Category Archives: News

Therapist Spotlight: Erica Hranicka, OT, CHT

In high school, Erica Hranicka’s mother handed her a stack of career quiz books in preparation for college. One of the career choices in the book was occupational therapy, a job that “really focused on getting people as independent as possible despite whatever had happened to them,” said Hranicka, who grew up in Maine and […]

Local Humanitarian Nonprofit Designs Sustainable Facilities in Developing Countries

  When Prineville couple Teryn and Daniel Wiens first heard about the need for a new pediatric residential physical therapy facility to be built in the Southern Province of Rwanda, they knew they could help.  Daniel is the founder of the nonprofit, Journeyman International (JI), that provides architecture, engineering and project management services to humanitarian […]

Therapist Spotlight: Hailey Foster, Bend South Clinic Supervisor

Growing up in Bend, Rebound physical therapist and South Clinic Supervisor Hailey Foster embraced some quintessential Central Oregon hobbies. Over the years, she’s been an avid whitewater kayaker, mountain biker, cyclocross racer, Nordic skier and backpacker.  Her firsthand knowledge of the area’s outdoor lifestyle provides insight into the lives of her patients. “Having done a […]

Hit Back at Tennis Injuries with Physical Therapy

Spring is finally here, and so is the outdoor tennis season. While many recreational and youth tennis players are eager to start practicing their backhand, a successful season starts before setting foot on the court.  Tennis is a physically taxing sport, and overuse injuries are common among players. While it can be tempting to push […]

Welcome Jessica Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1!

We are excited to announce Rebound’s newest team member, Jessica Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1! Jessica earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona), where she competed on the rugby and golf teams. She continued her education with the completion of a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Pacific […]

Local Endurance Athlete Stays Race-Ready With Physical Therapy

Expedition racers know a thing or two about overuse injuries. Expedition (adventure) races — often described as backcountry triathlons — typically include mountain biking, mountaineering and paddling across unmarked terrain. The non-stop races range from several hours to 10 days long, and four-person teams must navigate difficult terrain with only a map and compass.  Bend […]

Therapist Spotlight: Eric Walberg, PT and Sunriver Clinic Director

At age 23, Eric Walberg was driving through Portland in his car when he had an epiphany.  “I was trying to figure out what to do with the rest of it life and it hit me — I decided to become a physical therapist,” said Walberg, who has served as Rebound’s Sunriver Clinic Director since […]

Together We Give

The holiday season is typically a time of joyful celebration and anticipation of the new year. But it also provides an opportunity for reflection. With COVID-19 upending normal life, 2020 has been a difficult year for many — including the numerous Central Oregon families and individuals facing financial hardship due to the pandemic. Rebound’s mission […]

Therapist Spotlight: Aurora Gomez, PT, DPT, Bend North Clinic Supervisor

Aurora Gomez doesn’t remember much of the major car accident that left her with a punctured lung, shoulder, rib and heel fractures and ACL and meniscus (knee) tears as a young teen.  Gomez, a physical therapist and Rebound North Clinic Supervisor, was severely injured when the driver of an 18-passenger van carrying Gomez and several […]