Jonathan Sampson, PT
Years ago, I spent time watching a physical therapist work with my dad to assist in his recovery after an accident. Seeing how the therapist was able to help my father made me realize I wanted to help people, too. So, since graduating from Bath School of Physiotherapy in England, in 1987, I’ve been helping people regain their health as a physical therapist. Southside Physical Therapy was my clinic of choice when moving to Bend in 1998. After 18 years as employees, Morag and I were fortunate enough to become the owners in 2016.
I love the constant challenge of finding the cause of pain and working to resolve it. Watching patients have pain reduction and gain improvement in function, leading to greater quality of life is truly rewarding. I am fortunate to work with great people who always put in the extra effort to make sure our patients receive our undivided attention and that our clinic runs smoothly.
I am married to Morag and owned by our Manchester Terrier. We have been very active in the Mount Bachelor Kennel Club and I was the Show Chairman for 13 years. In our free time, you can find us working in the yard and on house projects.
I feel it is important for us all to attend continuing education courses to stay current on the latest techniques and keep improving our professional abilities, so we attend multiple hands-on seminars throughout the year with a continued focus on manual therapy.
Graduate Degree: Bath School of Physiotherapy. Bath, England
Specialties: Spinal Pain, Rib Cage Dysfunction, Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction, Headaches. I treat all parts of the body using manual therapy techniques and teach appropriate home exercises.
Memberships: Oregon Physical Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association
MORAG Sampson, PT
I grew up in England and trained at Bath School of Physiotherapy. Bath is a beautiful Georgian city and is known for its ancient Roman baths. I met Jonathan, my husband, during that time and we moved to the USA in 1991. We have been with Southside Physical Therapy since 1998, attracted by the hour long, individualized treatment sessions, and have been the proud owners since 2016.
I love helping our patients transform as their pain reduces and their recovery begins. Seeing their energy return and lives improve is the most rewarding experience a person can have. I meet so many wonderful people and work with some of the best. We have a great team at Southside and we all work so well together which makes coming to work a pleasure! With Jonathan and I having been trained in England, we were taught to be analytical and find the source of the pain. This continues to be our
approach to this day. We both have a strong manual therapy background and I have additional training in the treatment of craniofacial pain (TMJ), which is a particular area of interest to me.
Outside of work, I am very involved with volunteering for the Mount Bachelor Kennel Club, training and showing dogs in competition obedience and assisting in various canine events, including 2 AKC dog shows and annual canine eye clinic. When not training dogs, Jonathan and I enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing or just enjoying a peaceful, sunny moment in our yard, looking at the mountains.
Jonathan and I also enjoy the company of many of our fellow Brits in the Bend British Club, aka BBC.
Graduate Degree: Bath School of Physiotherapy. Bath, England
Specialty: Spinal pain, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, and TMJ pain, though I treat all areas of the body. Strong Manual Therapy approach.
Memberships: Oregon Physical Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association.
JAMES CHIAPETTA, MHS, PT
For over 16 years, I’ve found great joy in helping people regain their function after an injury or setback and return to recreational activities and enjoy life again! While working as a ski patroller at Snowmass Mountain in Colorado, I discovered how much I enjoyed helping people and the medical aspects of the job. I was inspired to pursue my newfound passion and went on to receive my BS and Masters in Health Science from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Shortly after receiving my degrees, I moved to Bend and have been practicing at Southside PT for over 15 years. I’m proud to be part of a team that makes our patients our priority and agrees each patient deserves our respect, understanding and encouragement. Recovery can be challenging, but we strive to make the process as easy as possible and provide all of our patients with the support and help they need.
At Southside, we treat patients with individualized, one-on-one care in clean, private PT rooms. Our physical therapists are all highly trained, experienced and passionate about our jobs. We frequently attend continuing education so we can deliver the best and most current care. Our patients see the same therapist each visit so they don’t have to re-tell their story and are able to establish a routine that leads to a faster recovery.
When I’m not in the clinic I enjoy volunteering my time as a gatekeeper for the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation alpine ski-racing program for which my son performs. I love spending time with my wife, Aimee, and two sons, Will & John, and our golden retriever, Bailey. We enjoy many outdoor sports like alpine skiing, skate skiing, rafting, fishing, windsurfing, dirt biking and mountain biking. My favorite thing to do is teach my kids to enjoy the outdoors by exploring Oregon and all the beautiful PNW has to offer!
Undergraduate Degree: Denison University – BA with a Major in Economics
Graduate Degree: Medical University of South Carolina – BS and Masters in Health Science
Specialty: Manual Therapy
Memberships: American Physical Therapy Association Member since 1998. Oregon Physical Therapy Association.
AMY HOUCHENS, PT, CHT, COMT
I’ve always been somewhat health and fitness-oriented, so my interest was piqued when I met friends in college who were pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy. Being able to combine my interest in fitness with my passion for helping people made Physical Therapy a natural fit for me. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin.
After gaining a wide range of experience in the orthopedic setting, I began to specialize in the treatment of the hand and upper extremity and earned my Certification in Hand Therapy (CHT). I also hold a Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) and have been an instructor for the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine.
I enjoy getting to know each of my patients individually and learn
about their lives and interests. I aim to be realistic and informative while educating my patients on how they can achieve success in their training and recovery. I focus on maximizing function based on each person’s unique situation and recognizing the necessity of close communication with referring providers to optimize care for my patients.
