Photo credit: Khali MacIntyre of Khali MacIntyre Photography


Liz is an avid adventurer and athlete.

If it is active and outdoors, she is likely a fan or has taken part at some point in her life. As such, Portland is a perfect fit.

Liz has personal experience with a wide array of sports and active recreational pursuits including: playing soccer (member of the University of WI women's soccer team), tennis, basketball, and softball in her youth. She bikes (mountain, road, and commuting), swims, runs - and has even competed in marathon and triathlon events. For over a decade she has rock climbed (trad, sport, top rope, & bouldered all across North America). Paddling, skateboarding, hiking, backpacking, snowboarding and cross country skiing are also things she enjoys. Like a proper Angeleno, she learned how to incorporate yoga as well. She cannot wait to see how the PNW molds her & is excited to serve Portland from her office in downtown.

Liz utilizes her diverse athletic experience to help her clients at Artisan Physical Therapy thrive.

She enjoys spending time with her musical and creative husband, their dog, traveling (hello - Pacific Northwest!), philanthropic work, and pursuing her photographic interests of travel, event, and portrait photography.

 

Liz Bottrell

PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Liz is a people person - passionate about healing and life!

Her desire for non-hurried, one-on-one time with patients spurred her to start her own physical therapy practice in the fall of 2014. With Artisan Physical Therapy, she can provide focused, quality care, give full answers to patient questions, and gain better understanding of each patient’s individual needs, thus putting clients in optimal control of their health, while expediting the healing process.

Her approach to PT is collaborative with her clients taking an active role. She likes to say that she she is succeeding when she "works herself out of a job," as her patients become increasingly knowledgeable about their bodies over time. Because injury prevention is important to her, she recommends regular physical therapy check-ups to correct imbalances before problems even arise. She values the opportunity to be your PT and go-to for your sports, posture, & musculoskeletal questions as well as aches and pains.

Prior to her downtown Portland move, she was fortunate for 5 years to teach and mentor the next generation of physical therapists in the doctor of physical therapy program at the University of Southern California (USC).

She now serves as Adjunct Faculty and a Mentor in the Riverside Fellowship Program.

Education

University of Wisconsin - Madison - BS in Kinesiology - Exercise Science

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Masters in Physical Therapy

University of Illinois at Chicago - Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT)

Western University of Health Sciences - Doctor of Physical Therapy

Honors

Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)

Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California (USC)