We’re excited to have local physical therapist and coach Jake Stout writing some columns for us now! Jake will be contributing training, racing, and body-maintenance tips, among other items. Jake’s qualifications are perfect for what we—and you—do. We trust him, and here’s why you should, too.
One thing you won’t find in the excerpt from his official bio below, is that Jake is the current holder of the world record for fastest half marathon completed in an animal suit! (See proof below, from Willamette Magazine.)
From Jake’s bio for Physio PDX:
Jake is a Portland native, and brings over 20 years of running experience to his physical therapy practice. He raced in college for Willamette University, earning All-America honors in cross country and track, and has continued running competitively ever since, completing the New York, Chicago, and Boston Marathons. In addition to the doctorate in physical therapy degree he earned at the University of Washington, Jake received a master’s degree from Boise State University where he worked as a graduate assistant in the exercise physiology and biomechanics department.
Jake’s continuing education has focused on restoring function to patients’ lives, and has included extensive training in manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, gait analysis, and bike fitting. His goal is to get you back to enjoying the things you love, as quickly as possible.
Jake’s other experiences include working in corporate wellness for Microsoft, Google, and Nintendo employees, teaching health education while living in India, and coaching cross country and track at the high school, collegiate, and post-collegiate levels. He coaches distance runners at Roosevelt High School in north Portland currently.
When not at the clinic, Jake loves spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter, coaching at Roosevelt, cycling, skiing, and traveling when possible.
Jake’s first column has already appeared on our site. Look for more from him soon!