Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain

Helping you overcome chronic pain is our main specialty. Proper exercise should be the basis in treating chronic pain, and our advanced training1 in exercise prescription is unparalleled in physical therapy.  Patients learn to manage their pain by using movements that protect sensitive areas, which can potentially reduce the need for medication and surgery (J Phys Ther Sci 2016; Arch Phys Med Rehab 2015).

Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain in Portland, Oregon

According to research, chronic back pain is often caused by over stressing the spine with unsafe movements and/or lack of movement during daily activities. (Spine 2008; New Eng J Med 2011; J Biomechanics 2015).  During the initial evaluation (picture at right), our physical therapist will determine the main cause(s) of your pain, such as weakness, tightness and/or lack of coordination and designs a treatment plan to correct them.  This information is then sent to your doctor.

Fibromyalgia is another condition that we treat regularly.  This health problem can be difficult to manage because each person has unique symptoms.  Most patients with fibromyalgia don’t exercise because it’s painful, but the pain may be actually be caused by unsafe and/or inappropriate exercises. (J Phys Ther Sci 2015).  Treatment of fibromyalgia requires the right exercises performed at the appropriate intensity and with proper technique to minimize joint stress. (Brain Sci 2016).  The initial physical therapy examination helps us establish a safe starting point for exercise and your physical therapist will explain in detail how your treatment plan can reduce symptoms for the long-term.

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.

Let’s Talk About Your Chronic Pain

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

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(503) 601-9000


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