Welcome to our Advisory Council members!

Sukhee So, PT, DPT

Sukhee brings six years of neurologic experience as a physical therapist. She is passionate about serving and gifted in leadership, as demonstrated by her positions with the Oregon PT Association and the Global PT Day of Service Team. Sukhee leads monthly hikes in the Portland area for people with Parkinson’s Disease, maintains a Vestibular competency certification through the APTA, and has represented the OPTA as a Delegate for 3 years. Sukhee is a great addition to our advisory council and we are excited about the experience and enthusiasm that she brings to the organization.

 

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Laura Thayer

Laura is the Associate Director of Service Operations for Optum, a Division of UnitedHealthcare. She has worked in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, and has consistently demonstrated integrity, compassion and relationship-building with people at all levels of service. She is passionate about improving quality of life for individuals with chronic conditions through communication and connecting them to resources and their community. Laura's wealth of expertise and deep perspective into current healthcare issues makes her a valuable member of our team.

Seated Pilates Class

A huge thank-you to Amy Hull for teaching and hosting our Seated Pilates class! We had a great time and participants worked on posture, range of motion, strength and core stability. Carol-Ann was able to give specific muscle cueing, improve flexibility and assist with positioning throughout the class. It was a great time!

Grant Award Announcement!

We are proud to announce that Destination Rehab is the recipient of a $2500 grant from the Cornelius and Mildred Dixon Memorial Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation for general operating support. The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds OCF awards more than $60 million annually in grants and scholarships. The Foundation makes grants through an application process that involves local citizens in the review and evaluation of requests for funds.

This grant provides critical funding for overhead costs such as liability insurance, consultant fees, website costs, etc. If you would like to contribute to support our work, click HERE and please spread the word about our organization! All contributions are tax deductible. Thank you!

 

Kayak event success!

Our first kayak outing was a huge success! We met at Riverbend park in Bend and started with warm up exercised to improve posture, trunk rotation, reach, balance and core activation. We then enjoyed a paddle up the Deschutes river before floating back down in the beautiful sunshine. One participant who had never been in a kayak before was paddling circles around us by the end of the trip! Thank you to the wonderful volunteers and participants who made this a great event!

Pollination Project Grant!

We have been awarded a Pollination Project grant as seed funding for our pilot project. This grant will provide rental equipment and activity fees for the outings that we host this summer and fall. This will allow us to launch our first events and get feedback from the community on our programming. We are so excited for this opportunity!