Amber Cross, PT, DPT

Amber Cross, PT, DPT

Amber Cross, PT, DPT was born in the Rogue Valley and raised in the small town of Rogue River, Oregon. Growing up in an area with outdoor recreation fostered a love of staying active and healthy. After graduating from Rogue River High School, Amber took some time to work and have a family. She continued to lead an active lifestyle including playing recreational tennis, hiking, running, rafting, and riding off-road motorcycles. After experiencing some chronic shoulder and neck issues, she began experimenting with self treatment and soon became interested in a career in Physical Therapy.

While continuing to raise her two children, Amber attended Rogue Community College then Southern Oregon University to attain her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy. She then attended University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, California where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy with a strong emphasis on manual therapy techniques. Being in Southern California provided her the opportunity to experience recreational activities in a warmer climate which she had previously not attempted such as sailing and surfing.

Following graduation, Amber returned to the Rogue Valley to be near her family and pursue her career as a Physical Therapist at Jackson County Physical Therapy. Amber provides thoughtful care and enjoys treating patients in an outpatient setting with a varied caseload.

Mary Ellen Campbell, PT, DPT

Mary Ellen Campbell, PT, DPTMary Ellen is a native of western New York, earning a BS in Physical Therapy in 1980 from the University of Buffalo, and later obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007 from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY. Prior to moving to the area, she worked in hospital-based and out-patient settings. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2011 and joined the Jackson County Physical Therapy staff, working in the Eagle Point office. 

Mary Ellen has experience in treating orthopedic and neurological patients, utilizing exercise, manual therapy and education to facilitate optimum human function for daily life, work, and recreation. She has received training in functional manual therapy, which integrates mechanical treatment of joints, soft tissues and the neurological system to enhance optimum body control. 

Mary Ellen is a member of the Orthopedic and Sports section of the Physical Therapy Association. She is also a Member of the Upper Rogue Rotary Club, where she has served as past President.

She and her husband enjoy outdoor activities of hiking and kayaking and enjoying time with children and grandchildren.

Tim Palmesano, MSPT, SCS

Tim Palmesano, MSPTPhysical Therapist

Tim was born in San Jose, California, and graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a B.S. in Biology in 1980. He taught health, science, and P.E. for four years at a special education high school in Portland before attending graduate school. Tim earned his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1986. He has been working as a physical therapist in the Rogue Valley since 1986.  He is one of the founding partners of JCPT.

Tim is a member of the Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is a certified Strength Training Specialist. Tim’s professional areas of interest are orthopedic and sports medicine including injuries to the back, neck, knee, hip, ankle, shoulder and temporomandibular joint (TMJ), with emphasis on exercise, education and manual therapy.

He enjoys running, camping, biking, and time with his family.

Tim and his wife, Candace, have four children and live in Ashland.

Phillip Hanson, PT, DPT, CSCS, CF-L1

Phillip Hanson, PT, DPT, CSCS, CF-L1

Hip, Knee, Spine, Shoulder, post-op, Crossfit

Phillip Hanson, PT, DPT, CSCS, CF-L1, was born and raised just outside Madison, WI. Phil attended Saint John’s University in MN and earned a BA Degree in Biology. Before attending PT school he worked for a year as a volunteer in Guatemala where he helped teach English classes, worked at an orphanage, and participated in medical missions. After returning to the states, Phil worked for a few years as a corporate trainer for a large health care software company in Madison, WI before deciding to pursue a career in physical therapy. Phil earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse.

A strong interest in traveling, triathlons, hiking, and outdoor adventures led Phil west after graduation. Before arriving in Medford he worked as a traveling therapist in North Dakota and Arizona. Phil enjoys the variety that working in an outpatient clinic provides and believes in the combination of manual therapy with specific exercises to decrease pain, improve mobility, and restore function. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and plans to pursue advanced certifications in manual therapy to become an Orthopedic Certified Specialist.

Phil enjoys staying active. His interests outside of work include triathlons, hiking, backpacking, camping, and most recently Crossfit. He is excited to take advantage of all of the outdoor recreation that Southern Oregon has to offer.

Daniel Brasch, DPT

Daniel Brasch, PT, DPT

Spanish-Speaking; neck, foot/ankle, TMJ, post op Knee/shoulder, running, low back

Dan graduated from the University of Portland in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Life Science. He spent a semester studying Spanish abroad in Granada, Spain in 2005. After working as a PT aide in Beaverton, OR following college, he enrolled in Eastern Washington University’s DPT program in Spokane, WA. He served as president of his class and graduated in 2011 with a doctoral degree in physical therapy. He was employed in Grants Pass for nearly two years before joining Jackson County PT in July of 2013.

