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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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    Click to find your condition

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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Gresham Physical Therapy Open House

Gresham Physical Therapy Open House

We would like to invite all past and current patients, family members and community to join us at our new Gresham Physical Therapy location for an evening of beverages, raffle prizes and more! Our friendly and caring physical therapy staff will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the services and programs we offer. Free and open to the public. Date: December 4, 2015 Time: 4:00 - 8:00 pm Location: 283 NW Miller Avenue, Gresham, OR 97030

Upcoming Blood Drive – November 30, 2015

Upcoming Blood Drive - November 30th

Therapeutic Associates Scholls Physical Therapy has partnered with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive. We welcome current and past patients, as well as community members to participate and make a blood donation.


Date: Monday, November 30, 2015 Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm Location: TAI Scholls Physical Therapy (click for map)

Appointment Scheduling

It is recommended that you schedule your donation appointment in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, but subject to availability. There are two available options to schedule in advance: Online: www.redcrossblood.org Phone: 800-733-2767 (Red Cross) // 503-521-0500 (ask for Christine or Tom)

Donation Eligibility

To be eligible to donate, donors must be in good health ... read more »

East Portland Physical Therapy :: Recent Collaboration with Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.

Sarah Stuhr PT, DPT, FAAOMPT Teaching

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. (OTI) is a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon that is dedicated to promoting success for women in the trades through education, leadership and mentorship. OTI was founded on the principles that women deserve and can attain economic self-sufficiency through pursuing careers in the building, mechanical, electrical, and utility trades while helping and encouraging the trades industry to build a diverse workforce. Four times a year, OTI’s Pathways to Success program offers a Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class (TACC) that helps women in our community prepare for a high skill, high wage career in construction. After graduation, ... read more »

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Gear Up for a Great Golf Season!

Get physically ready for the golf season! The golf swing uniquely incorporates strength, flexibility, and balance. If these components are not maintained during the offseason, one can be at risk of injury and poor performance. With this 6 week session, golfers will be conditioned and trained by a TPI certified Medical Professional Level 2 physical therapist and an ACSM certified personal trainer to maximize their golf physical fitness and be ready for the golf season. Specifically, the sessions will focus on increasing golf posture, flexibility, golf power, and balance with the use ... read more »

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 »