Angela Wu PT
I am excited to join the Performance Physical Therapy team from Newberg, Oregon! My son and I are quickly falling in love with all the outdoor activities that the South Sound has to offer.
The complexity of the human body has always been intriguing to me. Our bodies are so intricate that even with today's technological advances, cadavers are still an integral part of medical education. My interest in the human body led me to pursue an undergraduate degree in biology and psychology at the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!... Yes, I am learning to like the Huskies).
After receiving my undergraduate degree, I explored different healthcare fields (including medical assisting, research, grant writing, and healthcare administration...) before pursuing a degree in physical therapy. In 2014, I received my doctorate in physical therapy from Pacific University and began my amazing career as a physical therapist.
As a physical therapist, I am privileged and grateful to be a part of my patient's health care team. I especially enjoy the extended amount if time that I get to spend with each patient. How many healthcare providers have the luxury of spending one whole hour with their patients?
While I enjoy treating a myriad of orthopedic from recovering athletes to fall prevention, one of my specialties is treating patients with abdominopelvic floor issues. Physical therapy treatments can be very effective in treating bladder and bowel incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, and recovery following surgery to abdomen or pelvis for all genders. My interest in this field stemmed from my mentor, Dr. Linda Frison, an OB/GYN, who shared the art of healing and passion for treating female patients. During physical therapy training, I pursued clinical rotations that emphasized pelvic floor rehabilitation. While practicing, I have continued my training with Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. My goal as a physical therapist is for every patient to have access to a therapist who can provide healing in a safe, relaxed atmosphere.
As you can see, I am very passionate about my job as a physical therapist. I truly feel honored to be a part of my patients' healing processes. When I am not at work or nerding over the latest research of treatment approaches, I enjoy spending time with my active toddler, exploring the great outdoors that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, practicing yoga, running, reading, and crafting. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your healing process!