Physical Therapy Team

Shawndi - PT, MPT

  • Physical Therapist
  • Masters in Physical Therapy
  • Director of Physical Rehabilitation

Shawndi 125x175Shawndi has always been intrigued by the human body and has known from the time she was a little girl in New Mexico that she wanted to pursue healthcare when she grew up. She was drawn to Physical Therapy because of the amazing power the body has to heal itself with the proper guidance and encouragement.

Shawndi pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and graduated in 1996 from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She then went on to attain her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2001. After settling in Bend, she was hired by St. Charles hospital in the inpatient rehabilitation department. She became so drawn with the challenge of neurological rehabilitation that she sat for the American Physical Therapy Board of Specialists neurological exam in 2008 and became a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy.

It was fate that brought Shawndi to Falling Waters. After winning a free massage and discovering this unique clinic, she was instantly impressed with the amazing customer service, quality healthcare and holistic / balanced approach taken with each patient. Upon meeting with Dr. Davies, she quickly realized they shared the same passion for helping others and for empowering them to make positive, long lasting changes in their lives. Shawndi is thrilled to work alongside Dr. Davies and the rest of the Falling Waters team with the goal of giving the gift of health to those they serve.

Shawndi can be found outside whenever possible with her family (son and daughter) and friends. She loves rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, skiing, hiking, running, dancing, cooking and just generally frolicking in the delightful Oregon outdoors. Shawndi strives to brighten other’s lives with her smile, her laughter, and her positive outlook on life. She is inspired by the words of Emerson, “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of leave the world a better know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Hannah - PT, MPT

  • Physical Therapist
  • Masters in Physical Therapy

Hannah 125x175Hannah comes to Falling Waters through her contact working with Shawndi Stahl, PT where they initially worked together at St. Charles Medical Center in the In-patient rehabilitation department. She and her family moved to Vermont 5 years ago to be closer to family, but both she and her husband found themselves missing the Central Oregon landscape and lifestyle. Hannah re-connected with Shawndi last year and was delighted to find an opportunity to return to Bend, and is very excited to be a part of the Falling Waters team.

Hannah earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut in 2000. Over the last 10 years, Hannah has worked in a variety of clinical settings and has experience in both hospital and outpatient orthopedic practice settings.

Hannah is very passionate about providing compassionate, caring, research based approaches to injury recovery. She is excited to be a part of the Falling Waters team and enjoys the comprehensive approach taken with each patient. She works hard every day to educate, motivate, and assist patients on their road to recovery. Hannah is inspired by the words of Aristotle both in her life and work, and believes that "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."

Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, and dog, exploring the glorious scenery that Central Oregon has to offer. She loves road & mountain biking, yoga, running, camping, and hiking.

Jennifer - PT, DPT

  • Physical Therapist
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

Jennifer 125x175Jen received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Creighton University in 1997, going on to pursue her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2002. She has since worked in a variety of different clinical settings, with the last 10 years spent specializing in outpatient orthopedics.

She is excited to be working with Shawndi and Hannah again, as they were co-workers at St. Charles years ago. Jen and her family have recently returned to Bend after spending the last decade in Alaska. She is passionate about helping others recover from injury, getting them back to their lives, be it regular daily activities or their chosen sport. She is excited to be a member of the Falling Waters team and play her part in their comprehensive approach to patient care.

In her free time, Jen enjoys getting outdoors and spending time with her husband and their two children. She is excited to explore the Pacific Northwest with family and friends in the years to come. She loves hiking, running, biking, skiing and enjoys almost any sport. Jen’s favorite thing to remind her patients is that “what you do today, can improve all of your tomorrows.”

Marit - PTA

  • Physical Therapist Assistant

Marit 125x175  2 Marit received her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011. She then went on to get her Physical Therapist Assistant/Associate of Applied Science at Saint Catherine's University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2015. During this time she also became a Registered Vinyasa Yoga Instructor.

Marit has worked in both acute care and outpatient settings in Minnesota since graduating in 2015. She moved to Bend with her fiancé in May of 2017 to explore a new chapter out West!
She is a firm believer that the body should be treated as a whole integrative unit. Her passion for alternative and preventive medicine, physical movement and yoga lead her to become a PTA. Marit is compassionate about helping others recover quickly and effectively so that they can get back to enjoying the activities they love.

Outside the clinic, Marit enjoys doing yoga, hiking, music, camping, culture, cooking, travel, crafting, interior design, dogs, friends and family. Marit feels “at home” when she is out in nature.

