Physical Therapy Team

Shawndi - PT, MPT, NCS

  • Physical Therapist
  • Masters in Physical Therapy
  • Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist
  • Director of Physical Rehabilitation

shawndiShawndi has always been intrigued by the human body and has known from the time she was a little girl in New Mexico that she wanted to pursue healthcare when she grew up. She was drawn to Physical Therapy because of the amazing power the body has to heal itself with the proper guidance and encouragement.

Shawndi pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and graduated in 1996 from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She then went on to attain her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2001. After settling in Bend, she was hired by St. Charles hospital in the inpatient rehabilitation department. She became so drawn with the challenge of neurological rehabilitation that she sat for the American Physical Therapy Board of Specialists neurological exam in 2008 and became a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy.

It was fate that brought Shawndi to Falling Waters. After winning a free massage and discovering this unique clinic, she was instantly impressed with the amazing customer service, quality healthcare and holistic / balanced approach taken with each patient. Upon meeting with Dr. Davies, she quickly realized they shared the same passion for helping others and for empowering them to make positive, long lasting changes in their lives. Shawndi is thrilled to work alongside Dr. Davies and the rest of the Falling Waters team with the goal of giving the gift of health to those they serve.

Shawndi can be found outside whenever possible with her family (son and daughter) and friends. She loves rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, skiing, hiking, running, dancing, cooking and just generally frolicking in the delightful Oregon outdoors. Shawndi strives to brighten other’s lives with her smile, her laughter, and her positive outlook on life. She is inspired by the words of Emerson, “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of leave the world a better know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Hannah - PT, MPT

  • Physical Therapist
  • Masters in Physical Therapy

Hhannahannah comes to Falling Waters through her contact working with Shawndi Stahl, PT where they initially worked together at St. Charles Medical Center in the In-patient rehabilitation department. She and her family moved to Vermont 5 years ago to be closer to family, but both she and her husband found themselves missing the Central Oregon landscape and lifestyle. Hannah re-connected with Shawndi last year and was delighted to find an opportunity to return to Bend, and is very excited to be a part of the Falling Waters team.

Hannah earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut in 2000. Over the last 10 years, Hannah has worked in a variety of clinical settings and has experience in both hospital and outpatient orthopedic practice settings.

Hannah is very passionate about providing compassionate, caring, research based approaches to injury recovery. She is excited to be a part of the Falling Waters team and enjoys the comprehensive approach taken with each patient. She works hard every day to educate, motivate, and assist patients on their road to recovery. Hannah is inspired by the words of Aristotle both in her life and work, and believes that "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."

Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, and dog, exploring the glorious scenery that Central Oregon has to offer. She loves road & mountain biking, yoga, running, camping, and hiking.

Jennifer - PT, DPT

  • Physical Therapist
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

Jennifer 125x175Jen received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Creighton University in 1997, going on to pursue her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2002. She has since worked in a variety of different clinical settings, with the last 10 years spent specializing in outpatient orthopedics.

She is excited to be working with Shawndi and Hannah again, as they were co-workers at St. Charles years ago. Jen and her family have recently returned to Bend after spending the last decade in Alaska. She is passionate about helping others recover from injury, getting them back to their lives, be it regular daily activities or their chosen sport. She is excited to be a member of the Falling Waters team and play her part in their comprehensive approach to patient care.

In her free time, Jen enjoys getting outdoors and spending time with her husband and their two children. She is excited to explore the Pacific Northwest with family and friends in the years to come. She loves hiking, running, biking, skiing and enjoys almost any sport. Jen’s favorite thing to remind her patients is that “what you do today, can improve all of your tomorrows.”

Cean - PTA

  • Physical Therapist Assistant

Cean 125x175

Cean spent 20 years in the automotive supply chain as a manager and mentor. He always enjoyed the education part of his job and sought out opportunities to learn and teach. After suffering his own injury and requiring Physical Therapy, he found his new calling and new opportunities to learn about health, wellness and nutrition.

Cean earned a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in April 2015 from Professional Skills Institute in Maumee, OH. He discovered Bend through his ultra-running hobby and decided to make Bend his family's new home after graduation.

"Motus vita est" or "Movement is life" is one of Cean's favorite quotes and that sentiment is what drew Cean to Falling Waters' functional approach to therapy. Cean believes we each have to find the activities that complete us both physically and mentally and incorporate them into our daily lives. "If we remember to play every day we rarely have to schedule time to work out. Make health and wellness part of your play and it's never work."

When Cean isn't at work you can find him and his family running or exploring the hundreds of miles of trails and amazing views of Central Oregon.

Cory - PTA

  • Physical Therapist Assistant

Cory 125x175Cory first moved to Bend in 1994 and quickly became immersed in the many outdoor opportunities Bend offers. He worked in retail and also as a journeyman electrician until he realized that helping others attain their physical goals was what piqued his interest. He became a Certified Personal Trainer, training clients at local gyms, including the Athletic Club of Bend. With a strong desire to continue his education, he and his family moved to Southern California for 4 years so he could attend Loma Linda University’s rigorous Physical Therapy Assistant’s program.

Cory earned his degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in September 2015, and shortly after receiving his degree, he and his family moved back to Bend to reconnect with close friends and their active outdoor lifestyle.

Cory is passionate about strength and functional training and believes that exercise has a significant positive effect on mental, physical, and spiritual health. He knows it’s important to have fun while embracing life’s challenges. In the warmer months, you can find Cory spending time with his family camping, hiking, or riding his road or mountain bike among the many beautiful routes in Bend. He loves athletic challenges and teamwork, and joined Bend Oregon Outrigger, leading to several years of competitive outrigger canoe racing up and down the west coast, Canada, and Hawaii. When the snow flies, a weekend skate-ski with friends is how he unwinds as well as listening to music and playing guitar.

Dan - Physical Therapy Aide

Dan 125x175Dan went to Cal State Bakersfield from 1992-97 and was on the university wrestling team. In 2001, he earned his credential as a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has been a valued assistant wrestling coach for Bend High school for 4 years. In 2009, he was certified as a Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise and he earned recognition as a Certified Chiropractic Assistant by the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Dan believes that good health is a result of exercise and conscientious food choices. “For the most part, we train our bodies to feel good or bad depending on every day choices.” Dan’s passion is connecting with each client on an individual basis and developing an exercise program that improves balance, core, strength and flexibility.

Dan’s favorite things to do is spending time with his family, playing with his two labs in the river, wrestling, mountain biking and going to the lake. Grilling good food and enjoying Bend’s great weather is a must for Dan. A dream day for Dan would be, letting the sun wake him up, taking his family and dogs to the river, work out, grill up some good food and then a family walk to watch the sun go down.

George - Physical Therapy Aide

George 125x175George earned a Bachelors of Science from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has been working with skiers and runners to achieve better form, balance and support, focusing on correct equipment and alignment for many years.

George believes everyone should get out and play. He is honored to work with and help people who are ready to take the journey towards achieving a healthy active lifestyle.

George loves snow sports. Alpine and cross-country skiing are at the top his list. The rest of the year is a great time to get in shape for skiing. Hiking and triathlons have seemed sufficient until he witnessed the sport of Cyclo Cross. When in Bend… do as the “Bendites” do!