Dr. Christine Pollard is a professor and the founding director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at OSU-Cascades. She joined OSU-Cascades in 2011 to develop and lead the kinesiology program.
Pollard received a master of science degree in physical therapy from Pacific University in 1998 and a Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts in biomechanics in 2003. Pollard was a faculty member at University of Southern California’s top-ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy program and California State University Long Beach’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program before joining OSU-Cascades.
Pollard founded the FORCE biomechanics lab in 2013. Her research is dedicated to improving the scientific understanding of lower extremity injuries, and advancing injury-prevention and rehabilitation programs based on this knowledge. Her research is primarily focused in two areas: identifying biomechanical changes at the knee in individuals’ post-ACL reconstruction, and examining the influence of varying types of running footwear on running biomechanics.
Pollard has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy and she currently serves as the Chair of the Academic Faculty Council at OSU-Cascades. Furthermore, she has served on the OSU Faculty Senate Executive Committee and has been the Chair of the OSU-Cascades Curriculum Committee.
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Dr. Lisa Flexner is a clinical assistant professor and the director of clinical education for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at OSU-Cascades. She oversees the clinical internship programs and the integrated clinical experiences throughout the DPT program, as well as teaching, professionalism, leadership and related classes in the DPT program. Previously, she was a kinesiology instructor at OSU-Cascades.
Dr. Flexner attended Stanford University and received her B.A. in psychology and M.A. in sociology. She worked in management consulting and for software and internet companies before changing careers. She earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Washington and completed residency and fellowship training in Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and serves in leadership roles in the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Flexner is an experienced orthopedic/spine clinician who has worked in private practice orthopedics and hospital-based pediatric sports medicine settings in Washington and Oregon. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, Dr. Flexner was on the teaching team for the University of Washington’s DPT program. She has a passion for connecting the clinical to the classroom, helping students link what they’re learning to the human beings they will treat.
Dr. JJ Hannigan is an assistant professor in the DPT program, where he will lead the biomechanics, analytical anatomy, and research courses. Hannigan joined OSU-Cascades from San José State University, where he was an assistant professor in their Kinesiology program.
Hannigan earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Human Physiology (Biomechanics) from the University of Oregon, a Master of Athletic Training degree from Saint Louis University, and a B.S. in Exercise Science from Saint Louis University. He completed his postdoctoral work in the FORCE Laboratory at OSU-Cascades.
Hannigan was a competitive distance runner, but was frequently injured, which ultimately led him to conduct research on running injury biomechanics. Hannigan’s research focuses on identifying biomechanical risk factors and improving treatment strategies for orthopedic injuries across the lifespan, including running injuries, ACL tears, and knee osteoarthritis. He is an active member of the American Society of Biomechanics, International Society of Biomechanics, and the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition, Hannigan has been involved with local community service work for the Latino Community Association.
Dr. Erin E. Jobst is a clinical associate professor in the DPT program, where she will lead the physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology courses. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, she was on the DPT faculty at Pacific University for 15 years. She has also taught pharmacology courses for various organizations both nationally and internationally.
Jobst earned her master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University and her Ph.D. in Physiology and Pharmacology/Integrated Biomedical Sciences from Oregon Health & Science University. Jobst did 5 years of post-doctoral research in the Division of Neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, investigating feeding circuits and potential obesity treatment targets. In addition to her expertise in physiology, Jobst is passionate about direct patient care, and continues to practice part-time in the acute care setting.
Jobst has co-authored the text “Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist” (McGraw-Hill, 2nd Ed, 2020). She is Series Editor of “Physical Therapy Case Files” (McGraw-Hill), a series of case-based books – in Acute Care, Orthopaedics, Neurological Rehabilitation, Sports, and Pediatrics – designed to assist students in the transition from classroom-based knowledge to implementation of evidence-based assessments and interventions. Jobst is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association including the sections on Acute Care, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, and Education.
Dr. Marcey Keefer Hutchison is a clinical associate professor in the DPT program and will be teaching across the musculoskeletal continuum. Her research is focused on the use of diagnostic ultrasound to explore foot and ankle morphology and pathology with publications that include work on barefoot exercise and ankle fractures.
Keefer Hutchison holds a master of science in Physical Therapy from Pacific University, a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University, and has been a practicing clinician for more than 29 years. Keefer Hutchison is a founding faculty member of the George Fox University School of Physical Therapy where she was the lead instructor in the DPT musculoskeletal courses since 2012. Her clinical career has included directing a private practice orthopedic and sports medicine clinic in Keizer, Oregon for fourteen years. She also managed the athletic training program for the Salem-Keizer School District. Her experience in sports medicine includes medical coverage for the Cascade Half Marathon, U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, the Women’s Pro-Beach Volleyball Tour and numerous Oregon School Activities Association events.
