Physical Therapy

Adventist Health has many convenient locations in the Portland/Vancouver area. We offer assessment and individual treatment for acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

We offer convenient clinic hours to accommodate your scheduling needs.

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Therapy for post-operative conditions of the spine and extremities

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair (ACL)
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA)
  • Makoplasty
  • Spine Surgery (Discectomy, Laminectomy, Fusion)
  • Ligament and Tendon Repair (Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Hip, Ankle)
  • Knee Meniscectomy and Meniscal Repair

Spine Rehabilitation

Therapy for spinal conditions including sciatica, degenerative disc disease (DJD), herniated disc, spinal stenosis, radiculopathy and post spinal surgery. Interventions include:

  • Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)
  • Manual Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Exercise Programs (to regain range of motion, strength, and function)
  • Pain-reducing Modalities (Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound)
  • Education and Prevention

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)

Also known as the McKenzie Method, it is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education for back, neck, and extremity problems.

  • Step-By-Step Mechanical Assessment (evaluates the problem and classifies the condition to determine the appropriate treatment)
  • Individualized Treatment Plan (active patient involvement, specific exercise program, hands-on treatment)
  • Self Maintenance Education (prevent reoccurrence, self-treatment knowledge)
  • Evidenced-Based
  • Cost Effective

Manual Therapy

Skilled, specific hands-on techniques to improve tissue extensibility, increase range-of-motion, induce relaxation, mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints, modulate pain, reduce or eliminate soft tissue inflammation, facilitate movement, and improve function

  • Joint Mobilization
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Manual Traction
  • Passive Range of Motion
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Balance and Mobility Treatment

Therapy designed for individuals whose balance, gait, and function have been compromised by injury, neuromuscular disorders/disease, or dizziness

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation (Canolith Repositioning/Epley Maneuver for dizziness)
  • Gait Assessment (for assistive devices such as canes, walkers, crutches)
  • Gait Training (for fall prevention)
  • Balance Exercise/Training
  • Neuromuscular Re-education

Neuro-Muscular Re-Education

Techniques to restore normal motion that has been disrupted by injury, surgery, disease processes, disuse

  • Therapeutic Exercise (for balance/coordination)
  • Functional Recovery (Activities of Daily Living)
  • Postural Re-training
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation/Biofeedback (facilitate muscle contraction)

Rehabilitative Exercise Programs

Supervised therapeutic exercise to rehabilitate injuries, enhance function, reduce risk, optimize overall health, and raise fitness and well being

  • Range of Motion/Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Aerobic/Endurance
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Gait Training
  • Body Mechanics
  • Postural
  • Functional Recovery
  • Home Programs

Hydro Therapy

Aquatic exercise programs designed for patients whose diagnosis require decreased weight bearing or cannot tolerate land based exercise

  • Post Surgical / Extremity (Knee, Hip, Ankle)
  • Post Surgical Spine
  • Arthritis (Osteo and Rheumatoid)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Back Pain

Industrial Related Injury

Therapy for return to work after an on-the-job injury

  • Rehabilitation Exercise Program
  • Manual Therapy
  • Pain Reducing Modalities
  • Work Conditioning
  • Physical Capacity Evaluation (PCE)

Sport Injury Rehabilitation

Assessment and treatment for athletic related injury for early return to sport

  • Therapeutic Exercise Program (Sport-specific)
  • Pain Reducing Modalities
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Injury Clinic
  • ACL Screening Clinic