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.

Nathan Lewis, PT, DPT

Nathan Lewis, PT, DPT

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. 

Dan Cassidy, PT, AS, AAS

Dan Cassidy, PT, AS, AAS

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.


Jacob Anderson, PT, MPT

Jacob Anderson, PT, MPT

Jacob was born and raised in Chico, California.  He attended the University of California, Santa Cruz and California State University, Chico, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Exercise Physiology in 2013.  After graduation, Jacob moved to Sacramento where he earned his Master of Physical Therapy from California State University and then spent time in Europe.

Jacob has received advanced training in manual therapy techniques, including Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, and continues to study other manual treatment approaches as well.  

Jacob’s professional areas of interest include low back, sacroiliac joint, shoulder, hip/knee/ankle, and forearm/elbow.  Jacob likes to educate his patients about the purpose and benefits of maintaining good posture, both statically and dynamically and during any position or movement.  

New to Southern Oregon in late 2015, Jacob enjoys exploring new terrain, especially Mount Ashland with his snowboard.  Jacob also enjoys walking, skateboarding, wakeboarding, hiking, backpacking, and swimming.  Music is also an interest of Jacob’s.  He likes to play guitar, ukulele, and djembe.  He admits, however, that he is better suited to listening than to performing.  

 

Tara Brasch, PT, DPT

Tara Brasch, PT, DPT

Hip, knee, ankle/foot, pre/post operative rehabilitation, neck, and shoulder conditions

Tara grew up in Seward, Alaska.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Physical Therapy and a Minor in Spanish at Washington State University in 2007.  She completed her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy at Eastern Washington University in 2012.  Her experience and love for working in the rehabilitation process grew during her time as an outpatient physical therapist at Providence Medical Center in Medford, Oregon.  She joined Jackson County Physical Therapy in August, 2014.

Tara’s professional areas of interest include pre/post-operative rehabilitation, lower extremity injuries, cervical disorders, and general orthopedic conditions.  She believes in personalized treatment that includes manual techniques, education, gait and balance training, as well as therapeutic exercises.

Tara enjoys spending time with her husband Daniel (who is a physical therapist at Jackson County Physical Therapy in Medford), and is blessed to be surrounded by family and friends in the Ashland area.  She loves to run outdoors and swim.

Tim Palmesano, MSPT, SCS

Tim Palmesano, MSPTPhysical Therapist
Partner

Tim was born in San Jose, California, and graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a B.S. in Biology in 1980. He taught health, science, and P.E. for four years at a special education high school in Portland before attending graduate school. Tim earned his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1986. He has been working as a physical therapist in the Rogue Valley since 1986.  He is one of the founding partners of JCPT.

Tim is a member of the Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is a certified Strength Training Specialist. Tim’s professional areas of interest are orthopedic and sports medicine including injuries to the back, neck, knee, hip, ankle, shoulder and temporomandibular joint (TMJ), with emphasis on exercise, education and manual therapy.

He enjoys running, camping, biking, and time with his family.

Tim and his wife, Candace, have four children and live in Ashland.

Rebecca Iden, DPT

Rebecca Iden, DPT

Rebecca was born and raised in northern New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington. Before turning to Physical Therapy, Rebecca worked in Pennsylvania as a Treasury Analyst and Manager. While working as an analyst, she remained active in various sports and outdoor pursuits.
Rebecca interned in Wyoming, Washington and Oregon while earning her doctoral degree, developing an interest in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions, especially post-operative rehabilitation. In addition, she is interested in treating vestibular systems, joints and spinal conditions. She believes in incorporating manual therapy with exercise in order to achieve the best outcomes for patients and give them the tools for continued success.
Rebecca is excited to have settled in Southern Oregon and eager to explore the outdoor activities that west has to offer. Her true passion lies with cycling, especially mountain biking. While attending Grove City College, Rebecca played collegiate soccer and has coached many ages from 4-5 year olds to high school. When she is not outdoors, she also designs and sews quilts.