I have been practicing since 1996 and moved to continue my Physical Therapy career in Central Oregon in 2009. I feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place where I can enjoy all sorts of activities year-round. I’m an avid distance runner, having completed 13 marathons, three of those being the Boston Marathon. I also enjoy cycling, yoga, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and backpacking.
Degree: BBA from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire; BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin
Certifications: Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT)
Former Instructor for the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine
Specialties: Orthopedics, Hand and Upper Extremity
Memberships: ASHT (American Society of Hand Therapists), IAOM (International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine)
COLIN CHAPMAN, DPT, CSCS
Originally from Carlsbad, California, I grew up surfing the beaches of San Diego with my younger brother and parents. Playing many sports throughout my life, I always enjoy challenging my body with new and different activities.
Wanting a career that combined my love of physical activity, aptitude for science, and my fascination with the human body and biology, I became a physical therapist. As a PT, I have the pleasure of providing one-on-one, individualized healthcare that helps decrease pain, improve movement, and get people back to doing what they love with confidence.
I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University after I received a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from California State University San Marcos. My passion for sports inspired me to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
While working with the Arizona Diamondbacks during my clinical rotation, I grew my knowledge of treatment for overhead athletes as well as skills for training advanced athletes. I learned the importance of taking a proactive approach by using preventive PT, also known as Prehab. This practice uses sports-specific exercises to create total body balance, which allows for improved performance and injury avoidance.
Though I take a special interest in training athletes of all skill level, I very much enjoy working with a variety of patients treating issues such as joint pain, upper extremity pain, balance deficits, post-op rehabilitation, and many other conditions. Whether I’m guiding someone to recovery after an injury or helping an athlete reach peak performance, I take great pride in being able to show my patients the potential their bodies have with the right manual therapy guidance and therapeutic exercise interventions.
I’m excited to join Southside Physical Therapy and work alongside an impressive roster of therapists. I look forward to helping my patients achieve their goals in an environment that supports my philosophy of care and my pursuit of continued education.
When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking, weight lifting, surfing, golfing, snowboarding and sampling the craft beer scene in Central Oregon. I moved to Bend for its quiet, laid back community and active outdoor lifestyle. If you’ve got recommendations for a hike, sport, or adventure I should try, I’d love to hear it!
Degree: Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Specialties: Orthopedics, Overhead Throwing Athletes, Competitive Athletes
molly heinrich, office manager
As the Office Manager at Southside PT, I provide administrative, clerical, and reception support for our patients as well as our directors and staff. It is my goal to greet patients warmly and sincerely. I listen intently to patients and let them know I care by treating their individual needs and going the extra mile to make sure I understand how we can best serve them.
I love interacting with our patients and enjoy creating a comfortable atmosphere in our clinic so patients look forward to their visits. I enjoy working with our friendly and caring team who are fun and upbeat whilst maintaining the upmost professionalism.
When I’m not working, I love spending time with my spouse, our three daughters and two dogs. For fun, I like to bake, hike, travel, read and kayak.
Fun Fact: I used to be a river guide here in Central Oregon!
I am one of the front-office coordinators at Southside PT, which means I might be the voice on the other end of the line when you call or the person who greets you when you walk in the door. I strive to know every patient by name and enjoy learning people’s stories and witnessing the progress they make with each visit to our office.
I feel grateful to work with such talented and caring therapists and co-workers. Everyone here works together to create the best experience for our patients and support our common goals. I enjoy the fast-paced environment and the privilege I have of meeting new people and hopefully making their day better.
Outside of work, I enjoy many outdoor activities: camping, fishing, paddle boarding, hiking - I grew up in Bend and never tire of the adventures we have all around Central Oregon! I have two sons, my youngest is still at home and keeps me very busy!
Fun Fact: I enjoy finding time to volunteer with organizations in our community; Shepherd’s House, Bethlehem Inn, Healing Reins and Bend Community Center do great work I am proud to take a small part in.
As one of the front-office coordinators, I take pride in keeping the office tidy, clean, and organized and enjoy making sure our patients are attended to and have all the resources they need and their questions answered. You can always expect a warm greeting from me or one of my colleagues when you walk through the door.
When I’m not at work, I like to go on hikes, lay by the river or spend time with my husband, my two younger brothers that we care for, and our cat Peppa. My husband and I are always trying to find new coffee spots - I’d love to hear your recommendations!
Fun Fact: I used to be a baker and I love baking cakes
I work as an office administrator helping patients navigate their treatment schedules and insurance benefits. I aim to provide stellar customer service and a safe, relaxed environment. I enjoy getting to know our patients and relish the opportunity to make personal connections with new people. It’s a joy to witness the progress our patients make and I admire the perseverance I see daily. It makes me so happy to know we are making a positive difference in people’s lives.
I also appreciate the positive environment my colleagues provide and the fun we have together. It’s apparent that everyone genuinely cares about supporting one another and reaching our personal and collective goals.
Outside of work, I like to camp, hike, snowshoe, cook, bake, read and play the violin. I can’t resist a trivia/game night with friends and if my earbuds are in, I’m probably listening to a true-crime podcast.
Most of my family members live in other states, but I have a full house with my three dogs: Crixus (German Shepherd/Husky), Tuna and Tako (Siberian Huskies); and my grumpy old-lady tabby cat named Kushy. My fur babies keep me active and entertained!
Fun Fact: I love to scuba dive. My dad is a master diver and taught me when I was young. It is cold in Central Oregon, even in the dead of summer!