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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 - Physical Therapist - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy at The Athletic Club of Bend - Physical Therapy in Bend, Oregon

Chris Cooper, PT, DPT

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

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; In 2018, he achieved his TPI Level 3 Junior Coach Certification; In 2019, Chris attained his Levels 1-3 SuperSpeed Golf Training System 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.

Leah Conchieri - Physical Therapist - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy at The Athletic Club of Bend - Physical Therapy in Bend, Oregon

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.

Lindsey Hagen - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - Athletic Club of Bend

Lindsey Hagen, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Lindsey grew up in Santa Cruz, California and played Division 1 collegiate soccer prior to attending UC San Francisco and San Francisco State University graduate school. She graduated with her Masters in 2008 and Doctorate in 2009. She specializes in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. She has done more advanced training on evaluation and treatment of the running athlete. She has developed Fit-to-Run programs and is an RRCA certified coach. Lindsey has done training with the Institute of Physical Art manual therapy, and is also Kinesiotape and Graston certified.

When not working she enjoys running in the mountains, snowboarding and spending time with her family.

Taylor Odell

Taylor Odell, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kaylee Kazuma, PT

Physical Therapist
Taylor Kopecky - Athletic Club of Bend

Taylor Kopecky

Exercise Specialist

Taylor grew up on Mt. Hood in the small town of Welches, Oregon riding horses, mountain bikes, and exploring the woods outside her home. Having grown up in the rain it was a no-brainer to make the move to sunny Bend when it was time to go to college. Taylor came out here with my bike and horse in 2016 and can’t imagine being anywhere else. In June 2019 she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and currently is finishing up the last of her prerequisite classes before applying to Grad school to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Taylor loves being a part of patient’s healing process and getting them back to doing what they love. Not to mention how awesome it is to work alongside such compassionate, encouraging people as her coworkers at the clinic.

Stephanie Odell - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - Athletic Club of Bend

Stephanie Odell

Administrative Supervisor

Stephanie started working with Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy – Athletic Club of Bend in the fall of 2019 after moving to Central Oregon with her husband and two pups. Before settling down she lived in several places including Portland, Maryland, Budapest, and Southern California.

Stephanie received her Bachelor’s degree from a small liberal arts college in Maryland where she played collegiate soccer and found a love for all four seasons. In her free time she enjoys hiking, playing with her pups, and traveling with her husband Taylor.