Our Staff

Patrick Wilson


“I enjoy blending the latest clinical research with experience to optimize a patient’s rehabilitation.”

Patrick received his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Florida, emphasizing advanced training in manual therapy techniques for the spine and extremities. Patrick purchased Shelton Physical Therapy in October of 2015 and is enjoying treating patients of this community.  He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and he offers personalized strength and conditioning sessions for individuals and teams. Patrick utilizes his personal history of participation and coaching competitive sports as a motivational and tactical edge during his functional sports rehabilitation sessions.

Patrick is credentialed to perform Physical Capacity Evaluations using the Matheson System, and he also helped to implement a Stretch and Flex Program at local businesses. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section and Orthopedics and Sports Section as well as the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Patrick integrates Wilk sports injury protocols and McConnell taping techniques for the shoulder and knee, and his continuing education focus has been on spinal rehabilitation, sports functional training and performance.

Jill Wilson


“I believe in enhancing and promoting a patient’s overall well being by integrating physical therapy, Pilates and yoga to achieve optimal health.”

Jill received her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Missouri in 1996, Summa Cum Laude. She traveled with her husband, Patrick, extensively throughout the east coast in various orthopedic and physical therapy settings before she moved to Grays Harbor in 1998. She has been practicing at Harbor Physical Therapy since 2001, and a co-owner since 2003. Jill joined the less than 2% of Physical therapists that are awarded Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinic Specialist by the Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2001. She is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists as well as the American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section.

Jill likes to integrate Pilates and yoga principles into her treatment approach, and she is a Certified Pilates Instructor through ProHealth Institute for Health Professionals. She is also finishing her advanced certification through Balanced Body. Jill’s continuing education has focused on osteopathic manual therapy, and has also included Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction and Women’s Health.

Jill performs Physical Capacity Evaluations using the Matheson System, and also helped to implement a Stretch and Flex Program for injury prevention at local businesses. She initiated an injury screening and prevention program for dancers and gymnasts in Seattle, and more recently, has been a guest lecturer at the Grays Harbor Community College Health Fitness Promotion program. Jill serves as an expert witness physical therapist throughout Oregon and Washington.

Phillip Nielson


“I enjoy having the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life by helping give them the guidance to improve their function both in specific and day to day activities.”

Phillip is a native of the Harbor area. After graduating from Hoquiam High School he entered the United States Air Force and spent the next 21 years working on electronics on a variety of aircraft. During that time he required surgery on his shoulder, providing him with his first introduction to physical therapy. After retiring from the Air Force he returned to school, graduating from Grays Harbor Community College with an AA and a Certificate in Health and Fitness in 2001. Phillip then continued on to Green River Community College, completing the Physical Therapist Assistant (P.T.A.) program and graduating with Honors in 2003 .

Phillips background in strength and conditioning and his enjoyment for the game of golf have greatly influenced his approach for maintaining and improving physical function, and he passes this onto the patients he has the opportunity to serve. Phillip is credentialed to administer Physical Capacity Evaluations using the Matheson System. He has completed the Back to Golf Performance and Rehabilitation Program, enabling him to provide educated motion and strength advice and activities for improved golf function. Phillips continuing education has focused on neurological rehabilitation, and he recently completed a program for improved guidance for neurorehabilitation following a Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA or Stroke).

Elizabeth Short


“I love helping people relax and restore their body’s natural function. Seeing a person recover from an injury and realizing what their body is capable of is truly rewarding.”

Liz grew up in Montesano and then headed to massage school, graduating from the Ashmead School of Massage in 2005, and achieved certification and licensure as a Massage Practitioner in 2005. She moved back to Grays Harbor and became a member of the Harbor Physical Therapy team in 2007.

During her treatment sessions she utilizes an assortment of massage techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, manual stretching, and myofascial release.  Liz integrates these techniques to help a variety of clientele heal from acute and chronic injuries, for whole body relaxation and rejuvenation, and also has experience in sports massage.

Liz’s continuing education has focused on Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and also Craniosacral Therapy. She has been an active member of the National Association of Massage Therapists since 2010.