Ron Carpenter, PT, OCS
Ron grew up in Leadville, Colorado at 10,000 feet elevation where he developed a love of skiing and distance running in the mountains. He went on to compete at the collegiate level at Adams State College which has a long tradition of National Championships in cross country running. He has coached high school distance runners and recreational runners, too. Injuries and experience as an alpine and telemark ski instructor piqued his interest in physical therapy.
Ron’s PT Passion
Ron has an eclectic approach to solving patient problems, which have developed during his 17 years of experience in physical therapy, manual therapy, and sports medicine. His approach to spine care has centered around the McKenzie Method in which patients play an active role in the recovery of back and neck pain. He also believes people need to move their bodies regularly to feel better.
Education & Training
- University of Utah
- Physical Therapy Program
- McKenzie Institute
- Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)
- Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Ron’s Central Oregon
Ron road bikes and mountain bikes regularly during the dry months and Nordic skis during the winter. He enjoys spending time with his family.