The orthopedic specialists and physical therapists at St. Charles Physical Therapy provide experienced, compassionate care that focuses on relieving pain, restoring mobility and returning people to the active, pain-free lifestyle they once enjoyed.

The health system is pleased to welcome two new providers, Lindsay Lund and Matt Onderdonk. With these additions, the St. Charles Physical Therapy clinic on Bend’s south side has appointments available and is accepting new patients, as well as all insurances.

“Joint pain, back pain and other types of musculoskeletal and orthopedic pain affect millions of Americans each year, and Central Oregon is no different. For years, we’ve been helping local people feel better, move better, prevent further injury and regain independence,” said Elisa Jadzak, manager of outpatient rehab for St. Charles.

“As the region has grown, we have worked hard to keep up with increasing demand for physical therapy services,” she continued. “With the addition of these providers, we’re improving access to the care that people need when they need it, and at a convenient location at the south end of Bend.”

Orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions are typically caused by the aging process, normal wear and tear, overuse, sports injuries, trauma or disease, and the pain that results often limits the amount or type of activity a person can perform. The staff at St. Charles Physical Therapy offers a wide range of treatments for back and neck pain, sports- and work-related injuries, osteoporosis and other bone or muscle conditions.

“Our physical therapists are experts in movement, and they’ll examine you and develop a personalized treatment plan,” Jadzak said. “A physical therapist’s training never truly ends. As part of their work, they’re required to stay up to date on the most current, evidence-based techniques and they have expertise that spans the age continuum, from pre-adolescence and up.”

Here's a bit about the new providers at St. Charles Physical Therapy:

Lindsay Lund, DPT

Originally from Bainbridge Island, Wash., Lindsay received her undergraduate degree in biology from DePauw University in Indiana, where she played collegiate soccer. She obtained her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Colorado and her Certified Manual Physical Therapy certification through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. When she’s not working, she loves all things active and adventurous, including mountain biking, surfing, backpacking, fly fishing and more.

“My experience working in outpatient orthopedics has given me an opportunity to treat a diverse patient population, including athletes, kids, older adults, active military members and individuals with neurological conditions,” she said. “I like to focus on integrating manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and patient education in an effort to encourage patients and help them return to their desired lifestyle.”

Matt Onderdonk, DPT, OCS

A board-certified orthopedic specialist, Matt earned his degree in exercise and sport science at Oregon State University, then went on to get his doctorate in physical therapy at Eastern Washington University. Away from the clinic, he and his wife spend their time chasing their two kids around Central Oregon’s trails. (When he’s not doing that, Matt’s on his mountain bike or searching for his golf ball in the rough.)

“I have extensive experience in motor control and stability retraining, as well as certification through the Titleist Performance Institute for golf injury management and performance training,” he said. “A huge emphasis on my sessions with my patients is communicating goals and expectations. Whether my patients want to be able to get up out of bed or to the top of South Sister, I work to meet my patients where they are at and build toward their goals from there. Problem solving with my patients to find the best treatment strategy for the individual is crucial.”

To learn more about the expertise and services available at St. Charles Physical Therapy, check out these Frequently Asked Questions or call 541-706-5940 to speak to a physical therapist or to schedule an appointment.

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