Chronic pain of the low back, shoulder, hip, knee and foot/ankle

Chronic pain is usually caused by faulty movement habits as a result of muscle weakness and/or tightness. You’ll learn innovative ways to strengthen, stretch and improve endurance so that your exercise therapy relieves symptoms. This will take time, but the long-term results are well worth it!

Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)

Before having your joint replaced, try us.  Strengthening and stretching muscles around a joint can dramatically decrease pain and improve function, but it must be done right.  Not sure?  Ask us a question!

Post-operative spine, shoulder, knee, hip, foot/ankle

Working closely with our highly trained physical therapists after surgery can decrease pain and get you back to life!

Geriatrics (e.g., balance problems, osteoporosis)

Falling often?  Low bone density?  Feeling slow and weak?  These are not “normal” parts of aging!  We specialize in working 1-on-1 with older adults to improve balance, bone density, flexibility and strength.


Many of today’s children are facing a new battle that can cause serious health problems (both physically and mentally): obesity.  Our form of physical therapy teaches children/adolescents how to exercise safely and effectively while working with parents to improve eating habits. Yes, this service is covered by insurance.


Working with your doctor, we’ll help you start moving safely and efficiently to gradually reduce pain and improve function.

Joint replacement recovery

Absence of pain following joint replacement surgery does not mean you won’t have functional deficits later in life. Studies show that professionally prescribed and supervised exercise therapy following knee or hip replacement can reduce functional limitations, pain and health care costs1-7.  This is a covered service under Medicare and most private insurance plans.


Yes, obesity!  Currently, we are the only PT clinic in Oregon with this specialty and it’s based on our company’s required post-doctoral training in exercise and nutrition for all PTs prior to starting work.  Covered under insurance (including Medicare), you’ll learn how rev up your metabolism so you can shed 2-3 pounds per week using scientific methods we’ve used since 2001.


1Tayrose, G et al. Rapid joint mobilization decreases length-of-stay in total joint replacement patients. Bull Hosp Joint Disease 2013; 71(3):222-6.

2Khan F et al. Multidisciplinary rehabilitation programmes following joint replacement at the hip and knee in chronic arthroplasty. Cochr Data Syst Rev 2008; April 16;(2):CD004957.

3Minns Lowe CJ et al. Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise following hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: a systematic review of clinical trials. BMC Musculo Disor 2009;August 4;10:98.

4Chen AF et al. Effect of immediate postoperative physical therapy on length of stay for total joint arthroplasty patients. J Arthroplasty 2012; June;27(6):851-6.

5Dowsey MM et al. Clinical pathways in hip and knee arthroplasty: a prospective randomized controlled study. Med J Austr 1999; Jan 18;170(2):59-62.

6Bade MJ et al. Early high-intensity rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty improves outcomes. J Orthop Sp Phys Ther 2011;41:932-41.

7Petterson SC et al. Improved function from progressive strengthening interventions after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized clinical trial with imbedded prospective cohort. Arthr Rheum 2009;61:174-83.

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We’d like to start putting together a custom plan for you. Just call us, or send us an email with your physical therapy requirements, and we’ll get started today!

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