An excellent 5 minute video on the most common posture issues we run into as a society today, what they do, and ideas on how to correct them.
Ranked #16 in the Small Business category, Jackson County Physical Therapy is proud to receive a spot on Oregon Business’ 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon 2016 list. Covering a range of business topics across the state for more than 30 years, we’ve graced the list for a humbling five years!
The article states, “It must be the people who make the difference here,” and we enthusiastically agree. As the largest outpatient Physical Therapy (PT) provider in Southern Oregon, we pride ourselves on the level of service and one-on-one care offered in our offices.
We think our hands-on approach creates a unique model of care that keeps us a favorite of patients and business journals alike. We’ve served the Rogue Valley more than 20 years, we’ve always emphasized the patient-therapist relationship. PT services aren’t a one-size-fits-all affair. Individual evaluations, customized treatment options and a supportive staff of caring, skilled professionals help to provide maximum benefit and reduce the stress of recovery. We’re even happy to work with you to make your PT appointments fit your existing schedule or lifestyle with early or late appointments!
With clinics in Eagle Point, Medford, Ashland and Phoenix, we are a part of the communities we serve through sponsoring fundraisers and joining community events. You can see ways we’re trying to help on our news page. Both locally owned and independent, we’re able to pursue our founding vision—“to provide individualized and exceptional physical therapy services to the people of the Rogue Valley”—without the influence of outside parties.
Our team of more than a dozen professional therapists bring decades of combined experience to offer a wide-range of specialized services.
Treatments offered include:
- Headache and head/neck/facial pain
- THJ dysfunction and orofacial pain
- Runners injuries
- Injuries from motor vehicle accidents or whiplash
- Pilates and yoga-based rehabilitation
- Carpal tunnel and other wrist, elbow and hand injuries
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Pediatric neurological conditions
We also offer services for runners and other athletes, including:
- One-on-one running analysis sessions
- Overhead throwing rehab and rotator cuff treatments
- Sports performance conditioning and analysis
- Tennis elbow treatments
- Foot/ankle treatments for Achilles tendonitis, fractures or ankle sprains
- Balance disorders
- Gait training
If you’re unsure what to expect, our FAQ covers every aspect of your first visit—from possible services to what to wear for optimal comfort. For more in-depth information on topics ranging from alternative pain management techniques to women’s health, we also host many classes and seminars throughout the year.
None of this is possible without the support of the community and our patients. Ultimately, you choose Jackson County Physical Therapy to assist you with your needs allowing us to continue to grow, serve and excel. We look forward to serving the Rogue Valley—and topping local business rankings—for years to come.
Thank you all.
Gratitude this New Year! We just learned that Jackson County PT has again earned a spot on the list of Top 100 Best Companies To Work For in Oregon! What an honor to be listed for the 6th time. Final rankings to be revealed in March 2017.
Also, this week Dan Brasch PT, DPT, from our Medford office, was voted Favorite PT by the readers of the Medford Sneak Preview.
What a week!!!
Thank you to our patients, and our staff, for making these great things happen.
Jeanne was born and raised in New Orleans, La. She received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2003 from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM.
Jeannes specialty is in the resolution of pain for muscular skeletal issues.
Jeanne joined Jackson County Physical Therapy in Medford in 2010 as a second clinic location to serve patients outside of Ashland. She enjoys great success working with chronic and acute pain, motor vehicle rehabilitation, headaches, sciatica, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, sports injuries, as well as post-operative healing and treatment for cancer patients undergoing chemo and radiation. Jeanne’s treatments are very relaxing. She was trained in gentle needle technique and uses very fine needles in her treatments. Jeanne also incorporates Tuina massage and reflexology in her treatments.
Jeanne is very pleased to work in tandem with physical therapists at JCPT. Research proves that acupuncture and physical therapy work well together as a very effective treatment protocol.
Amber Cross, PT, DPT was born in the Rogue Valley and raised in the small town of Rogue River, Oregon. Growing up in an area with outdoor recreation fostered a love of staying active and healthy. After graduating from Rogue River High School, Amber took some time to work and have a family. She continued to lead an active lifestyle including playing recreational tennis, hiking, running, rafting, and riding off-road motorcycles. After experiencing some chronic shoulder and neck issues, she began experimenting with self treatment and soon became interested in a career in Physical Therapy.
