Dr. Jacob Roberts, DPT

Jacob graduated from Idaho State University in May of 2007 with a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy and established Eagle Rock Physical Therapy in September of that year.  During Jacob’s education he found great success in treating people using manual therapy AND therapeutic exercises and founded his physical therapy clinic on the principles of manual therapy combined with therapeutic exercises.  He noticed a lack of manual therapy based physical therapy clinics in Eastern Idaho and was the first to operate a physical therapy clinic based on manual therapy solutions to heal people from their pain.  He quickly learned how this treatment works to help people with varying types of ailments from gastrointestinal pains, low back pain, or even headaches.  He has been able to help people with nerve pains and arm or leg numbness with these techniques, as other treatments have failed them.

Jacob is passionate about the physical therapy care for the patients at Eagle Rock Physical Therapy and he is constantly concerned about providing cutting edge physical therapy treatment.  He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Idaho Physical Therapy Association.  He is continually improving his physical therapy skills by attending education classes and constantly studies about the different symptoms that his patients present with at ERPT.  Some of the continuing education courses Jacob has taken are listed below:


  •  The Barrall institute 
    • 2022: MAUE: New Manual Articular Approach: Upper Extremity
    • 2019: MASP: Manual Articular Approach: Spine and Pelvis
    • 2018: VM1: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1
    • 2017: VM-ACA-CG-1: Visceral Manipulation: Advanced Clinical Applications for Common Gastrointestinal Issues – 1
    • 2017: VM3: Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis
    • 2017: NM4: Neural Manipulation: Brain and Cranial Nerves
    • 2017: LT1: Listening Techniques 1: An integrative Approach to Evaluation
    • 2016: NM3: Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerves; Lower Body
    • 2016: NM2: Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerves; Upper Body
    • 2015: NM1: Neural Manipulation: Neuromeninggeal Manipulation; An Integrative Approach to Trauma
    • 2015: VM5: Manual Thermal Evaluation and Introduction to Visceroemotional
    • 2015: Advanced Visceral Components of the Neck and Thorax
    • 2015: Viseral Vascular Manipulation
    • 2014: VM4: Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax
    • 2014: VM3: Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis
    • 2014: VM2: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2
    • 2014: VM1: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1
    • 2013: Gynocologic Visceral Mobilization
  • American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women’s Health online courses
    • Physical Therapist Management of Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Obstetrics and Physical Therapy
  • Integrative Manual Therapy Solutions
    • 2011: Lumbo-Pelvic Integration
  • Myopain Seminars
    • 2009: Foundations of Trigger Point Examinaion and Treatment


Jacob is currently working on becoming a certified visceral manipulation practitioner through The Barrall Institute.  He also has extensive training and practice in women’s health.


Jacob grew up in Idaho Falls and attended Skyline High School where he helped earn Skyline High School’s only cross country state championship in 1997 – beating out rival Idaho Falls High School in the process.  He went on to participate in cross-country at Ricks college in 1998.  He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from 1999-2001 in Hermosillo, Mexico.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Science in 2004 at BYU-Idaho and then went on to the doctoral program of physical therapy at Idaho State University where he graduated in 2007


Jacob does have a life outside of physical therapy – he loves his family and loves to spend time with them.  He married the love of his life, Marisa, in 2004, and together they have five children: Mariah, Isaac, William DeLoy, and Canyon Benjamin, Bella Lorna  He enjoys the rejuvenation that comes from being in the outdoors while camping, riding ATVs or motorcycles, and hiking.  ]He is enjoys hunting for adventure and believes that adventure can really be found anywhere.  He is grateful to be able to be in Eastern Idaho and able to provide people with the ability to have fun in life, to enjoy adventures, and live again…WITHOUT PAIN!