Shawn Dailey - Therapeutic Associates Lake Oswego Physical Therapy

Shawn Dailey, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Functional Movement Screen Certification
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certification

Shawn Dailey received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana and opened Therapeutic Associates L.O. Physical Therapy & Wellness in 2009. He has over a decade of experience in orthopedic sports physical therapy, injury prevention, the biomechanics of efficient athletic movement, and youth through elite athlete performance development. Shawn has worked with athletic organizations from local High Schools to professional and Olympic individuals/teams.

His passion lies in providing the highest quality rehabilitative care, injury prevention, long-term youth development, and research-validated athletic enhancement training. Therapeutic Associates L.O. Physical Therapy utilizes a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, massage therapists, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Practitioners, registered/licensed dietitian, strength and conditioning coaches, and personal trainers. As one of the most diverse teams in Portland and the Northwest, their mission is to provide quality rehabilitation, athletic performance enhancement, and life-long fitness.

Shawn is the community Physical Therapist to the Portland Trail Blazers as a part of the Blazers Health & Performance Team. He is also a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Expert and Junior Coach. Shawn is one of only four PTs in the world who were part of the Nike SPARQ Performance Network and continues to work with the Nike Training Network and the Innovation Kitchen. He serves on Advisory Boards for the George Fox University Physical Therapy School and Stafford Hills Athletic Club.

Outside of time in the clinic, Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife KC, son Xander, daughter Shalane, and two golden retrievers. He enjoys sports, including basketball, golf, running, and outdoor sports like hiking, biking, and fly-fishing.


  • Graduate: University of Montana, Doctorate of Physical Therapy


  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • American Fascial Distortion Model Association
  • Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) Certified
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Certified
  • American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy (NIOMT)
  • Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)
  • Titleist Professional Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Fitness and Youth Coach
  • K-Vest 3D Golf Swing Analysis Certified
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) & Y-Balance Certified
  • Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM) Certified
  • Brainy Ex; Certified Brain Coach

Special Interests

  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Elite Athletic Wellness
  • Athlete Performance
  • Sports Injury Prevention
  • Long-Term Youth Development
  • Neuro-Rehab & Training
  • Concussion Management
  • Gait & Movement Analysis

Articles written by Shawn Dailey

To Ice or Not To Ice?

Traditionally, ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) have played an integral role in the treatment of acute injuries. They were combined with rest, elevation, and compression to decrease swelling, reduce inflammation, and control pain. This method was believed to facilitate a quicker recovery time and faster return to activity. Recently, the effectiveness of these practices has been questioned. Just how much benefit is received from ice and NSAIDs?