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Lisa Flexner

Lisa Flexner, PT

Lisa was raised primarily in Minnesota, but has been on the West Coast since college. She and her husband relocated to Bend in early 2015, after she spent nearly 20 years in Seattle. Her first career was in business, but she was drawn to physical therapy after spending nine months as a patient, rehabilitating a complex shoulder injury. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and went on to specialize in manual therapy and pediatric spine and sports injuries. She comes to Focus from Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she worked exclusively with kids age 5-21 to help heal orthopedic and sports injuries and help get kids back to school, play, and athletics. While there, she also helped develop and expand the Schroth scoliosis management program, with an emphasis on managing the growing spine.

Location: Eastside Clinic

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DPT: University of Washington, 2006
MA: Organizational Behavior, Stanford University, 1995
BA: Psychology, Stanford University, 1994

Advanced Certifications

Certified Schroth Scoliosis Therapist (C1 and C2)
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
Residency (DMT) and Fellowship, Ola Grimsby Institute
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA

Advanced Coursework

Coursework covers many areas of Manual Therapy, Orthopedic, and Athletic Rehabilitation. Key courses have included:

Back Pain in Young Athletes
3-D Treatment of Scoliosis According to the Principles of C.L. Schroth
Concussion: Screening and Sub-Symptom Threshold Exercise (SSTEP) and the Balke Protocol
Selective Functional Movement Assessment
Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions

Professional Activities

Part-time Instructor, Department of Kinesiology, Oregon State University – Cascades
Teaching Assistant, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, University of Washington

Topics and courses presented: sociocultural dimensions of physical activity, pediatric orthopedic/sports injuries and management, concussion and post-concussive syndrome, scoliosis in the growing child, peripheral nerve entrapment diagnosis and management, and general orthopedic evaluation and management.


American Physical Therapy Association, Sports Physical Therapy
Oregon Physical Therapy Association (OPTA)
American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)


Lisa and her husband moved to Central Oregon to enjoy the year-round access and variety of outdoors activities. She enjoys hiking, cycling, and running, and has been thoroughly enjoying learning to mountain bike. Winter finds her on the Nordic trails. Year-round, she an avid cook and a semi-professional vocalist.