Debra is from the small town of Boone located in the mountains of North Carolina. She went to Appalachian State University for her undergraduate education and received her degree in Exercise Science. While there, she competed as a NCAA D1 pole vaulter. Debra then attended graduate school at East Carolina University where she received her degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Debra has passion for treating patients with general orthopedic injuries as well a special interest treating patients with a variety of sports related injuries. She particularly enjoys the challenge of treating injured runners to enable them to get back to their sport as quickly as possible. She enjoys utilizing a variety of treatment techniques including individualized rehabilitation exercises as well as manual treatment to provide her patients with the best care possible.

In her free time, Debra enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, skiing, and trail running. She also enjoys trying out new restaurants and breweries around Portland with her husband. Debra’s husband is a distance runner and avid member of the Jacuzzi Boys Athletic Club.