Sarah - PTA

  • Physical Therapist Assistant

Sarah 125x175Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology from UC Santa Barbara in 2009, with a minor in Sports Management. She has worn many hats over the years with experience selling real estate, managing an aquatic center, and teaching swim lessons. It was her background in psychology and her experience as an athlete, however, that drew her to Physical Therapy. She received her Physical Therapist Assistant education in Lake Havasu, Arizona, and through this program was able to work in a variety ofsettings including skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and a women’s health clinic.

Sarah is fascinated with the psychology behind injury and recovery, and understands that the rehabilitation process is unique for each individual. She strongly believes that fitness should be fun, and loves to learn about her patients’ interests outside the clinic, in order to personalize their programs to promote a healthy, active lifestyle.

Outside of Physical Therapy, Sarah enjoys playing volleyball, doing Pilates, swimming, cycling, and being around animals. She has a passion for learning new things, and plans to become a certified Pilates instructor as well as a strength and conditioning specialist.

Cory - PTA

  • Physical Therapist Assistant

Cory 125x175  2 Cory first moved to Bend in 1994 and quickly became immersed in the many outdoor opportunities Bend offers. He worked in retail and also as a journeyman electrician until he realized that helping others attain their physical goals was what piqued his interest. He became a Certified Personal Trainer, training clients at local gyms, including the Athletic Club of Bend. With a strong desire to continue his education, he and his family moved to Southern California for 4 years so he could attend Loma Linda University’s rigorous Physical Therapy Assistant’s program.

Cory earned his degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in September 2015, and shortly after receiving his degree, he and his family moved back to Bend to reconnect with close friends and their active outdoor lifestyle.

Cory is passionate about strength and functional training and believes that exercise has a significant positive effect on mental, physical, and spiritual health. He knows it’s important to have fun while embracing life’s challenges. In the warmer months, you can find Cory spending time with his family camping, hiking, or riding his road or mountain bike among the many beautiful routes in Bend. He loves athletic challenges and teamwork, and joined Bend Oregon Outrigger, leading to several years of competitive outrigger canoe racing up and down the west coast, Canada, and Hawaii. When the snow flies, a weekend skate-ski with friends is how he unwinds as well as listening to music and playing guitar.

Beca - Physical Therapry Aide

Beca 125x175Beca received her Certified Personal Trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2015, and has since gained hands-on experience working as a personal trainer and group exercise coordinator. She is currently a nursing student, working towards her RN through Western Governor’s University. Beca is a firm believer that our health is directly affected by our physical condition, and she wants to share her passion for a healthy and active lifestyle with every patient that walks through the door. She is also a huge proponent of teaching people how to move well before they move fast.

Beca loves to spend time in the gym, but she’s also a huge advocate of taking the gym outdoors. Frequently, she can be found on the hiking trails with her two dogs, riding one of her motorcycles, paddleboarding, or pretending to know what she’s doing in the world of landscape photography.

George - Physical Therapy Aide

George 125x175George earned a Bachelors of Science from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has been working with skiers and runners to achieve better form, balance and support, focusing on correct equipment and alignment for many years.

George believes everyone should get out and play. He is honored to work with and help people who are ready to take the journey towards achieving a healthy active lifestyle.

George loves snow sports. Alpine and cross-country skiing are at the top his list. The rest of the year is a great time to get in shape for skiing. Hiking and triathlons have seemed sufficient until he witnessed the sport of Cyclo Cross. When in Bend… do as the “Bendites” do!

Louise - Physical Therapy Aide

Louise 125x175Louise received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon in 2015, Go Ducks! During her time at U of O, she became a Certified Personal Trainer and began working with clients at the University Recreation Center. After graduating, Louise went on to work at the Nike headquarters in Beaverton as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She then went on to complete a Nursing Assistant program through Portland Community College in 2016. Louise feels that the combination of her work as a personal trainer and nursing assistant has lead her to Physical Therapy and rehabilitation. She is a strong advocate for preventative healthcare, and her greatest passion is helping others live a healthy and balanced life through movement and nutrition.

Louise recently moved to Bend with her fiancé and their dog. When Louise is not working she can be found exploring Bend's many dog parks, paddle boarding, creating healthy meals and snacks or, spending time with family.

Travis - Physical Therapy Aide

Travis 125x175  2 Travis was credentialed as a Certified Personal Trainer in 2017, through the American College of Sports Medicine. He then received his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from OSU Cascades, graduating in 2018. He is passionate about holistic approaches to health and fitness. After competing in athletics throughout his life, he has seen the many benefits that taking a multifaceted approach to recovery, health, and fitness can have.

Travis has been an athlete his whole life. Team sports are his primary activity; he has played football, lacrosse, and currently plays rugby. He also loves to spread his love of sport to younger generations and currently coaches both high school and college level rugby. Outside of sports, he enjoys all of the outdoor activities that Bend has to offer as well as spending quality time with friends and family.