Keefer Hutchison is a member of The American Physical Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association - Oregon and the Daughters of Hawaii. She serves as co-leader for the Foot and Ankle Special Interest Group task force on the development of fellowship practice for the foot and ankle. Keefer Hutchison has been a board-certified Sports Clinical Specialist since 2015.
Dr. Kathryn Lent is a clinical assistant professor in the DPT program, where she leads the musculoskeletal anatomy sequence and the motor development and pediatric rehabilitation courses. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, Lent taught within the anatomy and pediatrics curriculum at the University of Washington DPT program. In addition, she brings with her extensive experience working in inpatient and outpatient pediatrics.
Lent earned her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy and her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Washington. Her research is largely centered around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in rehabilitation, as well as pediatric rehabilitation. Dr. Lent’s scholarly work includes professional presentations and publications in the areas of LGBTQ+ health, disability studies, and racial/ethnic health disparities. In addition, she has been actively involved in numerous DEI and Rehabilitation DEI committees and councils. She is a member of the APTA.
Dr. Meredith Wampler-Kuhn is a clinical assistant professor in the DPT program. She joins OSU-Cascades from St. Charles Health System, where she co-leads the ASCENT Cancer Survivorship Program as part of her role as Lead Physical Therapist. Wampler-Kuhn previously taught within DPT programs at UCSF/San Francisco State University and University of Puget Sound and will be teaching across the patient management and neurology curriculum at OSU-Cascades.
Wampler-Kuhn earned a B.A. in Biology from Westminster College, a B.H.S. in Physical Therapy from University of Missouri, and a DPT Sc. from University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University. Wampler-Kuhn’s clinical background includes acute care, neurologic physical therapy, and over 18 years of experience in treating patients with cancer.
Research interests lie in management of the patient with cancer and in cancer survivorship. She has published several peer reviewed manuscripts on her clinical research, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and balance impairments and presented at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM). She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association Oncology Section, and is a board-certified Oncology Clinical Specialist.
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Dr. Lindsey Berg received her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2009 from the University of Washington and has worked at St Charles Medical Center since 2010. She has broad experience in treating patients with neurological and geriatric conditions in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a special interest in treating patients with vestibular and balance pathology. Berg is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in neurologic physical therapy.
Dr. Shannon Compton is an associated faculty member in the DPT program. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Tulsa. She moved to the West Coast after graduate school and specialized in treating individuals with a range of neurologic conditions, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, concussion, vestibular disorders, and neurodegenerative conditions. She currently works in the outpatient setting, but has worked in many different care settings throughout her career.
Jay Dicharry completed his Masters of Physical Therapy at Louisiana State University Medical Center and is a Board-certified Sports Clinical Specialist. Dicharry’s career blurs the line between clinical practice, coaching, and engineering to solve problems and optimize performance. Dicharry built his reputation in biomechanical analysis as Director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia and is the Founder of MOBO. Dicharry writes for digital and print media and has authored two books on running gait, “Running Rewired” and "Anatomy for Runners." Dicharry enjoys an active research career and has published over thirty-five professional journal articles and book chapters. He also consults for the running and cycling industry, the US Armed Forces, USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon, and athletes across the world. Having taught in the Sports Medicine program at UVA and the DPT program at OSU-Cascades, he brings a strong bias towards patient education, and teaches internationally to elevate the standard of care for Therapists, Physicians, and Coaches. He is excited to share his research-driven focus and expertise to build our students into critical thinkers and push the needle in our profession.
Dr. Meg Doan received her DPT from Duke University in 2011 and has focused her clinical practice in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Doan worked for the Seattle VA's Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder clinic in both inpatient and outpatient rehab for 10 years and had the honor of providing care to veterans from around the northwest. Her love of adaptive technology developed there and has grown to include an Assistive Technology Provider certification from the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America. Doan currently works for a local durable medical equipment company helping to match people with the adaptive technology that will help them function as independently as possible.
Mike Edgerton received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Washington and his B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington. He has been practicing full time as a physical therapist for 28 years, specializing in neurological physical therapy and wheelchair seating/positioning. Edgerton currently works in the inpatient rehabilitation unit at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend and also runs a wheelchair/seating clinic. He is certified as a vestibular rehabilitation specialist and a Neurological Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. Edgerton is also certified as an Assistive Technology Professional by the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America.
Dr. Katie Farrell is an associated faculty member in the DPT program. Farrell received a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University, an M.S. with a focus in neuroscience physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, and a D.Sc. with a focus in geriatric physical therapy from Rocky Mountain University. Farrell has over 20 years of experience in entry-level physical therapy education and is currently working at Providence ElderPlace. Her areas of practice are in both geriatric care and neurorehabilitation.
