Meet Our Team

Chris Stanley

Chris Stanley, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Chris is from Texarkana, Texas and grew up playing soccer, hunting, fishing and participating in Boy Scouts. Chris achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, and in 1993, received his Vigil honor in the Order of the Arrow. Chris completed his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sport Science in 2000 from Texas State University and completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2007 from Texas State University. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from EIM in 2012, and completed his orthopedic residency and certification in manual therapy in 2010.

Chris has a passion for treating orthopedic conditions and particularly enjoys treating headaches, shoulder pain, low back pain, neck pain and surgical recovery. Chris understands the importance of overall wellness and incorporates hydration, nutrition, mental health and sleep when helping people recover from pain and injury. Chris is also a health and fitness coach and enjoys helping people reach their personal health and fitness goals.

Chris’s treatment approach is centered around developing an individualized plan for each of his patients. He understands that each patient has unique needs and goals, and everyone deserves to have a therapist that takes time to listen to their questions and concerns. He understands that recovering from an injury can sometimes be difficult and stressful, and he wants his patients to find value and compassion in their time with him.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys hiking, camping, fly fishing, snowboarding, rock climbing, working out, and spending time with his niece and nephews. He also enjoys painting, playing the guitar and writing.

Gail Smith - La Pine Physical Therapy

Gail Smith, PT

Physical Therapist

“My approach is to work with the body rather than forcing change upon the body”

Gail was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. For two summers prior to physical therapy school, Gail worked as a nursing assistant in a thermal unit treating burns and frostbite. She sought this experience in order to determine whether she could handle working with patients in that kind of pain. She learned she could, as long as there were measures that could be taken to minimize the suffering. That experience has influenced her entire physical therapy career.

After graduation from Pacific University’s Physical Therapy program in 1984, she returned to Alaska to work in a large out-patient physical therapy clinic. In 1987, she returned to Oregon and has been in private practice ever since, specializing in gentle manual therapies including orthobionomy, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release and mobilization with movement. Her passion is relieving pain and suffering.

Gail lives with her husband Jim, their two sons, two Labrador retrievers, and two cats south of Sunriver. She has enjoyed volunteering in her sons’ classrooms and enjoys supporting their athletics, including basketball, snowboarding and wakeboarding. The family also enjoys camping and fishing. The Three Rivers SMART reading program also receives her attention. She has been a member of a Sunriver Area Public Library group for a dozen years.

Tina Bauer - La Pine Physical Therapy

Tina Becker, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Justina “Tina” Becker received a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and is currently a staff therapist at both the Sunriver and La Pine Physical Therapy clinics. A strong advocate for accessible healthcare and an active lifestyle, she involves herself with the local Oregon Physical Therapy Association to promote her core beliefs.

Her professional interests focus on manual therapy and sports orthopedic physical therapy, and her current projects include working towards certification in the specialty of manual therapy.

In her downtime, she enjoys working on her house, playing with her two dogs Ruby and Lilly, and recreational activities include hiking, biking, and running in beautiful Central Oregon.

Anna Knorr, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Jim Wallace, PT

Physical Therapist
Dustin Lippert - La Pine Physical Therapy

Dustin Lippert, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Dustin graduated in 2016 from Carrington College’s Physical Therapy Assistant program in Boise, Idaho. During the program, he was a student mentor and achieved the distinction of being the first student at Carrington to carry a 4.0 grade point average through the entire PTA program. He then went on to receive a perfect score on his National Board Exam – a very rare accomplishment indeed.

His approach to patient care begins with manual therapy to decrease pain and restore normal tissue condition, and then to strengthen for stability. He has a knack for creating fun, interesting exercises that engage the patients.

Dustin grew up in John Day, Oregon, and currently lives in Redmond. He enjoys everything Central Oregon has to offer, including hiking, riding his street bike, and snowboarding.