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Bridging the Gap between Rehab and training

The Rokke Experience

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Stronger Starts Here

Our name is inspired by the timeless story, David and Goliath, where an unlikely opponent took on his adversary with, of all things, a rock. As a boutique practice, we provide focused, quality care from an elite team of friendly experts who are all about your progress. We are also one of the first out-of-network [self-pay] physical therapy practices in the Portland area. This model allows us to curate care to individual needs, without insurance restrictions. We’re here to break down barriers, instill hope and trail blaze a new path for health, wellness and performance.

 
 
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The Team

 
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Kent Morimatsu

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CMPT, USAW-L1
Owner/Executive Director of Clinical & Performance Operations

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kent moved to the Pacific Northwest to study exercise science at Oregon State University. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from OSU and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Pacific University, he has practiced over the past 13 years as a physical therapist specializing in treating orthopedic and sports related injuries. He believes in empowering people through movement and exercise, with his greatest passion being rooted in helping people realize their potential. In addition to treating patients with manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise prescription, he values the importance of continuing education in his field and has received several accreditations. He is a board certified Orthopedic Certified Specialist, Certified Manual Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach. Outside the office, Kent is a husband, dad, weekend warrior + athlete advocate, GoT aficionado, and movement lover.

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Alex Molden
Performance Coach & nike master trainer

Alex has extensive experience training athletes of all ages and skill level from youth to professional in a variety of sports. With a B.A. in Psychology, he attended the University of Oregon and is a Duck legend having played Division I football for their team. He is also a former NFL defensive back drafted 11th overall by the New Orleans Saints, and had a successful career playing 8 years for the Saints, Chargers, Redskins and Lions. Alex is also a Nike Master Trainer with over 10 years of experience, primarily focusing on helping athletes get stronger, quicker, faster, and more explosive while increasing their durability. His contagious energy and passion for coaching drive his unique training style making sessions fun and effective. Athletes will see an overall transformation at every level and the results will speak for itself. He believes that with the proper mindset, training and nutritional game plan, anyone can reach their full potential. His personal coaching philosophy emphasizes his motto of: Skills, drills, now make it real! Outside of training, Alex is a devoted family man and a football coach at West Linn High School.

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STEPHEN DEMPSEY

ASSISTANT PERFORMANCe coach

As an Oregon State University graduate with a B.S. in Kinesiology, Stephen has a passion for training athletes to achieve their potential and optimize their overall athletic performance.  He believes that strength is an essential basis for every athlete and is dedicated to training proper form and technique in the safest, most effective way possible. He has mentored and trained under Alex Molden for 300+ hours over the course of a year and currently coaches youth through college athletes at ROKKE Performance Therapy in Tigard.  Stephen is also pursuing his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification, which is a highly respected and difficult to obtain credential in the industry.  In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, playing basketball and soccer and is currently training for his first marathon this Fall. 

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kathleen hansen

PT, DPT, RYT, RRCA, Certified Running Coach

Sports orthopedic & women's health physical therapist

Originally from New York, Kathleen received her doctorate in physical therapy from Stony Brook University in 2008. Evolving her practice over the years, she has pursued continued versatile training in manual therapy through courses with IMTS, NAIOMT and Institute of Physical Art. She has also studied pelvic health with Herman & Wallace.Kathleen Hansen joined ROKKE Performance Therapy because her passion for an active lifestyle and the outdoors led her to pursue a model of practice that isn’t limited by constraints of the medical field and melds rehabilitation with wellness and performance training. With a background in treating general orthopedic conditions, Kathleen also specializes in treating runners and yogis and has extensive experience in treating back and pelvic pain.

In addition to her physical therapy degree, Kathleen is a certified emergency medical responder through the American Red Cross, and a certified running coach through the Road Runners Club of America.  She has also completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training through Yoga Medicine and enjoys teaching yoga classes as well as incorporating therapeutic yoga into her physical therapy practice.  After spending a year exploring the U.S. as a traveling physical therapist, Kathleen landed in Portland in 2011. In addition to her passion for sports medicine, Kathleen enjoys running, yoga, hiking, skiing and surfing.

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max artsis

director of exercise science + education

nike master trainer

Max is a Nike Master Trainer at World Headquarters, Director of Exercise Science & Education at Rokke Performance, and most notably, a Professor of Sarcasm and Karaoke. Max has a passion for helping all of his athletes find a strong sense of confidence in their training, and most Importantly in themselves. 

