Physical Therapy

Welcome Move Strong Physical Therapy to the MJCC!

Dr. Ariel Z. Salzman, DPT, OCS, CMPT, is the owner and one of the physical therapists of Move Strong and her clinic will be near the Fitness Center in-between the massage and IGNITE rooms.

Dr. Salzman will present a FREE workshop in May of 2018 at the MJCC:

May 8 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm: Pediatric Sports and Orthopedic Injuries
Find out more about the most common children’s orthopedic problems. Learn their causes, signs, and symptoms for early diagnosis; and what the research shows regarding youth sports at young ages.

Ariel Z. Salzman
Peggy Loebner

Ariel Salzman was born in Humbolt County, California, and raised in Athens, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Biological Sciences. She then attended Pacific University in Forest Grove where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005. Ariel has focused on Orthopedics in the Pacific Northwest, treating many runners and triathletes on both the amateur and professional level. In 2012, she earned her Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS) and in 2016 she was awarded a manual therapy certificate (CMPT) from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Ariel is also certified in ASTYM soft tissue mobilization and orthotics casting. Ariel enjoys treating patients of all ages and activity levels, and takes special interest in the spine as well as treating the body as a whole to prevent re-injury. When not in the clinic, Ariel is an Instructional Assistant at Pacific University School of Physical Therapy. She is active in Search and Rescue, and is a certified K9 handler in a local volunteer group. For fun, Ariel enjoys camping, skiing, mountain biking and attending live music.

For information and to make an appointment:

Ariel Salzman, DPT, OCS, CMPT
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Peggy Loebner, PT

Peggy Loebner, PT, was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated in 1995 from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior moving to Portland in 2005, Peggy practiced outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy in Chicago for 11 years. She has continued to work in outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy since moving to Portland. Peggy enjoys treating patients of all ages and getting people moving pain free. She has had the opportunity to treat athletes training for various sports events, including marathons, triathlons, ultra-marathons and adventure races. However, she most enjoys helping people meet their rehab goals where it's being able to run a marathon or be able to walk again without knee pain! Peggy lives in the Hillsdale neighborhood with her husband, Steve, and her 2 daughters, Keira and Shannon who attend Rieke Elementary School. Peggy is an avid runner and enjoys hiking, biking and being outside with her family!