Dr. Erin Fitzgerald is a graduate of University of Southern California's DPT and completed her Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy in 2014. She has participated in research with patients with stroke, Parkinson's Disease and chronic pain, as well as providing patient care within the Neuroscience ICU setting. Fitzgerald has 7 years of teaching experience in courses related to Neurologic and Acute Physical Therapy patient management and is excited to be joining the OSU team this Fall.
Dr. Hannah Fugle is an associated faculty member in the DPT program. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2017 from Northern Arizona University. Fugle has built her career working in a number of outpatient clinics, but also has experience treating within the inpatient rehab and acute care settings. She specializes in treating individuals with neurologic diagnoses including stroke, Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis, vestibular disorders, imbalance/falls, and concussion. Fugle is passionate about educating the next generation of physical therapists through clinical instructing, and now participation in the OSU DPT program.
Jenna Gates received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2010 and is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. Gates has spent the majority of her career working with the neurological population in the inpatient rehab setting, specializing in patients who have acquired spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, strokes, complex multi-trauma, and Guillain-barre syndrome. Prior to relocating to Bend, Gates worked at the Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon (RIO) in Portland for 7 years where she co-led the spinal cord injury and burn team treating patients from the Oregon Burn Center. She is currently working at St. Charles in the outpatient neurological setting and enjoys volunteering with Oregon Adaptive Sports.
Holly Gullickson is a graduate of Loma Linda University and board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist. Gullickson has practiced in outpatient orthopedics for her career, serving as a clinical instructor to students from a variety of physical therapy programs. Prior to moving to Bend, she owned a practice in rural Washington state, treating a general but varied orthopedic and neuro caseload. Gullickson's professional interests include shoulder injuries, total joint replacement after-care, and vestibular rehabilitation.
A licensed physical therapist since 2009, Dr. Nick Hagen is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist and certified sports clinical specialist. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Physical Art. Hagen completed his undergraduate training at The University of Colorado in Boulder and physical therapy school at the University of California San Francisco. After PT school, Hagen completed a sports physical therapy residency in Vail, CO at the Howard Head Sports Medicine Center.
Following residency training, he completed a traveling sports fellowship learning sports medicine with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In 2016, Hagen completed a certification through IPA physical therapy to be a certified functional manual therapist. Hagen is a board director of the Oregon National Strength and Conditioning Association. Hagen is a journal editor for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine and The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. He has been published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Australian Journal of Strength and Conditioning, and through the APTA and has provided care for NBA, NFL, MLB, and US Ski Team Athletes.
Sprague Hanavan CPO has been a Certified Prosthetist/ Orthotist since 2001. He started his career focusing on pediatric orthotics. Hanavan now is the practice manager at Summit Orthotics and Prosthetics in Bend Oregon where his main patient load is now prosthetics, both lower limb and upper limb. Hanavan enjoys the medical environment in Bend due to the long lasting relationships between the physicians, physical therapists and his own field. Hanavan is part of numerous national organizations which try to improve the P&O field as well and communications
Dr. Andrew Harrison attended medical school in Glendale, AZ at Midwestern University College of Osteopathic medicine graduating in 2011. After completing a general surgery internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Harrison headed to Chicago for diagnostic radiology residency at Franciscan St James Health. Following residency, he was accepted into the pediatric radiology fellowship program at University of Colorado's Children's Hospital of Colorado for the 2017-2018 academic year. Harrison has since worked in the private practice setting as a pediatric radiologist interpreting medical imaging for multiple hospitals and clinics across the country from California to Florida. Harrison continues to educate the current radiology residents in Chicago on various pediatric radiology topics via live online lectures on a monthly basis.
Dr. Sarah Harrison earned her DPT from the University of Washington in 2011, going on to specialize in burn and wound care at burn centers in both Seattle and Chicago. She then completed a Fellowship in Critical Care Physical Therapy at the University of Chicago in 2014, allowing her to earn Board Certification as a Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist in 2016. Harrison went on to assist in development of early mobility and rehabilitation programs at hospitals in Chicago, Denver, and Seattle. She has been engaged in clinical mentoring of students, new and experienced clinicians in acute care PT since 2014. This led her to a passion for teaching in DPT programs in Chicago, Knoxville, Denver, and now Bend, Oregon. Harrison strives to continue educating future professionals and leaders of the PT profession through excellence in communication and critical thinking in the rehabilitation of acutely ill and complex populations.
Dr. Christina Inman holds a B.S. in Athletic Training, a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences, and has been a practicing clinician for more than 10 years. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and brings a wealth of orthopedic and sports medicine experience to the program. Inman has been teaching Kinesiology and pathology at Central Oregon Community College since January 2020 and is excited to continue to pursue her passion at OSU-Cascades.
