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Makael DeHoop Patient Care Coordinator

I was born and raised here in Klamath Falls. I graduated from Henley High School in 2015. I attended Corban University in Salem, OR where I majored in Health Science with a concentration of Physical Therapy. During my time at Corban University I played Soccer. I received my Bachelors Degree in May of 2019 and intend to continue my education to become a Physical Therapist. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work at BodyWorks Physical Therapy after interning here in summer of 2019.  Outside of work and internships, I am a very active person. I coach soccer at Henley High School and work with individual athletes who seek further training. Lately, my brother and I have been hiking and backpacking the beautiful scenery of the Oregon outback!IMG_4361

Ron Rose Physical Therapist Aide

I am 24 years old and I grew up in Klamath Falls. I graduated from Mazama High school in 2014 and played Football, Basketball, and ran Track. In the fall of 2014 I started college at Western Oregon University and earned a Bachelors degree of Science in Exercise. During my time at WOU I played Football on the offensive line. In my spare time I love to take weekend trips to the coast, train my 3 month old Jack Russell Terrier named Robert, go camping and hiking, fish, and work out. What brought me to BodyWorks? I was a strength and conditioning coach at WOU until covid-19 canceled athletics and sent me back to Klamath. This is a great opportunity for me as I have future plans to enter PT school!

Ben Garcia Physical Therapist Assistant

I was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska. I originally pursued and completed my Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration while working as a train conductor for a short-line railroad with a concentration in Management.

After transferring to a state college to complete my BA, I had a change of heart and started to become more involved with exercise and the human body. I took some time off school and worked in the meantime. I then set up a meeting with the Director of the PTA program at Northeast Community College. After being accepted into the program, I made it a goal of mine to move out to the Pacific Northwest and the rest is history!

I chose this career path after being more involved with exercise and wondering how I could help others with their rehabilitation process. I now plan to stay out in the Pacific Northwest with the goal of staying in outpatient orthopedics. Also, I have considered potentially completing a PTA-DPT bridge program within the next 3-5 years.

So far I have enjoyed exploring the various outdoor activities in Oregon. My dog Keno and I love chasing waterfalls together! I dedicate each weekend to exploring the Pacific Northwest and getting acquainted with my new found home.

 

Ty Bommersbach Physical Therapist

 

I grew up in Ellendale, ND where I graduated high school with honors in 2010. I attended college at the University of North Dakota and graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2016. I worked as a Physical Therapist in Minnesota for a couple of years before making a change and leaving the Midwest to explore the West Coast.

I played in a heavy metal band from junior high through my sophomore year of college as lead guitarist and backup singer. To this day, I cohost a heavy metal podcast called Super Metal World in my spare time as well as explore the Great Outdoors.

I take great pride in being a musculoskeletal, biomechanical expert. I intend to achieve my Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) credential and open up my own practice within 5-7 years.

I chose to be a physical therapist to make a lasting and healthy difference in the lives of my patients . This profession is truly my passion. I look forward to waking up every day to help people overcome their health issues and take ownership back over their lives.

 

Lesley Mclain Physical Therapist Assistant

Lesley Mclain has worked at BodyWorks for the past five years. She is originally from Michigan and relocated to Klamath Falls. Since the move her husband and her have had two beautiful children.

Lesley and her husband love the opportunities for their two children and all of the out door activities around Klamath. She is glad to have found BodyWorks and work with such a great team!

 

 

 

Wendy Hartman Office Manager

My husband and I have been in Klamath Falls for the past 12 years. We love the outdoor activities we have been able to experience from caving to climbing. I’ve spent over 10 years in Physical Therapy and 15 years in the medical field.

My husband and I have two amazing sons and have now rounded the family with a grandson. We enjoy spending quality time with our family and making new memories.

My goal at BodyWorks is to make everyone feel as comfortable as they can be.

Expanding!

Within the past year we have expanded our treatment space! We were able to add three private practice rooms, a larger exercise area, two restrooms, and a more comfortable work area for our therapist’s.

By expanding our clinic it gives us the opportunity to have an all around better environment. Here at BodyWorks we are all about doing what is best for our patients and staff. We are very please with how our new add on came out so please stop in and see the new and improved BodyWorks!

 

 

Owner George “Eric” Mills

George “Eric” Mills, P.T.

I grew up in Klamath Falls, attending Ferguson Elementary, Brixner Jr. High, and Mazama High Schools. I became interested in a career in Physical Therapy after my best friend suffered a knee injury while we were playing high school football. He had surgery and physical therapy to rehab his knee. I was further inspired to pursue a career a career in healthcare after taking a human anatomy class in high school. I received a Bachelor of Science at Oregon State University in 1995 and earned my Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 from the University of Montana.

My wife and I chose to move back to Klamath Falls to start our careers and eventually raise a family. She has been a teacher in the Klamath County School District since 1999 and currently enjoys teaching 1st grade at Shasta Elementary School. We have two beautiful daughters that keep us very busy with dance and various outdoor activities.

During my 19 year career as a Physical Therapist I have had the privilege of working with thousands of wonderful people throughout the Klamath Basin. These experiences include working in outpatient facilities and a home health rehab department. I am extremely proud to be the owner of BodyWorks Physical Therapy, where we strive to be the finest physical therapy clinic in Southern Oregon. My passion has always been to connect with my clients and invest in their care in a way that reveals genuine concern for their well-being. We are very excited to offer you a clinic where your care will always be the top priority.

Welcoming Thomas Bentley

BodyWorks Physical Therapy would like to welcome Thomas Bentley, formerly of Luke Klaja Physical Therapy, to the team. Thomas has fifteen years of experience as a Physical Therapist.

Thomas has lived in the Klamath Basin all of his life. The community and BodyWorks is fortunate to have his kind,compassionate, expertise.

Owner, Eric Mills states “Thomas and I previously worked 10 years together. He is an excellent therapist and brings an abundance of knowledge to our team. I am excited to be working together again.”

Adding Thomas BodyWorks will make a cumulative 38 years of experience for the team of four. Feel free to stop by and say hello to the team at 3051 South 6th Street (next to Radio Shack), or give us a call to schedule an appointment at 541-884-1865.