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“The first few years of my practice were filled with a number of diverse influences. Since then they’ve blended into a whole that feels pretty seamless. This makes the process of rehabilitation easy and comfortable for my patients, and gets us great results.”

Burke grew up in New Jersey before following the sun, mountains and surfing out west for school. He and his wife Amy are college sweethearts and co-founders of Focus Physical Therapy since 2005. A graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, Burke’s practice is eclectic and varied as a result of his interests in the fundamentals of movement and post-graduate training and certifications in Orthopedics, The McKenzie Method and The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education. Currently he specializes in fine tuning the physical and neuromotor performance of recreational through professional endurance athletes, as well as providing full care for general sport, spine and postural problems.

 

EMail: burke@focusptbend.com

Highlights

Sports Medicine Team member for USATF Olympic Trials 2012 & 2016, Diamond League Prefontaine Classic 2013, 2016 & 2018, IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships 2014 and World Indoor Track and Field Championships in 2016. Sports medicine and strength and conditioning provider to members of Nike Trail, Scott running, and Oiselle Little Wing. Team and individual support to local club and race teams and elite through recreational amateur athletes in the community including Boneyard Cycling, Deschutes Multisport Club and others.

Education

Burke Selbst MPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, GCFP
MPT: Physical Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BS: Kinesiology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Advanced Certifications

Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS)
Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT)
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (GCFP)

Advanced Coursework

Coursework covers many areas of Manual Therapy, Osteopathic Manipulation, Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Orthopedic and Athletic Rehabilitation

Courses instructed include Feldenkrais classes for rehabilitation professionals and athletes, orthopedic treatment of the shoulder and spine.

Memberships

American Physical Therapy Association, the Oregon Chapter (OPTA), International Feldenkrais Association, The McKenzie Institute International, Oregon Physical Therapists in Independent Practice (OPTIP).

Interests

For the last several years Burke has served as the Sports Medicine provider for the Boneyard Cycling team, the Deschutes Multisport Club, the 2012 Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, the 2013 Prefontaine Classic and the 2014 World Junior Championships at Hayward Field. If he’s not competing (slowly!) in many local races, you can often find him on the sidelines offering morale as well as technical support for racers. In the evenings he enjoys spending time with his wife Amy, travel & studying languages or playing guitar and singing with Crazy Otto at watering holes and celebrations around Central Oregon.

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Patient Testimonials

Return to activities

I am able to walk with less pain, exercise, move, play tennis and participate in other activities with relative ease which I could not do without following my therapist advice.

Chris V

bike-fitting service

I’m extremely happy with the bike-fitting service at Focus Physical Therapy. I was so impressed with Burke PT and Focus Physical Therapy that they have done three bike fittings for me. Being a long time bike rider (25+ years) with a leg length discrepancy and who experiencing knee issues, I felt it was important to get a bike fit. As a rider, I know the importance of a bike fit to one’s performance and comfort. Burke PT is knowledgeable and professional. In addition to being a physical therapist he an avid bike rider. I’ve had other bike fits in the past where the person made some adjustments and then told me to just ride and come back to make adjustments. The bike fitting at Focus Physical Therapy is heads and tails above anything I’ve had in the past. Burke took joint measurements, tested my flexibility, and shot video of me riding my bike. To get the most out of riding your bike, do yourself a big favor and get a bike fitting from Focus Physical Therapy!

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doer of amazing things

Burke Selbst PT OCS gcfp

Lover of all things movement. Inspired by success stories great and small and coming back stronger.

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