Andrea has been a part of the PT Northwest family since 2010. She has been the Lead Therapist for our Legacy Silverton Hospital operations since 2013. She has worked in a variety of settings since becoming a physical therapist. Andrea really enjoys helping patients in their post-operative recovery, and working on early mobilization with patients in the acute care setting. Andrea loves helping people stay as active and independent as they can and appreciates the time that she spends with her patients. Andrea received her Bachelor of Science in General Science with a minor in German in 1994. She graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 1999. Andrea is also a Board Certified Geriatric Specialist. She received this advanced certification from the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a long time West Salem resident. Andrea has three sons who are busy with school, sports, and music. She spends a good portion of her free time at baseball games cheering on her boys. Andrea is also a foodie and loves trying out new places to eat in Salem and cooking for her family. She enjoys being outside, even in the rain, and tries to practice what she preaches by walking, running, and staying active.