Jeff Houck, PT, PhD

Dr. Houck completed his physical therapy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Iowa.  Dr. Houck is presently the Director of Research at George Fox University and is a research scientist at University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Houck has given several international, national and local presentations related to clinical biomechanics of the lower extremity and patient reported outcomes. His NIH funded research includes foot and ankle problems and hip fractures. His current research focuses on primary care physical therapy, foot and ankle care and the integration of person centered patient reported outcomes in clinical care.  Dr. Houck earned a certification in motivational interviewing and is currently co-director of the Interdisciplinary Primary Care Institute.  Dr. Houck continues to develop his clinical skills and is especially interested in psychosocial aspects of care.  


Dan Kang, PT, DPT

Dr. Kang is an associate professor of physical therapy at George Fox University, where he teaches in the area of pathophysiology, cardiopulmonary therapeutics, orthopedic spine, and persistent pain rehabilitation. Dr. Kang was awarded Teacher of the Year for the graduate programs at George Fox University in 2019 and speaks locally and nationally on primary care, PROMIS in clinical practice and the biopsychosocial model of care. Dr. Kang serves as a commissioner for the Oregon Pain Management Commission, director of the YCC/GFU Persistent Pain Program, co-director of the Interdisciplinary Primary Care Institute, and Oregon Physical Therapy Association liaison for population health. Dr. Kang received his doctor of physical therapy degree (2004) and a master's degree in physical therapy (2002) from Loma Linda University. He currently practices at George Fox University's Community Clinic and Providence Primary Care Clinic in Oregon.


Li-Zandre Philbrook, PT, DPT

Li-Zandre has been a practicing physical therapist for almost six years, and currently serves as the primary physical therapist in the George Fox University Physical Therapy Community Clinic. She assists in therapeutic exercise and orthopedic assessment as a teaching assistant, as well as assisting with clinical education in the George Fox University Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Her current research interests are around patient reported outcomes and how this relates to elevating care as a physical therapist practicing at the top of their license. She is a leader in developing the necessary clinical skills to translate patient reported outcomes to practice.  Li-Zandre loves playing sports or spending time outdoors with her husband and two young daughters. 

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Ryan Jacobson, PT, DPT, PCS


Ryan is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy and currently serves as full-time faculty at George Fox University in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, teaching courses in pediatrics, orthotics, and patient care.  His current research endeavors are around leveraging meaningful outcomes in Physical Therapy to affect improved models of care across the lifespan.  He also enjoys speaking on child and family empowerment toward better health and wellness outcomes.  Ryan plays jazz saxophone and volleyball, loves creative endeavors with his daughter Alex and wife Stephanie, and eats way too much dark chocolate.