Newport Physical Therapy was established in 1980 and has been providing quality outpatient rehabilitation services to Lincoln County ever since.
In 2012, Heather Dodge Hasselschwert purchased the practice after having been on staff as a Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2009.
Newport PT is one of the few members of the North West Rehab Alliance on the Central Oregon Coast. This means Newport PT is dedicated to serving patients, physicians, employers and health plans with caring and successful rehabilitation. Our clinic can help patients with neck pain, back pain, extremity and sports injuries. We also help resolve injuries that occur from work or repetitive motion, and from the pain and discomfort that result from motor vehicle accidents. Our therapists routinely serve patients who have undergone a variety of surgical procedures. We can help people get back to work and leisure activities, and assist people in regaining the functional use of their bodies so that they may get the most from life.
Heather Dodge Hasselschwert
Owner | Lead Physical Therapist
Heather first became involved with Newport PT in 2006 when she became an intern during her first year of physical therapy school. She enjoyed working at Newport PT as a physical therapy aide during the summers of 2006, 2007 and 2008. After completing her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy at Pacific University in 2009, Heather came on board as a full-time, staff physical therapist. After several years of treating patients at Newport Physical Therapy, Heather purchased the practice and was very happy to deepen her roots in the community with opportunities to grow and ensure that Newport PT would continue to provide the best care possible to it’s clients. Heather’s clinical skills in manual therapy and functional movement analysis have helped her to be successful in treating the spine, and peripheral joints that are orthopedic in nature. Treating holistically is important to Heather and means that she evaluates not only the involved joints, it’s surrounding soft tissues, the nerve structures that are contained within the soft tissues, as well as the environmental influences that the individual lives in, works in and plays in. In 2013 Heather began developing a specialty service within the outpatient practice, which continues to be called Women’s Health but within the profession will soon have a new title as it is important to acknowledge that men benefit from these services as well. Many physical therapists treat conditions related to the pelvis and the sacroiliac joint (SIJ). A Women’s Health PT, or maybe more appropriately called, a Pelvic Health PT is one who performs evaluation and treatment of not only the pelvis and SIJ but also the pelvic floor musculature and it’s influence on bladder and bowel function, sexual function, pelvic pain, and more. Many patients are referred to a pelvic PT for bladder or bowel incontinence, pelvic pain post-partum, post-operative prostatectomy, pelvic organ prolapse and many other conditions.
Shiloh was raised in the Rocky Mountains of rural Northern New Mexico, where she developed a love for the outdoors and an active lifestyle. After finishing high school, she moved to California to attend college at Pepperdine University, majoring in Sports Medicine. She went on to attend graduate school at the University of Southern California where she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After PT school, Shiloh settled in San Luis Obispo, CA where she worked in outpatient orthopaedics.
While there she completed a year long orthopaedic residency program and in 2016 was credentialed as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). She also met her future husband while in San Luis Obispo, who’s job in the United States Coast Guard brought them to Newport in 2017. She plans to further build upon her skill set with continued orthopedic and sports rehabilitation training. Her treatment is focused on diagnosing and correcting musculoskeletal imbalances with manual therapy and corrective exercise, but she also strives for a well-rounded approach, addressing neurologic and lifestyle components as necessary.
Outside of work, Shiloh enjoys staying active with running, weight lifting, mountain biking or hiking. She also loves baking and cooking. She looks forward to becoming an established provider within the Newport community in the years to come!
Physical Therapy Aide/Receptionist
Derek was raised in Newport, graduating from Newport High School in 2008. He left for 5 years to attend Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA, where he obtained his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Derek then returned to Newport to work at Newport Physical Therapy in August of 2013 as a Therapy Aide, and later the Front Desk. Derek also works part-time as a Level 2 Trainer at Crossfit Newport. He enjoys running, hiking, and watercolor painting in his free time.
Front Office Supervisor
Renee is an Arizona native who traded the desert for the Oregon Coast. She loves living at the beach and being in the great outdoors. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and camping. She is half owner of Tic Tac Taco, the best Mexican Food booth at our local Farmer’s Market. Renee likes helping others, which makes her a great fit as our Front Office Supervisor
Samantha is our newest staff member. She moved to Newport almost 2 years ago from the Portland area and is putting down her roots in Newport. She is currently going to school for massage therapy and is blending in nicely with our wonderful staff here at Newport Physical Therapy.
Independently owned and operated in Newport, OR
1010 SW Coast Hwy, #102 Newport, OR 97365
Monday: 8am - 5:15pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5:15pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5:15pm
Thursday: 8am - 5:15pm
Friday: 8am - 2pm
Weekend appointments offered once a month