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Physical Therapy

Overview

Physical therapists use a variety of exercises and equipment to help prevent, treat and manage a broad range of physical disorders, from back pain and muscle strains to dizziness and incontinence. At The Portland Clinic, our highly trained physical therapists focus on easing your pain and improving your function, movement, strength, stability, flexibility and range of motion. As part of a multi-specialty medical clinic, they communicate closely with your other health care providers to enhance your treatment.

With several physical therapists on staff at multiple locations, we look forward to teaming you up with a therapist who matches your fitness personality and philosophy and will help you reach your goals.

CONDITIONS TREATED (including, but not limited to)
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain/whiplash
  • Rotator cuff dysfunction
  • Frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis
  • Overuse injuries/tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Pain and stiffness from motor vehicle accidents or work injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries and dysfunctions
  • General weakness
  • Low-back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms and strains
  • Joint strains and sprains
  • Bone fractures and bruises
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Vestibular weakness/vertigo (dizziness)/BPPV (download brochure)
  • Stroke
  • Incontinence (download brochure)
  • Scoliosis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Arthritis
PROCEDURES/SERVICES (including, but not limited to)
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Body mechanics and postural training
  • Core stabilization and strengthening
  • Rehabilitation after joint replacement, ligament repair, meniscus repair and bone fracture repair
  • Gait assessment and training
  • Assistive device instruction (including crutch training)
  • Balance and fall-risk assessment and training
  • Running assessment (download brochure)
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Disease management for scoliosis, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and arthritis
  • Rehab after stroke (must be ambulatory)
  • Pelvic floor therapy (download brochure)
  • Golf assessment (download brochure)
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR APPOINTMENTS

Please wear comfortable exercise clothes to all of your appointments.

Your first appointment will last about an hour and will include:

  • A talk with your therapist about your concerns and goals for rehabilitation, to help the therapist get a general idea of what could be causing your pain or dysfunction
  • An examination of the area(s) of concern, as recommended by your doctor — please wear clothing that will allow the therapist to expose the area for a visual and physical examination
  • A plan and schedule for treatment

For therapy, you may be seen one to three times per week for four to six weeks or less, depending on your issues. These appointments typically last about 30 minutes and may include several types of therapy, such as:

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Manual (hands-on) therapy
  • Astym® therapy (for stimulating healing in scarred and damaged tissue and encouraging healthy tissue to regenerate)
  • Balance and gait training
  • Taping techniques
  • Traction
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound

Pain-management classes

The Portland Clinic provides free pain-management classes and support groups for our patients. To see a list of current classes, click here >>

Locations

Beaverton 503-646-0161

Downtown 503-221-0161

Northeast 503-233-6940

South 503-620-7358

Tigard 503-293-0161

Physical Therapy Providers