Apex Physical Therapy opened its doors to residents of Madras, OR in April 2007. Founded by physical therapists Brock and Karin Monger, Apex was started with the mission of caring for Madras families through preventative education and community-focused rehabilitation services.
Since seeing the first patient in April 2007, Apex has grown to a practice that cares for hundreds of patients per year at its 5th Street location in Madras.
Apex is housed within 4,330 square feet of prime space in downtown Madras, with 2,500 square feet dedicated to patient care. Our equipment list includes:
It is the mission of Apex Physical Therapy to care for Madras families through preventative education and community-focused rehabilitation services.
It is the vision of Apex Physical Therapy to be recognized as the “go to” physical therapy practice serving Jefferson County for orthopedic, sports, work-related injuries, auto injuries, and other musculoskeletal disorders.
At Apex Physical Therapy, we believe in open communication, accessibility, education, and prevention-focused, individualized care.
Brock Monger, PT, DPT, ATC
DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy)
Co-founder of Apex Physical Therapy, Brock Monger serves as the clinic’s lead physical therapist specializing in the care of neck and back pain, work and sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and fitness and wellness programs. A doctor of physical therapy, certified athletic trainer (ATC) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), Brock’s experience is steeped in education, athletics, volunteerism and community involvement.
Before graduating Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Creighton University, Brock earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from the University of Utah. In 2003, the journal Gait and Posture published a research article Brock co-authored while a student at Creighton, an article that described the impact body weight support has on one’s gait. During the first six years of Brock’s physical therapy career – before opening Apex Physical Therapy in 2007 – he provided outpatient services with an emphasis on manual therapy, orthopedics, and sports medicine.
Throughout his career, Brock has embraced the opportunity to work with elite athletes from a variety of sports, providing them with athletic training, sports medicine, and injury rehabilitation services. During the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, he worked as a volunteer athletic trainer in the men’s and women’s hockey venue. He also volunteered for the 2002 Paralympics and has worked as a member of the sports medicine group that provides services for the Utah Grizzlies (professional hockey) and Utah Blitz (professional soccer) teams.
While operating Apex, Brock has combined this elite level of experience with his passion for community, all for the benefit of student-athletes in Jefferson County. As part of his Apex’s free community sports medicine program, he has treated hundreds of Madras and Culver high school athletes, offering them immediate medical attention and enabling them to return to play quickly and safely. For this purpose, Brock attends all Madras High home football games and many of the school’s winter sports.
On a personal level, Brock has competed in many multi-sport races, sprint triathlons, and running events. He has recently taken up backcountry skiing in addition to his love of alpine skiing. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, canoeing/ kayaking, fishing, coaching a local youth soccer team, and camping with his wife, Karin and three daughters.
Karin Monger, PT, DPT
DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy)
Co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy with her husband, Brock, Karin Monger, DPT, is a specialist in manual therapy as well as such specialty areas as craniosacral physical therapy, prenatal fitness, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and aquatic therapy. With certifications as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), a personal fitness trainer and a Pilates instructor, Karin is able to offer Apex clients a wide range of specialized services related to pain reduction, increased mobility, and overall performance and lifestyle enhancement.
After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas in 1998, Karin went on to graduate Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Creighton University in 2001. A person with a continual drive toward furthering her education for the betterment of her clients, Karin also received specialized training in the area of manual therapy through the North American Institute for Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).
With a passion for fitness both for herself and her clients, Karin is an expert-level fitness instructor and, through a number of certification courses, is on the fast-track to becoming an expert in Pilates. Besides teaching fitness classes, she also enjoys long-distance running, having completed five marathons – two in Portland and one each in Seattle, Salt Lake, and Central Oregon. She and Brock have also regularly competed on a local Cascade Lakes Relay team.
Karin enjoys spending her free time with her family, exploring the nooks and crannies of the beautiful Central Oregon region on foot, in a kayak and on the saddle of a bike. She and Brock have three daughters.
