Jay Ruettgers, PT, DPT, ATC

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Jay is a native Oregonian and attended Oregon State University, receiving his degree in exercise and sports science. While at OSU, Jay worked with a variety of sports teams, ranging among wrestling, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics, and football. From Oregon State, Jay attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. That same year, Jay joined the Therapeutic Associates family and worked in Salem, Oregon until moving to the Rogue Valley to become the clinic director of Therapeutic Associates Medford Physical Therapy in 2006. In 2015 Jay became a partner of Therapeutic Associates Inc.

Jay’s emphasis on therapy is manually base with training through North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He is also one of only a few rogue valley therapists certified in the ASTYM system. In the past, Jay has provided medical care for the Phoenix High sports teams, as well as being involved with Phoenix/Talent Little League, Medford National little league, and Rogue Valley Youth Hockey. Jay is a member of The Greater Medford Rotary and is a Board member and Vice President of the Medford Cruise Association.

Jay currently resides in the beautiful country side outside of Medford with his wife Cara, three children, and two dogs. Outside of the clinic Jay enjoys camping, cycling, fishing, and playing hockey.

“My goal is to get individuals back to being able to function throughout their day by watching them move, and then using a combination of hands-on techniques and exercises to correct their mechanical dysfunction. Physical therapy is a team approach between the therapists and patients to work together and achieve those desired goals.”

Articles written by Jay Ruettgers

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First-Aid for Hiking

Hiking in the Pacific Northwest can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding activities, there is. As an added bonus, it is cost efficient, almost any age group can enjoy the sport, and it is one of the healthiest forms of exercise out there.