About Our Eugene Physical Therapists
Diane McClusky, DPT, MTC
Diane grew up in Southern Oregon before moving to Eugene. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Exercise and Movement Science at the University of Oregon. After graduation, Diane and her husband, Brandon, relocated to Florida. She attended the University of Saint Augustine Health Sciences, where she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) and was presented with the class of 2007 Excellence in Manual Therapy award. Missing the familiarity of the Pacific Northwest, Diane and Brandon moved back to Eugene, and she spent the first 8 years of her career working in the Thurston area.
Diane’s passion for an evidence-based, hands-on approach to treatment has been pivotal in her career. She completed the Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) in 2008, and has been actively engaged in learning about new manual therapy techniques through quality continuing education programs. Diane’s primary objective in treatment is to help her patients understand their diagnosis, so as the dysfunction resolves, they can prevent it from occurring again.
Aside from Physical Therapy, Diane is an avid rock climber, and is a volunteer coordinator for Women’s Night at the Crux Rock Gym in Eugene. Otherwise, you might find her surfing off the Oregon Coast, running along the river path, hoofing it up Mt. Pisgah with her dog, Syrus, or lounging on the couch reading a book or knitting.
Megan Starr, DPT
Megan, a native Oregonian, received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University. Megan has worked in the Eugene/Springfield area since 2003 in outpatient orthopedic settings.
Megan’s areas of clinical interest include orthopedic manual therapy, utilizing a hands on approach, with treatment of both the spine and extremities. Megan also has a passion for Women’s Health including treatment of incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunctions, chronic pain, and prenatal and post-partum musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Megan feels patient education, manual therapy, and a strong exercise program is the perfect balance to achieve successful outcomes for each individual patient, to help them heal and reach their goals.
Outside of physical therapy, Megan enjoys running, rock climbing, surfing, horseback riding, reading, and knitting. Megan has two children, Kaden and Avary, who love to play equally as hard.
Chelsea Mills, DPT
Chelsea was born and raised in Hillsboro, Oregon. She later moved to Eugene where she attended the University of Oregon and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Human Physiology. After graduating from UO, she moved to Seattle, Washington, and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington.
Chelsea chose the physical therapy profession in order to combine her passion for anatomy, health, and helping people regain function in their desired activities. She is dedicated to lifelong learning and continues to focus continuing education in orthopedic manual therapy and women’s health. She completed an Orthopedic Manual Therapy Residency Program in 2013 and is a board certified specialist in Orthopedics since 2014.
When Chelsea is not working she enjoys participating in outdoor activities including running, hiking, and cycling. She also loves spending time with her husband, Matt, and daughter, Adelyn.
“2 years ago, our 16 year old son was so weak from an infection that he had to use a walker. With Diane’s compassionate physical therapy sessions and her pushing him to do his exercises and stretches, he was able to join his teammates on the football field, and 6 months after relying on the walker, he won his first Wrestling State Championship. We can not express enough of our gratitude to Diane.”