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With 25 locations, our clinics in the Portland Metro area (including Vancouver, WA and Camas, WA) make up the largest and most diverse region within the TAI family. Each clinic is geographically located to conveniently serve your needs, and while the care settings may vary, our commitment to quality and unparalleled patient care is standard across the region.

Our sizeable and varied interdisciplinary staff of dedicated and skilled physical, occupational, and hand therapists are committed to working closely with you to provide the necessary recovery tools, treatment techniques, and specialty programs to serve your unique conditions and goals for recovery. The scope of clinical experience, expertise, and devotion to continuing education allows us to treat a vast array of conditions and to offer a wide range of services and specialty programs to you and local employer groups. Passionate about Sports Medicine, our therapists support injured athletes of all ages with a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation, which is designed to facilitate return to function in the shortest time possible.

Each clinic is deeply vested in giving back to our community and strives to intertwine our services and programs with the specific demands of the people we serve. This includes sharing education through healthcare forums and participating in a variety of sport-oriented and community events to assist in the well being of our neighbors, workers, and athletes.


Frequently Asked Questions

↓ What can a Physical Therapist treat?

↓ Can I seek physical therapy without having to see my doctor first?

↓ Will my insurance cover physical therapy? What if I don’t have insurance?

↓ Do I need an x-ray or MRI before seeking physical therapy?

↓ What methods will a physical therapist use to help me improve?

↓ What makes Therapeutic Associates the best selection for me?

↓ Why not wait to see if I just get better on my own?

↓ How can I make an appointment?



What can a Physical Therapist Treat?

To sum it up in one word, our physical therapists specialize in treating PAIN. Or in other words, we can help you determine the following:

  1. What is your diagnosis?
  2. How did you become painful?
  3. How can you “fix” the problem and actually become more pain free?
  4. How can you prevent future injury?

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We at Therapeutic Associates specialize in treating “musculoskeletal pain”. This means that we know how to treat pain that comes from muscles, joints, nerves, and soft tissue. We specialize in treating symptoms in the following regions: (we need a link in here to connect to that body diagram)

  1. Neck
  2. Jaw
  3. Head ache
  4. Shoulder
  5. Elbow
  6. Wrist/hand
  7. Back
  8. Hip
  9. Knee
  10. Foot/ankle

We specialize in treating injuries and pain which occur in the following ways:

  1. Overuse syndromes
  2. Workplace injuries
  3. Pain for unknown reasons
  4. Whiplash from car accidents
  5. Sports or exercise injuries/prevention
  6. Degenerative conditions related to arthritis
  7. Post-operative rehabilitation
  8. Balance and fall prevention

Even if you are pain free, there are muscle imbalances and abnormal movement patterns that can eventually lead to painful conditions. During our initial evaluation, we will identify these imbalances and make sure they are addressed.

Whatever the injury, you will find that the best place to start your CONSERVATIVE care is with one of our physical therapists.

 

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Can I seek physical therapy without having a to see my doctor first?

Yes you can!

Please consider the following:

Oregon law states that a patient may see a physical therapist for 60 days without a doctor’s prescription. However, some insurance plans mandate a prescription from the physician if they are to pay for the physical therapy services. Some plans do not require a prescription for physical therapy to be covered. The best way to find out is to give us a call. We would be happy to check your benefits for you.

 

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Will my insurance cover physical therapy? What if I don’t have insurance?

Yes, most insurance plans offer Physical Therapy coverage. Some plans cover physical therapy without a prescription and some plans require a prescription from the physician. If you aren’t sure or are having trouble understanding your coverage, please call one of our clinics and we will be happy to check your insurance coverage for you. If you do not currently have insurance coverage we are still happy to see you and even offer a discount if paid at time of service!

 

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Do I need an x-ray or MRI before seeking physical therapy?

In most cases you do NOT need an x-ray or MRI before seeking physical therapy. We have been trained in advanced evaluation skills which will help determine if imaging is necessary for diagnosis and treatment. MRI is the gateway to surgery and physical therapy is the best way to approach healing from a conservative approach. If we find during our evaluation that your injury warrants imaging, we will contact your doctor in order to facilitate that process.

 

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What methods will a physical therapist use to help me improve?

