Dr. Jen Davis is passionate about delivering patient-focused, evidence-based quality care to runners of all levels. Dr. Davis’ specialty and passion led her to create Oregon Running Clinic, which is the only orthopedic physical therapy practice in Oregon that is dedicated exclusively to treating runners.
Our Treatment Philosophy
Treating a running injury with physical therapy exercises that are specific to runners is also injury prevention training and performance training in disguise. Many of the things we do are one in the same. Running injuries are mostly repetitive stress injuries that build upon each other until it reaches tissue failure. Expanding the threshold of tissue tolerance to meet the high demands and loads of running is what it’s all about in both performance improvement and prevention of injuries. You can’t run fast, far, or forever if you have underlying imbalances in your body. Identifying and addressing these things before they become an issue is key to life long running.
Current & Past Clients
Dr. Davis has developed and implemented running injury prevention programs and core strengthening for diverse groups including West Linn High School Cross Country Team, Lake Oswego School District Community School, Foot Traffic Running Stores Women’s Academy and Foot Traffic University, Lucy® Women’s Activewear, and has consulted for Carson Footwear and more. She also works with the University of Portland Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams.
About Dr. Jen
After graduating from West Linn High School, Jen attended the University of Colorado, where she earned her BA in Kinesiology and applied Physiology. She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Colorado, where she was trained by some of the leading clinical practitioners and researchers in the field of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy. She obtained extensive training in spinal and peripheral joint thrust manipulation and orthopedic physical therapy.
Dr. Davis is an active member of The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a board certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS), member of the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT), a member of Kinetacore, a board certified orthopedic physical therapy clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS), and a certified running coach with Road Runners of America (RRCA).
Experienced Runner & Athlete
Dr. Davis has first-hand experience with runners’ needs, and knows how to customize their running training program to meet and exceed their goals. For over 25 years, she has had a dedicated passion and love of running. Having completed many marathons and half marathons, Jen has a special passion for treating runners and those in need of a training program who wish to start running. She has worked closely with runners of all levels and abilities from amateur novice to NCAA Division 1 to professional athletes as a running specialist. In her spare time, Dr. Davis enjoys running, horseback riding, paddle boarding, singing, traveling, and spending time with her husband and Rhodesian Ridgeback, Huntington.
Dr. Davis’s treatment philosophy encompasses a combination of patient values, current research and evidence based interventions and clinical experience for optional patient outcomes.