A California native, originally from Sacramento, Kirsten’s passion focuses on sports physical therapy and working closely with her patients. Her desire for a healthy and happy life resonates throughout her work.
Growing up as an athlete, Kirsten has competed in a variety of sports including gymnastics, diving, and equestrian horseback riding. Through these experiences Kirsten developed an understanding for the mechanics of an athlete and pursued this throughout her education.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Chico where she also competed in dressage riding. Kirsten seized an opportunity to live abroad and attended the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland where she received her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. She specializes in working with runners and is has completed the Herman and Wallace course to treat Women's Health and pelvic floor patients. She has also completed her 200h vinyasa yoga teacher certification and is currently working towards her 500h certification.
Kirsten specializes in the treatment of women with pelvic floor conditions, recreational runners who enjoy staying active, and working professionals who want to avoid the hassle of the traditional healthcare system.
Masters in Physiotherapy
Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
BS Exercise Physiology, California State University Chico 2008
MSc Physiotherapy, The Robert Gordon University 2012
Women's Health/Pelvic Floor - Kirsten has completed the level 1 female pelvic floor certification through the Herman and Wallace Institute including internal and external treatment. She can treat pre and post-natal, incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, and any other diagnoses related to the pelvic floor. Her approach each pelvic floor patient with compassion, kindness, and the ability to create an individualized treatment plan appropriate for each individual.
Yoga Therapy - Kirsten has completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training through Yoga Medicine and has been teaching in the community for the past 3 years. Bringing the principles of yoga into her physical therapy treatments has allowed her to create a unique approach to body awareness and movement.
Manual Therapy - Kirsten has taken numerous continuing education courses specializing in manual therapy techniques for specific body parts and patient populations.
Outside the clinic Kirsten is always on the move in one way or another. Kirsten enjoys running the Oregon trails with her dog named Dozer, yoga, cycling, cooking up new vegetarian recipes, and traveling the world!
I have had 2 sessions with Kirsten and both have been worth my time and money. She is smart, well-trained, and, most important to me, a good listener who is able to take what I am telling her and translate it into a home exercise program that is making a positive difference.Sue, Jul 26
I saw Dr. Kupras for some post operative PT wile I was traveling on business. Her treatment was comprehensive and she was able to assist with my flexibility and strength. She also gave me some additional stretches and balance exercises to do at home. She is very professional and has a vast amount of knowledge and expertise.Lisa, Sep 03
Kirsten is amazing! I’ve seen her multiple times now and have felt a significant improvement with my pain in my feet and neck. She’s very flexible with her schedule and you get one-on-one treatment. She knows exactly where to address the pain, after the first manual therapy session the bulk of the pain had subsided. She gives you a plan to do at home with pictures so you can duplicate the exercises she has you do at the end of each session. If you suffer from pain please give Kirsten a try, from all the other treatments I’ve received she’s been the only one who has been able to make me pain free.Sarah, Oct 18
I contacted Dr. Kupras to address a knee injury I had picked up after starting a new exercise regimen. During our session she was able to figure out how my body mechanics were putting excessive stress on my knee, administer manual treatment and devise an exercise program to permanently correct the issue. My knee is already feeling much better after following the exercise program for a short period. I am a physical therapist myself so it is obvious to me that she is a very well trained and highly professional practitioner. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone for any injury concerns you may have.Brian, Oct 21
Kirsten is kind and caring and very knowledgeable. She has helped me release a tremendous amount of pain in a very short period of time. I can’t sing her praises loud enough.Alex, Feb 12
She is the best physical therapy person I have ever worked with. She is quite knowledgable and fun to work with. I highly reccomend her!kevin, Jun 10
Kirsten is great at listening to not only my words, but also my body, to understand what is out of whack and how best to get mended. She gives helpful exercises and good instructions. I would recommend Kirsten to anyone that needs an evaluation and some help getting healed.Lorie, Apr 20
Excellent 5 star session with Kirsten. She is personable, highly professional and a superbly skilled physical therapist. I recommend her without reservation.Jeffrey, Jun 30
Kirsten was so nice! I felt super comfortable and she really explained to me what was going to happen, what was currently happening and what was next.Tiffany, Aug 17
This is my second session with Kirsten. She is personable, professional and highly competent. I am looking forward to my next meeting with her and recommend her without reservation for your physical therapy needs. JeffJeffrey, Sep 01