Growing up in Nebraska, Jason was very active recreationally, although not in organized sports (He says “I’m one of the rare PTs that wasn’t graced with athleticism….”). In high school, he started working out at the local military gym, and began reading as much as he could about anatomy, physiology, and exercise to understand the many aspects of fitness. He learned about Physical Therapy via friends who were hurt in sports and had to go through PT themselves. It sounded like a great career, and he decided that was what he had to do.

He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he earned his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. After graduation, he attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center and earned his Masters degree of Physical Therapy in 1999. After 2 years of practice, he went back to school part time at Creighton University and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2004. During the course of his career, he had worked in several clinics, always with a focus on orthopedic injures. This led him to study and pass the examination to become an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists in 2006. Two of his previous jobs were at spine centers, and he has frequently treated patients with neck and back injuries. That led him in 2015 to become a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist through the International Spine and Pain Institute.

Jason moved to Idaho with his wife in 2014 to be closer to the mountains, as they are avid hikers. He has been with STARS since that time, which has been a tremendous experience for him. He currently treat patients out of our Talus location in Meridian, where he treats a variety of patients with neck and back injuries, various shoulder and knee injuries, and provide general orthopedic care.

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