Hope Hampton

Hope Hampton


Physical Therapist


Hope received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Idaho State University and started her physical therapy career with Therapeutic Associates in the Portland metro area shortly after graduating. Since then, she has completed TAI’s orthopedic residency program, advanced manual therapy certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), and she is an APTA certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).

Hope’s path toward a career in physical therapy is unique. Hope pursued a music business degree at Boise State University in 2009, studying violin as her primary instrument. After many years working as a professional violinist in string quartets and community orchestras, Hope recognized that musicians are often overlooked and misunderstood within healthcare. She is dedicated to the development of rehabilitation programs designed for musicians by a musician. In addition to playing violin, Hope also studies piano, guitar, and voice recreationally. She enjoys working with musicians across all ages, abilities, instruments, and genres.

In addition, Hope enjoys working with patients experiencing orthopedic injuries across the lifespan. She takes a holistic approach to rehabilitation working to address all aspects of a person that may be contributing to the experience of pain, both acute and chronic, utilizing techniques such as manual therapy, pain neuroscience education, stress management practices, therapeutic exercise, body mechanics education, and many others.

Outside of work, Hope enjoys trail running, hiking, biking, rock climbing, playing honky tonk and blues violin, watching live music, and enjoying Portland’s many incredible restaurants.


Additional Certifications

Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Certified Manual Physical Therapist

TAI Orthopedic Residency Graduate

Astym Certified Provider


Idaho State University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy; Boise State University, Bachelor of Music Business

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.
Musicians often experience pain in the forearms while playing, which can be due to overuse and is typically related to practice routine, posture, inadequate warm-up, inflexibility of the forearm, or poor playing technique.
Long hours practicing on an instrument, especially in preparation for a performance, can lead to pain and injury. Follow these 8 strategies to keep nagging pain and discomfort at bay while also preventing injury.
Musicians frequently experience musculoskeletal injuries during their playing careers, but often continue to play through injury. Early physical therapy intervention by a trained specialist can reduce playing-related pain and improve a musician’s ability to return to full performance while taking into consideration the unique physical demands of playing an instrument.

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