University Place

Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - University Place

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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 our Tacoma physical therapy patients.

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 Tacoma physical therapy team values the opportunity to help each of our patients maximize their quality of life through movement, hands-on therapy and education.

Your Tacoma physical therapy partner.

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.

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they say...

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Jeffrey A.
I had a fantastic experience at Therapeutic Associates, thanks to Carsten! Carsten went above and beyond, coordinating with my primary care doc to devise a personalized treatment plan. His expertise and genuine care shone through every session.

If you're seeking top-notch PT care, Carsten's your guy. Highly recommend him. Go Clips!
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Kevin O.
The staff continued to impress me with their care and understanding for my particular situation. They strive to help patients meet their goals, and aid in any way they can. Everyone was personable and receptive to any input from my end. Thank you all for your exceptional service.
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Adam H.
I was referred to TAI in December for a hip injury and got an appointment the same week. I had difficulty even walking short distances without pain. My world became incredibly small and my mental health took a toll because I was in so much pain.

Since then I've been working with Carsten and Elijah to regain mobility and reduce pain. Carsten taught me stretches and exercises to build back normal function. Three months later, I'm back to my normal physical activities, mostly pain free. I credit my recovery to the folks at TAI for their knowledge and professionalism.
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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.

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PT Rob Barnes assists a young female patient with balance and strength work in clinic at Boise PT

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

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Cindy Davidson - back to swimming after ankle surgery and rehab

Standing Strong — Cindy’s Inspiring Ankle Rehab Journey

Cindy’s journey through physical therapy exemplifies the power of perseverance, personalized care, and the invaluable guidance of a dedicated physical therapist. After years struggling with ankle injuries, through PT, Cindy found her way back to the things that bring her joy.


Jason Quigley and his family on an outing together near a waterfall

Jason’s Winning Play: Beating Shoulder Pain with PT

Jason, a dedicated father and volunteer softball coach, found himself sidelined by nagging shoulder pain. Determined to regain his mobility and return to coaching his daughter’s team, he turned to physical therapy for answers. Through targeted treatments and personalized care, Jason discovered the transformative power of PT on his path to wellness.


A woman celebrates a hike at Red Rocks in Sedona, a milestone in her recovery from preventative bilateral mastectomy surgery

Post-Mastectomy Physical Therapy — Andie’s Patient Success Story

The path to recovery for post-mastectomy patients is filled with ups and downs, and Andie’s journey was no exception. There was a part of her that thought she might never be able to reclaim the things in life that bring her joy. But, through a gradual and comprehensive physical therapy program for recovery and rehabilitation, Andie got her life back.


The South Medford physical therapy team surrounds patient Jim Klug and his service dog.

Beyond Expectations — Jim’s Healing Journey Through Physical Therapy

Jim, a Vietnam War veteran suffering from back pain and neuropathy, embarked on a life-changing journey through physical therapy. With the support of his PT team and the companionship of his service dog Niko, Jim experienced remarkable healing and a renewed sense of mobility that surpassed all expectations.

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.
Carsten Neumiller values the opportunity to get to know his patients and to build relationships through compassion and connection as a healthcare provider. And, while days in the clinic have a lot of moving parts, with a 1-year-old daughter at home – life outside the clinic also keeps him on...

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.
With proper awareness, coordination, warm-up, and training, you can keep your back pain-free while improving your golf game.
An exercise program that incorporates strength training, stretching, balance activities and power work — rather than focusing on just one of these areas — is the ideal pathway to optimize your health and fitness.
For Rebecca Shenk, working at the front desk of Therapeutic Associates is more than just a job — it is a deeply fulfilling experience that allows her to make a meaningful impact every day.

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