Meet Our Team

Laura Cooper

PT, DPT, CSCS
Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

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, OCS, CSCS
Physical Therapist

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.

Paula Sherry


Administrative Supervisor

Paula was raised in Palmdale in the Southern CA desert, where she established her love for a dry/hot climate. She has lived in many areas, including Turkey, Montana, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, and finally landed back in the desert here in Bend. She has two wonderful daughters, the oldest of which is married and living in Las Vegas. The younger is still single and lives in Portland. She is very close to both of them, as she raised them as a single mom. At home she has two cats that keep her company.

She has had too many occupations throughout her life to mention, but she decided to go back to school later in life and graduated with her degree from Heald College in Medical Office Administration in 2009. She worked in Medical Office clinics until she took the job with Therapeutic Associates. She knows she has found her final “home,” as she loves working with not only the best team of Therapists and aides, but also all the wonderful patients. Paula loves people and helping others.

In her spare time, you can find her kayaking, hiking, camping, working on projects around her house, sewing, crocheting, or finding new crafting projects to attempt.

Sean Degn


PT Aide

Casey Collier


PT Aide

Liz Bluhm


PT Aide