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  • Downtown Portland Physical Therapy
  • 837 SW 1st Ave, Suite 150
  • Portland, OR 97204

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  • Mon-Fri 6:00am-7:30pm

Downtown Portland Physical Therapy

About the Clinic

downtownTherapeutic Associates Downtown Portland Physical Therapy is committed to providing high quality and individualized care. Whether you have been in a motor vehicle accident, sustained a sports-related injury, or experienced aches and pains that limit your daily life, our facility provides access to everything you need to meet your goals. Our staff consists of highly trained physical therapists that combine advanced orthopedic and manual therapy education with personal, healthy lifestyles to help people reach new heights.

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Our Philosophy

  • Our team of experts combine Manual Therapy, Patient Education, and Therapeutic Exercise to evaluate and treat patients.
  • All of our therapists have advanced, post-graduate training in Orthopedic and Manual Therapy, consisting of Joint and Soft-Tissue Mobilization and Manipulation of the spine and extremities.
  • Patient Education involves proper body and lifting mechanics, gait analysis, proper shoe wear, office ergonomics, and much, much more.
  • Therapeutic Exercise and Activity consists of various forms of active movements to promote and restore normal mechanics, while enhancing performance. Exercise focuses on strength, flexibility, mobility, proprioception, stabilization, agility, weight-bearing, and overall functional performance. We believe strongly in wellness, prevention, and active lifestyles.

Whether recovering from an injury in physical therapy or interested in getting into the best shape of your life, we are now offering personal training for all levels and abilities.

You do not need to be a current patient to take advantage of these services.

Please contact our office today to inquire more about signing up or having a consultation with Natalie.

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Conditions We Treat

Our therapists specialize in the care of spinal injuries, sports-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, post-surgical rehabilitation, worker’s compensation, TMJ,  and repetitive overuse injuries. We also offer specialized programs for osteoporosis.

For a full listing of the conditions we treat, click here.

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News & Events

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 »


2013 Portland Golf Show / February 22 – 24

2013 Portland Golf Show

  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. Event Location: Oregon Convention Center - Hall D 777 NE ML King Blvd. Portland, OR 97232 Show Hours: Friday, February 22 / 11AM – 5PM Saturday, February 23 / 9AM – 5PM Sunday, February 24 / 9AM – 4PM Ticket Prices: Adults: $11 Seniors (60+): $9 Kids (12 & under): Free Click here to visit the 2013 Portland Golf Show website > Click here to avoid the ... read more »


Physical Therapist Professional Achievements in Oregon


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 »


Doctors Join Forces to Host a FREE Barefoot Running Clinic in Portland-Donations Benefit Mercy Corps “Have Mercy on Your Feet”

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  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 »


Downtown Portland Physical Therapy Has Moved!

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Therapeutic Associates Downtown Portland Physical Therapy: Clinic Moved to a New Location! Portland, Ore., June 4, 2012 — Tony Rocklin, DPT, COMT and his staff are excited to announce their clinic has moved to a new location on June 4th, 2012.  The new facility boasts modern state of the art equipment, a large gym space, and private treatment rooms to better accommodate patients of all ages and ability levels.  The new clinic is conveniently located on the corner of SW 1st Avenue & SW Taylor Street at 837 SW 1st Ave, Suite 150, in Portland.  Therapeutic Associates Downtown Portland Physical Therapy is proud to have ... read more »

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Testimonials for Downtown Portland Physical Therapy

  1. The next Mr motivator!!

    Isobel Harvey
  2. Hi Tony,

    Just wanted to send you a quick email with an update on how I’m doing. I just finished my second 10-mile run/walk over the weekend and feel great! I’ve worked up to an 8 min/1 min run/walk on my 7-mile run, but put myself back down to 4 min/1 min for the 10-miles (just in case). I’ve been slowly increasing my weights in the lift class I take. I haven’t had any back pain greater than just a little twinge when I move up to the next level. I’m signed up to do the Half Marathon in Eugene on May 1st, so keeping my fingers crossed all continues to go well.

    Thank you so much for all your help getting me back to running. I know I couldn’t have done it without you (because we both know I sure did try!). Next time I won’t wait so long. :) Thanks again.

    Angela G.

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    I’m so thankful for the kind and attentive assistance I received from my Physical Therapist Catie Kohler during my sessions at the downtown clinic. After suffering from lower back pain for several years I had become very discouraged about my physical condition but Catie helped me turn it all around in such a short time (just 2 months)! I’m now able to work at my desk job and enjoy my regular weekend activities PAIN FREE and I couldn’t be more excited! My husband and I are also looking forward to our summer sailing adventures and I can’t wait to get out on the water again feeling stronger and more energized than ever!