He has had the privilege of working with athletes in NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, and yes, even some adorable tweens. He writes articles for publications like Shape Magazine, speaks at conferences like the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and has helped to shape the Nike Trainer Network as the North America Network Lead.

Max has found his niche with his signature workout series "Animal MetCon" and "Animal Strength," and has invested tirelessly in his continuing education to better serve his clients.

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Kaileigh Bautista

fitness & nutrition coach

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Holley DeShaw
licensed massage therapist & Soft tissue specialist

A healer, educator, spokeswoman and wellness advocate that's had incredible opportunities traveling the world travel through her work. She's been a part of the medical staff for the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships, and many other high profile events all over the world. Holley is also a LMT and SportPerformance and Recovery expert with 13+ years in the healthcare and athletic industry. In addition to her amazing world travels, Holley has worked with everyone from high level professional athletes in the NBA and NFL to the everyday warrior seeking a personalized approach to optimizing their overall health and wellness. Her energy, positivity, and drive is contagious and her incessant curiosity has her pushing boundaries and challenging herself to always learn and do more. Holley's dedication to promote wellness continues with her involvement in parallel industries as she is a Medical Spokeswoman and product development consultant for KT Tape and a Recovery Advocate for the non-profit organization, Track Girlz. At the core of everything she does, Holley's passion for wellness is driven by the hope of making a larger impact in the community by promoting optimal health and wellness to help each person live out their very best life.

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Candice Simpson
licensed massage therapist

As one of the super talented sports massage and rehab therapists at Rokke, Candice's smart, empathetic, and patient approach will immediately put you at ease.  Candice’s background in sports and functional medicine provides a solid foundation in bodywork utilizing a variety of therapy methods like cupping, gua sha, visceral manipulations, structural integration, and facial stretch therapy.  She thrives on variety and has a comprehensive approach to treating clients, going beyond treating an aching back or a sore neck.  She works to understand and determine the source of pain beyond surface level symptoms.  Candice also has extensive experience and knowledge addressing abdominal pain and scar tissue, with a focused interest in abdominal work.  From working with professional athletes to the general population, Candice wants to empower people to know their bodies better and feel good about themselves.  She loves to educate her clients on what she is doing and has a passion to improve her client’s quality of life, to live pain free and move freely.

 
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Desirae valenzuela

ROKKE Ambassador

Desirae is our front desk wizard, customer service champion, and multi-tasking extraordinaire. She's a fierce ray of sunshine and a true embodiment of dedication, compassion, and hard work. Desirae's versatility is an asset to Rokke, whether it's flyer-making, event-planning, client conversing, photographing/film-making, sticker designing, and even dog whispering from time to time. Oh, and she also moonlights as a National Guard badass in case you were wondering. She manages spreadsheets and client relations by day, then goes off to help save the world on the weekends. Her genuine love and passion for helping people shines through in her everyday work. Outside of Rokke and the National Guard, Desirae loves spending time outdoors, camping and hiking any chance she can get, painting portraits of her dog, experimental cooking and/or baking, and reading anything fictional.

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Liane morimatsu

founder & executive director of business operations 

Mother of 3 Dragons + Explorer + Design/Organization Enthusiast+ Advocate

As the founder of ROKKE, Liane is passionate about challenging the status quo, pushing boundaries, and helping to empower others.  ROKKE was unintentionally founded five years ago when she decided to help solve a frustration her husband had at work.  Working for a year to prototype and finalize a product, ROKKE was a word she saw on her preschool daughter’s paperwork on the story of David and Goliath, where the story's underdog used a simple ROKKE/rock in an innovative way to take on and defeat a seasoned warrior.  ROKKE was the representation of having the strength, courage, fortitude, and intelligence to do extraordinary things with something simple and so ordinary.  A way for the underdog to not only complete, but successfully win against perceived giants with all the resources and talent.  With an opportunity to open a physical location, it was a natural transition to utilize what was always there, and ROKKE Performance Therapy was born.

Liane completed her undergraduate studies at Gonzaga University, with a B.A. degree in Public Relations, and minors in Speech and Finance. With nearly a decade of experience in Public Relations, Finance, Marketing, and Non-Profit work, she has been in a variety of industries in the Pacific Northwest from non-profit, local private industries, as well as publically traded and privately held global companies.  Also as a former athlete (Track, Cross Country, Soccer), she has a burning passion for girls sports and female empowerment.  With a belief that “the meaning of life is to find ones gift, and the purpose of life is to give it away” (Pablo Picasso), Liane values ROKKE's platform and ability to help others and provide the highest quality care to allow the continual pursuit of empowering the underdog.