Qualities that earned Jackson County Physical Therapy a spot on the list of 100 best Oregon businesses to work for also endear it to readers of Oregon Healthy Living.

“We're completely independently locally owned and operated,” says partner Justin Carson.
The county's largest outpatient physical-therapy provider, JCPT boasts four locations between Ashland and Eagle Point, 16 licensed therapists and 32 total employees under Carson and fellow partners Bill Esser and Tim Palmesano. No aids or technicians perform therapy, says Carson.

Most patients are recovering from surgeries or work-related, motor-vehicle or sports injuries, while many suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder. Phoenix therapist Dennis Schepmann specializes in working with runners.

Exercise programs, ergonomics and better body mechanics for everyday tasks are clients' take-home prescription after six to 10 visits on average. JCPT's newly expanded website offers articles on self-treatment, says Carson.

For more information, see www.jc-pt.com.

Other favorites: Anne Sprague, Complete Care Chiropractic and Massage, Eagle Point; Aaron Anders Physical Therapy, Medford