Meet Our Team

Central Point - Chad Dybdahl

Chad Dybdahl, PT, MS

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

Chad is a second-generation Physical Therapist with his first experience in the field beginning while working under his dad starting at a young age. Chad later attended Willamette University, where he received a BA degree in Exercise Science and played offensive line for the Bearcats football team. He then went on to receive his Master of Science in Physical Therapy through UC San Francisco and San Francisco State in 2007. Upon graduating Chad began working as a physical therapist at Therapeutic Associates Grants Pass Physical Therapy and continued there for 12 years where he gained significant experience in pre/post Total Joint Replacement rehabilitation. In 2019, he transitioned to the Director of Therapeutic Associates Central Point Physical Therapy.

Chad enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic conditions, including sports injuries/surgeries, total joint replacements, shoulders, and spine related conditions. His treatment strategy is active emphasizing patient education, manual therapy techniques, and exercises/activities to speed return to normal function. He also has a strong background in athletics and he enjoys teaching sport-specific speed and strength training. Chad’s manual therapy background is through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) where he continues to pursue their Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT). Other professional interests include being a clinical instructor to Student Physical Therapists and mentoring fellow PT’s.

Outside of work, Chad enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, Karalee, and three children Noah, Avonlea, and Aurora. Hobbies include coaching his kids in soccer, baseball, and softball; rehabbing his 1970’s home; and when the schedule allows, a little fly fishing.

Kristin Peterson, MSPT

Physical Therapist

Graduating from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Kristin then received her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in 2002. Kristin has continued her education with many additional hours of specialized courses in spinal manipulation and sports therapy. Certified in both ASTYM and Sportsmetrics, her extensive background allows her to treat a variety of patients.

Kristin first started with Therapeutic Associates in 2002 at the Hillsboro clinic up in Portland where she was the director of the Sportsmetrics Program and participated in their PEP program (ACL injury prevention program for athletes). Over the years Kristin has treated a variety of orthopedic diagnoses and gained a strong emphasis in post-operative rehabilitation through manual therapy.  She currently practices at the Central Point office in Southern Oregon.

In Kristin’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two boys and has a lot of fun participating in her local running group.

Alyssa Bullion

Administrative Supervisor