Dr. Derek Lawr

Dr. Derek Lawr, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Derek Lawr, DPT, CSCS, graduated from the University of Montana Physical Therapy and has been practicing outpatient orthopedic physical therapy in the greater Portland area since 2013.

In his undergraduate studies at Washington State University, Derek participated as a student strength and conditioning assistant to the varsity athletics programs. His experiences with coaching Division 1 football and basketball made lasting impressions. Notable professional athletes that Derek has worked with include: Aron Baynes (NBA Champion), Klay Thompson (NBA Champion), Brandon Gibson (NFL), and Chris Ivory (NFL).

In his spare time, Derek enjoys spending time with his 2 children. Together, they love exploring Portland, going to local parks around Happy Valley, and hiking in the gorge.

Random fun facts:

  • Derek loves weight lifting, reading, hiking, video games, and gardening! What an eclectic mix of hobbies.
  • He reached the summit of Mt. St. Helens in May 2017 with a group of co-workers, friends, and professional colleagues.
  • He currently has 8 blueberry bushes, 3 Asian pear trees, 2 columnar apple trees, 2 cherry trees, 1 nectarine tree, and a raised garden bed full of seasonal veggies! Derek will often bring in the large surplus of fresh fruits and vegetables to share with patients.