Frequently Asked Questions
What types of injuries do you rehab?
Our therapists are comfortable treating all types of orthopedic injuries and surgeries. If there are any special circumstances or questions, please feel free to contact the front desk staff by calling 503.774.3585.
How do I book an appointment?
Appointments can be booked with a member of our front desk staff by calling 503.774.3585
Do I need a doctor’s referral to see you?
The State of Oregon does not require a doctor’s referral to receive physical therapy services. However, health insurance does require a physician’s referral to provide coverage of physical therapy treatment.
Do you accept health insurance?
Therapeutic Associates accepts most major health insurance providers and does verify benefits as a courtesy to our patients. For ‘out of network’ patients or for those whose benefits do not cover physical therapy services, a self-pay rate is available. More information about insurance plans can be found here.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please bring your health insurance card, the physical therapy prescription from your referring physician and any recent X-Ray, MRI or other diagnostic studies that pertain to your injury. During the initial evaluation, we will perform a full review of pertinent orthopedic history and will combine this with any information about range of motion restrictions or muscle strength impairments that are apparent during the physical exam.
What should I wear?
Since we use an exercise-based approach, your first appointment will most likely include some physical activity. For patients with lower body injuries, shorts or sweat pants are preferred. T-shirts or tank tops are best for upper body or shoulder conditions.
What should I expect from my first visit?
The words “typical visit” imply that we have already pre-arranged your program before we learn about your specific goals and needs. As our treatment philosophy is founded in the belief that a successful recovery involves a restoration of correct mechanics, strength, ROM and mobility, every appointment at involves exercise. Depending on the patient’s diagnosis, we will include soft-tissue massage, manual exercise, manual mobilization and/or exercise program modifications as indicated. A first visit usually lasts about 60 minutes, and follow up visits usually last about 40 minutes.
How often will I have to keep coming back?
The referring physician will often specify both frequency and total number of visits when prescribing treatment. Within this framework, we will develop a plan that addresses each patient’s specific needs and one that will integrate with other work, family and travel constraints. Since we commonly see patients that come from a long distance, home exercise programs are also part of each patient’s program.
Do you teach ballet class?
Yes, I do. I substitute teach at many different dance studios around town, and am always open to teaching classes in my off time. Please contact me via email to find out more and to schedule a master class at your own studio – firstname.lastname@example.org