University Place

Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - University Place

Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - University Place

Reach out today, our team is ready to help.

3555 Market Place W, Suite 3
University Place, 

Our Hours

Monday: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Friday: 7:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Dedicated to your needs.

Looking for physical therapy in Tacoma? At Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy – University Place we are committed to delivering the highest quality of care, with a focus on individualized treatment for patients of every age and ability. Our team values the opportunity to help each of our patients maximize their quality of life through movement, hands-on therapy and education.

Offering patient-centered treatment and care.

Drawing on clinical expertise and evidence-based medicine, our team will work with you to develop a customized plan of care that safely expedites your rehabilitation. We specialize in treating a range of conditions, utilizing a wide variety of physical therapy services. Whether you are recovering from a motor vehicle accident, returning from surgery, healing from a sports- or work-related injury, dealing with general aches or pains, or adjusting to life after pregnancy or menopause, we will provide you with everything you need to meet your health goals.


Your passion is our priority, and we take pride in making exceptional results accessible through compassionate therapeutic care and injury prevention. We will take the time to work with you and answer any questions you have to equip you with the best possible understanding of your condition, treatment goals, and expected outcomes. Featuring a spacious gym with state-of-the-art exercise equipment as well as private treatment rooms, our facility was designed for positive patient experiences and optimized outcomes.

Community focused.

With Tacoma to the east and Puget Sound to the west, we are honored to support University Place and its neighboring communities including Lakewood and Fircrest. As your musculoskeletal experts, we are committed to providing a pathway to health and wellness so you can get back to doing what you love. As rehabilitation, movement, and wellness specialists, we believe in giving back via our time and resources. We are proud to support local organizations to ensure the prevention of injuries and to foster, support, and promote an active lifestyle to everyone. 

Check out our clinic space.

Our clinic was designed to empower every patient to reach their full potential, incorporating private treatment spaces and dedicated exercise areas.


they say...

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Dan W.
11/18/2022 - Google

Pretty simple process really, I was like a bird with a broken wing when I went in...and when I came... read more

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sue m.
10/25/2022 - Google

Chelsie and her team are fabulous! They give personalized excellent service directed toward your needs and wants. I highly recommend... read more

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Lorraine C.
9/23/2022 - Google

This is the best PT experience I’ve ever had. The treatment has been innovative and effective, and I’ve made progress... read more

Our services — designed to help you reach your goals.

Offering a wide range of multidisciplinary treatments, including manual and movement-based therapies as well as performance and preventative services, our team’s mission is to provide quality rehabilitation, performance enhancement and life-long fitness.

We treat each individual 1:1, like a family member

Your goals matter. Physical therapy can help you reach them.

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Your path to physical health starts here.

Dedicated to patient-centered care

Hands-on treatment approach

Caring and fun support teams

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Overcoming Scoliosis — Madeline’s Physical Therapy Success Story

When Madeline Patton was diagnosed with scoliosis at 13 years old, the reality of her situation felt scary and overwhelming to the teen. Once she came to terms with her condition, she set out to defy the odds, embarking on a physical therapy journey and refusing to accept that there was nothing she could do to improve the curves in her spine.


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Traumatic Knee Injury Recovery — Charlie’s PT Success Story

An avid outdoorsman, Charlie Anderson spends every season out enjoying the activities and adventures that Central Oregon is known for. So, when a tree decided to interrupt one of his ski days last winter, the resulting knee injury derailed his life. But with the experts at Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy – Athletic Club of Bend on his side, Charlie was able to avoid surgery and recovered in time to hit the slopes before the ski season even ended.


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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy – Karen’s Success Story

After many years of dealing with chronic hip pain and pelvic floor discomfort, Karen Garcia embarked on a life-changing physical therapy journey. Learning that her two challenges, which seemed separate, were actually connected, was a moment of revelation for Karen. She hopes that by sharing her story, other women will have the same “Ah-Ha” moment that she did.


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From Pain to Platinum — A Dancer’s Transformative PT Journey

One of the highest awards in dance competition, the platinum had begun to seem out of reach for Savannah Lash as she faced challenges with decreasing flexibility and increasing pain. Physical therapy changed everything and gave the high school athlete the tools to reach her dreams.

Recent Clinic Blog Posts

Our educational blogs draw on the expertise and experience of our therapists, bringing you the information you need to pursue an active, healthy, and pain-free life.
Chelsie Vetter, practice manager at Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy – University Place, enjoys getting to know her patients and is dedicated to helping them improve their quality of life through her role as a PT. She strives to ensure every patient is empowered, by the end of their course of care, with the knowledge and tools they need to live a healthy, pain-free and active life doing all the things they love to do.
At Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy – University Place, PT and practice manager Chelsie Vetter and the clinic team enjoy getting to know their patients while striving to provide the best care possible. Together they work to support people of all ages and abilities, offering their expertise to ensure everyone can enjoy their lives to the fullest, doing what they love.

Recent Blog Posts

Our educational blogs draw on the expertise and experience of our therapists, bringing you the information you need to pursue an active, healthy, and pain-free life.
Every year when National PT month arrives in October, the Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy teams across the Pacific NW rally together and join the movement to support our organization’s platinum sponsorship of Global PT Day of Service (PTDOS).
Depending on the season you may Chris Glover skiing one of Central Oregon’s volcanos, biking one of the area’s road or trails, or hiking and camping with his family. As practice manager at Therapeutic Associates Sunriver Physical Therapy, Chris strives to ensure every patient’s PT journey is meaningful to them from start to finish.
The physical therapy team at Therapeutic Associates Sunriver Physical Therapy strives to ensure every patient has an exceptional experience and achieves an optimal outcome. Practice Manager Chris Glover is dedicated to providing personalized care designed to get patients back to the things they love.

How can we help you today?