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Step and Spine recently expanded to Prineville and has two physical therapists to serve the community

RAMONA MCCALLISTER - Barrett Ford, physical therapist for Step & Spine, has 30 years of experience in his field. He will be joined by Clinic Director Ryan MacKenzie in January.

Prineville recently welcomed a new outpatient therapy clinic, which officially opened on Monday, Dec. 13.

Step & Spine Physical Therapy, located at the Ochoco Plaza at 1595 Northeast Third Street, Suite A1, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For the remainder of 2021, they plan on being open Mondays and Wednesdays, with plans to ramp up to Monday thru Friday into the new year.  

Step & Spine offers in-clinic and telehealth options for outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and occupational therapy, including manual therapy, injury prevention, return to performance, total joint replacement, concussion management and vestibular rehabilitation programs.

Clinic director Ryan MacKenzie earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from George Fox University. He is certified in balance and fall prevention, vestibular training, and blood flow restriction training. MacKenzie's specialties include orthopedics, wheelchair and scooter assessments, neurological disorders (such as Parkinson's and stroke), and vestibular dysfunction.

"We will provide general outpatient physical therapy, and mostly orthopedic conditions, such as neck pain, back pain, knee, hip, ankle foot, shoulder, hand," explained MacKenzie of their general outpatient services.

"Our main goal is to help people be active and accomplish what they want to, physically. My main goal when everyone comes in, is to partner with them to accomplish their goals—whatever way that looks."

MacKenzie went on to elaborate that one person's goal may be to climb the stairs to their house, while another may be to run a marathon.

"My job is to kind of help both of them get there."

Barret Ford, founder of Step and Spine, and physical therapist, will also be serving customers in Prineville, and will be joined by MacKenzie in January 2022. MacKenzie currently lives in Salem and has been a physical therapist for seven years. He is moving to Central Oregon in January.

Ford commented that he "really loves Prineville and the people." He added that it just made sense to expand to Prineville when they learned that MacKenzie was considering Prineville for his home. Ford has been working in the physical therapy field for 30 years. He lives in Sisters, and commutes to Prineville twice per week.

They also have an office coordinator, Netzai Cardwell.

MacKenzie added that in physical therapy, it involves anything that improves movement in the body after an event such as a car accident, a work injury, a back injury or a knee injury or knee replacement -- or any number of things that can impact a person's body movement. They have rehabilitation equipment such as weight machines, treadmills, pulleys, bands, and free weights.

Step & Spine, which also has clinics in Bend, Madras, Redmond (two locations) and Sisters, is part of the Upstream Rehabilitation family of brands. Step & Spine offers access to care within 24 hours and works with all insurance types.


Step & Spine Physical Therapy


Clinic Director Ryan MacKenzie and Barrett Ford, Physical Therapists

Address: 1595 NE Third St., Suite A1

Phone: 541-903-5088

Fax: 541-210-9993

Open Mondays and Wednesdays until January 2022

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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