Sports Medicine Bend – REP Lab

Rebound Physical Therapy is proud to be involved with sports rehab ranging from community recreational athletes to Olympians and elite runners, cyclists and triathletes. Our highly trained staff are the trusted experts in sports injury prevention, sports injury management and sports injury rehab. We treat athletes of all ages and abilities with a goal of decreasing re-injury, correcting biomechanical deficiencies and returning you to your sport stronger, faster and smarter.

We also proudly support our local middle school and high school athletes, coaches and sports programs with evidence-based training information, free injury assessment clinics and high quality, return to sport focus physical therapy services.

No other physical therapy provider in central Oregon covers as many specialty areas in Sports Medicine as Rebound. Each of our specialists has earned the highest level training and certification in their respective areas.

Rebound Physical Therapy has 2 main sports medicine programs – Running Injury Program and Injured Cyclist Program
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Runner Injury Program @ REP Lab

Focusing on Running Gait Analysis for Performance or Injury Treatment.

  • Assessment of strength, mobility and running biomechanics
  • Objective data from instrumented force plate treadmill and 3D video analysis
  • Interpretation of this objective data with corrective exercises, running form modification and footwear recommendations
  • Formulation of a plan to achieve your injury free running goals or rebound you back from injury

Running is one of the most elemental forms of exercise out there. Yet 82% of runners are hurt in their career, and about half of you are hurt each and every year. The REP Lab is poised to change those statistics, and improve your economy while we are at it.

Working with tens of thousands of runners has shown us that people are different, and can (and should) run in a manner that compliments their body structure. Its critical to assess your mobility, stability, strength, and power to determine how you should run. Because we all know that (running) form follows (body) function. From here we’ll delve into one of the most comprehensive 3D running assessments you’ll find in the country. After we know what’s going on, we’ll assemble a treatment plan to address your unique issues and fix your body and your running form for the long term.

Lots of authorities begin their running assessment by watching you run. While the trained eye can pick out a lot of detail, it misses the bigger picture entirely. To put it simply, your body’s joints do not move without forces acting upon them. At the REP Lab, the cornerstone of our evaluation is a detailed focus on your ground reaction forces: the forces that cause you to move as you run. Our unique instrumented treadmill and custom software allow us to examine exactly when, how much and where these forces act on you.

  • Injury: When you have the ability to quantify the things that no eye or camera can see, you can zero in on your causative biomechanics—the true cause of your issues. This approach is the single most effective way to identify a problem (or problems) and correct it.
  • Performance: Our objective analysis allows us to answer questions for you. Instead of asking, “How should I run?” our system allows us to show you in real time. It’s the difference between finishing and finishing with a new PR.
  • Footwear: Our skills are sought out by the footwear industry for innovation and validation testing. We use this same approach to identify what footwear choices match up with your body and gait style.

$350 one-time cost
What’s included:

Running & Biomechanical Testing

  • 2hrs with Jay Dicharry PT to assess strength, mobility, running mechanics. Instrumented force plate treadmill and 3D video analysis.
  • Interpretation of this objective data and recommended corrective form and exercises.
  • Review of current and appropriate footwear and other equipment needs.
  • Goal setting

Test Analysis / Recommendations Report

  • A complete written report of your findings
  • Video resources to demonstrate corrective exercises.

Additional $150 to Running Gait Analysis
What’s Included

  • Additional 1 hour with Jay Dicharry, PT
  • Instrumented force plate analysis
  • Data will be interpreted with regard to your body to produce corrective exercises to improve the quality of movement as well as a systematic progression to improve the sports-specific training in the gym to improve your performance on the field, court, and trails.

Test Analysis / Recommendations Report

  • Findings to be added to your complete written report

Rebound Physical Therapy Bend REP Lab Cycling

Injured Cyclist Program @ REP Lab

Focusing on Professional Bike Fit – Performance or Medical.

  • Assessment of strength, mobility and cycling biomechanics
  • Cycling specific therapeutic exercises and manual therapy
  • Video analysis software
  • Shoe/cleat adjustment
  • Injury prevention
  • Strength training, balance, and flexibility
  • Transition to community-based performance improvement programs

Professional bike fits can maximize cycling performance, minimize cycling injuries and increase your comfort while riding. Combining industry-leading measurement tools with world-class experience and knowledge of sports performance biomechanics will help you achieve your cycling potential.