Our treatment approach is individualized for each patient. During your initial evaluation (1st visit), your physical therapist will develop a plan of care based on the findings from their exam. Your program may include the following:

  1. “Hands on” techniques (massage, joint mobilization/manipulation, myofascial release)
  2. Specific exercises specially designed to fit your needs (strength, stretching, balance)
  3. Education (how to start the healing quickly and keep from getting hurt again)
  4. Modalities (ultrasound, electrical stimulation/TENS to speed healing and drop pain)

Most often your treatment will include a combination of methods to help restore your quality of life. If you have specific questions that you would like to ask prior to making an appointment, any of our therapists would be happy to speak with you by phone. Give us a call!

 

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What makes Therapeutic Associates the best selection for me?

Therapeutic Associates offers many things that set us apart as the premier Portland Metro provider of physical therapy.

  1. Easy patient access
  2. Appointment setting within 48 hours of scheduling
  3. 1-on-1 appointments with a Physical Therapist
  4. Morning and evening appointments available at all locations
  5. Preferred providers of most health insurance plans (as a courtesy, we will verify Physical Therapy benefits)
  6. Board certified therapists and therapists with advanced degrees and/or certifications in manual physical therapy
  7. Focused on providing value to our patients through high-level care
  8. Individualized instruction on self-care and home exercise programs
  9. Clear and concise explanation of condition, treatment plan, and outcome expectations

We treat all shapes and sizes, from pre-elementary to long past retirement; we treat athletes of all ages, injured workers, those injured in motor vehicle accidents, and those recovering from surgery or trying to prevent it. Whatever your need, we have a therapist with the skills to get you back on your feet again.

 

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Why not wait to see if I just get better on my own?

Current research suggests that the earlier an individual begins physical therapy the better their outcomes are. Physical therapy is a cost effective way to maintain your quality of life with instruction and guidance from a highly trained healthcare professional. At Therapeutic Associates we are able to focus our treatment interventions to your individual needs in order to provide you the best possible outcomes in your recovery. Many problems have a postural or mechanical component which will not improve unless specifically corrected through a combination of targeted interventions by a physical therapist. Do not wait to have pain limit your possibilities. See a physical therapist and get back to your life as quickly as possible.

 

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How can I make an appointment?

Appointments can be scheduled by simply calling the number provided for each location.

 

 

 

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Physical therapist gets to the core of healthy joints, muscles


Written by Anne Endicott - Outlook (Original article - bit.ly/1nSw1p3)

A love of science, anatomy and people is a perfect career for Emily Rust

Photo by: JIM CLARK (OUTLOOK PHOTO) Emily Rust has been seeing physical therapy patients for three years at Therapeutic Associates in Gresham Station. The 27-year-old Colorado native is gratified when her patients are able to resume their daily activities pain-free and is pioneering a womens health program at the clinic. When you find yourself in need of physical therapy, the process isn’t quite as painful if your therapist has been there and done that. Twenty-seven-year-old Emily Rust is an avid outdoorsman and ... read more »

Announcing…the 2014 Achon Distance Classic!


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Calling all RUNNERS!

Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy is proud to sponsor the 2014 Achon Distance Classic, and we invite you to join us on June 1st for an afternoon/evening of exciting races at Lincoln High School in Downtown Portland. This unique event offers runners of all backgrounds and abilities the chance to compete in an old-fashioned, distance-focused track meet – with all entry fees and donations raised supporting the Achon Uganda Children’s Fund.

Date:

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 3:00pm-7:00pm

Location:

Lincoln High School Track - Portland, OR

Distances:

1M, 3K, 5K

Schedule:

Please note that the following race schedule may change on race day, as races may run slightly ... read more »

Free Health & Wellness Talk :: Common Sports Injuries & Treatment


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You’re invited to join us for a FREE presentation where we will be answering  questions on common sports injuries &  treatment options for young athletes! A panel of 3 medical experts will be on hand to answer your questions regarding detail about concussion assessment and treatment, as well as common injuries in sports such as ankle sprains, knee injuries, back/neck pain, shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries. CLICK HERE TO DOWLOAD OUR FLYER FOR MORE INFO (PDF) > DATE: Thursday, October 10th TIME: 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM TIME: (Light breakfast, coffee & networking session begins at 7:30 AM) WHO: Free and open to anyone who wishes ... read more »

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 »

Sand in the City 2013 :: Compliments to our Beaverton and Scholls Clinics!


Therapeutic Associates - Beaverton and Scholls PT participated in the Sand in the City event which was held July 19th - 21st at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Downtown Portland! Sand in the City is an all volunteer, non-profit organization committed to furthering the well-being of children in the greater Portland Metropolitan area through proceeds generated by an annual sand castle building event and competition.

Great job and way to GET MOVING everyone!