Bend North Physical Therapy Specialties
Rebound Physical Therapy Work Injury Rehabilitation Program
At Rebound Physical Therapy Bend North, we specialize in helping the injured worker from initial injury to return to work in the most efficient manner possible. Rebound offers “Same Day” assessments at anyone of its 10 Clinics in Central Oregon to initiate care and start the return to work process as quickly as possible. Our separate Work Injury Facility (Adjacent to Rebound North clinic) is equipped for all Physical Capacity/ Work Capacity Testing and Work Simulation Rehabilitation (Work Conditioning / Work Hardening). In this facility we are able to provide the testing needed by providers, insurers, employers. We are also able to re-create job demands specific to the injured worker and simulate the duties and movements required by them to safely return to work. We are the only physical therapy Bend provider to have a separate facility devoted to testing and work simulation.
Originally from Michigan, Eric Edwards, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT completed his undergraduate degree at Siena Heights University, where he also competed as a four-year collegiate athlete in cross-country and track & field. He then went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.
Following graduation he worked at Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team where he completed a year-long orthopedic clinical development program, served as the regional running specialist, and earned certification in vestibular rehabilitation from the American Institute of Balance.
Eric’s clinical interests include a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, manual therapy, and being able to work one-on-one with his patients to help them return to the activities they enjoy. Eric recently became a certified manual physical therapist through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
In his free time, Eric enjoys numerous outdoor activities including, mountain biking, running, backpacking, and spending time with his wife Mary and their two girls Cora and Lilah.
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Joy Torbett received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biopsychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and then in 1999, Joy graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She worked for USC University Hospital in rehab, acute, and eventually orthopedics while also doing a year-long manual therapy curriculum in 2001. In 2004, Joy was recognized as a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and in 2006 as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
After leaving USC University Hospital in 2003, Joy then worked for another local LA hospital in outpatient orthopedics, while also volunteering and working as adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Southern California Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Department. Joy was born and raised in Palo Alto, California.
As a child and teenager, she was always active, either trying to keep up with her two older brothers or running circles around them playing sports year-round. After graduating from high school, Joy had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand with an all-star Northern California basketball team representing the USA. She, her husband and 2 daughters enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and snowshoeing.
Prior to moving to Bend, Melissa resided in Southern California where she gained extensive PT experience in outpatient orthopedics and treating patients of all ages and levels of athletic abilities, including professional and collegiate athletes. During her time in Southern CA, Melissa also successfully started-up a clinic and served as its Director; she oversaw the administrative and operational functions of the clinic and attained ample experience as a clinic instructor.
Melissa graduated with her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Following graduation, she received her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS). She then became a certified lymphedema therapist (CLT) through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. Melissa has a special place in her heart for working with patients that have lymphedema and/or are living with and recovering from cancer treatments.
A native of New Hampshire, Melissa loves to have her family out enjoying all things snow and winter sports, especially skiing and snowboarding. Being a former marathon runner and coach for novice runners, Melissa hopes to get back to running long distances. She and her husband enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and spending time with their children and three dogs.
Seth completed his undergraduate work in Physiology at Iowa State University and University of Minnesota. He moved to Oregon to attend Pacific University where he earned a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1993. Seth specializes in biomechanical analysis and manual therapy of the spine and extremities and is a co-owner of Rebound.
He is a PT for the U.S. Snowboard and Freeskiing teams, enjoys surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, running and anything active off the the grid. He has competed in many ironman distance triathlons and marathon running events….most of all he enjoys spending time with Shara and their 4 kids.
2700 NE 4th Street, Suite 105
Bend, OR 97701