Programs and Services
Acute Low Back Pain Care
If you have experienced low back pain, you are not alone. Approximately 80% of individuals will experience it sometime in their lives. At any given point in time, 1 in 4 people have low back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Although it is common, low back pain is often misunderstood and left untreated.
The term “manual therapy” refers to hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Manual therapy encompasses a broad group of sophisticated techniques performed by hand and by uniquely trained physical therapists. These may include mobilizations or manipulations of soft tissue and skeletal joints. Manual therapy techniques aim to decrease pain and increase function.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Physical Therapy is the core of our practice and represents the majority of the services we offer. Physical Therapy, provided by a licensed Physical Therapist (PT), is a medical specialty that focuses on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction. Physical Therapists specialize in anatomy and physiology and are experts in understanding how movement, posture, and function affect the wellness of an individual.
Astym® treatment is a therapy that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. Astym® treatment is highly effective and even works when other approaches routinely fail.
We offer a specialized program to provide quality care for patients affected by limb loss by working with each patient individually and tailoring care to their specific needs. We are partnering with Evergreen Orthotics & Prosthetics to provide coordinated care at our numerous locations across Oregon and Washington. Our experts in Physical Therapy provide assessment and treatment of the whole person for functional restoration, prosthetic use, and pain management.
Chronic Pain Program
Origins of persistent pain are diverse and can include muscle, joint, and/or nerve dysfunction and emotional attachment. In patients with persistent pain, growing evidence supports the importance of central sensitization (increased sensitivity of the central nervous system). In such cases, traditional approaches with Physical Therapy will not be successful, and will in some instances worsen the condition.
Knee Osteoarthritis (Portland Region)
There are lots of ways that physical therapy can assist people with knee osteoarthritis, and it will vary based on the individual and likely involve multiple modes of treatment. Research supports physical therapist-supervised exercise, manual therapy, weight loss, and a variety of other interventions. If possible, it is important to try physical therapy before knee osteoarthritis is severe, because there is more potential for improvement and slowing down progression.
Motor Vehicle Accident Care
Motor vehicle accidents can have devastating effects on the body. It is not uncommon to see everything from whiplash and fractures to muscle strains and tearing. Physical therapy is important in helping those who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, as it helps to reduce stiffness and improve range of motion, while also aiding in overall recovery.
Other Physical Therapy Programs
- Arthritis Therapy
- Fibromyalgia Treatment
- Myofascial Decompression (Cupping)
- Pre & Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Pilates - Movement Arts Project
With a focus on quality of movement, Pilates develops core strength and stability, provides relief from muscle and joint pain, improves balance and coordination, and promotes better posture. An exercise program that is highly modifiable, Pilates can benefit individuals with a range of abilities, from the skilled athlete to the physical rehabilitation patient who has been cleared for exercise.
TNE - Therapeutic Neuroscience Education
Pain rates are significantly increasing for many of us despite increased use of pain medications, injections, and surgery in recent years. Therapeutic Neuroscience Education is a specific skilled treatment approach for these symptoms, and involves using education and movement to decrease nerve sensitivity and pain.
Yoga - Movement Arts Project
Yoga promotes well-being physically, mentally and emotionally. With benefits ranging from increased strength and flexibility to stress relief and mental clarity, every individual’s experience of Yoga will be quite personal and unique.