Meg Benitez Starr PT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Prior to moving to Bend, Meg worked in the outpatient clinic of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center serving a culturally diverse population with a wide range of injuries and poly-traumas. She also worked closely with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) residents and surgeons to triage patients with orthopedic injuries, served as a proctor for the UCSF Physical Therapy Graduate School Program and was a guest lab assistant for their manual therapy technique courses. Since receiving her MS in Physical Therapy at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California , Meg has practiced in multiple settings throughout the SF Bay and San Luis Obispo areas . Meg completed the Kaiser Hayward Physical Therapy Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and lab-assisted for their continuing education courses and served as a reviewer for their scholarship committee. Meg is recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) and board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Outside of work, Meg loves to travel. Her favorite moments include swimming with penguins in Galapagos, hiking down the Grand Canyon and climbing up Half Dome, fishing for piranha in South America's rainforest, exploring the Taj Mahal, and discovering a new flavor of gelato each night for a week in Florence. Meg and her family enjoy their adventures in Bend; especially charging slopes in the winter and paddle boarding in the summer. She has a phone full of pictures of her both playful toddler and six month old which she will gladly show off if asked. And if you have any advice on how to fly fish, please share!