David Deppeler

David Deppeler, PT, DSc

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

David received his PT degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) degree at Andrews University. He began his manual therapy training in the Netherlands and received his manual therapy certification from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), where he also serves as a clinical fellowship instructor, and examiner. David is the Director of Education for Therapeutic Associates and runs the TAI BreathWorks program at the Downtown Portland location. He swam competitively growing up and in college.

Articles written by David Deppeler

Breathing Basics
Less Is More: The Story of CO2

Breathing less generally means that we build up more CO2. Believe it or not, in most cases, that equates to our cells getting more oxygen. What can you do to make sure your carbon dioxide is in a good range, so that you can use all that oxygen?

Playing in the Water

It was important for my parents to have “water-ready” young kids. Even in Wisconsin, it is generally frowned upon to lose your children off the side of a ski boat. Our favorite family summer activity was water skiing and cooking out on Lake Wisconsin sandbars. Learning to swim meant you didn’t have to run around wearing a life-jacket all day. In addition to being crazy uncomfortable, those things would seriously mess up your tan (sunburn).