Patrick Bridge

Patrick Bridge, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Patrick attended Gonzaga University and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Exercise Science and minor in Psychology. After graduation, he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University. He is continually advancing his clinical expertise and has earned his Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) designation through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. He has been published in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy for his work in the area of low back pain. Furthermore, he is board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Patrick is highly passionate about optimizing his patients’ results and goes to great lengths to ensure he delivers the best available care to all his patients.

Patrick enjoys a variety of hobbies outside of the clinic, including running, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife, Adrienne, and his son Wesley. You can find him involved in many local groups and sports including the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals of Yamhill County, Newberg Kiwanis Club, Newberg Running Club, and the St. Paul Buckaroos Football Team.

Blog Posts written by Patrick Bridge

TMJ Health
Understanding Jaw Pain and TMD

Jaw pain can haunt you on a regular basis. Current estimates suggest that up to 10 million people in the United States suffer from some form of jaw pain. Typical symptoms consist of pain in the jaw, face, or neck, jaw muscle stiffness, clicking and popping, headache that is affected by the jaw, and feelings of the jaw being stuck shut.

Returning to Running

Whether it's a simple ankle sprain, a flare-up of Achilles Tendinitis, or something much more serious, runners always seem to be nursing an injury. Current prevalence research indicates that anywhere between 19-79% of runners are dealing with a current injury. One of the greatest predictors of a future injury is a previous one, so it's critical to return to running in a way that ensures you don't have a recurrence of pain.

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Knee Osteoarthritis (OA): Your Treatment Options

Knee Osteroarthritis, or Knee OA, is the most common joint disorder with about 10% of men and 13% of women over the age of 60 being affected. Knee OA is characterized by morning stiffness, bony enlargement, crepitus (bony creaking sound), pain, and swelling. Typically, those suffering from Knee OA wake up in the morning with stiffness, which starts to dissipate after about 30 minutes, but then suffer from pain near the end of the day with increased activity. Does this sound like you or someone you know?

Common Running Injuries
IT Band Pain: What it is and what to do about it

Have you ever been running or hiking and the outside of your knee starts to hurt...? Well, you may be suffering from pain coming from your IT band. IT band pain is common as it has been estimated to account for up to 22% of all lower extremity injuries1. It’s the pain along the outside of the knee that usually kicks in around a mile or two and then just becomes relentless. It makes those long runs or hikes literally impossible.

Low Back
Low Back Pain: A Complex Condition Made Simple

Low back pain is the most common condition that I see when I am referred patients. With such a prevalent problem, a significant amount of research has been conducted in my field to determine the best way to treat low back pain.

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Run Faster, Longer, and With Less Pain

What is the biggest mistake most runners make? In my opinion the answer is failing to incorporate a proper exercise program to build a better runner and prevent injuries. What does this mean? Running requires stability, strength, power, and a proper amount of mobility. A program that addresses each of these areas will allow you to run faster, longer, and with less pain.

Personal Training
Our Treatment Approach to Physical Therapy at Therapeutic Associates Newberg Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy? I get this question all the time and it’s surprisingly difficult to answer. Everyone has a different perception of what physical therapy is based on an experience in the past, something read on Google, or a story from uncle Lester at Thanksgiving last year. To make things even more complicated, there can be large differences in how a patient is treated at one clinic versus another.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome... Oh how we’ve come a long way

Knee caps really aren’t a big deal. They sit there just minding their own business until they start to hurt a little, then a little more, and then... Yeah it really starts to hurt and they become a big deal. Pain around the knee cap, known as Patellofemoral Pain Disorder, is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems in the young athlete1.

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Let’s Talk Tendonitis

Chances are if you have been active in a sport or had to perform a repetitive activity in the past you have dealt with the dreaded Tendonitis. Yes, it’s that achy elbow after you had to paint the living room or that sore knee your teenager keeps complaining of after basketball practice. It’s the dreaded ‘Tendonitis.’