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Therapists

At Gordon Physical Therapy, all of our therapists are fully licensed and extensively trained. You will always receive therapy from a licensed therapist, and never from an aide.

Our team includes three physical therapists, one occupational therapist, and one massage therapist. Together, these therapists create a diverse and experienced team with a wide variety of specialties.

Robert Gordon, PT

Robert Gordon, PT

Physical Therapist, Owner

Robert was born in California to an Air Force family and spent most of his childhood traveling around the country and oversees. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho in 1975, Robert traveled to Rochester, MN where he received his certificate in Physical Therapy from the Mayo Clinic. Robert returned to Boise and married his wife, Margie, in 1978. They then moved to Spokane and opened the Center for Physical & Sports Therapy (now Gordon Physical Therapy) in 1984.

Robert specializes in the treatment of patients with back pain, neck pain, and sports injuries. He has extensive training in various manual therapy techniques, including spinal mobilizations and headache relief, as well as athletic taping techniques. Robert completed training in levels 1, 2, and 3 in the Total Motion Release program, and recently achieved the Advanced Certificate level of training for this program. He has used these techniques with great success for many patients.

In 2007, Robert proudly asked his son Luke to join the practice. Robert enjoys having the chance to work with Luke as professionals and as partners. Robert spends most of his spare time with his wife and with their sons and their families. His primary (and favorite!) aerobic activity is chasing and being chased by his 4 grandchildren: Taylor, Ella, Julian and now Viola. Robert stays busy keeping 10 acres green and blooming, going for hikes on the Centennial Trail and Tubb’s Hill, and getting together with friends. He is a big Cougar and Bulldog fan and enjoys keeping track of all the local high school and college sports teams.

Luke Gordon, DPT, CEAS

Luke Gordon, DPT, CEAS

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Owner

Luke was born and raised in Spokane Valley, where he attended West Valley High School. After graduating in 2001, he travelled to Washington State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy. Luke then returned home to Spokane and spent the next 3 years earning his doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Eastern Washington University. He then joined his father, Robert, at Center for Physical & Sports Therapy, which was renamed Gordon Physical Therapy in 2014. His career interests include working with patients with low back pain, orthopedic injuries, and work-related injuries. Luke also has special training in return-to-work programs, ergonomics, and treating patients with vertigo.

Luke has been married to his wife, Claire, since 2007. The couple welcomed the arrival of their son, Julian Delphino, in July of 2011 and they recently added Viola Maxine to the family in September 2014! In their spare time, Luke and Claire enjoy snowboarding, wakeboarding, gardening and spending time at home with their family. Luke is an avid basketball player, and he is very passionate about food and its ability to heal the body. Feel free to contact him if you’re ever in need of any amazing Paleo recipes!

Star Tomlinson, OTR/L, SCS IV

Star Tomlinson, OTR/L, SCS IV

Occupational Therapist

Star was born and raised in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. As one of seven children, Star’s childhood included hula dancing, sailing, going night crabbing and spear fishing, and camping at the beach. Following her years as an islander, she found herself headed to the northwest. Star graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1978, and received her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 1986.

Star started her career working in acute care and in-patient rehabilitation, including orthopedics, brain injury, neurological, spinal cord, and hand therapy. For the past 28 years, she has worked in outpatient rehabilitation with specialties including Strain Counter-strain manual therapy (SCS level IV and SCS visceral ) for 13 years, hand specialist for 20 years, and stroke rehabilitation (NDT certified).

Star has been married to her husband Dennis for 25 years. The couple has two sons, one at Arizona State University and one recently graduated from University High in 2014. The younger son hopes to move to Hawaii and attend the University of Hawaii soon, and both boys are majoring in business. She thoroughly enjoys spring and summer activities such as gardening, kayaking, hiking, biking, paddle boarding, traveling and barbequing with family and friends. Star loves to challenge herself by trying new activities. Her continued challenges have included competitive ocean sailing, running the Honolulu marathon, and completing the Lake Chelan and Valley Girl triathlons. She also plans to paddle board a 12-mile course around Mercer Island. Who knows what Star will tackle next!

