About Us

Premier Level Treatment

CORE Physical Therapy & Training is committed to providing patients with premier level treatment specifically designed to expedite the recovery process. To maximize you time and health care, all physical therapy visits are forty-five minute sessions, one on one, with your physical therapist.

Optimal Health & Wellness

CORE Physical Therapy & Training also offers a variety of services and programs designed to help participants achieve their greatest physical potential. Strengthening the core is essential for optimal health & wellness.

Filling the Gaps

Often, many patients recovering from injuries or surgery avoid exercise out of fear of further damage to the area of concern. CORE Physical Therapy & Training fills the gap between recovery and living a full life by providing patients with comprehensive, effective, and gentle exercise solutions!

Our Team

Chris Foster

Master of Physical Therapy

Chris is a native of Morgan Hill, CA. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in sports medicine from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. After PT school, Chris completed the Advanced Long Term Course and Fellowship Program in the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Concept of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (KEOMT) in Montgomery, Alabama. In June 2004, Chris successfully passed the Nordic Level II certification exam given by Olaf Evjenth of the KEOMT.

Christ Foster - Local Physical Therapist in Medford Oregon

Dennis Schepmann, MPT, OCS, CLT, LSVT BIG

Physical Therapist

Dennis was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Houston, Texas. Dennis obtained his Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1998, and his early professional experience was in acute and trauma rehab including neurosurgical and ICU rehabilitation. He was also formerly certified as a wound specialist.

Shawna

Front Office

Shawna has been with CORE since its inception in 2015. She enjoys working in the front office and appreciates the opportunity to become acquainted with all of the amazing patients. Shawna strives to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable.

Throughout her life, Shawna has held a variety of positions in the medical field: first, in a chiropractic office, followed by becoming a CNA and working in the Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit. After getting married and starting a family, she slowly ventured back into working part time at a dental practice.

Shawna is the proud mama of three lovely daughters and two incredible sons. Recently, she became Grammi to two of the most adorable grandsons ever! Last but not least, dog mama to a loyal black Lab, Maximus, and a sweet (and somewhat salty) black Whippet, Delilah.

For the past three years, Shawna and her husband have hosted weekly recovery support group meetings for those struggling with addiction. Last year, she started a bi-monthly women’s support group meeting with a licensed marriage and family therapist. Shawna is grateful for the increase in compassion she has developed as a result of attending the support group meetings.

Now that her youngest has graduated high school, she is exploring the possibility of furthering her education by resuming college. Shawna loves being a CORE team member and looks forward to many more years of wellness, growth and continued success!

He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Chris has been practicing physical therapy & sports medicine in the Rogue Valley since 2005. During this time, he served as the athletic trainer for Crater (2008-2011) and Eagle Point (2012-2015) High Schools.

Chris opened CORE Physical Therapy & Training located on West Stewart Avenue in Medford in 2015. With Chris’ unique facility and qualifications, he has combined physical therapy and a comprehensive core training program in one practice to better serve his clients needs. Beyond traditional physical therapy, patients can continue their excellent care. Through independent gym and group core training classes, they will be guided in developing the necessary lifestyle changes for optimal health and wellness.

Chris has a hands-on approach and creates an environment rich in patient education, an environment where “exercise is medicine” when applied with knowledge and skill to safely maximize its benefits. Through manual therapy and appropriate exercise, patients successfully reach their greatest potential in their rehabilitation, life, work, and recreational goals.

Chris and his family love living in southern Oregon. As an active member of the community, Chris served as a Scoutmaster and as a soccer coach while raising his kids, affording him many opportunities to enjoy the abundant beauty of the Northwest. In his spare time, you will still find him outdoors: running, biking, backpacking and fishing with his family and friends.

Our Facility

Chris opened CORE Physical Therapy & Training in 2015 to better serve his patient’s needs. Private treatment rooms and a spacious, highly versatile exercise gym make our facility unique. To ensure comfort and privacy, all one-on-one manual physical therapy treatments are performed by the therapist in private treatment rooms. Our distinctive and functional gym allows us to safely train our patients, regardless of prior fitness level and capabilities. Chris’ extensive knowledge and skill in fitness training, combined with the highly adaptable and versatile exercise equipment, ensures safely meeting patients at their current functional level. Utilizing this model, he has successfully trained a wide range of patients…from the most debilitated to the most athletic. Additionally, physical therapy patients have the ability to use our gym as an extension to their independent home exercise program. As patients strengthen, heal, and become functionally capable, they can also take advantage of our core training classes. There, they will receive guidance through all stages of life in order to continually develop and maintain their optimal health.