John Parr 2021

John Parr

PT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

About

John has been the director of Therapeutic Associates Gresham Physical Therapy since 1998. He earned his undergraduate degree from Willamette University and his graduate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington. John is a Certified Manual Physical Therapist through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy, a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association, and a certified ASTYM provider. John enjoys both learning and teaching. He has been certified as a Clinical Instructor through the APTA and as a clinical mentor through Therapeutic Associates. He continues to broaden his knowledge and skills through advanced coursework in manual therapy, exercise, and functional movement patterns.

“I love my job! I get to help people overcome pain and dysfunction, and return to their favorite activities. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than helping people reach their goals.”

John has been certified as a golf fitness instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute. His TPI training enables him to help golfers of all abilities perform their best.

John grew up in Wenatchee, WA and has lived in Oregon since 1985. He and his wife Tamie have 2 sons, Ellis and William. John enjoys playing racquetball, running, biking, and stand-up paddle boarding, and he is an avid golfer.

Board Certifications

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Additional Certifications

Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Education

Willamette University

Hometown

Wenatchee, WA

Recent Blog Posts

Our educational blogs draw on the expertise and experience of our therapists, bringing you the information you need to pursue an active, healthy, and pain-free life.
Most of us may never have the flawless golf swings that the pros do, but we can improve by working on our fitness. Training can provide the physical tools necessary to hit the ball farther and straighter. Improving our strength, flexibility, and endurance also reduces risk of injury.
Prioritizing your health while at work doesn’t have to be difficult. Add simple movements throughout the day to increase your weekly physical activity and boost your health and fitness while making it easier to reach your goals. A physical therapist can help you overcome obstacles and get started today.
To avoid injury and play your best, it is critical to warm-up before golfing. Static stretching (long holds...

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