When choosing a physical therapy center for you or a family member, it's only natural that you will have lots of questions. Here are some of the most common questions that clients have about receiving treatment at our center. Don't see your question? Contact us, or call our main number at 503-777-6746. To your health!
Physical therapy is the practice of soft tissue and joint manipulation techniques to release tension in the muscles and joints. Physical therapy consists of joint/soft tissue mobilization, massage, and exercise as well as modalities of ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and application of heat and ice. Physical therapists are health care professionals who have graduated from college with a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree of science in physical therapy. Physical therapists are required to pass a national examination and are licensed by the state in which they practice. They are experts in body movement and function and provide help for every part of the human body. Physical therapy can benefit everyone from infants to the elderly.
A typical session is one hour of hands-on treatment by a physical therapist. The types of bodywork that may be done are massage, myofascial release, soft tissue and joint mobilization, craniosacral and visceral mobilization, lymph drainage, manual stretching, and exercise. Modalities of ultrasound, biofeedback, heat/cold, and electrical stimulation may be applied.
Traditional chiropractic care focuses on high velocity, low amplitude thrust manipulation where you hear a pop or crack. Physical therapy rarely uses this method, choosing instead, low velocity soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques to release tension in the muscles and joints.
Yes, we accept many healthcare plans as well as Workers’ Comp claims and auto insurance claims. Click here to view a list of insurances that we accept. If you don’t see your insurance, feel free to call our office to see if we are providers for your plan.
The cost depends on the length of time you are seen, the types of treatment you require, and the benefits your insurance provides. Fees range from $140 to $220 per session.
Your first session may be over an hour, as we perform the initial evaluation. After that, typical sessions are one hour.
No. We provide gowns and shorts if needed.
At Orthopedic & TMJ Physical Therapy Center you are seen by a physical therapist at each visit. Other clinics may utilize assistants and aides to administer treatment and the patient has very little or no hands-on contact with a physical therapist. Our therapists treat each patient and take time to listen and encourage patient participation in decision making for the course of treatment.
We have been in practice for over 35 years, and two of our therapists have more than 40 years of clinical experience each. To provide our patients with the latest hands-on treatment methods, all our therapists take multiple ongoing continuing education classes yearly.
One to two times a week is typical. This varies depending on your pain level, your level of function, and your ability to schedule treatments into your personal schedule.
The Oregon Physical Therapy Licensing Board does not require us to have orders to evaluate or treat a patient. Some insurance companies do require a physician’s order; please check with yours. Medicare requires an order from a medical provider, and it cannot be from a dentist.
Absolutely! Before discharging a patient from physical therapy, we educate in self-care techniques that can be used in circumstances throughout life. We teach how to move your body to promote optimal ease and functions in the activities of everyday living. We teach muscle trigger point and massage skills. Most valuable, according to our patients, are the relaxation skills learned that can be applied in a variety of life's stressful situations.