Dan enjoys working with a general orthopedic population, and has a special interest in patients with spine pathologies, the prevention and treatment of running injuries, and the use of manual therapy to relieve pain, improve mobility, and maximize function with patients. He is currently working towards becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association, and has taken continuing education classes through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

Outside the clinic, Dan enjoys running and regularly enters both road and trail races in Southern Oregon. Dan is an active member of Southern Oregon Runners (SOR) and Southern Oregon Running Enthusiasts (S.O.R.E.). He was also voted favorite physical therapist in Medford in 2017 by the Readers of the Medford Sneak Preview Magazine. He also enjoys music, hiking, and spending time with his wonderful fiancée, Tara, who is also a physical therapist.


Kathy Bowlin, PT, MS

Kathy Bowlin, PT, MSPhysical Therapist

Shoulder, balance, post-op hip/knee/shoulders, SI joint, foot/ankle

Kathy was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She attended the University of Oregon where she received her undergraduate degree and teaching certification in physical education in 1981 and a Master’s Degree in Adapted Physical Education in 1983.  She completed her physical therapy training at Pacific University in 1985.  Following graduation, Kathy relocated to Medford where she practiced at Providence Medford Medical Center from 1986-2003.  Kathy joined Jackson County Physical Therapy in 2003.  She is a certified arthritis aquatics instructor and has taught aquatics classes through the Providence Community Pool Program.

Her professional areas of interest include treatment of shoulder and orthopedic disorders of the extremities, post-surgical rehabilitation, geriatrics, total joint replacements.

Kathy is an accomplished martial artist and has competed at the national level.  She holds a 2nd degree blackbelt and now teaches karate in Eagle Point.

Kathy lives in Medford and has two grown sons.

Justin Carson, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Justin Carson, DPT, CSCS, OCSPhysical Therapist

TMJ, Spine, MVA, headaches, foot/ankle, neck, low back

Justin was born and raised in Coquille, Oregon. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Therapy from Oregon State University in 2000. Justin received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 2004.

After graduate school, Justin attended the Kaiser Permanente Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in Hayward, California. During his residency, he received advanced training in manual therapy, exercise prescription, and self-management specializing in the spine, shoulder and knee. Upon completion of the residency, he earned a Level 3 Manual Therapy certification.  Justin Joined JCPT in 2004 and became a partner in 2007.  His professional areas of interest include spine, shoulder, and TMJ dysfunction, orthopedic and sports injuries, and MVA.  Justin received additional certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), and he is a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Justin became a partner at JCPT in 2007, and enjoys coordinating local educational opportunities for health care providers.  He also teaches on various physical therapy topics.
Justin is an avid mountain biker and Oregon State Beavers fan, enjoys camping, jogging, swimming, and traveling with his family.  In his free time, Justin teaches P.E. at the Medford Montessori School.

Justin and his wife, Terri (a native of southern Oregon), live in Medford with their two children, Elise and Braeden.

Phoenix, Oregon Office

Due to Covid 19 related changes, we have closed our Phoenix clinic location.

To schedule an appointment, please call one of our other clinics:

East Medford – 709 North Phoenix Rd., Medford, OR, 97504
just 3.9 miles from original JCPT Phoenix clinic
Phone: (541) 630-3055

Central Medford -36 Hawthorne St., Medford, OR 97504
Phone: (541) 776-2333

Ashland – 370 E. Hersey St., Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-6360

Eagle Point – 158 W. Main St., Eagle Point OR 97524
Phone: (541) 830-0914

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to continuing to serve you with the best hands on, one on one PT care at one of our other locations.

Eagle Point, Oregon Office

Jackson County Physical Therapy Eagle Point Office
158 W. Main St.
Eagle Point, OR 97524
Phone: (541) 830-0914
Fax: (541) 830-0923



Leah Harris, PT, DPT – Ankle,/knee/foot, elbow/wrist/hand, manual therapy, headaches and TMJ, vertigo, post-surgical recovery, return to sport, running evaluation, Astym certified

Molly Kujawa, PT, DPT Geriatrics, balance, core strengthening, hip pain, knee pain, post-op, work conditioning, Parkinson’s

Sarah Holst, PT, DPT Vestibular, Geriatrics, balance, ankles, knees, post-op knees/hips/ankles, LSVT Big, thoracic/lumbar spine


Central Medford, Oregon Office

Jackson County Physical Therapy Central Medford office

36 Hawthorne St.
Medford, OR 97504
Phone: (541) 776-2333
Fax: (541) 776-2495




Justin Carson, DPT, OCS, CSCS – TMJ, Spine, MVA, headaches, foot/ankle, neck, low back

Kathy Bowlin, PT, MS – Shoulder, balance, post-op hip/knee/shoulders, SI joint, foot/ankle

Daniel Brasch, PT, DPT – Neck, foot/ankle, TMJ, orthopedics, post-op knee/shoulder, running, low back, Spanish-speaking

Ellen Goodall, PT, DPT – Vertigo,  dizziness/ear infection/BPPV,  balance,  Meniere’s disease, vestibular loss, headaches, neck, shoulder, joint replacement, yoga

Kylie Padget, PT, DPT – Lumbar, lower extremities, injuries, post-op, manual therapy and pelvic health.