Physical Therapy in Portland, Oregon
As licensed Doctors of Physical Therapy, we focus on helping patients feel empowered. Whether you’re recovering from surgery or fighting chronic pain, we customize our exercise therapy to exceed expectations. The level of training in exercise prescription at c.h. Physical Therapy surpasses that of any other physical therapy group in Oregon, as our physical therapists must complete our post-doctoral training program1 before seeing patients. Further, you will work directly with a physical therapist, not aide or assistant.
Many people have had physical therapy, but what kind of physical therapy? Outpatient physical therapy varies widely depending on the provider.
Many clinics emphasize passive treatments (e.g., manual therapy, ultrasound, hot packs) over exercise. c.h. Physical TherapySM is the opposite, as we emphasize exercise therapy when dealing with chronic health problems, as research shows that passive treatments are most effective when combined with professionally prescribed exercise therapy. (Phys Ther 2015; Arch Phys Med Rehab 2012, 2014, 2016). Therefore, the majority of our physical therapy prescribes customized exercises to increase strength, flexibility and endurance. Passive treatment is used only when indicated and/or requested, so patients at c.h. Physical TherapySM largely heal through discipline and effort.
Our physical therapists work closely with your physician to ensure uninterrupted and consistent care. Our services are covered by insurance, including Medicare and Family Care.
1 All c.h. physical therapists must complete our in-house, peer-reviewed, post-doctoral Advanced Training Specialist (A.T.S.) program in exercise prescription before seeing patients. A.T.S. principles have been adopted by hundreds of physical therapists and physicians, whose peer review helped establish it as a credible teaching tool in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Since 2001, Colin Hoobler (founder of c.h. Physical TherapySM and A.T.S. program) has instructed the program nationally at physical therapy schools, medical schools and through the American Physical Therapy Association and Oregon Physical Therapy Association. The A.T.S. program incorporates applied biomechanics, sports medicine and neuroscience in exercise in an effort to maximize exercise benefit while minimizing joint forces. Consequently, c.h. Physical TherapySM exercise programs are more effective and efficient than conventional physical therapy programs.
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