NEWS from The Corvallis Clinic
CORVALLIS — Leopoldo Castaneda, DPT, has joined The Corvallis Clinic Physical Therapy Department. To schedule an appointment, call 541-754-1265; to request an appointment online, go to New Patient Appointment Request.
A licensed physical therapist, Mr. Castaneda treats the full range of orthopedic conditions, along with vestibular (dizziness and balance) issues and jaw (TMJ) disorders.
He comes to The Clinic from Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, where he had been practicing since 2011. He earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Forest Grove in 2011, and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sport Science from Oregon State University in 2008.
“I listen empathetically and treat the whole person, not just an ailment,” Mr. Castaneda said of his approach to care. He said he decided to become a physical therapist in high school when he chose physical therapy over surgery to treat a torn rotator cuff, which meant he got to earn a medal in the state swim meet, rather than sit out his senior year of competition. “I realized then that I wanted to assist people in the same way.”
Mr. Castaneda and his wife enjoy hiking and have an orange tabby cat named Rudy. In his spare time, he competes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, in which he has achieved the rank of brown belt.
The Corvallis Clinic, an independent, physician-led medical group, is a comprehensive multi-specialty organization, serving Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties. It offers more than 100 board-certified physicians and advanced clinical professionals in 27 specialties at 10 area locations. As the fourth-largest area employer, The Clinic has 600 employees.