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“I believe movement is medicine. I am excited by the field of physical therapy because there is always something new to learn about the human experience through movement. However, no two people are alike, and I enjoy the process of working with each individual to improve mobility and skill so they find a way to move well. It is then that the movement is therapeutic.”

Originally from New Mexico, Carlee eventually made her way to Oregon in 2011, and she is happy to call Bend home. She has extensive training in diagnosis specific treatment and manual physical therapy of orthopedic injuries through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US (IAOM-US). Carlee has experience treating a wide spectrum of injuries from acute to more chronic and recurrent conditions. The combination of her training and experience make her uniquely suited to achieve the best results for her patients.


Presented course on Assessment and Management of Musicians with Upper Quarter Injuries at Oregon Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference Completed over 48 hours of post-professional coursework through University of Texas Health Sciences Center Leads problem solving and research article review groups for Focus.



  • Master of Science in Physical therapy, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2002
  • Bachelor of Music, University of Denver, Denver, CO, 1998


  • Certificate of Manual Therapy (COMT), IAOM, 2007


Patient Testimonials

Carlee was just superb.

She took the time to tailor the treatment exactly to my needs, she was very skilled and knowledgeable, and she treated the underlying problem–a bunion–in a way that resulted in an outcome that a podiatrist told me could not happen (the effects of the bunion have been lessened significantly, and I have exercises that I will continue to use to keep it that way). All the staff were so nice.

Praise for Burke and Carlee

I loved that appointments were a full hour one on one with the therapist. That is extremely rare to come by these days but shows how much quality patient care is top priority.