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Physical Therapists

Occupational Therapist


Melanie Hanson MPT

Melanie Hanson, MPT - Kennewick, Pasco, WA

Melanie received her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana in 2003, after completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Melanie joined Benton Franklin Physical Therapy in 2006 and enjoys working with people with a variety of orthopedic conditions.

In her free time, she enjoys cycling, weight lifting, the outdoors and watching hockey.

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Rodney Kump, DPT

Rodney Kump, DPT - Kennewick, Pasco, WA

Rod graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. He then attended Creighton University and graduated in 1998 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Rod joined Benton Franklin Orthopedic Associates in 2002. He enjoys all areas of orthopedic physical therapy with a special interest in sports medicine. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and belongs to Orthopedic and Sports sections.

Rod lives in Kennewick with his wife, Heidi, and his daughters, Ashley, Emily, Erin and Sarah. He enjoys spending time with his family, running, basketball and reading.

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Jay West MPT, OCS

Jay West MPT, OCS - Kennewick, Pasco, WA

Jay attended Eastern Washington University, where he obtained both his undergraduate degree in sports medicine/athletic training and his master's degree in physical therapy. He has been with Benton Franklin Physical Therapy since 2003 and has enjoyed working in orthopedics. He particularly enjoys working with knee and shoulder injuries and rehabilitating athletes but enjoys all aspects of orthopedic physical therapy. In 2009, Jay became certified as an Orthopedic Specialist in physical therapy.

Jay's personal interests, outside of physical therapy, lie in spending time with his wife, Wendy, and his three kids, Taylor, Nolan and Jessy. In addition, he enjoys football, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, skiing and snowboarding as well as many other athletic and sports-related activities.

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Occupational Therapist:

D. Justine Ossman, OTR/L

D. Justine Ossman, MP. OTR/L - Kennewick, Pasco, WA

Justine graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN with her undergraduate in health sciences and her master’s in occupational therapy in 2012. She loves interacting with a wide variety of people and gains personal fulfillment in helping others. For her, occupational therapy presents the perfect mix of personal and professional interaction in a growing healthcare field. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing the transformation patients can make and their progress from day to day. She's dedicated to helping patients regain their independence after an injury so they can participate once again in meaningful activities.

In her spare time, Justine loves playing softball and volleyball, spending time with her friends and family and traveling domestically and overseas.

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You can rest assured that our physical and occupational therapists will provide exceptional, comprehensive care for you to get you back to functioning like your healthy self. Book an appointment with using our online Request an Appointment form or call 509.586.6335. We welcome patients from Richland, Walla Walla, Kennewick, Pasco and Prosser.

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