Meet our Staff

Ariel Salzman, DPT, OCS, CMPT

Ariel Salzman, DPT, OCS, CMPT

Founder, Move Strong Physical Therapy

Ariel Salzman, DPT, OCS, CMPT 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 of its runners and triathletes on both the amateur and professional levels.

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.

Erin Kincaid, DPT, CLT

Erin Kincaid, DPT, CLT

Erin Kincaid, DPT, CLT is from Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science in 2010. She then graduated from University of Maryland Eastern Shore with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. She worked in Westminster, Maryland before moving to the pacific northwest with her husband in 2015. In 2016 she became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). Her other specialties include women’s health and pelvic floor rehab, post cancer rehab, and general orthopedics.

Erin’s clinical expertise includes general orthopedics, post-op rehab women’s health, lymphedema management, oncology rehab, and myofascial release/soft tissue mobilization. Erin loves traveling and going on adventures like hiking, camping, skiing, and anything outdoors. She was born and raised on the east coast (Baltimore) and loves living in the PNW with her husband since 2015. Erin also adores playing with her Bengal cat.

Scott Gulstine, MPT, OCS, COMT

Scott Gulstine, MPT, OCS, COMT

Scott Gulstine was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and lived in the Tualatin area for much of it.  He took a chance and moved away from home to get his undergraduate education at UC Davis where he graduated with a degree in Animal (Human) Physiology.  He then attended Drexel University in Philadephia, PA where he received his Master of Physical Therapy in 1997.  He then moved to San Francisco to start his career, and has focused predominantly on orthopedics ever since.  In 2008, it was time to come home to Portland and has been helping the community, of all ages and activity levels, live a better and healthier life.  

In 2005, he received his COMT (Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist) from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy.  Geoffrey Maitland was one of the founding fathers of orthopedic manual therapy and his program has continued to advance manual therapy, clinical decision making and scientific evidence-based practice.  Scott’s education with them is still a foundation of his practice and often enables him to quickly and effectively improve a patient’s freedom of movement while improving their pain.  In 2012, he earned his Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS). Scott is also certified in the Graston technique of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.  In addition, Scott has recently been diving even deeper into biomechanics.  He has found that improving the quality of one’s movement, and correcting the muscle imbalances that often develop, is often immensely helpful and can prevent problems from returning in the future.  

Scott enjoys working with patients of most ages (he leaves the treatment of infants and small children to those specialists) and ability levels. He has enjoyed working with professional and highly competitive athletes.  

When not in the clinic, Scott is also helping his wife make Loop De Loop wine, here in Portland.  When he isn’t doing that, he is skiing on Mt. Hood or riding single track on his mountain bike.  

Kelly Harrison

Kelly Harrison

Administrative staff

Kelly Harrison, I was born in Burbank, California.  I studied marketing and business administration at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles, I continued to work in retail as a buyer and store manager for a few years until relocating to the island of Hawaii.  For the next 30 years I raised a family and was the administrator/bookkeeper for a very successful swimming pool service business.  

I have recently moved to Portland and Love it!  I enjoy being outdoors, camping, hiking, paddle boarding and travel.

Joshua Krivoshein

Joshua Krivoshein

Administrative Staff

Joshua Krivoshein was raised in the small university town of Corvallis, Oregon. Choosing to stay close to family, Josh attended Oregon State University to pursue a degree in Kinesiology. During his time at Oregon State he became increasingly interested in the medical field. After graduating from OSU, he chose to attend the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland. He is on the five year track to become a Naturopathic Doctor and has completed two years. In that time he has developed an interest in physical medicine which led him to Move Strong Physical Therapy. 

In his free time, Josh enjoys playing both indoor and outdoor soccer as well as hiking (recently becoming very fond of the Forest Park trails). Josh has also made a hobby of home-brewing both ciders and kombucha to share with family and friends, who he rarely misses a chance to visit.

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Move Strong Physical Therapy

6651 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Appointments: (503) 451-3750

Did you know?

Physically active women have a 40 percent reduced risk of developing breast cancer.

March 18th, 2020

Dear Patrons of Move Strong,

Our physical location continues to be closed as the MJCC, the community center in which Move Strong is located, will be closed at least until April 1st. There have been no COVID-19 cases linked to the community center, but they are doing their part in a nation-wide effort to help curb the spread of the disease by closing gathering places. Although it hurts our business and our patients, it was the right choice to make.

This morning, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has asked that all healthcare workers suspend non-essential medical visits in an attempt to preserve what personal protective equipment (PPE) we have left in the state. For this reason, beginning today, we will suspend offering home visits, and will only offer remote video visits (e-visits or telehealth) to our established patients. We can provide telehealth services to patients with Medicare, United Health Care, Cigna and Regence insurances. Call today to schedule an appointment!

During a remote visit, a therapist will use video chat to look at your movement, correct form if needed, progress exercises and self-help techniques, and provide patient education. Medicare will currently cover these visits, but private insurance coverage is not consistent and is changing daily. Remote visits are available for our usual self-pay rate if your insurance does not cover them. We will do our best to post at home strengthening activities often on our Facebook page to keep people active while at home. Please follow us at @movestrongpt

Please stay up to date with the developing situation by following the Oregon Health Authority locally or the CDC at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pages/index.aspx and https://www.cdc.gov/ respectively.

Thank you for your patience during this stressful time. If you have questions for your therapist, feel free to email them directly. Please keep in mind we are all working remotely.

Be well,

Ariel Z Salzman, DPT, OCS, CMPT
Owner, Move Strong Physical Therapy