Our Physical Therapists
Deborah Stamper PT
Deborah graduated with her degree in Physical Therapy from California State University, Long Beach in 1988. She has worked in numerous physical therapy settings in the Rogue Valley before founding Kleiman & Stamper with Gavin in 2009.
With over 25 years of experience, she specializes in Manual Therapy utilizing many tools including Soft Tissue Mobilization, Graston Technique, Muscle Energy techniques and custom designed exercise programs to maximize patient’s outcomes.
Outside of work, Deborah enjoys, hiking, camping, snow shoeing, cooking and travel. She has 3 kids and a dog, Buddy. Deborah is certified in LSVT BIG to treat patients with Parkinson's Disorder.
Karen Kralik PTA
Karen received her undergrad education at SOU and was licensed as a PTA in 2015 through Lane Community College. She loves helping people recover and return to what they love to do through soft tissue techniques, personalized exercise programs and body mechanics education. She is a Rogue Valley native who enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and all things outdoors. Karen is also certified in LSVT BIG, treating patients with Parkinson's Disorder.
Gavin Kleiman PT
Gavin obtained his degree in Physiotherapy from WITS University in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1991. He was awarded best clinical student in 1989. He moved to San Diego in 1994 and eventually, Ashland in 2004.
Gavin utilizes manual therapy techniques with functional exercises and emphasizes patient involvement and accountability . He incorporates Yoga ( he is an instructor trained at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara) , Pilates and Alexander Technique into his treatment sessions where appropriate. He has taught seminars nationwide on Yoga Therapy and has lectured at Southern Oregon University’s Adult Learning Institute (OLLI).
In his free time, Gavin keeps bees, hikes in the woods, puts up birdhouses and trains for triathlons.
Kristin Jamieson, MSPT
After growing up in Colorado and obtaining her bachelor's from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Kristin relocated to the Bay Area.
It was a love of science that brought her to San Francisco. She worked as a researcher at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, UCSF Department of Neurology, intent to get a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. After several years in the lab, it became clear that her calling was to work with people. She followed up her undergraduate degree with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences, after which she returned to the Bay Area. She was in private practice focusing on manual-based PT, fascial release, and Pilates-based rehab until she and her family relocated to Ashland in October of 2020.
She founded the company WIT (Wellness Integration Tools) in 2016, intending to reach more than one person at a time. Over the years, she has developed a method of Integrated Fascial Release that combines many different areas of study to provide what she believes to be an easily attainable path to wellness. Her mission is to educate people about their bodies and the fascial network, give tools to unlock awareness, promote healing, and create a prevention culture.
Sara grew up in Oregon, attended SOU for her undergraduate studies and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Colorado Health Sciences in 2009. She has work experience in a wide array of clinical settings, including both inpatient and outpatient care, pediatrics, and subacute rehab.
Her passion lies in outpatient treatment, where she utilizes various manual therapy techniques along with patient education and personalized exercise programs to achieve the best outcomes. She combines an evidence-based practice with compassion, empathy, and empowerment to foster strong relationships with her patients. Sara is adept at a wide variety of treatment techniques including soft tissue mobilization, neuromuscular re-education, Graston technique, and kinesio taping. Helping patients get back to what they love doing is her favorite part of the job.
When she’s not spending time with her husband, two sons and dog, you're likely to find her on the trails hiking, mountain biking or nordic skiing. She also loves traveling, backpacking, surfing, and occasionally getting lost in a good book.