About Us

About Us

Flickr VideoWe take pride in our work. We love what we do. We are committed to our communities. We are honored to be your physical therapist.


We are Therapeutic Associates Inc. (TAI); a physical therapist-owned and operated partnership of clinics. Our structure is unique and has contributed to our significant history and success. Each clinic director is a practicing PT and owner in their facility and is committed to providing you with the highest quality care and customer service available. All clinics share administrative services and many other resources that allow us to learn from each other and grow together. But, each clinic operates autonomously to best serve its staff, its neighborhood, and you.


Being an integral part of your journey toward positive health and wellness is not just a message, it’s our company mission. Guided by our core values of Excellence, Integrity, Stewardship, and Community, TAI employees focus on each patient’s unique needs. We apply sound experience; contemporary science; dedicated, one-on-one time; and a commitment to excellent customer service to our work. We do this in environments that take you and your concerns seriously, but are also infused with friendliness and fun!


Over the years we have developed, refined, and continued to utilize practice management tools to guide and measure the effectiveness of our clinical care. Not only do all of our clinics use these tools, but many physical therapy facilities around the country use them too. Through our CareConnections Outcomes Program, we follow evidence-based treatment guidelines and track patient outcomes and satisfaction. Your results are important to us. We always challenge ourselves to do better.


Therapeutic Associates is a member of Northwest Rehab Alliance (NWRA). NWRA is a network of privately practicing therapy providers that share in the same standards of care and outcomes tracking. TAI is also actively involved in our state and national PT associations, with PT schools across the country and in local community groups. All of this further enhances our resources and our ability to better serve you.

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Therapeutic Associates – Gresham Physical Therapy Director Now Credentialed as a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Gresham, OR – Therapeutic Associates Gresham Physical Therapy Director, John Parr PT, OCS, CMPT, has received his Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification. Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists are recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) as individuals whose clinical specialization in orthopedic physical therapy demonstrates knowledge, skill and experience exceeding that of an entry level physical therapist. The specialist certification program was established to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in this special area of practice and to assist consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists. To ... read more »


Colleen Little PT, DPT (of LO Physical Therapy) Wins Portland Marathon

Article from www.oregonlive.com Photos by  Randy L. Rasmussen, The Oregonian Inspired by Clive Charles, former Pilot soccer player wins Portland Marathon Runners in the Portland Marathon have names written on their race bibs. Most go with their given name, but a few opt for a nickname, such as “Boss Man,” or “Geezer.” Colleen Little of Lake Oswego went for inspiration, as she had “4 Clive” written on her bib. The late Clive Charles, the man who once coached Little in women’s soccer at the University of Portland, drove her to victory in the marathon Sunday morning in downtown Portland. Little, 29, was overcome with emotion ... read more »


Tending to Bodies Near the Breaking Point

Published in The New York Times by Graham Bowley COMBAT OUTPOST RAHMAN KHEL, Afghanistan — Each week, Capt. Rachel Odom takes off in a helicopter to fly to yet another distant military outpost of this mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan to patch the troops in her care back together. One recent morning, 13 soldiers came to visit her in the small wooden medical hut of a 100-man camp near the village of Rahman Khel, cradled by the snow-tipped mountains of Paktia Province near the Pakistani border. One after another, the soldiers told her of their twisted knees, back pains or shoulder strains — ... read more »


Treating You Better for Less

Editorial from The New York Times There is some good news about the overly costly, underperforming American health care system. A growing number of hospitals, doctors, employers and health insurers are finding ways to reduce the cost of delivering medical care while maintaining or improving quality. If enough providers adopt their already proven techniques, this grass-roots movement could transform the entire system in ways that will benefit all Americans. It is a measure of how dysfunctional the system has become that these successful experiments — based on medical sense, sound research and efficiencies — seem so revolutionary. Here are some that deserve ... read more »


Truth in Advertising?

Health care services can be mislabeled too. Advertising apples as oranges? Such type of misleading advertising occurs with health care services, too. In some states the term “physical therapy” is misrepresented or inappropriately advertised to the public by individuals who are not licensed as physical therapists. This characterization is misleading to the public, illegal in some states, and an issue of public protection for patients who think they are under the care of a licensed physical therapist, but in reality are not. “Physical therapy” is not a generic term—it describes the care provided by or under the direction of licensed physical therapists. ... read more »

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