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Dealing with health issues can be a difficult situation. You shouldn’t have to go it alone. The Big Sky Physical Therapy team of certified, highly skilled, and experienced care providers always has our patients’ best interests and wellbeing at heart. Meet the faces that are running our Physical Therapy Clinic, and schedule an appointment today.
CARL HANSEN, MPT, CERT SMT, CERT DN, CERT. SFMA, CLT
Owner, Physical Therapist
Carl was born and raised in Montana and his roots are buried deep there, hence the name for Big Sky Physical Therapy, but now calls Oregon home as it has everything he loves. While growing up in Montana Carl developed a love for Physical Therapy after many months of therapy following an ACL injury that occurred during wrestling season.
After graduating high school, Carl continued his wrestling career at the University of Mary in North Dakota, where he received his Masters in Physical Therapy in 2004. Carl returned to Montana to start his career as a Physical Therapist, where he met his wife. They decided to move to Oregon to be closer to her roots in McMinnville, and all the rivers that he could kayak and maintain the outdoor lifestyle he cherishes. After long consideration Carl decided to open Big Sky Physical Therapy to continue with his treatment style, to become part of the community of McMinnville that his family loves, and to continue to hold to his values of community, respect, hard work, integrity and simplicity that he feels is part of the Montana lifestyle.
Carl has spent most of his career focusing on orthopedics, workers compensation, and sports medicine. However, he maintains certification in lymphedema therapy as this is a need that is not readily available in rural areas. Although Carl enjoys seeing all types of injuries he has developed a special interest in post surgical (total knee and hip arthroplasties, ACL Repair, rotator cuff repair, labral repair, etc.), as well taken a special interest in the spine, specifically the neck and the treatment of headaches.
Carl has, in the past, enjoyed coaching wrestling, and teaching the occasional fitness class. With four kids, his time is now spent watching them grow and helping them cultivate and chase their own passions in life. He enjoys being outdoors, working out, whitewater kayaking, camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing. He is currently on the board of the Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club and loves getting people out on the river.
Kelli was born and raised in McMinnville early on, but moved to Montana with her family at the beginning of high school. She met Carl while still in college, working at a coffee shop he frequented after starting his first PT job. Kelli put her career and education on hold after having their first children, twins, who changed everything. A few years and two babies later, Kelli found herself in the Willamette Valley, ready to finish her degree in Elementary Education. Although teaching is one of her passions, she decided to come alongside Carl and focus on the management of the clinic. It has been a surprising joy to start this journey at Big Sky Physical Therapy, and Kelli can't wait to see where it takes her next.
In her free time, Kelli enjoys cheering her kids on at their sporting events, watching soccer games (Go Thorns!), working in the garden, camping, hiking, reading, and drinking good coffee.