BASED ON TEAMWORK
using cutting edge, evidence based therapy for the common human.
DENNY DRAGAN, MS PT
Anatomy Buff + Former Triathlete
Denny attended University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) where he studied biology and taught anatomy. He graduated from Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR. Denny has been a Bend resident since 2000 and enjoys spending time raising his two kids, Fynn and Lola, who enjoy skiing, skateboarding, surfing and art.
JACKIE PARKER SMELSER, MS PT
Women’s Health Nut + Yoga Instructor
Jackie has a BS in Kinesiology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and a Masters in Physical Therapy from CSU Sacramento. She specializes in Women’s Health Physical Therapy for pelvic pain, incontinence and various other Women’s Health diagnoses. She has extensive experience in Manual Therapy, has a history of personal training, sports conditioning and agility training and coaching volleyball. Jackie is also a yoga teacher, and teaches anatomy for yoga instructors. A Bend transplant from Santa Cruz, CA, Jack enjoys yoga, hiking, biking, skiing and adventuring with her husband and two little men.
BRE CRAWFORD, DPT
Cross-fitter + Fitness Extraordinaire
Bre has a BS in Exercise and Sports Science from Oregon State University, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University. She became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2016, and in 2018 completed coursework to achieve Certification in Clinical Management of Fitness Athletes. A Bend resident since 2009, Bre enjoys CrossFit, hiking, mastering the art of gluten-free desserts, and exploring the US and experiencing cultures abroad with her husband.
JULIA ZEINER, DPT
Track and Field Athlete + Coffee Connoisseur
Julia has a BS in Kinsiology from Kansas State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Witchita State University. She was a collegiate track and field athlete. New to Bend in 2017, Julia loves to hike, mountain bike, rock climb, snowboard, snowshoe, paddle board, and any other outdoor activity Bend has to offer! She also enjoys traveling, live music, coffee, good food and reading.
NICOLE BISSON, DPT
Outdoor Adventurer + Women’s Health Specialist
Nicole has a BS in Exercise Science from Indiana State University, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University. She moved from Arizona to Bend in 2017 to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. She has a strong interest in manual therapy and is a Women’s Health specialist. Nicole loves to backpack, hike, trail run, and really anything that gets her outside in Central Oregon.
WES RAU, PT | Redmond Location
Spine and Joint Specialist + Rancher
Wes graduated from Loma Linda University in 1975 and has a Manual Therapy Certification form the Institute of Graduate Health Sciences. He loves to treat spines, joint distinctions including the TMJ and cranium, headaches, and infants. Wes enjoys endurance horse racing, camping and working on his ranch.
JOHN HILT, PT | Redmond Location
Athlete’s Best Friend + Outdoorsy Family Guy
John Hilt has a BS in Zoology from the University of Washington and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University. He became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2018. He enjoys treating individuals throughout their lifespan and has a special interest in treating athletes of all skill level. Originally from the NW, he moved from Colorado to Redmond in 2015. When not in the clinic he loves fly fishing, mountain biking, snowboarding, golfing, anything outdoors, and most of all enjoying life with his wife and 2 daughters!