Innovative, out-of-the-box approach to Physical Therapy. We take the clinic out into the real world, so that you experience recovery in the most dynamic and challenging environment. You get to enjoy the outdoors while improving your physical ability.


Your brain has a natural ability to improve, change and grow new connections. We offer training that incorporates the latest motor control, motor learning and neuroplasticity practice recommendations so that you can achieve the greatest recovery possible.

Falls Prevention and Balance

Feeling unsteady can lead to fear and limitations on your activities and lifestyle. We offer balance training in fun and unique environments - no more looking at a boring clinic wall - instead you can watch birds on the river and enjoy the beauty of nature at our local park, or balance on a Stand Up Paddle Board on the Deschutes River.

Flexibility and Strength

Functional training is building strength and flexibility that directly relates to daily activities. We incorporate this training using natural challenges like leg strengthening while trail walking, arm flexibility in a kayak, and endurance training on a recumbent bike.

Wheelchair Mobility and Navigation

Learning to be confident in your wheelchair is critical to gaining independence and freedom. We teach skills like picking up objects from the ground, wheeling in all directions, opening doors, tight turns, going up and down curbs, navigating ramps, getting in and out of a car, and getting up off the ground.


We are able to bill most insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid. You do not need a referral to seek physical therapy services, but if you already have one it can be faxed to Destination Rehab at: 971-242-4088

If you would like to pay out-of-pocket instead of using insurance, please contact us directly at: 541-241-6837. Listed below are our rates:

Initial Consultation (20min by phone): No Charge

Personal Session: $125/hr - contact Carol-Ann to schedule an initial evaluation (, 541.241.6837)

PT Referral form: HERE   (referral not required for evaluation)     fax: 971-242-4088


Meet our founder!

Dr. Carol-Ann Nelson offers physical therapy sessions in the community and outdoors. She started Destination Rehab as a way to take Neuro-Recovery into the community and offer rehabilitation in a dynamic, fun and challenging environment. Her passion is to empower people to get out of their homes, engage in the outdoors and live a more active life.

Carol-Ann grew up in Eugene, Oregon and graduated from Duke University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Carol-Ann worked as a Physical Therapist in the Neuro Recovery Center at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital before moving to Central Oregon. She has experience treating patients with a variety of complex neurologic conditions, including Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Parkinson's disease, Guillain Barre, CP, Spina Bifida and Multiple Sclerosis. She is a licensed physical therapist in Oregon, Vice President of the Oregon Physical Therapy Association, and member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Neurologic and HPA Sections.

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