Rachel Lee, PT, DPT uses evidence-based practice to holistically treat her patients. She assists them in achieving and exceeding their goals by empowering active involvement in their health care. Rachel enjoys treating athletes of all ages, but has a special affinity for youth and adolescent athletes. She specializes in post-operative rehabilitation of sports related injuries, overuse injuries, and has developed a specialty practice of assessment and treatment of sport-related concussion injuries.
Rachel is an advocate for injury prevention and believes that patient education is the cornerstone for injury risk reduction and optimal recovery following injury. She also believes that an in-depth biomechanical analysis is essential for developing and training optional movement patterns to improve movement competence and further reduce injury risk.
Professionally, she is actively involved in the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has also contributed to research in the realm of autonomic nervous system dysfunction following sports related concussion and stays actively involved in clinical research opportunities related to sports concussion management.
Rachel is certified in Graston Technique, FMS, SFMA, CAFS, and is an emergency medical responder for athletic events. She enjoys helping with community outreach at local high schools and serves as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students and a mentor in St. Luke’s Sports Residency Program.
Rachel received her doctorate of physical therapy from Pacific University and completed her post-doctoral sports physical therapy residency at Duke University. As a former NCAA Division 1 athlete, she quickly gravitated toward sports rehabilitation early in her career. Rachel is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in vestibular rehabilitation and is an ImPACT trained clinician, which has led her to become a leading provider in sports concussion management. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, competitive bike racing, photography, and exploring the outdoors.
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