Meet Our Team

Laura Cooper, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Laura received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Laura’s clinical focus is sports medicine, general orthopedics, therapeutic yoga, Women’s Health, and post-mastectomy/breast cancer rehab. She has manual physical therapy training through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy and has advanced skills in treating pre- and post-partum, as well as other women’s health issues.

Laura is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has had personal experience with strength and conditioning at the collegiate level while on the Cross Country and Track Teams at the University of Oregon. She is also certified in ASTYM™ (Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization). Laura is co-director of Therapeutic Associates – Central Oregon and is on-site director of TAI at The Athletic Club of Bend. Laura enjoys running, yoga, cycling, skiing, swimming, reading, and spending time with her family.

Chris Cooper, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

A Montana native, Chris received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1996 and earned his Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 1999. Chris has worked for Therapeutic Associates in Bend since that time and has been at the Athletic Club of Bend clinic since 2005.

Chris is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and has advanced manual therapy training through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. He is also a Level 3 Certified Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute, a Nike Golf Certified Performance Specialist, as well as Level 1 and 2 K-Vest Certified. Chris finished his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in May 2010. In 2015, Chris became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. In 2017, he achieved his TPI Level 2 Junior and Power Coach Certifications.

His passion is treating injured golfers and helping non-injured golfers maximize golf-specific fitness. He is also passionate about treating foot and ankle injuries. He enjoys mountain and road biking, golfing, skiing, fly-fishing, cooking, and being with his family.

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Brittany Jones, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Brittany is an Oregonian, born and raised, who received her undergraduate degree in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon in 2014. During her time at U of O, she became part of the Therapeutic Associates family by working as an Aide for Therapeutic Associates in Eugene, gaining invaluable experience with patients. Brittany went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.

Brittany has always been passionate about helping others and had a love for healthcare. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages to help them maximize function, reach their goals, and get back to the things they are passionate about. Her schooling taught her the importance of evidence-based practice, while striving to provide the best care to her patients. In addition to general orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, Brittany has interests in TMJ dysfunction and Women’s Health.

Brittany spent summers and winters in Sunriver with family, and fell in love with Central Oregon at a young age. She completed her final physical therapy rotation in Bend and despite the crazy winter weather, decided she had to stay. Brittany is excited to explore more of Central Oregon, and in her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, traveling, cooking, snowboarding & skiing, and spending time with friends and family.

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Kevin LeNoir, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kevin is a native of Delaware, where he received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Biomechanics. He went on to receive a Masters in Anatomy and Clinical Health Sciences and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016 from the University of Delaware, a top nationally ranked program with a strong emphasis in research based medicine and manual techniques.

Before entering his DPT program, Kevin worked as a research assistant in various research labs involving gait rehab for stroke survivors, adaptive exercises for Parkinson’s patients, and developing stimulation systems for gait training for children with cerebral palsy. His background in research has formed his foundation in evidence based medicine, where he strives to deliver the most up-to-date treatment methods for his patients. Kevin has gained interest in working with patients with balance impairments, vestibular patients, and general musculoskeletal injuries in younger and older adults.

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Leah Conchieri, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Leah grew up in Essex, Vermont, where she attended the University of Vermont and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science, with a pre-physical therapy focus in 2013. She continued her education at the University of Vermont studying Physical Therapy and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015.

Leah’s clinical interests include orthopedics, manual therapy, sports injury rehabilitation, and pediatrics. She is grateful for TAI’s commitment to continuing education and enjoys working with other clinicians to help advance her skills. She is skilled at educating people in appropriate therapeutic exercises as well as manual therapy. In her free time, she enjoys doing any activity that involves the outdoors, including hiking, skiing, and biking. As a newcomer to the west coast she is eager to see what lies in store. She looks forward to exploring the beautiful outdoors of Oregon.

Kourtenay Hoefft

Administrative Coordinator

Sean Degn

PT Aide

Casey Collier

PT Aide