Danielle Van Liew, PT, DPT

Danielle Van Liew

Danielle Van Liew, PT, DPT was born and raised in Southern California. She has been an athlete all her life, but a series of injuries led to her hanging up her cleats early on. However, that incident provided an opportunity to learn about physical therapy, ultimately leading her to pursue it as her career.

Danielle attended Oregon State University, becoming involved in the Adventure Leadership Institute where she was a raft guide and outdoor trip leader and was throughout college. She was also active in the Triathlon Club, competing at collegiate national championship events. Upon graduation, she worked in Bend, OR as a PT aide while training for her first Ironman in Canada.

Danielle then spent a year traveling, living in New Zealand and competing in Ironman New Zealand before returning to the United States. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, California. She completed her final clinical internship at Jackson County PT in Ashland where she decided to return upon graduation due to the great staff, clientele, and outdoor lifestyle. She enjoys treating patients with all kinds of orthopedic conditions and hopes to help as many as possible remain active and enjoy outdoor recreational activities.

Molly Kujawa – PT, DPT

Molly Kujawa PT

Molly grew up in La Crescent, MN. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Molly has been a patient herself, requiring physical therapy due to shoulder and running injuries, and is passionate about making sure her patients feel heard and well-cared for throughout the entire rehab process.

Molly has an eye for detail, ensuring that the most basic exercises are done correctly. She values a hands-on approach in order to help patients move forward with optimal movement patterns. Molly is excited to walk alongside patients to restore function and create strategies to maintain improvements made in physical therapy. Through education, exercise, and manual therapy, Molly aims to empower patients to overcome barriers in order to fully participate in everyday activities.

In her free time, Molly enjoys anything involving fresh air (hiking, running, biking, frisbee), spending time with her husband Bryce, reading, trying new recipes in the kitchen, discovering coffee shops, and occasionally picking up her trumpet.

Sarah Holst, PT, DPT

Sarah Holst, PT

Sarah grew up in the Rogue Valley and completed her undergraduate education in Portland before completing her Doctorate in physical therapy at Midwestern University in Illinois.

Before returning to the Rogue Valley, Sarah completed her clinical rotations in Illinois, Washington, and rural Oregon which helped to confirm her interest in treating orthopedic conditions. Sarah is motivated to help patients achieve their full potential through manual therapy combined with progressive exercises.

As a past fencing athlete, Sarah is also interested in working with athletes of every level to return to their sport after injury and decrease their risk of reinjury. In her free time, Sarah enjoys travelling throughout the Northwest and beyond, and is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys spending time rafting, paddleboarding, playing sports and camping.

Jeanne Normand White, MSOM, L.Ac.

Jeanne Normand White, MSOM, L.Ac.

Acupuncture

Jeanne was born and raised in New Orleans, La. She received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2003 from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM.

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Jeannes specialty is in the resolution of pain for muscular skeletal issues.

Jeanne joined Jackson County Physical Therapy in Medford in 2010 as a second clinic location to serve patients outside of Ashland. She enjoys great success working with chronic and acute pain, motor vehicle rehabilitation, headaches, sciatica, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, sports injuries, as well as post-operative healing and treatment for cancer patients undergoing chemo and radiation. Jeanne’s treatments are very relaxing. She was trained in gentle needle technique and uses very fine needles in her treatments. Jeanne also incorporates Tuina massage and reflexology in her treatments.

Jeanne is very pleased to work in tandem with physical therapists at JCPT.  Research proves that acupuncture and physical therapy work well together as a very effective treatment protocol.

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.

Jacob Anderson, PT, MPT

Jacob Anderson, PT, MPT

Jacob was born and raised in Chico, California.  He attended the University of California, Santa Cruz and California State University, Chico, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Exercise Physiology in 2013.  After graduation, Jacob moved to Sacramento where he earned his Master of Physical Therapy from California State University and then spent time in Europe.

Jacob has received advanced training in manual therapy techniques, including Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, and continues to study other manual treatment approaches as well.  

Jacob’s professional areas of interest include low back, sacroiliac joint, shoulder, hip/knee/ankle, and forearm/elbow.  Jacob likes to educate his patients about the purpose and benefits of maintaining good posture, both statically and dynamically and during any position or movement.  

New to Southern Oregon in late 2015, Jacob enjoys exploring new terrain, especially Mount Ashland with his snowboard.  Jacob also enjoys walking, skateboarding, wakeboarding, hiking, backpacking, and swimming.  Music is also an interest of Jacob’s.  He likes to play guitar, ukulele, and djembe.  He admits, however, that he is better suited to listening than to performing.  

 

Tim Palmesano, MSPT, SCS

Tim Palmesano, MSPTPhysical Therapist
Partner

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.