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Physical Therapy Team

Shawndi - PT, MPT

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

Shawndi 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. 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 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 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

Jen 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."

Megan - PT, DPT, ATC

Megan grew up in a small farm town in New Jersey. She later moved to Connecticut where she completed her Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine at Quinnipiac University in 2016.  She spent a year in Rhode Island working as a high school athletic trainer, before moving again to pursue her DPT at Midwestern University in Arizona. Throughout graduate school she worked part time as an athletic trainer, covering a wide variety of sports including football, baseball, rugby, and mountain biking. 

Megan is passionate about helping people achieve their goals, recover from their injuries, and get back to enjoying a healthy, active lifestyle. She particularly enjoys working with concussion and vestibular patients, and even helped implement concussion management guidelines and return to play protocols for high school athletes at the school she worked at in Arizona.

She takes absolutely every opportunity to spend her free time outside adventuring with her husband and their two dogs (Remi and Oakley). Megan enjoys horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, camping, skiing, and off-roading. She has been riding horses since age 5, and competed in eventing and dressage.  Though she doesn't have a horse of her own right now, she hopes to get one soon and start competing again!

Marit - PTA

  • Physical Therapist Assistant

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 fiance 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 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 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. 

Michelle - PTA

Michelle first experienced a connection with Physical Therapy after suffering some of her own injuries. She brings a positive energy and encouraging attitude, and enjoys helping others on their journey to recovery, while also educating them on methods of self-care. Michelle earned her Associate of Occupational Science in Physical Therapist Assistant degree from PMI in Seattle, Washington prior to moving to Bend. Her clinical philosophy revolves around strong patient communication and evidence-based practice, and she is drawn to working in the water, which helped attract her to Falling Waters.

Before her journey towards becoming a PT assistant, Michelle was a former small business owner. She is originally from Alaska and spent her youth living in Hawaii, Virginia, and Florida.

She enjoys spending time with her family and being out in nature. Her hobbies and interests include fishing, gardening, swimming, puzzles and exploring new places.

Matthew Crockett ? Rehab Aide

Matthew Crockett - Rehab Aide

Matthew is an alumnus of Humboldt State University, where he received his degree in Kinesiology with emphasis in exercise science and health promotion. He has worked in various orthopedic and neurological rehab settings, and believes in enacting changes in patients' lives through communication, education, and proven rehabilitation techniques. He loves seeing the lightbulb go off for patients when they understand concepts and realize the change they have enacted in their recovery.

He plays the drums, is an avid climber, disc golfer, and is getting more into mountain biking as a way to explore Bend's local trails. Matthew feels a sense of adventure and a calling to explore the unknown.

Phillip Jean-Pierre - Rehab Aide

A native New Yorker, Phil relocated to Bend in 2020. Staying fit in mind and body has always been a focus of his life.  Phil began his personal training career in 2015 with Equinox Fitness Club, where he worked for four years in New York City's Financial District. Eventually, Phil branched off on his own to run a successful personal training business, later gaining experience with group fitness by spending a couple of years with OrangeTheory Fitness.

Personal training, though, is where his heart is at. Phil is a people person with a passion for getting his clients to feel and move better, and he believes that that given enough consistent time with someone, he can change their life!

 Phil's own life has changed a lot with the big move across the country. New to all the adventure the Pacific Northwest has to offer, Phil has developed a love for mountain biking. In town, he rides his electric bike to work every day!