Peter Dills | Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy

Peter Dills


Clinic Director | Physical Therapist


Peter graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Exercise Science in 2008 before earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, CO in 2011. He has been the Clinic Director of Therapeutic Associates North Portland (PACE) since 2023, after spending 10 years at Therapeutic Associates East Portland in the same role.

Peter has completed post-doctoral work through the International Spine and Pain Institute and is now certified as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist. He is one of only a few physical therapists in the Portland Metro region to hold this distinction. He has also trained as a manual therapy specialist through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. As a former high school and Division III college athlete, he loves treating athletes of all ages and experience level. He is certified in the Barbell Rehab Method and has directed injury prevention programs with student athletes for various sports including soccer, basketball, softball/baseball, cross country and track and field. His ultimate passion is treating runners, with special emphasis on foot and ankle disorders.

“I believe that individuals of all backgrounds and life experiences deserve the opportunity to get better. My job as your physical therapist is to provide you an avenue to get there. I will be here to guide you in that process through evidence-centered treatment, comprehensive patient education, and complete commitment to your needs as my patient.”

Peter is a native Oregonian and grew up in the Hood River Valley, where he also met his wife Caitlin. They now call a different valley home, having moved to Happy Valley in 2013. They have two wonderful children Audrey and Riley. Peter spends much of his free time being active including weight lifting and running. He has completed multiple marathons, a 50k, and competes yearly in the Hood to Coast Relay. Pete often states he isn’t the fastest runner, nor the slowest, but definitely one of the most consistent: he is proud of his ongoing multi-year running streak (running at least 1 mile every day) which he started in January 2018 and continues to this day!

Additional Certifications

Therapeutic Pain Specialist


Regis University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Recent Blog Posts

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