Our History Timeline
Therapeutic Associates, Inc. is founded
Jim McKillip, PT, meets Robert Dicus, PT. The two become partners, forming what would become Therapeutic Associates, Inc. Their vision is to help people in safe, caring, and healing environments.
First clinic opens
Jim McKillip, PT, opens TAI’s first clinic in Van Nuys, CA. The clinic is one of the first private practices in the entire country.
First hospital contract
TAI engages in its first hospital contract with Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.
One clinic and one hospital contract in one state (CA)
APTA Self Employment Section is formed
The APTA Self Employment Section (now called the Private Practice Section or “PPS”) is formed. Robert Dicus is instrumental in its development and serves as its first Chairman.
Flanders Physical Therapy opens
Flanders Physical Therapy (now known as Therapeutic Associates Northwest Portland Physical Therapy) opens as our first private practice in Oregon. Dan Jones, PT, is the Director/Owner.
Three clinics and three hospital contracts in two states (CA & OR); Treated more than 150,000 total patients.
TAI expands throughout Oregon
TAI opens clinics in Albany, Salem, and additional Portland locations.
First clinic in Washington opens
West Seattle Physical Therapy opens as our first clinic in Washington. Steve Anderson, PT, DPT, is the Director/Owner.
TAI expands into Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Seattle, Washington as well as Bend and Eugene, Oregon and additional Southern Oregon areas.
Northwest Rehab Alliance
TAI founds Northwest Rehab Alliance, an independent practice association network of private practice therapy clinics.
TAI elects new CEO
Warner Owens, PT, named CEO, taking over the position when founder Jim McKillip retires.
Motion Picture contract
Motion Picture Television Fund contracts with TAI for rehabilitation services in California.
More than 20 clinics and three hospital contracts in three states; Treated more than 750,000 total patients.
TAI elects new CEO
Steve Anderson, PT, DPT, is named CEO.
Steve Anderson PT, DPT, honored
Steve Anderson is awarded the Private Practice Section’s highest honor — the Robert G Dicus Award.
Jennifer Lesko PT, DPT, honored by PTWA
Jennifer Lesko PT, DPT, is awarded the Physical Therapist of the Year award by the Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA).
Scott Wick honored by APTA Private Practice Section
Scott Wick is presented with the Friend of the Private Practice award at the PPS Annual Conference.
TAI growth approaches 100 locations
Combining 85 outpatient practices and 13 contract locations, TAI grows to 98 locations across Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California.
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