While continuing to raise her two children, Amber attended Rogue Community College then Southern Oregon University to attain her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy. She then attended University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, California where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy with a strong emphasis on manual therapy techniques. Being in Southern California provided her the opportunity to experience recreational activities in a warmer climate which she had previously not attempted such as sailing and surfing.
Following graduation, Amber returned to the Rogue Valley to be near her family and pursue her career as a Physical Therapist at Jackson County Physical Therapy. Amber provides thoughtful care and enjoys treating patients in an outpatient setting with a varied caseload.
Orthopedic injury and post surgical recovery, neurologic and vestibular rehabilitation, low back pain and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Brandhen was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles before moving to the Rogue Valley in 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science at California State University, Northridge in 2010. He went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2014 from the same university. He has provided Physical Therapy intervention in inpatient, outpatient orthopedics, international and aquatic settings.
He joined the Eagle Point office of Jackson County Physical Therapy in 2016. Brandhen practices evidence-based interventions of manual therapy and exercise, punctuated with modality implementation for most biomechanical orthopedic injuries, as well as post-surgical, neurologic and vestibular rehabilitation, geriatric care and fall prevention.
As a promoter of health and wellness, he remains physically active through participation in running, snowboarding, fishing, river kayaking and resistance training. He spent many summers in Oregon as a young man along the bank of the river fishing for trout and plundering through blackberry bushes and he is proud to now call this place home.
Mary Ellen is a native of western New York State. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1980 from the University of Buffalo. In 2007, she obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY. She has worked in hospital-based and out-patient settings in the western New York area until moving with her husband to Medford, Oregon in 2011 where she joined Jackson County Physical Therapy. She became director of the Eagle Point clinic in 2014.
Mary Ellen combines exercise, manual therapy and patient education for optimal patient rehabilitation. She has experience treating pain and injuries of the neck, back and extremities, as well as lower extremity amputees. She also treats various neurological disorders including stroke, spinal cord injuries and Parkinson’s disease.
Mary Ellen and her husband enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing and kayaking.
Nathan was born and raised in Ashland. After graduating from Ashland High School in 2001 he started a career in Wildland Fire Suppression. After seven years working on two different USFS Hotshot crews he received his Bachelor of Science in pre-physical therapy at Southern Oregon University. In 2016, he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University. Nathan has worked with patients of all ages and his clinical experience includes acute care, pediatrics, and most recently a placement at a well-known outpatient sports orthopedic clinic in Southern California.
Nathan recognizes that physical therapy should be implemented based on the individualized needs of each patient and that no two interventions will be the same. He thrives in the creativity of helping patients work to reduce impairments and reach their goals. He has particular interest in treatment of the foot/ankle, knee, Sacroiliac joint, lower back, and shoulder.
Nathan is an enthusiastic outdoorsman, rafter, trail-runner, rock climber and backpacker. He enjoys playing soccer and Ultimate Frisbee in local recreational leagues and is a regular participant in various yoga and fitness classes.
Nathan and his wife, Fawn, are excited and relieved to have relocated to Ashland after living in Southern California for the last three years during his post-graduate education.
Sports Medicine and Orthotic Therapy
Dan was born in Chicago, Illinois and received his Associate degree in Science with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering in 1984. He received his degree as a PTA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1985 and his B.S. in PT from Northwestern University in 1987. Before beginning his physical therapy career, Dan played college baseball at S.I.U. and professional baseball as a minor league infielder in the NY Mets organization in 1986.
Dan began his physical therapy career at Providence Hospital in Medford before moving to La Jolla, California and specializing in sports medicine at the Shiley Sports and Health Center of Scripps Clinic.
Dan was the consultant for the San Diego Padres from 1989- 1993. This experience led to his becoming the official physical therapist for the Oakland A’s from 1993-1996.
Dan specializes in baseball injuries and orthotic therapy. He is also a college and high school baseball coach and most recently coached the club baseball team at SOU and the JV team at Ashland High School.
His main interests include working as a coach, country dancing and various fitness-related activities as well as working with at-risk youth.