spent many years as a travelling therapist, so I have worked at hundreds of locations doing all sorts of therapy, ranging from neurological rehab, to acute care in hospitals, to sports therapy and even to being an expert witness in trials. I served as director of a clinic providing therapy primarily for on-the-job work injuries for many years and while there completed a manual therapy certification program, including over 160 hours of training. In addition to spending quality time with my wife and daughter, in my spare time I also enjoy camping, backpacking, cycling, playing guitar, photography, and home improvement projects

Languages Spoken: English

Handicapped Access: Yes


Deanna Julkowski, PTA

Specialty: Physical Therapy Assistant

Education: Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University; Associate Degree, Physical Therapy Assistant, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

Certifications: Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant; Certified ASTYM® provider

Joined NWT: June 2003

Special Interests: My main experience has been in outpatient rehabilitation. I very much enjoy giving personal attention and quality care to my patients.

Personal Information: I have two young children and enjoy spending time with my family, as well as photography, tennis, gardening and cycling.

Languages Spoken: English

Handicapped Access: Yes


Ashley Billingsley, DPT

Specialty: Outpatient Physical Therapist

Education: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Pacific University of Oregon; Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of Southern California

Certifications: Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified in ASTYM and SFMA

Joined NWT: 2017

Special Interests: Manual therapy; return to work/sports therapy; sports physical therapy

Personal Information: 

I did my undergraduate degree at Pacific University of Oregon and went on to receive my Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California in 2016. I have spent most of my years practicing in an outpatient orthopedics setting with limited clinical experience in the acute care setting. I have gained certifications in ASTYM treatments as well as SFMA evaluations. I have also recently been working with and treating Women’s Health patients but my true passion is working with athletes of all backgrounds to return them to their desired recreational activities. When I am not working, you can find me either out riding my horses, lifting some heavy weights at the gym or taking my pups on a long hike!

Languages Spoken: English

Handicapped Access: Yes


Karen Kuo, PT, DPT

Specialty: Physical Therapist

Education: Bachelor of Sciences, Exercise Science, Rutgers University
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey

Certifications: Licensed Physical Therapist

Joined NWT: October 2018

Special Interests: Manual Therapy, Orthopedics and Red Cord

Personal Information: I graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. I have enjoyed working with people in the outpatient settings both in New Jersey and Florida prior to moving to Portland. In my prior  have experienced treating orthopedic and neurologic diagnoses. In my spare time, my husband and I enjoy exploring Portland and all this city has to offer.

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Spanish

Handicapped Access: Yes