Patient Stories

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  1. Working with Peter has been an awesome experience. He is knowledgeable and caring – truly seems to love his choice of career. I’ve been surprised at the progress I made and continue to make as I practice the program he designed for me. This place is truly the best P.T. I’ve been to and the whole staff is happy and friendly.

  2. I came to see Jess after I tried massage, Acupuncture, and medication in an attempt to treat the neck and back pain I sustained from a car accident in mid-February. Within weeks I felt the benefits of the exercises I learned from Jess. I continued to practice exercising my neck and back and, sooner than I expected, I was back at full strength. I continue to benefit from the techniques Jess taught me and I am now stronger than ever. My endurance has reached an all time high as well. Many thanks to the highly competent staff!

  3. I think back to what it was like just after my knee operation, or my chest surgery. A lot of pain and an inability to do the simplest things: walk to the bathroom, sit in a chair, take a shower. How do you recover from something like that? With physical therapy, you become part of the solution. Exercises you do, skillfully aimed at working the exact affected muscles and nerves, give you back control over your body. I can’t say enough for Peter Dills and the other skilled people at Therapeutic Associates for taking me down this journey and helping me to regain my strength. Their personal care and concern has been a revelation! Thank you all!

  4. Pete is amazing! I have worked with him multiple times, this time for vertigo. I could hardly stand up or bend over when I started. After 4 months of physical therapy I can stand, bend over, and more without the room spinning! Thanks Pete!

  5. I came not being able to jump without pain in my left ankle. I had injured it after a fall off a balance beam and through many exercises and meetings Jessica helped me gain strength and resilience in my ankle. Thanks Therapeutic Associates P.T. for all the help!

  6. Phenomenal experience from first session to last! With the guidance, support, and sincere dedication of Peter and Jessica, I was able to regain, strengthen and improve functionality of my left foot and associates ligaments.

  7. Pete has been a life saver. With his expertise and guidance my neck problems became much more manageable and my pain became negligible. Pete is exceptionally adept at understanding medical issues and developing plans to address issues. Highly recommended.

  8. Pete was fantastic! I have never had such a positive experience with a physical therapist. I broke my humerus and have recovered strength and range of motion. I always felt that he had my best interest at heart, was extremely knowledgeable, and never recommended that I do an exercise/activity that I wasn’t ready for. Plus, one on one attention unmatched elsewhere!!

  9. My experience with your facility was very satisfactory. Especially Peter Dills as my therapist helped me a lot. 1. I got rid of my cane. 2. My ankle issue (OCD) was rid of pain with the right exercises. 3. Knee pain and hip pain too is much less. Last but not the least I can walk 2-4 blocks depending on weather. Overall I have gained confidence in my mobility and hope to continue with the exercises. THANK YOU PETER.

  10. I came to see Pete for education about chronic pain. He taught me so much! I learned the importance of regular aerobic exercise at a very easy-to-do heart rate! I learned how the brain can over-react in chronic pain and how to deal with that. Pete and the team are amazing!

  11. I woke up Christmas morning 2016 with severe Sciatica and excruciating pain. Had a month of PT with minimal results. Then came to Dr. Peter Dills in April of 2017 when he predicted he could make life worth living by the end of May and I was certain that was not a possiblity but agreed to try. From the very beginning of his treatment I began to have some hope. I am now walking around like a mad woman and know how to treat episodes of pain and all thanks to Dr. Dills expertise. I am now approaching my 98th birthday and would gladly recommend Dr. Dill’s treatment to anyone suffering severe back, leg and foot pain. There is a bonus as well, he is a really pleasant person which makes you very willing to follow his instructions even when some of them are less than fun but well worth the effort.

  12. I can’t say enough about Pete Dills, PT, DPT and director of East Portland Physical Therapy. Initially Pete helped me when I experienced a bout of Benign Positional Vertigo. When I fractured my shoulder several months later, he not only provided the necessary physical therapy but he gave me the confidence I needed in doing my exercises and gradually returning to the motions of everyday living. Pete was my coach and teacher. He educated me about bones, joints, muscles and reiterated the connection between mind and body and its amazing ability to heal. And when I started to experience issues with my other wrist/arm/shoulder due to over-compensation, he provided therapy, exercises and taught me about nerves. I feel so good about what I’ve achieved and am confident with the exercises and advice Pete sent me off with when he released me last week. I completely trust Pete and highly recommend him…. I must add that Pete’s staff is a great group and were a pleasure to get to know and work with. They have your back too!

  13. I have always been very skeptical of physical therapy. My doctor kept telling me to go and I wouldn’t. Finally my arm and back pain became so severe, I thought I’ve got nothing to lose. Boy was I proven wrong! They helped me tremendously! I am doing things now that I have not been able to do in 2 years. I highly recommend this place. Pete and all the staff are great! Thank you so much for helping me.

  14. I just completed a round of physical therapy at Therapeutic Associates to help reduce the pain from a back injury. I made great strides in my recovery thanks to Pete Dills, the Director, and the rest of the team. The assistance I received in the office and the home exercises made a big difference in my recovery. I highly recommend Therapeutic Associates.

  15. Peter Dills is a very knowledgeable and caring physical therapist. He has helped me with 3 different joints which were painful to move. He customized and demonstrated how to properly do the exercises for maximum relief. Pete is not judgmental in his dealings with clients and accepts them where they are and where they hope to be. I am now pain free and and will continue doing more physical therapy activities to stay that way.
    I highly recommend Pete for all your physical therapy needs.

  16. Last February I had a total shoulder replacement. This March I had a total knee replacement. Both times I came to the East Portland clinic because of Pete. In both cases I have totally recovered. I’m released to return to work and back to the gym. By August I will be back to 70 pushups and after my workout I head to the pool for a mile swim. Total thank you to Pete and his care and professionalism.
    I will be 70 in August.