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Rachel Carson, PT, DPT, CSCS

Rachel is originally from White Oak, Texas—a small town east of Dallas. She graduated from Baylor University with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2014. At Baylor, she spent 4 years working as a student manager for one of the best women’s basketball programs in the country and was a part of their national championship team in 2012. She then went on to Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in December of 2016. She moved to Oregon shortly thereafter and since has been practicing in the general sports and orthopedics setting. 
Rachel has always had a passion for sports and grew up playing almost all sports before narrowing down her interest to basketball, softball, and track/field in high school. Her passion for sports as well as her interest in science and the human body drove her towards pursuing a career in physical therapy and now towards sports rehab specialization. She enjoys working with patients of all sports and ages, but especially enjoys working with basketball players and youth and high school athletes. She also takes a particular interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation of the female athlete and is highly motivated and encouraged by other females overcoming adversity and succeeding in the area of sport. Since moving to Oregon, Rachel has greatly enjoyed exploring the Pacific Northwest with hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and camping. She also continues to enjoy playing sports recreationally, attending sporting events and concerts, and traveling.