About Us

90 East 27th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon, 97405
PH: 541-653-9696
FAX: 541-653-9669

Cooperative Performance & Rehabilitation provides cutting-edge physical therapy and athletic performance training. Our highly trained physical therapists work to help patients recover from injuries and post-surgical conditions and to help athletes—recreational and professional—attain peak performance.

Kenji Carp, PT, OCS, ATC, founder of the clinic and Eugene local, has 20 years of clinical experience and over a decade of management experience. Kenji began his career as a Certified Athletic Trainer and recently served as the Head Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer for the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships. Kenji is Board Certified in Orthopedic Clinical Specialty through the American Physical Therapy Association. He is also Advanced Competency Certified in Vestibular/balance therapy. A writer and medical illustrator, Kenji has co-authored multiple texts and journal articles and teaches continuing education courses in the field. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado and a Master of Physical Therapy from Carroll College. Kenji enjoys snowboarding, cycling, and drift boating with his daughters in their spare time.

Kenji Carp, PT, OCS, ATC

Kristi Hess, PT, OCS, has over 20 years of orthopedic physical therapy experience treating a variety of conditions including sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, arthritic conditions, and balance disorders. With a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Indiana University and certification as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association, Kristi enjoys working with patients of all ages to help restore function and get them back to work, recreation, and sports. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, water skiing, stand up paddle boarding, running, and hiking.

Kristi Hess, PT, OCS

Canadian-born Leslie Girard, PT, DPT, OCS received her doctorate in physical therapy at the Duke University School of Medicine. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and has completed an Orthopedic Clinical Residency. She is also BikeFit certified and a Level 1 Crossfit Trainer. She says she really enjoys helping people to meet their therapeutic and fitness goals and to make a physical breakthrough that they are trying to achieve. In her free time she cycles, hikes, and runs trails and participates in Crossfit. Her leisure activities also include doing volunteer work in physical education at the University of Oregon by assisting in Crossfit classes, cooking and various outdoor activities.

Leslie Girard

California-born Kevin Holmes, DPT, OCS., received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana in 2011. He is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. Before undertaking a career in physical therapy Kevin studied and worked in outdoor recreation. He received a bachelor’s degree in commercial recreational administration from California State University at Chico and has worked as a wild-land firefighter, river guide, and outdoor outfitter. In his free time Kevin skis, rafts, mountain bikes, fishes, and backpacks.

Kevin Holmes

Neisha Strait, PT, CSCS, has more than 16 years of physical therapy experience treating a variety of conditions including assessment and treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries, problems of the spine, and women’s health issues such as pelvic floor dysfunction.  She earned a Master of Science degree in physical therapy at Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical School and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  Neisha started a bike fit program that reflects her interest in competitive and recreational cycling and she participates in a variety of outdoor activities with her family in Eugene.

Neisha Strait

Lyndsey Roper, DPT, specializes in vestibular and orthopedic physical therapy. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Nebraska and a doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.  In her spare time she plays soccer and volleyball and enjoys kayaking and other outdoor activities.  She says she went into physical therapy because of the opportunity to use her hands and work directly with patients to help them get better.

Lyndsey Roper

Jake Stephens, PT, DPT was born and raised in Southwest Ohio. Prior to calling Eugene his new home, Jake attended Ohio University and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and went on to acquire his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Jake enjoys treating both orthopedic and neurologic conditions with a focus of running related injuries and patients with Vestibular disorders. Physical fitness has always played a big role in Jake’s life as he was a Personal Trainer prior to becoming a Physical Therapist and was the team captain for his Division 1 collegiate Cross Country and Track team and continues to enjoy running post-collegiately. Jake enjoys teaching and working with others and was an Anatomy and Physiology professor for undergraduate students while attending graduate school. During his free time, Jake enjoys exploring the outdoors, working out, playing board games, and watching Ohio sports teams!

Jake Stephens, PT, DPT