Jim Wallace, PT
PT (Physical Therapist)
Jim has been a Physical Therapist for nearly 21 years. He joined the Apex team in 2013 to provide orthopedic evaluations and treatments, offer services in sports therapy, and injury rehabilitation. Throughout his years as a PT, Jim has received specialized training in such fields as stroke and spinal cord injury, amputee rehabilitation, balance, and vestibular disorders, total joint and post-op conditions, orthopedics, and advanced pain management.
Before earning his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Alabama in 1998, Jim served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. Sports and physical fitness has always played a significant role in his life – often doing 5/10K runs and sprint triathlons. This led to his interest in being a Physical Therapist.
Jim has the first-hand experience in realizing the benefits of challenging the body to reach new physical heights. While spending time as a traveling PT, Jim passed through Central Oregon and fell in love with the area, especially it’s hiking, skiing, mountaineering, and climbing opportunities. He has capitalized on these opportunities by summiting Mt Hood, Adams, and other local peaks. Such a lifestyle requires an acute knowledge of the body, its limits, and how to safely and effectively improve performance.
Jim can often be found hiking and climbing at Smith Rock State Park. He, his wife, and his son enjoy exploring Central Oregon together, on either bike, foot, kayak, or skis.
Josh Farrester, PT, DPT, OCS
PT (Doctor of Physical Therapy)
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After earning his degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Oregon State University, Josh was accepted as a physical therapy student at George Fox where he treated the underserved both locally and internationally. As a student, he traveled to Uganda to perform physical therapy services to its citizens and to collect data to assess the differences in foot posture between people who habitually wore shoes and those who didn’t. Back in Oregon, Josh volunteered to help treat an underserved population in Newberg, Oregon, and developed exercise routines for people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) while in Corvallis.
Since joining the Apex team during the summer of 2015, Josh has continued to work with a diverse population of patients and clients with a variety of functional and fitness goals. From neck/back pain and post-operative rehabilitation to worker’s compensation injuries, sports rehabilitation, and athletic performance enhancement, Josh has developed a strong bond with the community he’s long called home. Outside the clinic walls, Josh is active in community wellness. Currently, he is one of the key community leaders developing the Madras East Hills Trail Project that will provide miles of single track mountain biking and trail running to Madras for many generations.
Josh first walked in the Apex Physical Therapy door back in 2007 as part of our free Athletic Injury Clinic. A senior at Madras High School, Josh was nursing a swollen knee and was eager to get back on the field. His treatment experience at Apex, he would later say, left an impression on him that would later influence his decision to become a physical therapist.
These days in his free time, Josh enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, standup paddleboarding, fishing, kayaking … you name it. “If it involves being outdoors doing something, I tend to get involved with it,” he said.
Saundra Allard, PTA
PTA (Physical Therapist Assistant)
Saundra received her associate’s degree to become a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) from Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. Before joining Apex in 2010, she developed a vast experience portfolio within inpatient, outpatient, and home health settings, and she also worked in skilled rehabilitation facilities throughout Central Oregon. She has experience with patients dealing with Parkinson’s, stroke recovery and orthopedic post-surgical patients.
As a Physical Therapist Assistant, Saundra works as part of the team to provide physical therapy services under the direction of our physical therapists. She is able to provide manual therapy and instruction in exercises, working with each therapist to carry out personalized care plans with each patient. She is also a certified Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention Instructor, enabling her to use elements of Tai Chi for balance and joint motion treatments.
“It’s important to have a career helping people in a positive environment,” she said. “Apex is a great place to work as it is a team environment and we all bring something special to each patient’s experience. It’s important to us that our patients leave here able to do the things in life that are most important to them.”
In her spare time, Saundra enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, traveling to see her son and daughter and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
Apex Physical Therapy
230 SW 5th St.
Madras, OR 97741
Phone: (541) 475-1218
Fax: (541) 475-7647
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.