Ron moved to Grants Pass while in sixth grade from Southern California and continued his education until graduation from Hidden Valley High School in 1985. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Oregon State College in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training in 1994. He was awarded Outstanding Student Athletic Trainer of the Year in 1994 while studying under Phil Pifer who was also the head athletic trainer for the United States Olympic swim team. He received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from Pacific University in 1997.
Prior to opening Action Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in 2001 Ron practiced in Tucson, Arizona in an inpatient rehabilitation department and in Long Island, New York performing both inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient duties. Upon returning locally he served as the Rehabilitation Director at Three Fountains Rehabilitation located in Medford, Oregon and also worked with a local outpatient clinic in Grants Pass.
Ron specializes in treating patients with geriatric, orthopedic, and sports related injuries or conditions. He utilizes a very hands-on approach while working with all individuals, practicing a variety of manual therapy and soft-tissue techniques to suit each person’s individual needs. He has an extensive background in fitness pursuits including competing in both cycling and running events regularly. His other interests also include teaching boot camp fitness classes, hiking, snowboarding, stand up paddle boarding, Bikram yoga and playing guitar.
Ron lives by the old adage: “A rolling stone gathers no moss…Keep moving.”
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”