With 21 locations, our clinics in the Portland Metro area (including Vancouver, 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.
Runners Injury Prevention Screen
A Partnership with Fit Right NW’s RUN Training Programs
Establishing a balance between your strength, flexibility and training is the key to success in any running regime. Partnered with FitRight NW in Portland, OR, the Runner’s Injury Prevention Screen is an assessment designed specifically to give the runner an insight into muscle, joint or movement dysfunction that can have a negative effect on running performance and/or lead to injury. The ultimate goal of the evaluation is to identify movement asymmetries, muscle strength and flexibility imbalances, and joint motion restrictions that the therapist will use to design an exercise program specific to each individual runner to improve mechanical efficiency.
Our injury prevention program is designed to help get your training started on the right foot, alleviate any aches or pains, and assure that you are on the correct path to a healthy running program.
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:
What is your diagnosis?
How did you become painful?
How can you “fix” the problem and actually become more pain free?
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)
We specialize in treating injuries and pain which occur in the following ways:
Pain for unknown reasons
Whiplash from car accidents
Sports or exercise injuries/prevention
Degenerative conditions related to arthritis
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:
Specific exercises specially designed to fit your needs (strength, stretching, balance)
Education (how to start the healing quickly and keep from getting hurt again)
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 Portland’s premier provider of physical therapy.
We have 21 locations throughout the city, making Therapeutic Associates a convenient option for almost any location in the Portland region.
We employ compassionate physical therapists who know how to listen and make your recovery their number one priority.
Specialists – We have several therapists who are:
Board certified specialists in orthopedics
Specialized in women’s health
Bilingual in Spanish
Specialized in spinal manipulation
We are the only local physical therapy provider who offers an American Physical Therapy Credentialed Residency program in advanced clinical treatment in orthopedics, and we currently employ both graduates of this program and current residents.
We also provide on-site ergonomic evaluations and interventions.
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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I’m not sure if physical therapy will help me. What is a free injury screen?
At Therapeutic Associates we provide free injury screens to help you decide if physical therapy is the right choice. During this screen you will meet with a licensed physical therapist for 15 minutes where they will assess your condition. They will then make a recommendation about what to do; whether to see a doctor, start physical therapy, or take another course of action. If you are interested in a free injury screen with one of our physical therapists, please call the office of your choice.
Our therapists are also always happy to discuss possible treatment options over the phone with you to help you decide if physical therapy may be right for you.
Earlier this month, readers of the Gresham Outlook nominated Therapeutic Associates Gresham Physical Therapy as the "Best Physical Therapy Clinic" in the Gresham community for the 2nd year in a row. We would like to THANK YOU AGAIN for all who voted, and for those who continue to support our services. It is our honor to be your physical therapist, and we are committed to providing unparalleled patient care to those we serve!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR READER'S CHOICE AWARD >CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR AD FOR A COMPLIMENTARY INJURY SCREEN (PDF) >
Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy is once again proud to sponsor the upcoming 2013 Portland Golf Expo. Come visit us at the Golf Performance booth for great tips on golf performance and injury prevention. We will be providing demonstrations this year on a proper dynamic warm-up to help golfers avoid injury.
Oregon Convention Center - Hall D
777 NE ML King Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Friday, February 22 / 11AM – 5PM
Saturday, February 23 / 9AM – 5PM
Sunday, February 24 / 9AM – 4PM
Seniors (60+): $9
Kids (12 & under): Free
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Portland, Ore., August 20, 2012 —Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy is proud to announce the recent notable accomplishments in the state of Oregon:
Karen Walz, PT, MA, OCS, FAAOMPT, Clinic Director of Therapeutic Associates Redmond Physical Therapy has recently been recertified as an Orthopedic Clinic Specialist (OCS). This recertification is granted solely upon successful completion of the re-certification examination process administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).
Timothy Brinker, PT, DPT, Clinic Director of Therapeutic Associates Hillsboro Physical Therapy graduated from Regis University, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professionals in May 2012 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with Honors. ... read more »
Portland, Ore., July 13, 2012 — David McHenry, PT, DPT, Director of Physical Therapy at Therapeutic Associates Portland Athletic Center of Excellent (P.A.C.E.) in North Portland, and his team work with patients and athletes of all ability levels on performance enhancement and rehabilitation every day. David’s expertise and commentary on the importance of physical therapy and musculoskeletal health for endurance athletes is featured in the NBC Universal Sports three part video series “Inside Endurance”. David is also the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Physical Therapist for the Nike Oregon Project. The Nike Oregon Project is an elite team comprised ... read more »
Portland, Ore., July 9, 2012 — Drs. Sanatan Golden, PT, DPT, CSCS and Ray McClanahan DPM, and their respective staff at Therapeutic Associates Downtown Portland and Northwest Foot and Ankle are excited to announce their clinics will be offering a new program on how best to benefit from barefoot running techniques. The condensed new 12-week “Minimalist Mondays” curriculum will feature weekly clinics.
Who: Clinics are FREE and open to anyone interested in reducing injury and increasing running efficiency, regardless of running experience or current footwear.
What: Doctor of Physical Therapy Dr. Sanatan Golden of Therapeutic Associates and Podiatrist Dr. Ray McClanahan at ... read more »