Robert Gutierrez, PTA

Robert Gutierrez, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Born in Santa Monica, CA, Robert spent most of his life in North Dallas, TX where he graduated from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program from Collin College, McKinney, TX. He has spent his career in Outpatient Orthopedic, Sport and Occupational Medicine setting for 16 years.

Robert, better known in the clinic as “R2” (Robert 2), started in the Health Field as a Personal Trainer in Dallas, TX then worked as a PT tech when he found his interests in Physical Therapy and was awarded a sponsorship for his PTA program in recognition for his dedication.

R2 is Certified Ergonomic Specialist through Advanced Ergonomics Inc. from Dallas, TX. He has worked under certified manual therapist for 16 years and a firm believer in Deep Tissue Mobilization, Positional Release, Trigger Point Release and Muscle Energy techniques.

R2 made his move with his family last year from Dallas to Spokane and is new the Northwest area. In his off-hours, R2 enjoys exercising, bicycling, movies, outdoor grilling and cooking for his family. He is currently discovering all of the outdoor activity enjoyment and scenery that the Northwest and Spokane has to offer.

Joseph Quinn, PTA

Joseph Quinn, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Joe was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he had a world of experiences. His extensive background in injuries would eventually lead him into physical therapy. At the young age of 7 he slipped off the swings of the next door neighbor swing-set which sent him flying to his first major “cast” with two broken wrists. Over the next few years he followed that up with many fractures & stitches throughout his ankles, legs and arms. During highschool years he plummeted more than 50ft from a cliff  while rock climbing, to break another arm, fracture some ribs and chip a bone off his foot “what an adventure”. That’s not all folks, he then started driving. Joseph was the target of many accidents. To name a few; he was hit head on by a drunk driver in July 1999, and again hit head on in January 2000. T-Boned by a motorcycle in 2005 and slammed into by a Semi in 2007 (for other info on accidents, just ask). He has spent many hours in PT and chiropractic clinics throughout those years.

Joe moved from Las Vegas, NV to Buffalo, NY in 2010 where he worked as a Patient Care Assistant for a local hospital there. He worked full time, and went to school part time for 5 years while supporting his Wife and 4 children. He graduated from Villa Maria College as a Physical Therapist Assistant in May 2016 and then moved to Pullman, WA to begin his PTA career in a Skilled Nursing facility. Joseph hired on with Gordon PT in March 2017, and is excited to learn many different techniques in the PT world, which best help him to help his patients recover from their experiences. When he’s not being injured, he enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and playing games with his wife and four children!

Jennifer Butler, MPT

Jennifer Butler, MPT

Physical Therapist (Masters Degree)

Picture and bio coming soon!

Jami Bean, DPT

Jami Bean, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Picture and bio coming soon!

Tara Greene, DPT

Tara Greene, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Tara joined the Gordon Physical Therapy team in April of 2013. She earned both her B.S. in Biology and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University. Her professional experience includes general outpatient orthopedics and geriatric rehabilitation. She enjoys all aspects of physical therapy and is committed to continually building her knowledge and skills. Her goal as a physical therapist is to help her patients have a successful rehabilitation and to improve their quality of life.

Tara met her husband in graduate school and they have been blessed with two children. Tara enjoys spending time with her family and documenting their family adventures through photography. She has a passion for yoga and remains active with inline skating, hiking, and paddle boarding.

Melinda Tangredi, DPT, OCS

Melinda Tangredi, DPT, OCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Melinda is originally from Post Falls Idaho. She went to Boise State University and received her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology. Following undergrad she went to Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Connecticut, where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Following graduation she was accepted into an Orthopaedic Residency program at Riverside Physical Therapy in Grants Pass, Oregon. In this residency she heavily studied, researched, received mentorship, and worked with an orthopaedic population to prepare her to sit for the Orthopaedic Specialty Exam in March of 2015. 

In physical therapy school Melinda met her husband Jim, whom she brought back to the West coast with her. They have one son, Jameson, and are expecting a baby girl any day now. They are proud to now call Liberty Lake home. They enjoy camping, boating, mountain biking, rock climbing, and snow sports together.

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