Dr. Jim Cavin, DPT earned his Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 2002 from Boston University. Being a 17+ year experienced physical therapist, Jim's specialty is eliminating pain and enhancing movement in in his patients. Jim boasts a long and fruitful career as a sports and wellness physical therapist - he is also certified as a Personal Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach by the NSCA and a Performance Enhancement Specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has also been certified in the Functional Movement Screen and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment programs, which allows him to hone in on his patients' flexibility and strength deficits just from watching how they move through certain tasks.
Jim started his career with his first job at a personal training studio in Las Vegas as a sophomore in high school. Subsequently, he served as a strength coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning outside of Boston, MA, and at the Reikes Center for Human Enhancement in Menlo Park, CA, affording him the opportunity to work with athletes from a wide group of backgrounds and ages - from middle-schoolers to professionals in the NBA, NFL and NHL.
His interests in sports and athletes extends to his personal sports career as well: he was a two-year starter on the Division I wrestling team for Boston University. Sadly, a lower back injury ended his collegiate career, but he continued on with his strong interest in Sports Medicine and coaching by earning coaching credentials from USA Track and Field and the United States Weightlifting Federation, as well as a Pilates Instructor certification.
Prior to moving to Portland he worked as a travelling Physical Therapist and has lived in Australia, San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Washington DC, New York, Santa Cruz and Seattle. This experience has led him to meet and treat a wide variety of patients from all walks of life and all ability levels, garnering experience from working at multiple outpatient orthopedic clinics, home health and even an inpatient acute hospital setting.
Today, Jim competes actively in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and enjoys playing volleyball as a hobby.