Dr. Chantel Gorton DPT, SCS, received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 2009. Since graduating she has focused her practice on general orthopedic and sports rehab but also acquired an impressive roster of experience: In 2011 she moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and worked for Family Medical, an international hospital treating various orthopaedic and sports injuries. In addition to this she also gained recognition for treating Vietnam’s professional basketball team, the Saigon Heat, and became their team Physical Therapist. To broaden her physical therapy scope even more, she spent time at a child development center where she took on the challenge of starting a pro bono weekly clinic for local Vietnamese children with developmental disorders. Upon repatriating to the US in 2013, she completed a sports medicine residency program in Boise, ID and spent the last year working for St. Luke’s Intermountain Orthopaedics Rehabilitation clinic. During her residency she worked directly with a local high school and their varsity football team, treating and improving their players’ performance. She also had the opportunity to work for Boise’s professional hockey team, The Steelheads, as their team Physical Therapist. Chantel was later invited to become a provider for the US Olympic and Paralympic teams and spent time at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, treating US Olympic and Paralympic athletes. She has since been an integral part of Stride Strong's team since August of 2014.
Chantel received her board certification in sports physical therapy in June of 2015 and is working towards becoming more involved in the US Paralympic Team and hopes to someday join them at the Paralympic games. Chantel has always been an avid outdoor enthusiast and particularly enjoys running, telemark skiing and hiking. Today, she continues on her passion by utilizing her sports background and knowledge to helping injured athletes recover and return to doing what they do best.