LWT Bios

John Bio: John Vinacci is a graduate of Tucson’s acclaimed Desert Institute of the Healing Arts. Practicing massage since 1999, he particularly enjoys the clinical aspects of massage, helping clients recover from injuries using a variety of techniques. With a keen interest in the human body, he began work in the Health and Wellness field over twenty years ago as a personal trainer after leaving military service. Since then, John has sought to help people meet their physical wellness goals by combining the healing power of massage with effective self-care recommendations. An avid fitness enthusiast, John is also an obstacle course racer, adventure hiker, musician and freelance writer who loves animals. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from Portland State University.

Anna Bio: Meet Anna! She has been with the team as a massage therapist and PT Aide for 5 months. Anna grew up in Illinois but always had a passion to move west. She started out in Jackson, WY and found her way to Bend 4 years ago. When Anna is not working she can be found camping, hiking, and crafting

Anthony Bio: Anthony is our new Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant

Anthony received his education in South Florida where he lived his first thirty years. Longing for a mountain playground, he relocated to Bend with his significant other to get lost in the Cascades. He resurfaces to work at Living Well Therapy every Monday to help the good people of Deschutes county get rid of the pain that hinders them and get back to doing what they love. You can also find Anthony dishing out some healthy competition wherever sports are being played and quenching his thirst at the local brewery.

Nichole Bio: Meet Nichole! Our new Front Office Manager

Nichole comes to us with a background in Medical & Dental Billing. She is our go to for any insurance questions. Nichole went to school in Colorado where she received her degree in Medical Billing. When Nichole is not working she loves to spend time with her family, hiking, and traveling. Welcome to the team Nichole!

Dr Z Bio: Dr. Erik Zamboni, DPT, CSCS earned his clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1999. USC continues to be ranked the number one physical therapy education program and has been for most of the past decade.

Overall, his professional training amounts to twice the Oregon state requirements. In terms of work experience, Dr. Zamboni has over 17 years experience including opening a clinic for the national leader in occupational health, Concentra Medical, as well as directing an outpatient orthopedic clinic for one of the Forbes ranked top small businesses in America. He has been the Clinical Director of Living Well Therapy, LLC since 2004.

Dr. Zamboni once spent two summers living in the Amazon jungle and with that experience when combined with a minor in Spanish, he is fluent in order to meet the needs of a more diverse population. Dr. Zamboni is a member in good standing of the Oregon Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.

In his free time, he enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, international travel and most other outdoor recreation!

Treatment Tools

Cupping Therapy
Low Level Laser Therapy
Therapeutic Exercise Prescription
Hands on Manual Therapy
Manual Traction
Mechanical Traction
Ultrasound
TENS Prescription
Soft Tissue Mobilization
Ionotophoresis
Gait Training
Stabilization Taping
E-Stim
Balance Training
Ergonomic Analysis