Portland Myofascial Release is a clinic which truly serves the needs of patients and therapists in the region. Physical therapists and massage therapists are available at an expert level. Multi-therapist treatments are available as are intensive therapies. Our large-room is a space for classes, study groups, myofascial stretching, and therapeutic exercise; it has a beautiful view of the Willamette River and Mount Hood.
"What is this work and where has it been all my life?" he asked his MFR professor in massage school. The professor replied: If you want to learn this work, you need to study with John Barnes.
Spencer booked the next available class with John Barnes and has been practicing MFR ever since. To date, Spencer has taken or assisted with over 600 hours of seminars including shadowing John and his therapists twice at Therapy on the Rocks in Sedona.
Spencer is also the Portland Area MFR Study Group Coordinator which meets at Portland Myofascial Release around 4 times/ year.
After growing up in Nashville, TN and earning a BS in biology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, Spencer worked as a biologist in Atlanta, as an EMT in Jackson Hole, and as personal trainer in Nashville. He moved to Portland in 2009, where he has been practicing MFR ever since. Before starting Portland Myofascial Release, Spencer had his own business called Broadleaf Healing.
Spencer's hobbies include dance, biking, travel, climbing, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Corrie Black-Rofinot has been a practicing physical therapist since 2004. Since 2008, she has specialized in the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach. She is a native of Oregon, growing up in Eastern Oregon before completing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Forest Grove in 2004. Corrie now lives in Tigard with her husband and two children.
She specializes in orthopedic injuries, post-operative recovery, sports/high-level athletic injuries and both women’s and men’s pelvic floor rehabilitation. Corrie has worked in various outpatient clinical settings, most recently practicing with the United States Air Force Special Operations Forces. She enjoys working with patients with challenging diagnoses, complicated medical histories, and chronic symptoms. Corrie strongly believes in patient-centered care, encouraging patients to be active participants in their healing journey.
Jamie Liptan, LMT is a licensed massage therapist and an expert in the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach. A graduate of the Oregon School of Massage, Jamie has trained and worked with John Barnes extensively and utilizes this holistic approach to bodywork to achieve long-lasting results for his clients.
Born and raised in Portland, Jamie lived and worked around the country before settling back home to raise a family. He found myofascial release as a patient, and was so transformed by his healing journey that he became an MFR therapist. Even after hundreds of hours of training, amazing opportunities to teach alongside John Barnes, and treating thousands of times with MFR, he considers himself an eternal student and strives to greet each session with the curiosity of a beginner.
As cofounder of The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia, Jamie has deep experience treating chronic illness, helping clients feel the deeper restrictions leading to pain and providing the safe space to free them from the patterns keeping them there.
Away from work, Jamie’s happy place is getting lost in the Northwest’s amazing natural beauty and spending as much time as possible with his wonderful community of family and friends.
Rachel is a native to the Pacific Northwest, born and raised in Gig Harbor, Washington. She found a home in Portland 8 years ago and put down roots with her husband and 3 children.
In 2009 Rachel earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences following a B.S. in Kinesiology from California State University Northridge. Her immediate passion was working with children, so she began her physical therapy career in pediatrics. She had the privilege of working with children of all ability levels and diagnoses, such as cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, birth injuries, autism, and general orthopedic injuries. She has extensive training in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), neuroplasticity, biomechanics, gait training, pain neuroscience, myofascial release and women's health/pelvic floor rehab.
In 2017, Rachel embarked on her journey as a John F. Barnes trained Myofascial Release therapist. She has had the unique opportunity to study with John F. Barnes and be mentored by some of his expert level therapists. She approaches her patients with a holistic, whole mind and body approach. Her treatments are unique as they address all the body's systems, utilizing long sustained holds into areas that are restricted, soft tissue mobilizations, mobilizations with movement, and therapeutic activities to help restore the body to a painfree, functional state. Rachel specializes in women's health, pelvic rehab, and chronic pain disorders (but enjoys working with all populations and conditions).
Outside of the clinic Rachel enjoy finding new adventures in Oregon from hiking, biking, boating, rockclimbing and skydiving. She's happiest when surrounded by her family and nature.