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Meet Our Team

Jeffrey Blanchard - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - South Salem

Jeffrey Blanchard, PT, MS

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

Jeff claims to be an Oregonian at heart through his father’s family, who began farming Yamhill County in the early 1900’s. Jeff moved every couple of years during his childhood and lived in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, California, North Carolina, Illinois, the Azores Islands and Connecticut. After graduation from Trumbull High School in Connecticut, Jeff pursued his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He spent 2 years after his freshman year serving as a missionary in Madrid, Spain, which is where he learned fluency in the Spanish language. Shortly after his return, he met and married his wife, Janalyn. Jeff went on to earn his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Jeff brings valuable orthopedic and manual therapy experience to Therapeutic Associates. He is one of only a handful of Board Certified Orthopedic Specialists here in the Mid-Willamette Valley. As such, he is better equipped to address more complicated injuries and dysfunction. Jeff has been trained in spinal manipulation as well as various forms of myofascial release including Fascial Distortion and ASTYM™. Jeff’s eclectic manual therapy background and extensive exercise education as well as his ability to communicate and connect with his patients help his patients recover and regain their abilities quickly.

While Jeff is away from his clinic, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 sons. He can often be found with his boys hiking and backpacking the many scenic trails of the great Northwest.

Josiah Faville - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - South Salem

Josiah Faville, 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

Josiah hails from Keizer, where he spent the first 18 years of his life involved in sports, Young Life, and outdoor adventuring in the backwoods of Oregon. After graduating from McNary High School, in 2006 he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Seattle Pacific University. Josiah then went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 from the University of Puget Sound, where he was awarded the Physical Therapy Graduate Fellowship. During the second summer of his graduate studies he married his wife, Renee, and then returned to his roots in Oregon to begin clinical practice.

Josiah brings with him a valuable set of skills gleaned from his study under several of the Northwest’s leading experts in orthopedic and manual therapy. He received his Board Certification in Orthopedics in 2012, became a Certified Manual Physical Therapist in 2013, a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist in 2014, and he completed his Fellowship through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2017. He now serves as a Certified Fellowship Instructor for NAIOMT and as Director of the TAI Orthopedic Residency Program. Josiah has found a special interest in manual therapy, spine care, and lower extremity biomechanics.

While not at the clinic, he enjoys exercising, gardening, reading, and most of all, spending time with his wife and three daughters.

Kirsten Bachmann - South Salem

Kirsten Bachmann, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kirsten was born in a beautiful mountain town in Colorado, and then primarily raised in Salem, Oregon. She graduated from West Salem High School in 2010. During her high school years, Kirsten competed in gymnastics, track & field, cheerleading, and marching band. After becoming an Oregon State University alumna, she went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy from West Coast University in Los Angeles, California. Kirsten graduated with honors from her DPT program in August of 2018 and returned to Salem to begin her clinical practice.
During her time in high school and college, Kirsten spent many hours in physical therapy undergoing rehabilitation from various ankle, knee, back, and neck injuries. It was during these visits and long conversations with her therapists that she became interested in pursuing a meaningful career in physical therapy. Kirsten continues to develop her orthopedic education and manual therapy skills through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Additionally, she is pursuing a specialization in women’s and pelvic health. Kirsten has a background in yoga and Pilates, and appreciates a holistic mind-body approach to optimize recovery.
In her free time, Kirsten enjoys cooking, snowboarding, hiking, camping, exercising, and spending time with her family.

Maggie Blanchard - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - South Salem

Maggie Blanchard, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Maggie Blanchard brings valuable massage therapy expertise to Therapeutic Associates Valley Physical Therapy South. She is an Oregon Board licensed massage therapist with 8 years of experience specializing in multiple approaches of massage and body work. Maggie received her massage education at Myotherapy College of Utah in Salt Lake City, where she studied Swedish, Sports, Spa, Pregnancy, Reflexology, Chair and many other forms of massage.

Maggie moved from Utah to Oregon in 2006 where she maintained a private practice in Monmouth and did volunteer work at Anduluz water birth center for postpartum mothers. Maggie demonstrates a strong natural empathy for people who may be experiencing pain and other forms of physical discomfort. Her sensitivity and success in massage therapy is a direct result of her personal empathy for her patients as well as her professional skill. Maggie is also an excellent listener and has a special talent for connecting with people in a way that facilitates a sense of calm and peace. During her practice, she has enjoyed providing therapeutic massage for many conditions including, whiplash injuries, sprains and strains, repetitive stress injury and muscle spasms/knots.

Maggie is married and enjoys living in the small town of Monmouth.  When not working on her massage skills with patients and clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, camping and biking.  She also enjoys reading and crochet.

 

Elisa Aballay, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist
Kaley Pelfrey - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - South Salem

Kaley Pelfrey

Exercise Specialist
Eron Cortes - South Salem

Eron Cortes

Administrative Supervisor
Libby Perez - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - South Salem

Libby Perez

Receptionist