Ellen Goodall, PT, DPT

Ellen Goodall, PT, DPT

Vertigo, dizziness/ear infection/BPPV, balance, Meniere’s disease, vestibular loss, headaches, neck, shoulder, joint replacement, yoga

Ellen grew up in New Hampshire and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 2012.  Ellen moved to Southern Oregon and joined Jackson County Physical Therapy in 2017.  Since joining JCPT, Ellen has developed a passion for vestibular rehabilitation, treating those with vertigo, dizziness and imbalance.   

 Ellen also treats neck and upper extremity conditions, as well as knee, ankle and foot pain.  In addition, Ellen has experience with orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation in outpatient and subacute settings.  Ellen places a strong emphasis on patient education, training proper posture, body mechanics and functional stabilization for best recovery and long-term carryover of gains made in physical therapy.   

 Ellen loves hiking, practicing yoga, traveling, and spending time with her two dogs. 

Physical Therapy Provides an Alternative to the Rising Use of Opioids

As you may have seen during the Superbowl, Opioid use is spiraling out of control in the United States, and those suffering from pain conditions need an alternative. Some are heralding physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to treating pain, without the threat of addiction.
To spread the message that conservative, nondrug approaches can effectively manage pain, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has joined others in the federal, state, local and private sectors to address the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic. They collectively advocate that a multidisciplinary clinical approach—including physical therapists serving on the care team alongside physicians and other healthcare providers—can improve quality of life for patients with acute and chronic pain.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, physicians wrote 259 million opioid prescriptions in 2012, which translates to one bottle of pills per American adult. The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that pain disorders are on the rise, affecting more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. The commonly prescribed opioids OxyContin and Vicodin act quickly to get pain under control, but these drugs can also be harmful and addictive when abused.
An individualized physical therapy plan aims to reduce a patient’s pain and associated disability, improve function, and promote health and well-being. A physical therapist performs a comprehensive evaluation, after which they address chronic pain with a combination of movement exercises, manual therapy, and education about pain science, body alignment and movement. Physical therapists help patients understand the underlying cause of pain.

Addiction to opioids is not a new phenomenon, but it has escalated to new proportions. The number of Americans dying each year from drug overdoses has surpassed that of motor vehicle crashes. More than half of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain continue to take the painkillers five years later, according to a 2011 study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. In fact, a staggering four in five new heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers, according to a National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief.

Jackson County Physical was founded in 1995 and currently has four locations: Medford, Ashland, Eagle Point and Phoenix. We are a full service physical therapy clinic that does not utilize Physical Therapy Assistants. All appointments are 45 minutes, hands on, one-on-one.

Jackson County Physical Therapy Earns Spot on Top 100 Oregon Businesses for the Fifth Year

 

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
  • Fibromyalgia
  • 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

This is just a sampling of our available services. For a comprehensive list, check out our treatments page or call us! We’re available Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm to answer questions.

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.

100 Best Companies To Work For in Oregon

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.

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Jeanne Normand White, MSOM, L.Ac.

Jeanne Normand White, MSOM, L.Ac.

Acupuncture

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.

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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

Amber Cross, PT, DPT

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.

Brandhen Snyder, PT, DPT

Brandhen Snyder, PT, DPT

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 Campbell, PT, DPT

Mary Ellen Campbell, PT, DPTMary Ellen is a native of western New York, earning a BS in Physical Therapy in 1980 from the University of Buffalo, and later obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007 from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY. Prior to moving to the area, she worked in hospital-based and out-patient settings. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2011 and joined the Jackson County Physical Therapy staff, working in the Eagle Point office. 

Mary Ellen has experience in treating orthopedic and neurological patients, utilizing exercise, manual therapy and education to facilitate optimum human function for daily life, work, and recreation. She has received training in functional manual therapy, which integrates mechanical treatment of joints, soft tissues and the neurological system to enhance optimum body control. 

Mary Ellen is a member of the Orthopedic and Sports section of the Physical Therapy Association. She is also a Member of the Upper Rogue Rotary Club, where she has served as past President.

She and her husband enjoy outdoor activities of hiking and kayaking and enjoying time with children and grandchildren.