Meet The Faces of PhysioFIT

Meet the dedicated team of PhysioFIT, your local experts in physical therapy. Whether you're searching for a 'physical therapist near me' in Bend, Oregon, or seeking specialized care, our skilled professionals—Scott Johnson, Mychal Manning, Michael Hernandez, and Tanner Sommer—are here to guide your path to wellness with personalized, compassionate care.

Scott Johnson


Scott earned his undergraduate degree in Exercises Science at Grand Valley State University in his home state of Michigan and his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Upon graduation, he ventured West to Colorado and hasn’t been East since!

While in Colorado Springs, Scott had the opportunity to work with the USA Judo Olympic hopefuls, USA Figure Skating Olympians, Colorado Springs Tigers AAA Hockey team, Professional Boxing camps, NFL athletes, CrossFit games athletes, and Professional Runners.

When opportunity came, he moved to Aspen to pursue adventure and be surrounded by numerous incredible mentors. During his time in Aspen, he had the opportunity to treat winter X-game athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and adventure sport athletes.

His interests then moved him to Billings, Montana where he noticed that CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting athletes were being grossly mismanaged by the medical system. This led him to open his first practice where he could create his own methods to enable CrossFit enthusiasts and Weightlifters to meet their goals.

He and his business partner grew their practice from a table in the corner of a CrossFit gym to a brick and mortar space equipped to manage the care of the communities CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting athletes. While in Billings, he helped several more CrossFit athletes make their way to the CrossFit games while he continued to grow his practice around the outdoor enthusiasts and adventure sport athletes. After several years of steady business growth, he left the business to his partner and it continues to thrive.

He finally found his forever home in Bend several years ago. To really solidify roots, he decided to open up shop again and engrain himself in the community. When not working, you can expect to find him at the CrossFit gym, mountain biking with friends, listening to live music, or loving on his dog Franklin.

Michael Hernandez

B.Sc, EMT, CF-L1

Michael began his work in the medical and fitness space in 2013 when he initially enlisted in the Army National Guard as a healthcare specialist. As an Army Medic, he worked under the supervision of the Company Physician Assistant to evaluate, diagnose, and treat soldiers who presented with any range of illnesses or traumatic injury.

In 2018, Michael began a full time position training athletes as a Crossfit trainer while completing full time undergraduate studies. Beyond coaching group classes, Michael was also in charge with developing weekly workout programs for classes as well as designing individualized programs for members who wanted to take their fitness even further. In the Spring of 2020, Michael graduated with his bachelor of science in Kinesiology at Oregon State University.

Upon graduation, Michael moved to Central Oregon where he worked as a full time aide at an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic. In his role as a lead aide, Michael was in charge of all clinic facilities. Michael is currently enrolled at Oregon State University Cascades as a member of the first cohort of Doctor of Physical Therapy students. When not training and learning, he spends his time with his wife and their two dogs, Noodle and Lemon.

Tanner Sommer, PT, DPT, emerges from Springfield, Illinois, with over nine years of diverse physical therapy experience. A distinguished Saint Louis University alumnus, Tanner holds both a Bachelor's in Exercise Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. His dedication to advanced clinical skills is marked by his certification in electromyography (EMG/NCV) from the American Academy of Clinical Electromyography, and he's adept in specialized treatments like Level III dry needling and professional bike fitting.

At PhysioFIT, Tanner leverages his expertise in virtual reality rehabilitation, certified by Neuro Rehab VR, to provide innovative care. His patient-centric approach is grounded in the belief that everyone has the potential to overcome injury and improve mobility for an active life. Tanner also offers expert Custom Bike Fittings, enhancing performance and comfort for all cyclists. His tailored approach addresses ergonomic needs, improves endurance, and prevents injuries, ensuring an optimal fit for every rider's journey toward health and an active lifestyle in Bend.

Tanner's passion for the outdoors is in harmony with Bend's dynamic lifestyle. His adventures range from mountain biking and snowboarding to the serene experience of dog sledding across Alaska's wilderness with his dog, Caboose. These experiences have honed his ability to deliver care that resonates with the active individual's spirit.Committed to blending challenges with pleasure in therapy, Tanner's philosophy is to make recovery a rewarding experience. He focuses on personalized, technology-enhanced treatment plans that align with the latest in physical therapy research.

Choosing Bend for its community vibe and family connections, Tanner is keen to contribute his energetic approach to health and wellness to the local residents. Whether guiding patients through customized recovery plans or introducing them to advanced VR therapy, he is a dedicated partner in their pursuit of optimal health. Join Tanner at PhysioFIT and step into a new era of your physical wellbeing.

Tanner Sommer


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Saturday - Sunday – CLOSED

Phone Number:

(541) 697-4700

3052 NW Merchant Way Ste 100, Bend, OR 97703, USA

Location: 3052 NW Merchant Way Ste 100, Bend, OR 97703

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