Orthopedic and Nero Rehab Summit by PESI

Ron Blehm

For over 30 years, Ron’s career has focused on preserving and restoring what matters most to his patients, function. Whether working in pediatrics, sports medicine, orthopedics, or work hardening, he has focused on creating patient-centered programs that maximize recovery and quality of life. Ron has served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy interns, an adjunct instructor for the Department of Geriatrics at OHSU Medical School, clinical instructor for Geriatric Fellow MDs and a community instructor for Parkinson’s Resource Center of Oregon. Additionally, he is involved in research studies including rehab for knee OA, non-pharmacologic management of fibromyalgia, high-intensity rehab for Parkinson’s, Parkinson’s agility, CBT and exercise for chronic pain, and fall-prevention. He has authored or co-authored articles in Current Headache Reports, Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy, Current Opinions in Rheumatology, among others. Mr. Blehm holds multiple certifications including the American Physical Therapy Association "Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult", Senior Fitness Instructor, Fall-Prevention Specialist, and Tai Chi Instructor.

Speaker Disclosures:

  • Financial - Ron Blehm has an employment relationship with Portland VA Medical Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
  • Non-Financial - Ron Blehm he has no non-financial relationships.