Staff

PAUL KANE, PT, BSC, CMP

INDIVIDUALIZED. COMPASSIONATE. EFFECTIVE.

Paul Kane is an experienced Physical Therapist who began practicing in his native country of New Zealand. After practicing in England, and Detroit, Michigan, he moved to Southern Oregon in 1988. He moved to Portland and founded Summit Physical Therapy in Lake Oswego in 1995. His practice in now located just across from Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin. He is a certified Mulligan Practitioner and has completed advanced training in multiple manual therapy techniques.

Paul is an enthusiastic athlete. He enjoys many sports and frequently rides his bike to work. He understands that preventing injury and restoring health, whether or not you are an athlete, is the key to remaining active and pain free. Paul has helped thousands of patients in Tualatin, Tigard, Sherwood, Wilsonville, Lake Oswego, and all over the greater Portland area.

Paul met his wife, Lisa, in London. Lisa is originally from Los Angeles, and after marrying, they moved to Portland. They have three sons. In 2012, Paul became a US citizen.

“I lead a very active life. I love sports, snowboarding, soccer, running, biking and more. Staying fit so that I can keep up with my three sons motivates me to stay healthy. That is why I love my work as a Physical Therapist. Helping you preserve or restore your mobility, your strength, and your independence so that you can live the life you love is more than just my profession. I am dedicated to helping you feel your best.”


Laura Howard, Office Manager

Laura has been doing insurance billing for Summit since April 2011. She became Office Manager in 2018. She handles all our health insurance authorizations, copays, scheduling and helps answer any questions you have regarding your insurance or treatment needs.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys sailing, salsa dancing, and spending time with friends, family, and her dog.


Bill Muir, Aide/Office Assistant

Bill has been with Summit Physical Therapy for over 23 years. Bill keeps the office and treatment areas clean and tidy, and also helps with light clerical work.

Bill enjoys exercising and is an avid runner. He has competed in several races over the past 3 years and most recently, the 10K of the “Lake Run” in Lake Oswego.

Teddy, Official Greeter

Teddy is a Shih Tzu/Bichon mix. He joined the Summit team in 2019 as official greeter and head of security. He comes to work with his mom, office manager Laura, and you can find him in the office mornings and most afternoons. When not at work, Teddy enjoys long naps and car rides with the windows down.


For compassionate, high-quality, hands-on physical therapy, call Summit Physical Therapy at 503-699-2955. Or use our convenient Contact form.