If you have neck pain, back pain, or knee pain, hand or foot numbness, or saddle sores your bicycle probably is not fitted to you properly. Correct cycling position is key to decreasing pain and preventing injuries as well as improving power and efficiency. A bike fit performed by a physical therapist also includes a biomechanical evaluation to determine if your cycling posture and pedaling mechanics need improvement.

Previous injuries can change riding symmetry and result in imbalances that can be corrected. Using tools ranging from video analysis software to manual therapies of massage and joint manipulation we are able to adapt the bike to work around the individual and teach the athlete to perform with optimum mechanics. For injured riders, your physical therapist will develop specific restorative exercise routines to help restore function and balance performance. Rebound treats cyclists ranging from casual commuters with knee pain to world cup racers in mountain biking, road biking, and triathlon.

$350 one-time cost
What’s included:

Biomechanical Testing & Bike Fitting

  • 2hrs with Jay Dicharry PT to assess strength, mobility, pedaling mechanics and bike fit. Uses 3D video analysis with Dartfish.
  • Interpretation of this objective data and recommended corrective form and exercises.
  • Review of current and appropriate footwear, cleat position, bike size and other equipment needs.

Test Analysis / Recommendations Report

  • A complete written report of your findings
  • Video resources to demonstrate corrective exercises.

Rebound Physical Therapy REP Lab Team:

Rebound Physical Therapy Bend REP labJay Dicharry PT, SCS

Originally from New Orleans LA, Jay completed the Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Louisiana State University Medical Center and is a Board- Certified Sports Clinical Specialist. Jay built his international reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia. Through this innovative venture, Jay was able to blend the fields of clinical practice and engineering to better understand and eliminate the cause of overuse injuries in endurance athletes. His unique approach goes outside the traditional model of therapy and aims to correct imbalances before they affect your performance. Jay literally wrote the book on running gait assessments: he is author of “Anatomy for Runners”, writes columns for numerous magazines, and has published over a dozen professional journal articles and three book chapters. Jay has had an active research career, and consults for numerous footwear companies, the US Air Force and USA Track and Field. His research focus on footwear and the causative factors driving overuse injury continues at Rebound, and he’ll provide its patients with an unmatched level of innovation and success. Having taught in the Sports Medicine program at UVA, he brings a strong bias towards patient education, and continues to teach nationally to elevate the standard of care for Therapists, Physicians, and Coaches working with endurance athletes. In addition to his clinical distinction, Jay is a certified coach through both the United States Track and Field Association and the United States Cycling Federation, and a certified Golf Fitness Instructor through Titleist Performance Institute. He has a competitive history in swimming, triathlon, cycling, and running events on both the local and national level, and has coached athletes from local standouts to national medalists. He is excited to share this passion with the team at Rebound, and explore the Pacific Northwest with his family on knobbies, skis, boards, and soles.

Ellie Meyrowitz, PT, DPT, OCS

Ellie grew up riding the ski slopes of Idaho before heading to the Midwest and the University of Indiana on a swimming scholarship (still a part of several school records). She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Indiana and completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University (Fla.).

Ellie continued her post graduate education through training in three distinct disciplines of manual therapy: osteopathic manual manipulation through the Ola Grimsby Institute and NAIOMT. Ellie’s philosophy of treating patients involves the balance of manual therapy and exercise to correct movement dysfunctions. Ellie is a leader in Rebound’s Women’s Health Program and has a particular interest in helping the female athlete / runner.

She is also the lead PT for Rebound’s REP biomechanics lab practicing from Rebound’s West location in both the clinic and lab. Ellie, along with Jen Luebke, lead REP’s Performance and Biomechanics Strength classes at the REP lab. A certified RRCA running coach, Ellie continues to be an avid outdoor athlete and is enjoying with her family all the activities Central Oregon has to offer.

Rebound Physical Therapy Bend Sports Medicine – REP Lab is located at:

Rebound Physical Therapy Bend West

Bend West Clinic

1160 SW Simpson Ave, Suite 200
Bend, OR 97702
Phone: (541) 322-9045