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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.

Ellie Waker - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - South Salem

Ellie Waker, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Ellie was born and raised in Sherwood, Oregon and loves living in the Pacific Northwest. She had desires of becoming a physical therapist early in life, after sustaining a sports injury her freshman year of high school. After graduating from Sherwood High School, she attended Oregon State University and completed her undergraduate education in 2017, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training. During her undergrad studies, she worked extensively with the Oregon State gymnastics team, Western Oregon football team, and Corvallis high school athletics.

After completing her undergraduate education, she moved down to sunny San Diego to attend physical therapy school. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from University of St Augustine, graduating with high honors in 2020. She then moved back to the Pacific Northwest to re-establish her roots. Ellie is passionate about exercise and teaching her patients how to move pain-free again in order to help them reach their goals. As a certified athletic trainer and licensed physical therapist, her competitive nature allows her to excel working with the athletic population. When she is not in the clinic, she enjoys exercising, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

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
Hillary Pope

Hillary Pope, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Hillary was born and raised in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon. She was first introduced to physical therapy after a basketball injury in high school. After graduating from small town high school, she spent the first part of her career working at a continuing care retirement community where she found her passion for helping others. Through this experience she decided to go back to school and pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant to help others gain back independence and rehabilitate through exercise. She graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Lane Community College in June of 2020.

In her spare time, she loves to hike the beautiful trails of Oregon, go camping, running and spend time with her husband, daughter and son.

Kaley Pelfrey - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - South Salem

Kaley Pelfrey

Exercise Specialist

Having been raised in Salem, Kaley loves living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Sprague High School where her passion grew for not only sports, but also for exercise and being active. After high school Kaley went to Brigham Young University-Idaho and took some time off to serve a mission for her church in Russia. She gained a passion for traveling and fluency in the Russian language. In her time at BYU-I, she worked as a Coordinator in the Sports First Aid program where she worked with injured athletes making rehabilitation programs and acute treatments to assist them in returning back to full health. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology and has had over 5 years of experience working in Physical Therapy clinics.

Kaley has recently moved back to her home town of Salem with her husband. She hopes to continue her education to become a certified Physical Therapy Assistant or an Athletic Trainer. In her free time she enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, camping, reading, eating chocolate, and recently, hanging out with her new dog named Goose.

Garrett Markham - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - South Salem

Garrett Markham

Exercise Specialist

Garrett was born in Idaho but spent most of his childhood growing up in the small town of Banks, Oregon. He was heavily involved in many sports including football, basketball, baseball, and track. Garrett also enjoys working with and serving others. In high school, he was involved in boy scouts and received his Eagle award. For his eagle project, he helped a widow from his church run a charity which ultimately collected 300 new toys and games for local children and families in need for Christmas. In 2014, Garrett graduated high school.

After high school, Garrett spent two years in El Salvador as a missionary and learned fluent Spanish. One year later he married his wife Maddie, and currently they are both attending Western Oregon University. Garrett is pursuing a major in exercise science with a minor in human biology. He plans to graduate in the spring of 2021 and hopes to attend physical therapy graduate school in fall of 2021.

Currently, Garrett enjoys going to the gym and strength training. He loves any competitive sport with a ball and also enjoys fishing. However, his favorite things to do are play card games and watch movies with his wife.

Eron Cortes - South Salem

Eron Cortes

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

Libby Perez

Receptionist