Our Core Values: to be accessible, responsive, compassionate, skilled, specialized, family-centered and community-minded.
Advanced Orthopedic is a physical therapy clinic located in Newberg, Oregon. Advanced Orthopedic was born out of the desire to provide a high quality of care in a personal and comfortable environment and to provide an alternative to the fast-paced numbers driven norm. As providers with differing clinical backgrounds, Nate and Amy Phelps were excited to join their skills in a nurturing setting where the needs of the individual truly drive the care.
We first opened our doors in February 2013 at our current Deborah Road location. Initially, we occupied one small treatment room with the bare essentials and the desire to stay small and grow with our patients.
We have since expanded twice and now occupy a comfortable clinic with 3 private treatment rooms and 2 gym spaces. In January 2016, we added an additional PT, Rikki Markham to our team who has added a new perspective and some contagious positive energy to our practice.
We love doing business in Newberg and are convinced we have the best patients around!
Meet Our Team
Amy PhelpsDoctor of Physical Therapy
Amy L. Phelps is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and mother of three active little girls. She has extensive clinical experience in the areas of pediatrics, pelvic health, and the aging individual. Amy was born and raised in a small town in Maine and knew from an early age that she was called to serve those in need. She received her BS in Liberal Arts with a minor in Psychology from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. She then went on to volunteer with Americore in an after-school program where she served as a reading tutor and assisted in running the government assisted snack program and with marketing.
Amy entered Chapman University’s DPT program in California a year later and received a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2005. She became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) in 2010 and has achieved certification in women’s health through the American Physical Therapy Association. Through her own struggles with changes in physical ability and the frustration of dealing with insurance companies that fall short of providing easy access to necessary care, Amy developed a unique perspective of compassion and understanding that makes her an effective provider for people of all ages and abilities.
Nathan PhelpsDoctor of Physical Therapy
Nathan G. Phelps is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Nathan was 1 of only 64 specialists in the state at the time of his examination, which is less than 4% of the current treating physical therapists. Furthermore, as a Teaching Assistant in orthopedics at George Fox University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Nathan stays up to date on the most current treatment approaches.
Nathan received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Oregon State University and then went to Chapman University where he graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Patients who are experiencing musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain or need post-operative rehab would greatly benefit from his expertise.
Nathan also has advanced knowledge in diagnostics, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise. He combines a whole-body approach through a differential diagnostic evaluation to treat specific pain conditions. This provides patients with the best opportunity to reduce/eliminate pain from their daily lives.
Ken ScogginDoctor of Physical Therapy
Ken Scoggin is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and native Oregonian who recently moved back from Vancouver, WA where he was the lead therapist for two outpatient PT clinics. He received his doctorate from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and his Bachelors of Science in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon. While attending the University of Oregon, he was a member of the track and cross country team.
Ken is working towards becoming an Orthopedic Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Along with treating the diverse field of orthopedics he has experience in treating running and sports injuries. Outside of the clinic, Ken is interested in running and exploring the Portland metro area for the next good place to eat.
Jess SmithDoctor of Occupational Therapy
Jess Smith graduated from Northern Arizona University with her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. She previously received her undergraduate in Kinesiology at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, California.
Jess worked with the Veteran Affairs hospital in outpatient hand therapy during her fieldwork rotation in Phoenix, Arizona and has been completing a mentorship program at Sports Medicine Oregon. Furthermore, Jess completed her residency at OHSU’s Parkinson’s Clinic, where she cultivated her skills in neuro-rehabilitation while falling in love with the beauty of the pacific northwest.
Jess has been taking pediatric continuing education courses and is excited to apply her skills in neuro-rehabilitation and sensory integration to the pediatric setting. Her schedule is open to see hand therapy and pediatric patients!
Jenine PrinzingOffice Manager
Jenine is the Office Manager at Advanced Orthopedic. Her responsibilities encompass many aspects of our business, including billing, office management, and customer service. Her incredible organization skills keep our team and office running smoothly and our clients smiling.
She is the friendly voice that our clients have grown so accustomed to hearing when calling into our office, and she takes great pleasure in making sure they are each taken care of.
Kenneth LauferPhysical Therapy Aide
After graduating from Penn State University in 2017 with his degree in Kinesiology, Kenny
moved from his hometown in central Pennsylvania to Keizer Oregon.
As a PT aide, Kenny is passionate about helping others. In the future, he plans to go back to
school to get a Master’s Degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics.
Elena PangPhysical Therapy Aide
Elena graduated from George Fox University in 2018, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. She is also a certified Athletic Trainer.
Elena is working as a physical therapy aide and loves working with patients to help them reach their therapy goals! In the future, she aspires to return to school and earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.