physical therapy longview, physical therapist longview, Ed Earnest physical therapist in Longview, athletic trainer, physical therapist assistantEd Earnest , ATC/PTA

Ed grew up in Longview and attended R.A. Long High School and Lower Columbia College. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Brigham Young University in 1989. He then completed a Master of Science program in Exercise Science/Athletic Training at BYU in 1992. He served as a graduate athletic trainer for the Cougars from 1988-1990.Before coming to Longview Physical & Sports Therapy in 2005, Ed worked as staff athletic trainer for New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm, Minnesota, and for HealthSouth Physical Therapy in Longview. Ed is a certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. He has been an examiner for the NATA’s Board of Certification since 1991. Ed recently in 2013 earned his PTA licensure through Whatcom Community College.

He has taught courses in sports medicine at Kelso High School and prevention and care of athletic injuries at Lower Columbia College. Ed’s interests include mountain biking, basketball, camping, skiing, and custom cabinetry.




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John began working at Longview Physical & Sports Therapy in 2009 and became co-owner of Longview Physical & Sports Therapy in 2014. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a board-certified orthopedic specialist. John has completed course work focusing in manual therapy through North American Institute of Manual Therapy and Mulligan Institute, ErgoScience, Occupro, and Joule for work conditioning/functional capacity exams, and continues to take a wide variety of orthopedic education. He feels that being well rounded is important in a field where each patient has individual needs. His hobbies include biking, hiking, and adventuring with my wife and daughter.
John completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in 2007 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy – also at Marquette – in 2009. He previously served as fundraising coordinator for Georgia State-Marquette Challenge in Milwaukee.



Beth Murphy, DPT

Elizabeth (Beth) has been employed with Longview Physical and Sports Therapy for 4 years. She grew up in Rainier and returned to the Longview/Kelso area after completing her doctorate of physical therapy at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. She still has strong ties to the South Sound area with being involved in adaptive sports, particularly wheelchair basketball. 

Over the last couple of years she has gained new certifications, including becoming a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist, recently earning her MDT Certification from The McKenzie Institute® USA Center for Postgraduate Study in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT), and becoming certified to perform functional capacity evaluations. Further, she has undergone additional training for vertigo/vestibular rehabilitation. 

Beth has a passion for sports, both playing and watching them. She also has a passion for growing and propagating succulents. She enjoys gardening, spending time with friends and family, and spending time in the outdoors.



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Bruce has been the co-owner of Longview Physical & Sports Therapy since 2004. He has nearly three decades of professional experience and has received certifications from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists and from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and is a board certified orthopedic specialist.

Bruce started his professional career with Longview Physicians Physical Therapy Services. He later worked for St. John Medical Center and HealthSouth Rehabilitation. In his spare time, Bruce enjoys playing golf, bicycling, and woodworking.






Orrin Preheim, DPT

Orrin grew up in Kalama, Washington. Orrin earned his doctorate of Physical Therapy at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. While completing his doctorate degree in Pittsburgh, Orrin also worked as a rehabilitation technician at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Orrin enjoyed life in the big city, but he is happy to have now returned home to Washington. In his free time Orrin likes to go on dinner and movie dates with his beautiful wife. Orrin has a close knit family, and a core group of best friends whom he loves spending time with as well. Orrin’s hobbies include going to the gym, collecting sneakers, and watching the Trailblazers. Orrin started at Longview PT in 2022. Orrin enjoys treating all patients with various types of pain. Orrin's education in Pittsburgh developed his use of manual skills, and Orrin hopes to further advance these skills by becoming manual certified.






Shonn Tanner, DPT

Majoring in exercise physiology and minoring in Chemistry, Shonn spent a lot of time studying the complexity of humans. While the interactions are complicated they can be understood in simple ways. Shonn uses a biomechanical perspective in treatment and try to help his patients understand their bodies in terms of simple machines.

"I consider education part of my job, to help patients understand what is complicated and make it simple so they can make informed decisions in their daily actions,” Shonn says. "I believe my role in healing is as a guide this is why people need a physical therapist. It requires one on one time, analysis and hands on problem solving to help the patient make improvement they could not make on their own otherwise. I chose physical therapy because I have time to problem solve getting to the root of the issue, rather than just treating symptoms. That is why I love my job, I interact with people from all walks of life and help them move from an area of frustrated limitation to long lasting freedom and strength.”

Born in Oregon then growing up in Utah Shonn is excited to return to the green Northwest. He studied at the University of Utah for both bachelor’s degree and doctorate in physical therapy. Outside of the clinic, Shonn enjoys spending time with his wife, son and twin daughters, serving in scouting, and honing his skills as an amateur bladesmith.

Tanya Sherman, physical therapist assistant, longview washingtonTanya Sherman, Physical Therapist Assistant

Tanya completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Concordia College, in Portland, Oregon, before earning certification as a Physical Therapy Assistant at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington. She then served clinical internships at Longview Physical & Sports Therapy, Northwest Continuum Care Center, and Peace Health St. John Hospital.

Prior to coming to LPST, Tanya worked as a Physical Therapy Aide at Physical Therapy Specialists in Longview from 2008 through 2012. Her duties included assisting with therapeutic exercise and administering electrical stimulation and ultrasound.







Fiona Vaughan, CHTTanya Sherman, physical therapist assistant, longview washington

Fiona Vaughan grew up in a small town in England, United Kingdom. After moving to the US in 1991 and while attending College at York, CUNY in Newyork, she found her niche in occupational therapy (OT), specializing in upper quarter rehabilitation. Her education continued with a Master's of Science in OT from Mount Mary University, WI.

Fiona began her career while serving as an officer in the United States Army and is now one of only 6,000 certified hand therapists (CHTs) in the US and 7,000 worldwide, which requires comprehensive knowledge in theory and advanced clinical practice skills in upper quarter rehabilitation. Fiona is honored to have had the opportunity to develop her practice skills in hand, wrist and elbow rehabilitation while caring for Service Members with complex upper extremity injuries. She is looking forward to continuing hand therapy practice at Longview Physical & Sports Therapy with the same care and compassion she shared during her time in service.

Fiona's clinical interests include post-surgical and sport injury rehabilitation. Fiona particularly enjoys the creativity and specificity involved in fabrication of custom orthoses and staying current with new developments and protocols in treatment. Fiona is also a certified Lymphedema specialist, a wound care specialist and is certified in Graston technique. Fiona enjoys gardening, cycling, reading and spending time with her 8-month-old goldendoodle puppies!





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