Meet Our Team

Kat Burns

Kathleen Burns, PT, DPT

Clinic Manager | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist
  • Certified Breathing Behavioral Analyst

Kathleen (Kat) graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 2014 and graduated with a B.S. in Clinical Health Studies, also from Ithaca College in 2012. She is an orthopedic certified specialist, a certified manual physical therapist, and a certified breathing behavioral analyst. She is currently in the North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy (NAIOMT) fellowship program and works as a certified mentor. Though Kat treats all parts of the body, she particularly enjoys treating scoliosis and using biofeedback for breathing dysfunction.

Kat enjoys anything outdoors. She is a graduate of Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School. Kat also has experience with horseback riding, especially hunter/jumper and dressage. She is a certified yoga instructor and primarily does vinyasa flow. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio but is happy to now call Eugene home.

Amy Temes Clifton - OMG - Southtowne

Amy Temes Clifton, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Amy is a native Eugenean (Eugene, OR). She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in Missoula in 2007 and completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Spanish from the University of Puget Sound. In addition to patient care, Amy works in the Therapeutic Associates Education department as the Director of Mentorship and as a Key Mentor for the Therapeutic Associates Orthopedic Residency program.

Amy was in the first graduating class of the Therapeutic Associates Orthopedic Residency in 2009, and then received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification in 2010. She further specialized as a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) in 2012 and completed her Fellowship through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2018. She enjoys working in orthopedics, spine and sports rehab, as well as vestibular and balance rehab.

Amy has been an avid cyclist for the last 10 years. She has her advanced certification in BIKEFIT and enjoys working with cyclists of all levels to improve bike fit, posture/ergonomics, and efficiency. In addition to working as a physical therapist, she loves spending time with her husband and children most. She is a runner, swimmer, cyclist, downhill/XC skier, and her creative outlets are baking and cooking.


Jonathan Arnold, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Jonathan (Jonny) graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa after graduating with his B.S. in Applied Exercise Science from Azusa Pacific University. Through his academics, he has received his Performance Enhancement Specialist certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He now plans to pursue his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification through the Therapeutic Associates residency program. His special interests include working in orthopedics and sports rehabilitation of all ages.

Jonny enjoys staying active through sports including basketball, soccer, and running as well as hiking and other outdoor activities. Since he is originally from Iowa City, Iowa, he will always be a Hawkeye at heart, but he is proud to now be a Duck fan and a part of the Eugene community.

Des Matyas 2 - Crescent Village

Des Matyas, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Des graduated from California State University of Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2000 and finished with a spot on the Dean’s list with academic honors. She then moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2008 where she graduated from the University of Oregon with a 4.0 GPA and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology. She went on to obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University where she served as Class President throughout the program. She has spent the better part of her life participating in, and coaching, a variety of sports including softball, hockey, martial arts, and roller derby and during this time, rehabbing her own injuries fueled her interest in this profession.

Des enjoys helping those recovering from a variety of orthopedic conditions such as sport-related injuries, joint replacement surgeries, work-related injuries, and low back pain. She also has a special interest in balance and vestibular disorders and other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and stroke. Des is committed to treating each patient individually and holistically. She builds a rapport with clients and takes personal goals, interests, and schedules into consideration when planning treatments.

Des is passionate about lifelong learning and consistently seeks new opportunities to expand her knowledge and skills. It is her professional goal to seek advanced specialty certification in orthopedics to further her knowledge in the field. She uses a combination of manual therapy and individualized exercise therapy to facilitate healing and empowers patients to take their rehab into their own hands as they return to their meaningful daily activities.

Outside of work, Des enjoys traveling around the world, and exploring Oregon. She takes full advantage of all the amazing things Eugene has to offer and especially enjoys roller skating on the many trails, hiking, and trying new food at local restaurants.

Michaela Ciofreddi, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Michaela grew up in New Hampshire and attended Ithaca College in New York, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Clinical Health Studies and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her undergraduate year, she competed on the cross-country and track & field team, and was an assistant coach while in graduate school.

Michaela enjoys working with individuals of all ages and diagnoses to help them return to their passions in life. She has a special interest in working with the Spanish-speaking population, youth athletes and outdoor recreationists. Regardless of one’s background, Michaela is excited to help all individuals return to the things they love doing in life.

In her free time, she enjoys exploring hiking trails, running, rock climbing, and seeing all the wonders of the Pacific Northwest.