Bren Schmidt - L.O. Physical Therapy

Bren Schmidt, PT, MPT

Physical Therapist

Bren is originally from Norman, Oklahoma, where he attended the University of Oklahoma (OU) for both his undergraduate degree and graduate degree of Masters of Physical Therapy. Bren grew up playing in competitive soccer leagues, running, hiking, going on backpacking trips, and attending Sooners football games. While attending OU, Bren was a rock climbing instructor during the school year and spent his summers as a backpacking guide in the Sangre de Cristos mountains in New Mexico. Bren has a great love for travel and took the opportunity to study abroad in Chile where during his free time he climbed numerous mountain ranges including parts of the Peruvian Andes and Northern Patagonia. Bren’s passion for sports/manual therapy grew during PT school where he worked with a range of athletes including the OU School of Performing Arts, the Oklahoma City Ballet, OU collegiate athletes and volunteered with the Special Olympics. Because of this love for the outdoors, upon graduation, Bren quickly found a position at a clinic in Bend, Oregon.

Since then he has held positions in multiple other parts of Oregon including Klamath Falls and Ashland, where he met his wife. Then nearly 6 years ago Bren moved to the Rocky Mountains where he briefly took a position at the Keystone Ski Resort as part of their Mountain Safety Team then worked in Fort Collins, CO in a PT clinic for the last 5 years treating a wide verity of patients and injuries. While in Colorado Bren enrolled the Manual Therapy Institute to pursue his Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist accreditation. Bren and his wife now love doing anything outdoors in the PNW, going to breweries and restaurants, playing with their dogs, running, SUP boarding, and traveling.

Bren now has 8+ years of PT experience providing evidence-based patient centered care utilizing a wide variety of techniques and skills that help restore function and movement to patients so they can return to their passions.

Degrees

  • Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
  • Graduate: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Masters of Physical Therapy

Certifications/Training

  • Manual Therapy Institute: working towards Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Certified
  • Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) levels A and B Certified
  • Mulligan Technique
  • Movement Impairment Syndromes
  • International Spine and Pain Institute: Mobilization of the Neural System

Special Interests

  • Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Movement Impairment Syndromes
  • Sport injury prevention
  • Running analysis and treatment
  • General Health and Wellness

Q & A

What is your favorite Pandora Station?
Cage the Elephant, Zac Brown Band, Michael Franti and Spearhead, tons more.

What is your favorite Sport to watch? To Play?
Watch: College Football Play: Soccer

If you could only eat one food or meal for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Anything smothered in Green Chile!

What is your Starbucks order?
Americano with dash of cinnamon powder on top.