Gina Paine - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - West Salem

Gina Paine, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

Gina was born in Pensacola, Florida but quickly made her way out west where she grew up in Rogue River, a small town in southern Oregon, surrounded by family and country. Gina had desires of pursuing a career in the medical field beginning in the 7th grade. She completed her undergraduate coursework at Oregon State University in 1995, earning a Bachelor’s degree in General Science. Prior to continuing her education she spent one year in South Korea teaching conversational English to children and adults of all ages. Upon returning to the United States she completed her Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Physical Therapy and graduated with distinction from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 2001.

Gina took her knowledge and skills across the country, practicing in Virginia, Florida, Texas, and California. She stood along side her husband as he fought to protect our country as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. They returned in 2006 with their two sons to be close to family and their beloved home of Oregon. Gina began working for Therapeutic Associates in October 2006 and opened a new clinic in West Salem in December 2010. Gina brings with her a variety of experiences, with special interests in orthopedics, spine care, and women’s health. She feels very fortunate to have trained with excellent therapists in the north, south, east, and west. When she is not working at the clinic, she takes pride in fulfilling the duties of her other full time job as a mom. She enjoys nearly every outdoor activity, with running and fishing at the top of her list.

Articles written by Gina Paine

How Can You Be an Active Partner in Your Healthcare Decisions

There is a growing trend to take a more active role in our own health and well-being. Many of us feel more comfortable questioning decisions that impact our bodies, and we don’t blindly follow the advice of our doctors as we may have done in the past. However, we still need to be aware of ways that healthcare providers can better interact with us to help us make decisions. Shared Decision Making is an important component to the ever-changing face of modern healthcare. On the most basic level, Shared Decision Making is a conversation between a patient and healthcare provider regarding treatment options, goals, and treatment plan.