The idea for DNA Physical Therapy & Athletics evolved over a 10 year relationship in which co-owners, Andrea Bulat and Becci Harper, shared their experiences with treatment, training and sports both from the trainer/therapist and the athlete point of view.
While sharing their experiences, Becci was in a severe car accident that produced long-lasting effects in every aspect of her life. Andrea sustained a series of compounding injuries while training and competing as a high level javelin thrower, which hindered her potential. Using their extreme experiences, Andrea and Becci developed a multi-faceted approach to care and performance which helped to eliminate the gap between therapy, training and a return to activity.
As a result of their experience and dedication to their own recovery, DNA was born. Through a desire to enhance all aspects of athletic sports training, injury treatment and prevention, Andrea and Becci agreed that longer treatment times with actual therapists and performance specialists should be the gold standard, not wishful thinking. They also believed in functional dynamic training to unleash, reinforce and enhance athleticism.
As they have endeavored through their journey, Andrea and Becci realized that regardless of whether or not someone was an athlete, they should still need to be athletic in their daily life.
Thus, the "DNA way" was born and is now a reality, not only for Andrea and Becci, but for every athlete big or small.
In the words of Bill Bowerman, "If you have a body, you ARE an athlete!"
DNA Physical Therapy & Athletics combines physical therapy, fitness and performance training to fill the gap between patients finishing physical therapy and needing skilled training to return to an active lifestyle. Performance training allows athletes of all ages and skill levels an opportunity to maximize her or his potential in any given athletic endeavor.
Our approach includes individuals that are not yet athletes but have athletic goals. Both of our therapists have extensive experience dealing with all types of injuries related to sports, auto accidents and chronic pain including pre and post op physical therapy. Therefore, we believe we are best positioned to ensure we can get you back to where you were or where you want to be.
Overall through both DNA Physical Therapy and DNA Athletics each athlete is evaluated and trained using a unique multi-faceted and multi-phased approach. This will allow the individual with athletic goals to compete without getting injured, the “weekend warrior” to learn to train smarter, develop the young athlete into a higher level resilient athlete and help the established athlete stay in the game longer.
Meet the Team
Everyone at DNA has ONE goal:
Unleash YOUR Dynamic Natural Athlete!
Andrea Bulat, DPT, ATC, ART
Director of Therapy and Performance
Graduate: Pacific University (Hillsboro, OR), Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Undergraduate: University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS), Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Andrea Bulat is co-owner of DNA Physical Therapy & Athletics. She is a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. Her focus is on the biomechanics of the body and how to optimize performance with better movement. She is the only physical therapist in the Portland metro and surrounding area who is certified in Active Release Technique (ART).
Andrea is well positioned to work with athletes given her own experience as one. Andrea competed at a high level in softball, basketball, volleyball and track & field throughout her high school career. She earned a full ride scholarship to the University of Kansas to throw the javelin. Her career highlights include All-American, KU and Canadian record holder. She was also the throwing coach for Pacific University where she produced All-Americans and school record holders.
In creating and developing the idea for DNA, Andrea leveraged her athletic abilities and experiences with her physical therapy skills and knowledge. This clinic is fulfilling her life-long passion of helping people become more active, healthy and to unleash their Dynamic Natural Athlete.
Andrea enjoys hiking, playing softball, going to the beach, camping, hanging out with her wife Becci and toddler Olivia along with their 2 pomeranian dogs Spencer and Morgan.
Director of Clinic Operations
Undergraduate: George Fox University (Newberg, OR), Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Becci Harper is co-owner of DNA Physical Therapy & Athletics. She has 25 years of customer service/sales experience with 9 years specific training at the 3rd largest insurance company in the United States. Becci brings her knowledge and know-how to DNA to ensure the quality service for the patient. She is committed to the "DNA" way that she spent 10 years with co-owner Andrea developing.
Becci embraced the competitive side of sports using her inner drive to excel. Her athletic experiences include competing for high level teams of softball, basketball, volleyball and track & field. She was a member of Western Oregon's national championship basketball team. She was also 2 time national champion in the javelin at George Fox University. All of her athletic successes earned her induction into Western Oregon's and George Fox's hall of fames.
Becci has been coaching basketball, volleyball and softball since she was 18 years old. Her expertise is communication with players and parents to create a collaborative and competitive environment. Becci has deep ties to the local community as she is currently the head varsity volleyball coach at Beaverton high school and last year she was head junior varsity and assistant varsity basketball coach at Beaverton.
In her spare time, Becci loves telling sports stories, playing softball, watching NFL football and college basketball, camping and hanging out with her family and friends.
Jenelle Andrews, DPT
Physical Therapist and Performance Specialist
Graduate: Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR), Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Undergraduate: Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR), Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Jenelle comes to DNA as a licensed physical therapist and performance specialist. Her areas of experience and interest include orthopedic injury rehab, post-concussive intervention, injury prevention, chronic pain and performance enhancement for athletes of all ages. Jenelle strives to provide a comprehensive, whole-body assessment and a spectrum of treatment techniques including manual therapy, exercise prescription and progression.
Jenelle is also currently a professor at Pacific University, which she has been for the past 10 years. Through teaching, she shares her knowledge and love of the human body inspiring others to learn anatomy, biology and physiology. She also applies her zest for movement science by educating others in strength and conditioning.
Jenelle has been an athlete since she was very young. During high school, she competed in basketball, soccer and softball with impressive success. She earned multiple scholarship offers for both soccer and softball, ultimately deciding to play softball at Pacific University. There, she made a name for herself as a solid and consistent infielder.
Jenelle is a sports fanatic and enjoys both playing and watching during her free time. Another favorite pastime is exploring the great outdoors hiking and camping with family and friends.
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