About Direct Physical Therapy

Lance Cooper
Physical Therapist - Owner

Lance is native of Pueblo, CO. He played college football and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Concordia University – Seward, NE in 1998. Lance graduated from Creighton University in 2004 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. After PT school, Lance completed a 4-month post-graduate residency with emphasis on the Maitland-based approach to manual therapy at the Kaiser Permanente Hayward Physical Therapy Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy in Hayward, CA. Lance is also certified in using Active Release Techniques (ART) to treat soft-tissue and peripheral nerve injuries. He is the only Physical Therapist Full-Body Certified in the Rogue Valley.

Lance specializes in treating people with spine impairments, repetitive strain soft tissue injuries, post-operative orthopedic conditions and sports related injuries. He also has a passion for treating injured runners and helping them return to action and to reach their goals.

His hobbies include distance (marathon and ultra) running, cooking, snowboarding, traveling and supporting his favorite football teams.

Lance and his wife, Ann Sprague, live in Ashland along with their dogs, Cutler and Roxie.