Chad Dybdahl, PT, MS

Physical Therapist

Chad received his physical therapy degree at a joint PT program through University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University, culminating in a Master of Science in 2007. Prior to this, he attended Willamette University, where he played football for the Bearcats and received his Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science in 2005. He has a strong interest and background in athletics and enjoys teaching sport-specific speed and strength training classes with Eric Medley, PT at Therapeutic Associates – Grants Pass Physical Therapy. Chad has been employed at TAI – Grants Pass Physical Therapy since graduating from PT school in 2007. He also worked as a PT Aide for two TAI clinics in South Salem and Keizer in 2003-2005. His first experience with PT began while working under his dad starting at the age of 12 in an outpatient clinic and on the football sidelines of a Northern California high school.

Chad enjoys treating a variety of conditions, including sports injuries/surgeries, total joint replacements, shoulders, and spine related conditions. His treatment strategy emphasizes educating patients on the disease/injury process, using manual techniques to improve mobility, and teaching them exercise and activities to address their impairments and functional limitations to allow for return to their normal activities.

Chad is currently pursuing certification in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Other interests include becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and becoming a mentor to fellow PT’s.