Hope Hampton

PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

About

Hope received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018 from Idaho State University. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Portland, Oregon and began working for Therapeutic Associates. Since then, she has completed TAI’s orthopedic residency program as well as advanced manual therapy certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). She is currently preparing to sit for her Orthopedic Certified Specialist examination in Spring 2022.

During her formative years Hope studied classical piano and violin. She went on to pursue a music business degree at Boise State University in 2009, studying violin as her primary instrument. She has played with numerous orchestras and small ensembles throughout the Boise and Portland metro regions. After completing her music degree, she began learning guitar and voice as a folk musician and branched into many other genres since to gain experience and understanding across many genres.

Hope’s path toward a career in physical therapy is unique. After many years working as a professional violinist in string quartets and community orchestras, she noticed many musicians experience injuries and are unsure of who to turn for help with these injuries. This sparked her desire to pursue a career in physical therapy. She is uniquely qualified to treat musicians because she can look through both the lens of a musician and the lens of a physical therapist.

Hope recognizes that musicians are often overlooked and misunderstood within healthcare. She has been developing tailored rehabilitation techniques for this community drawing from her vast experiences as a musician.

Additional Certifications

TAI Orthopedic Residency Graduate

Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Astym Certified Provider

Education

Idaho State University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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.
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.
The demands of playing an instrument are unique, especially when preparing for technically challenging practice or performance. Dynamic warm-ups are a great way to prepare for and enhance playing, while also reducing the risk of injury.

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