I grew up in rural Mapleton, Oregon, the home of the Siuslaw River. I completed my undergraduate degree at Western Oregon University, majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. For graduate school, I attended the doctoral program at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and graduated in 2008. Since that time, I've been practicing in outpatient orthopedic settings including private practice and hospital based. Throughout my time in practice, I've had the desire and motivation to learn. I've attended numerous innovated practice PT continuing education courses, some of which have helped me develop advanced skills defined by advanced certifications. I'm considered an orthopedic clinical specialist, meaning I've achieved the requirements distinguishing me as an expert in the realm of orthopedic physical therapy. I also have extensive experience and coursework in the realm of manual therapy in which I've achieved a Certified Mulligan Practitioner distinction. I also have a certification in a specific technique called Astym which is an instrument assisted approach manual therapy.
During my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, cycling, wood working, fly fishing, sporting events, and spending time with my family. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Mindy, and we have four children: Roland, Perri, Olive, and Wilder.
What is Physical Therapy
The Physicality definition of physical therapy is the approach of a collaborative treatment relationship to address the multifactorial environment of the human experience to maximize one's capacity to participate in the dynamic process of living to their desired level.