Tony Dao OTR/L, CHT - Director of Hand Therapy
We are pleased to welcome Tony Dao, OTR/L, CHT as Director of Rebound Hand Therapy. In this role, Tony will manage Rebound’s hand therapy services in both Bend and Redmond. He will also help expand our hand therapy services and clinic hours to better accommodate patient’s needs. Tony has practiced as an occupational therapist since graduating from the University of Washington. Tony began his career working in acute care at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center (HMC), the region’s only level 1 trauma center. He gained his initial experience treating patients in the general surgery/trauma, orthopedic and neuroscience services. During this time he developed a deep passion for treating the upper extremity. He worked hard to attain the title of OT Clinical Specialist, which enabled him to mentor other clinicians in trauma care, including post-operative wound care and fabrication of custom orthoses/splints. His goal of transitioning to outpatient hand therapy was realized when he joined Integrated Rehabilitation Group (IRG) as the Director of Hand Therapy in 2005. During his 9 year tenure, IRG expanded to 8 hand therapy clinics with Tony as the clinical lead providing mentoring and education to their clinical staff, while maintaining strong relationships with local physicians and the community. Tony strives to continually sharpen his skills through continuing education courses. He has attended hundreds of hours of classes in subjects including manual therapy and advanced splinting techniques. He has completed the coursework and is now eligible for manual therapy certification (COMT) from the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US. Other schools of training he has attended and valued include the Mulligan Concept, Doctors Demystify, Seattle Center for Structural Medicine, Kinesio taping Association, and Orfit Splinting Workshops. Over many years, Tony and his family have vacationed in Central Oregon and are thrilled to now call this region home. Tony and his wife, Rebecca look forward to raising their young son and daughter in this community while enjoying all the activities he wished he did more often: fly fishing, playing golf, hiking and being outdoors.