Working for many years in marketing Dr. Jamie Krefting returned to school to study physical therapy as her second career. Krefting received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, Texas in 2016. Since graduating she has provided physical therapy services to children in central Oregon with a variety of neurological, genetic and movement disorders. She is committed to helping her clients and families achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential.
Dr. Brock Monger earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Creighton University, and a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science with his Athletic Training education from the University of Utah. Monger joins OSU-Cascades with over 20 years of clinical experience; he co-founded and directed a thriving rural outpatient physical therapy practice in Central Oregon for 13 years. His background includes implementation of injury prevention programs, community-facing physical therapy practice, wellness promotion, and serving diverse rural populations. His athletic training experience ranges from Winter Olympic Games coverage to volunteering on high school football sidelines.
Dr. Carol-Ann founded Destination Rehab (501c3) in 2016 to address the isolation and lack of outdoor recreation for adults with neurologic conditions. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University before moving to Florida where she worked as a Physical Therapist in a Neuro specialty center (Brooks Rehabilitation). She sees patients with a variety of complex neurologic conditions including spinal cord injury, stroke, Parkinson's, brain injury, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Nelson is a licensed physical therapist in Oregon, MS Certified Specialist, and was Vice President of APTA Oregon from 2018-2021.
Dr. Carol Roeder, PT, DPT, received her physical therapy degree from The University of St. Augustine for the Health Sciences in San Marcos, California in 2015. She has spent her time working in outpatient orthopedic clinics and most recently opened her own office in her hometown of Bend, Oregon. Roeder returned to academia in 2018 as an associate professor in St. Augustine's flexible DPT program and has since begun working towards her Doctorate of Education. Roeder is extremely excited to be a part of the Oregon State DPT faculty and have a hand in educating future generations of physical therapists.
Dr. Peter Schrey received his B.S. degree in Kinesiology from San Francisco State University and then his DPT from Regis University, graduating in 2005. He has been Board Certified in Orthopedics (OCS) since 2011 and has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 2005. He has also been a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the APTA since 2010. Throughout his career he has been working in outpatient orthopedics and sports physical therapy, more recently specializing in lower quarter dysfunctions in athletes. Schrey's advanced training includes manual therapy, McKenzie system, strength and conditioning, gait analysis, functional biomechanics, and pain science. He has been a clinical instructor for more than 15 students from 6 different universities over the last 10 years. He has volunteered on sports medicine teams at numerous sporting events over the years, including being selected for the 2008, 2012 and 2021 USATF Olympic Trials Sports Medicine Team. Schrey is very excited to be a part of the OSU-Cascades DPT program, helping to train the future of the profession in a wide variety of courses as well as clinical education.
Dr. David Seck graduated with his DPT from Marquette University in 2015. He has extensive experience working with individuals with neurological insults across inpatient, community reintegration, home health, and outpatient settings. He especially enjoys working with individuals with stroke, traumatic brain injury, vestibular, spinal cord injury, and neuro degenerative conditions. Seck is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurology and has obtained additional certifications in his pursuit to improve his clinical skills that include Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist, Credentialed Clinical Instructor, and PWR! certified therapist.
Dr. Studer has been a PT since 1991 and clinical specialist in neurologic PT since 1995. He has lectured nationally in 49 states and internationally in 10 countries + 4 continents on the topics of stroke, PD, imbalance, dual task, motor control, and neuroplasticity, having presented a TEDxSalem Talk on the latter in 2020. Studer is a clinical innovator and author, having written more than 30 articles, 6 book chapters, and has received the Clinical Excellence award nationally in both neurology and geriatrics. Most recently, Studer received the Mercedes Weiss award for service to the Oregon chapter of the APTA and received the highest distinction of Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, reserved to fewer than 275 individuals in the 100 year history of the APTA.
Dr. Joy Torbett received her B.S. degree in Biopsychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and later went on to complete her DPT degree from the University of Southern California in 1999. She began her career as a physical therapist working in acute care and neuro rehab at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles. Torbett then continued her post-graduate education, taking advance courses in Orthopedic Manual Therapy of the Spine, Medical Screening, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Orthopedic Differential Diagnosis, and completing a year-long Manual Therapy curriculum in 2001. In 2004 she was recognized as a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and in 2006 as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Torbett has mentored PT students from a variety of universities as a Clinical Instructor for over 10 years, and she has even volunteered and worked as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Southern California’s Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Department. Since 2010, Torbett has been working here in Central Oregon treating patients with various orthopedic conditions incorporating manual therapy, patient education, therapeutic exercise, and functional training.
Dr. Kelsea Hulstrom graduated from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT in 2019 where she helped to coordinate the cadaver lab for the College of Health Professions. Hulstrom is currently working in the outpatient orthopedic setting, though has experience in the cardio thoracic ICU, medical ICU, outpatient neurology, and aquatic therapy.