Lori Van Dusen, DPT
Lori was born in Northern California and grew up playing competitive soccer and softball. From her experience in rehabilitation as a result of multiple sports injuries, Lori was drawn to a career in Physical Therapy. Lori graduated from Sonoma State University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. She then moved to Washington State to attend graduate school at the University of Puget Sound and received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Following graduation, Lori worked as a staff therapist at an outpatient orthopedic clinic and was later promoted to Clinic Director. Lori has always aspired to be a business owner and co-founded DuPont Physical Therapy in January 2016.
Outside of work, Lori enjoys spending time with her husband, James, who has been a pediatric Physical Therapist in the North Thurston school district for 16 years. They enjoy spending their time with their 2 children, skiing/snowboarding, camping, gardening, and being outside.
Rachel Ohlde, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Rachel was born and raised in Washington and takes full advantage of all the beautiful hiking, camping, swimming, and snowboarding this beautiful state has to offer. She has always loved building relationships and studying the fascinating human body which lead her to the rewarding field of Physical Therapy. Rachel completed her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Physiology at Central Washington University and then went on to earn her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from PMI. Rachel enthusiastically accepted a position at Dupont Physical Therapy in July of 2016 and is eager to work with the amazing DPT team to meet the needs of the community. Rachel enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Jacob and their fur-baby Abraham, or curled up with some tea reading whatever she can get her hands on.
Ruth Bailey, DPT
Ruth is originally from Chattanooga, TN and attended East Tennessee State University for both her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has been in love with movement and the human body since starting gymnastics at 2 yrs old. After taking a human anatomy course in high school, she shadowed a PT and instantly fell in love with the profession. Attending college in the Appalachian mountains deepened her love of the outdoors and appreciation for all that the body can do as she participated in backpacking, swimming, cycling, and trail running. She met her husband during a shared Neuroanatomy class in PT school (he was a medical student) and he introduced her to rock climbing, bouldering, skiing, and paddling. As he had signed on with the US Army at the beginning of medical school, they have had the opportunity to travel and live in many different parts of the country since graduating in 2015. The army has brought them to Washington state twice now and they love their time here as there are so many opportunities to enjoy nature. In the clinic, Ruth enjoys treating all areas of orthopedic injuries and “aches and pain”, but has a special place in her heart for runners of all types. After giving birth to 2 children of her own, she began pursuing advanced training in pelvic health physical therapy and now enjoys sharing what she has learned in this area to improve the quality of life for those experiencing incontinence, pelvic pain, and bowel dysfunction. When not in the clinic, you will most likely find her running up a mountain or camping with her family.
Tiara Thorpe, Front Office Coordinator