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's 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.
DNA Clinic Manager
Graduate: University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO), Masters of Science in Criminal Justice; the University of Central Missouri, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
Carrie Bonney is the Clinic Manager at DNA Physical Therapy & Athletics. Carrie has more than two decades of experience leading successful teams across several platforms.
Carrie is a veteran of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. After completing a five-year tour of service, Carrie left the military to complete her college degree. Carrie managed a private investigations firm in Kansas City, Missouri, for three years before starting a career with Farmers Insurance that would span 15 years in leadership positions overseeing marketing efforts, public relations and customer service.
Carrie is an avid wine lover and can be found on the weekends in the tasting room at Youngberg Hill or hanging out with her two pugs (Bear and Mr. Bojangles) and her french bulldog (Guinness).
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.
Your DNA Team Manager
Bethany Trammell joined DNA Physical Therapy & Athletics in the summer of 2019. Bethany hails from Missoula, Montana where she earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science from the University of Montana. Bethany came to DNA with three years of experience in other physical therapy clinics where she gained competencies in front desk management and insurance.
Bethany moved to Oregon with her husband, Travis, and chocolate lab, Tug. When she isn’t working she enjoys watching football (big Green Bay fan), hiking, hunting, fishing or just sitting out at a campfire.