Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Oregon
Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified Scoliosis Specialist
Lisa Flexner is an instructor of kinesiology at OSU-Cascades. Originally from Minnesota, Lisa received her B.A. in psychology and M.A. in sociology from Stanford University. She worked in management consulting and for software and internet companies before finding a passion for health and fitness. This led to a career shift as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from University of Washington and a residency and fellowship in Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, she was on the teaching team for the University of Washington’s DPT program.
Lisa’s students will explore the connections between biology, psychology, and sociology that influence health, wellness, illness, and injury. She works to make even the most theoretical of topics have a practical application. With experience in academia, business, and healthcare, she provides a breadth of knowledge that helps students at OSU-Cascades navigate the transfer of skills from the classroom to the professional setting.
1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Bend, Oregon 97702
Partner Institutions:Oregon State University Central Oregon Community College