Ron Carpenter, PT, OCS

Ron Carpenter, PT, OCS

Ron grew up at 10,000 feet in Leadville, Colorado, where he developed a love for skiing and distance running.  He competed in cross country at Adams State University, which has a long history of National Championship teams.  Ron graduated with his Bachelor’s degree and later a Master’s degree in Education.

After working in education for several years, Ron felt a calling toward a different career – one more aligned with athletics or maybe Physical Therapy.   As a competitive runner, Ron was chronically sidelined with Achilles tendinitis. The solution was Physical Therapy and shoe orthotics, a combination that helped him remain injury-free for many years. Having never met a PT that disliked their job, he decided to attend the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to complete his extensive education.

Education & Training

University of Utah Physical Therapy Program

Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) Certification

McKenzie Institute USA: Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Advanced Training in Manual Therapy


Ron has a passion for treating patients for post-surgical rehabilitation and those hoping to avoid surgery. He has extensive experience treating patients with shoulder, spine, and knee problems. The training he has received from his postgraduate coursework has given him the knowledge to address these and other musculoskeletal issues. Every case is different, so treatment is customized to each patient’s needs. Manual therapy and exercise are the keys to success.

Ron Loves Central Oregon

After living in Portland for two years, Ron moved to Bend in 2004 to experience the drier weather and an active lifestyle with his family. When not working, Ron enjoys spending time with his family and going on road trip adventures. A typical winter weekend finds Ron alpine skiing with his daughter or Nordic skiing at Meissner Sno-Park. During the summer, you can find Ron mountain or road biking.


Ron and his daughter continue to learn and practice the acoustic guitar together. They enjoy playing bluegrass and Irish tunes.