John Parr - Gresham Physical Therapy

John Parr, PT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist

John has been the director of Therapeutic Associates Gresham Physical Therapy since 1998. He earned his undergraduate degree from Willamette University and his graduate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington. John is a Certified Manual Physical Therapist through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy, a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association, and a certified ASTYM provider. John enjoys both learning and teaching. He has been certified as a Clinical Instructor through the APTA and as a clinical mentor through Therapeutic Associates. He continues to broaden his knowledge and skills through advanced coursework in manual therapy, exercise, and functional movement patterns.

“I love my job! I get to help people overcome pain and dysfunction, and return to their favorite activities. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than helping people reach their goals.”

John has been certified as a golf fitness instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute. His TPI training enables him to help golfers of all abilities perform their best.

John grew up in Wenatchee, WA and has lived in Oregon since 1985. He and his wife Tamie have 2 sons, Ellis and William. John enjoys playing racquetball, running, biking, and stand-up paddle boarding, and he is an avid golfer.

Articles written by John Parr

Take a Swing at Better Health

Compared to other golfers, I probably got a much later start than most. Throughout my adult life, I have enjoyed many sports, including flag football, softball, and running, but I never had much of an interest in golf until about seven years ago. When the golf bug bit, however, it bit hard. There’s no question…I’m hooked!

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Avoid Injury: Marathon Race Day Tips

Physical Therapists working with runners place emphasis on the development of good training habits and exercise programs to increase muscle strength, flexibility, and endurance over a long period of time. This remains the most effective way to improve performance and prevent injury, but with race day approaching for several local marathons, now is a good time to share a few race day suggestions.

Get Fit for Winter
Get Fit for Winter

Winter is a great time to stay active. Skiing and snowboarding are obvious choices for fun in the snow, but snowshoeing, hiking or simply walking can be equally enjoyable. Whatever you choose, getting around in the winter requires increased strength and balance. You can improve your winter fitness with these three simple exercises.

Athletics and a Healthy Body
Athletics and a Healthy Body

Physical therapists are licensed healthcare providers who have extensive knowledge and training in disorders of the musculoskeletal system. They are experts in treating individuals with problems of the joints, muscles and nerves. They improve function by reducing pain and restoring motion and strength. Their abundant knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology (how the body works) and manual skills enable them to get beyond simply treating symptoms.

Blog Posts written by John Parr

ACL Injuries

Devon Allen is a star athlete at U of O who competes in both football and track. This summer, he finished 5th in the 110 meter hurdles at the Olympic games in Rio. He returned to the Ducks football team, only to have a season ending ACL injury during their game against Nebraska on September 17. In the NFL, Teddy Bridgewater, Danny Woodhead, Hroniss Gronsu, Reggie Raglund, and Lamarr Houston are just a few of the players who are already out for the 2016 season due to ACL tears.