Rachel Lee is a native Oregonian, born and raised in Corvallis. In 2014, she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with academic distinction at Pacific University’s Health Professions Campus in Hillsboro, Oregon. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Dakota in 2011 with a BA degree in Business Management and Pre-Physical Therapy while competing as a division 1 athlete.
Rachel, a current member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2011, is also an APTA Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy section member. She is certified in Graston Technique, an evidenced-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization to detect and treat restrictions that affect normal function. She is also certified in SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), FMS (Functional Movement Systems), and AFS (Certified in Applied Functional Science). Rachel is currently working towards becoming a McKenzie trained therapist of mechanical diagnosis and therapy through the McKenzie Institute. Rachel is also furthering her vestibular rehabilitation education through the APTA certification course at Emory University this March.
Rachel’s area of clinical focus is general orthopedics and sports medicine, with a strong interest in post-operative rehabilitation and rehabilitation of sports related injuries. Rachel has also developed a special nitch of assessment and treatment of post-concussion injuries and in vestibular rehabilitation.
Growing up in Corvallis, Rachel was a varsity swimmer and varsity cross country and track & field athlete at Crescent Valley High School. She was also a 15-year member of the Corvallis Aquatic Team. As a NCAA Division 1 collegiate swimmer at the University of Iowa and the University of North Dakota, a USAA Triathlon national age group qualifier, and a CAT 2 road cyclist through the United States Cycling Federation, Rachel has developed a special interest, and unique perspective and understanding for treating patients of all ages with athletic injuries.
Rachel loves learning and has taken multiple continuing education courses in her areas of interest to continue to deliver optimal care to her patients and to stay current with the latest research.
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, including her black Labrador Kona; volunteering and competing in cycling, triathlon, and running events; macro photography, gardening, reading, piano, and baking.