Patient Stories

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  1. I am so glad to have came here and all of the staff was very friendly, helpful and genuinely cared about getting my back in better shape. When I first started, my back was in so much pain it was difficult to complete everyday things. By the end of my time with PT, I was feeling myself again and don’t experience any pain. I am so grateful for all their help! Thank you so much!!!

  2. The therapist that took care of me was Pete. He took care of my feet and hips. He helped me learn how to do pelvic exercises. He taught me how to do exercises for my feet and legs to feel better. He let me know that I needed to take care of myself better.

  3. After a year and 2 months of anti-inflammatory Rx and being in denial following a fall; injuring my “R” wrist and shoulder, I finally asked for PT. I could not write letters, sleep comfortably, play my uke, put on a jacket, let alone adequate run a home, peeling fruits and vegetables, lifting, cleaning, and scrubbing. God is good, they had moved from Gateway, but kept their old phone # and moved to a more convenient location. After 8 weeks of rehab, I can do all of the above and save an ongoing disciplined plan to keep the ball rolling.

  4. When I came to Pete Dills I’d been suffering from shoulder bursitis for nearly a year with no relief in sight. After the time spent in his skillful and gentle care, I am thrilled with my recovery; there is no pain and mobility is nearly 100%. In addition to his “magic” as a therapist, I valued his sincere commitment to making his patients well. He and his team, Lisa and Kim, are genuinely caring people. I can’t say enough good things, but have run out of room.

  5. I was in extreme pain when I came into the clinic, Jacob was caring and was concerned. Throughout of my sessions each visit my symptoms decreased. Through his care and program for my healing process. The team at TAI is outstanding. I would recommend TAI to anyone who needs care!!. Thank you Jacob and team 🙂

  6. A few months ago I showed up with a chronically sore Achilles tendon that left me without the ability to easily be as active as I’d been without tending to make it weaker and worse. Today the soreness is virtually gone and I can do most everything. Highest marks to Peter and Staff: caring, fun, knowledgeable, professional.

  7. I had a damaged ankle joint that was not getting totally well. Thanks to Peter and Lisa, I can do my morning walking and not hurt anymore. They are a great team! Thanks!

  8. An adequate professional can be found in any town, but finding a professional whose passion is healing is a rarity. Meeting Peter Dills has altered my life. Physical injury created an every day knowing mood and body depression which was alleviated with Peter’s expert advice, exercise, and compassion. I have gained my life back. I’ve learned to care for my injury and diminish it’s future recurrence. I am confident reproaching this relationship would not be possible as Peter’s heart was part of my success!

  9. I came in with a compliant of fingertip pain. Kind of a big deal, since I’m a musician who counts on my hands to work. Peter and everyone and TAI was great! I felt I was listened to and respected, and I got a treatment plan designed for me and my lifestyle. And it worked! The pain is gone. If I have a flare up I just do the exercises again.

  10. I was struck by kindness, respect and demeanor from how my first call was handled. My appreciation has increased throughout my interactions. Pete’s professional treatment for me created positive and lasting benefits. I’ll be back 🙂

  11. I was in my car and rear-ended on Dec. 26th, 2017. The impact jammed my right arm into the dashboard causing soft tissue damage to my shoulder, upper neck and rib tissue damage mainly on my right side. After healing up, my visits to therapeutic Associates gave me exercises to strengthen and stabilize these areas as well as increase my range of motion. The exercises to were “doable” at home/work and made easy with illustrated instructions. Peter explained things well and the genuinely caring and positive staff gave me hope and motivated me to a better recovery!
    Love these guys! 🙂

  12. Pete and Paige were both great as therapists and advocates for my success. Their commitment to helping patients heal, but just as important, to manage after therapy has ended, by providing maintenance strategies is part of their care model. Thank you for your help and expertise.

  13. I’m thankful for providers like Peter Dills who helped me achieve my goal to walk without limping and pain. He gave me achievable workouts each week to help me with my Strength and stretching to help with work appropriate muscles. Along with being a professional PT, he also made each visit personable.

  14. I came in to see Peter following a car accident, having incured whiplash and back issues. I could hardly move without great pain. Through a combination of therapeutic manipulation, exercises, and ultrasound, and going 2x/week for 6 weeks, I am back most of the way (98%) and feeling great. Thank you so much for a wonderful job and all the encouragement, and thanks to the ladies in the support staff. Getting on top of the injury fast worked great and I have no doubt for a complete recovery. You guys are awesome! 🙂

  15. I can remember how much pain I was in when I first came to see Pete. After just a couple months, I’ve learned a ton about pain and how to manage my own. As a student of Occupational Therapy, I feel excited that I now have a toolbox to remedy my flare ups, so I can help others on their healing journey in the future.

  16. I’ve been a client of Therapeutic Associates East Portland for over a year. I first came as a client for Pilates. Recovering from a knee injury; I continued to strengthen muscles through exercise. Recently I used the therapeutic services in recovering from knee surgery.
    I like this place. Whether for therapy or exercise Pete, Jessica, Elizabeth, and Kimberly are always friendly, passionate about their service, and fun to be around.

  17. I had tendonitis in my left achilles heel that had gone on for several months and saw 2 other physical therapists prior to coming here with no relief. Peter Dills was able to greatly help my pain and give me a variety of exercises to strengthen this area. Great place!

  18. I am a huge fan of Pete and team @ Therapeutic Associates East Portland. I was struggling to recover from a broken big toe that required surgery (pin) to correct. When I started seeing Pete, I was 7 months post-surgery and still limping around. As someone who is dedicated to working out and staying fit, not being able was a big downer for me. With Pete’s expertise and guidance, I am now starting to run again and able to resume normal activity. Hooray!!!

    The entire team @ TA provided outstanding client service. Everyone is professional, friendly and willing to step in at any time. On top of all this they have a great space that is modern, clean and inspiring!!

    My thanks to all the team for helping me get back on track!!

  19. This has been an amazing experience! After being diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos syndrome Hypermobile type I thought I would just be one of those people always in pain, having joints go out, and lacking the ability to work out. Peter Dills changed that view completely! He didn’t just treat the acute, he gave me the tools to improve my life indefinitely. I never thought I could run, but now I can!

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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!!

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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!

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.