1952-1959

1952
Therapeutic Associates, Inc. is founded
Jim McKillip, PT meets Robert Dicus, PT. The two become partners, forming what would become Therapeutic Associates, Inc.

1952
First clinic opens
Jim McKillip, PT opens TAI’s first clinic in Van Nuys, CA, one of the first private practices in the country.

1953
First hospital contract
TAI engages in its first hospital contract with Providence St Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

1955
Current statistics
1 clinic and 1 hospital contract in 1 state.


1960-1969

1961
APTA Self Employment Section is formed
The APTA Self Employment Section (now called the Private Practice Section “PPS”) is formed. Robert Dicus is instrumental in its development and serves as its first Chairman.

1964
Flanders Physical Therapy opens
Flanders Physical Therapy (now known as TAI – NW Portland Physical Therapy) opens as our first private practice in Oregon. Dan Jones, PT is the Director/Owner.


1970-1979

1975
Current statistics
3 clinics and 3 hospital contracts in 2 states; Treated over 150,000 total patients.


1980-1989

1980s
TAI Growth
TAI expands to Albany, Salem, and additional Portland, Oregon locations

1983
First clinic in Washington opens
West Seattle Physical Therapy opens as our first clinic in Washington. Steve Anderson, PT, DPT is the Director/Owner.


1990-1999

1990s
TAI Growth
TAI expands into Eugene, Spokane, Bend, Tri-Cities, Seattle, and Southern Oregon areas.

1990s
Northwest Rehab Alliance
TAI founds Northwest Rehab Alliance, an Independent Practice Association network of private practice therapy clinics.

1991
Warner Owens PT becomes CEO
Warner Owens, PT named CEO, taking over position when founder Jim McKillip retires.

1991
Motion Picture contract
Motion Picture Television Fund contracts with TAI for Rehab Services in California.

1995
Current statistics
Over 20 clinics and 3 hospital contracts in 3 states; Treated over 750,000 total patients.

1998
Steve Anderson, PT, DPT is named CEO.


2000-Current

2000’s
TAI Growth in Idaho and Washington
Boise Physical Therapy Parkcenter opens as our first clinic in Idaho. TAI expands into the Olympic Peninsula, Yakima, and Post Falls areas.

2010
Steve Anderson PT, DPT honored
Steve Anderson given the Private Practice Section’s highest honor, the Robert G Dicus Award.

2012
Current statistics
Nearly 70 clinics and 2 hospital contracts in 4 states; Treated over 1,500,000 patients.

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