About

RE-HUMANIZING PHYSICAL THERAPY

THE PT PROJECT EXPERIENCE

YOUR GOALS START HERE

The mission of The PT Project is to redefine the Physical Therapy experience. We believe Physical Therapy should be performed by skilled Physical Therapists, with advanced certifications, not by PT aides or assistants. We feel your treatment should be determined solely by your needs and your goals, not by insurance benefits. We are an evidence based practice and utilize the latest treatments and technology to both shorten your recovery time and work on injury prevention. Our effective care combines skilled manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. Whether your goals are to mow the lawn again, improve your golf game, or run a marathon, we believe with the right care, you are capable of anything! We want active people to stay active! Let us help.

THE TEAM

Jon Moore, MPT, OCS, Astym, TPI M2

Owner/ Physical Therapist

Jon is passionate about challenging the status quo, pushing boundaries and empowering others. Jon grew up in Salem, OR and is a graduate of Sprague High School. He received his Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from Corban University and his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Fresno State University. He has been providing high level Physical Therapy services in the Salem area for the past 14 years. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinic Specialist and certified provider in Astym and the Titleist Performance Institute. He has treated kids, adults, weekend warriors, high school, college, and professional athletes. Outside of the office he enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and their energetic sheepadoodle puppy, Chai. He can often be out for a run or found on a ball field, either watching, playing or coaching sports. His favorite vacation days are spent on a golf course, cycling, running, or spending time outdoors in the beautiful PNW. 

Sina Gartner, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist

Sina was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois and received her B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from UIUC, prior to obtaining her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in Goodyear, Arizona. She has experience in multiple PT settings, but is most excited to join The Physical Therapy Project to help break the norms of commercial physical therapy practice and deliver excellent individualized care. Sina is a competitive powerlifting athlete and has pursued her CSCS, USAW-1, PRI, and Prescript Level 1 certifications to further pursue her passion for understanding and treating athletes, particularly barbell and strength athletes. She understands what it means to rehab through an injury and will work together with her athletes to lead them back to their sport pain free, and at optimum functioning. When she has free time, Sina enjoys traveling, reading, trying new foods and adventuring.

Desiree Piter

Client Experience Coordinator

Desiree was born and raised in Oregon and loves being out in nature and being active.  She was involved in different sports growing up, but finally found her true athletic love 11 years ago through the sport of running. Though she never ran in school, she has a strong competitive drive, and desire to go after big goals. Her biggest passion is giving back and helping people, and it’s the main thing that drives her in life. In keeping in line with her love for all things health and fitness, she’s currently working towards completing her personal trainer certification. She writes, “I’m so excited to be a part of the Physical Therapy Project and play a role in helping each of our clients become the healthiest versions of themselves, so they can get back to the activities they love!!”