How It All Began


In 2011, Jeff was challenged to take his skills to a hospice hospital in a rural village in eastern Kenya.  A trip was planned and Jeff, Natalie and Jeff's daughter Alex went to the Living Room (a hospice hospital) and saw first hand how physical therapy could help so many in need.  At the conclusion of that trip, Compassion PT was born and the dreaming began.


Our Partners

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We Bring Hope

Compassion Physical Therapy holds the belief that physical therapy should be available to all populations of people.  It is our desire to bring hope and touch lives in impoverished areas around the world where physical therapy is not available.

It is our foundation’s desire to join God where He is already at work and partner with established organizations to set up clinics, provide training, equipment and pay the salaries of local therapists. A lofty goal…yes, but we’re up for it with your help.


Our People

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Jeff Bekendam PT

Co-Founder / President

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Natalie Winblad DPT

Co-Founder / Director of Clinical Relations

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Eric Martin

Director of Donor Development

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Gina Bekendam

Treasurer /

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Teri Goodwin

Communications Director

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Jan Higa


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Louis Goodwin

Director of Clinical and Professional Development

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Penny Eccles

Professional Network Director and Clinical Specialist


Chris Carlson

Director of Partnership and Professional Development