    I know I’ll be able to strengthen and maintain my lower back health for many years to come with the training and advice I received and I would recommend Therapeutic Associates to everyone!

    Thanks again to the wonderful staff at the downtown clinic for being such a positive influence!

    Very sincerely,

    Aubrey Mandus

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    Without Tony Rocklin’s help I don’t think I could have just run the Boston Marathon in a time five minutes faster than I ran it five years ago (3:26:12). I went to Tony about five weeks before Boston with a strained soleus. I couldn’t run at all. He assured me he could get me to the starting line. Boy, did he. And this wasn’t the first time he came through for me. I’m 57 and with his occasional help I plan to keep running for a long time.

    Bill Gallagher
  5. I’m doing better all the time, toes still swell but no pain and most of my strength in that foot has returned. Thank you again for all your help with my issues. Your help made all the difference in the world. I wish I would have come to you several months earlier!

    Karen Mardesich
  6. I went to see Sanatan Golden at Therapeutic Associates Downtown for a pinched nerve in my neck and shoulder. He did a fantastic job at getting to the root of the injury, to not only treat the symptoms of the injury but to strenghen my weak spots to prevent injury in the future. Even my regular physician was impressed at his knowledge. The results were a thorough diagnosis that enabled Sanatan to devise a program with very detailed and evolving exercises that brought me back to better than 100%. His help and support were fantastic and I would highly recommend his services to anyone.

    Walter Cahall
  7. I am a yoga teacher who had both knees replaced in August of 2011.
    As my physical therapist Sanatan Golden’s understanding of the mechanics of the body and creative approach to my individual needs were outstanding. He clearly explained what to do and answered my questions. He was open to my suggestions and skillfully guided me when I was somewhat resistant. My progress was fast and thorough. I highly recommend Sanatan for anyone seeking a personable, caring and broadly experienced therapist.

    carolyn boch
  8. I had developed foot pain about a year before I began physical therapy. After going to a podiatrist who barely listened to me & put me in a boot cast for almost 2 months with no results I felt incredibly defeated.

    I had met Tony at my work during that time & after the boot didn’t work I limped my way into his office & began a treatment that did work. He helped me heal through various physical therapy methods & emotional support.
    Tony made me feel like I was his most important customer every time I came in. I felt truly listened to & never rushed. He gave me pep talks to lift my spirits when I was feeling down & defeated (my condition takes a long time to heal from, with lots of ups and downs) & always had new ideas & methods for treating me in the best way possible.

    Now that I am healed (hooray!) I had time to reflect on what a good experience I had there. Chase, his right hand man & scheduler of appointments was also incredibly helpful & so very friendly. These guys are the best & I highly recommend them if you are in need for physical therapy.
    Also, they validate for a Parking Garage that is about a block away so you don’t have to deal with annoying downtown parking!

    Alyssa E.
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    I lived in Portland Oregon before moving to the Boston area and was fortunate enough to get great relief from my back pain due to Tony Rocklin’s PT expertise. I was suffering from back / sciatic nerve problems due to a sports-related injury back in 2001-2002. He spent approximately three weeks and not only did he help with my pain, he demonstrated in his PT area of the gym as well as with weights in the gym how to better manage this somewhat chronic issue.

    Here it is 2012 and I still do these exercises 3-5 times a week and I hav no back problems. I have stayed active swimming, hiking, biking and running and am closere to 60 tha 50 years old at this point.

    Thanks Tony. I happened on your website and wanted to give my testimony albeit ten years belated. Bill Belcher

    Tony Rocklin
  10. I want to extend a special “thank you” to Tony Rocklin, who was a fantastic physical therapist. THANK YOU TONY. P.S. I survived Coast Guard Boot Camp with no knee issues.

    Thank you for your quality health care services. I hope to be running (healthily) for years to come.

    Katri L.

    Katri L.
  11. For many years (in several unfortunate injuries my “gym” put upon me…ok, it was me :), Tony Rocklin and his team at Therapeutic Associates have patched me up! The advice and guidance was first rate, gave me many ways to prevent future injury, and knew exactly the treatment needed. Always such a positive experience, I can’t recommend them enough.

    Doug Goodrum
  12. Tony Rocklin is a rock star in my book! He and his staff treated me with patience, offered highly professional, skilled hands-on help that has led to freedom from pain for the first time in months. He has given me hope for an active future. I just wish I could have found him sooner.


    Laura Barton

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