Physical Therapy Services at Move Strong

Sports Rehabilitation/Orthopedics

As experts in movement, physical therapists serve as your first line of care when you experience pain, discomfort or injury while training or competing in your sport. A thorough evaluation from a physical therapist will determine what caused your injury, setting an optimal course for treatment, healing, prevention, and performance enhancement.

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Spine Care

The spine is our body’s core, so when the muscles and nerves along it are pinched, pulled or twisted, it can stop us in our tracks. Our physical therapy team is made up of experts in spine health. We focus not just on treating pain, but on determining its cause and preventing it from coming back – getting you back to life.

Pre- & Post-Surgery Therapy

Get back to the level of work, play and function you enjoyed before first experiencing the pain and injury that led you to surgery. Get stronger, heal faster and get back to life (and through rehabilitation) more quickly with our physical therapy team at your side. The journey toward recovery can begin before surgery is even scheduled.

Balance / Fall Prevention

Generally speaking, a person’s risk of falling increases as they age. But our physical therapy team will work with you to mitigate many of the factors that often lead to falls – strength, balance, home safety issues, etc. – helping keep you upright, confident and independent for years to come. Start today with a thorough balance assessment.

Aquatic Therapy

Move Strong is happy to offer on site aquatic therapy. With access to both a lap pool, as well as a warm water therapy pool, aquatic therapy can offer exercise options to people who may have difficulty exercising on land. Those with chronic pain, partial weight bearing status, and those who have difficulty/inability walking can all benefit from exercising in water. The warm water pool is maintained at 92-94 degrees and both pools have lift access.

Pelvic Floor Health & Lymphodema

Muscles of the pelvic area can be affected following pregnancy and child birth, after prostate disease, or for no apparent reason at all. Sometimes the muscles can be weak, spasming or shortened. Physical therapy for the pelvic floor can help train the muscles to contract more efficiently, as well as release spasming or guarded muscles to decease pain and symptoms of incontinence.

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Move Strong Physical Therapy

6651 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Appointments: (503) 451-3750

Did you know?

Physically active women have a 40 percent reduced risk of developing breast cancer.

March 18th, 2020

Dear Patrons of Move Strong,

Our physical location continues to be closed as the MJCC, the community center in which Move Strong is located, will be closed at least until April 1st. There have been no COVID-19 cases linked to the community center, but they are doing their part in a nation-wide effort to help curb the spread of the disease by closing gathering places. Although it hurts our business and our patients, it was the right choice to make.

This morning, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has asked that all healthcare workers suspend non-essential medical visits in an attempt to preserve what personal protective equipment (PPE) we have left in the state. For this reason, beginning today, we will suspend offering home visits, and will only offer remote video visits (e-visits or telehealth) to our established patients. We can provide telehealth services to patients with Medicare, United Health Care, Cigna and Regence insurances. Call today to schedule an appointment!

During a remote visit, a therapist will use video chat to look at your movement, correct form if needed, progress exercises and self-help techniques, and provide patient education. Medicare will currently cover these visits, but private insurance coverage is not consistent and is changing daily. Remote visits are available for our usual self-pay rate if your insurance does not cover them. We will do our best to post at home strengthening activities often on our Facebook page to keep people active while at home. Please follow us at @movestrongpt

Please stay up to date with the developing situation by following the Oregon Health Authority locally or the CDC at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pages/index.aspx and https://www.cdc.gov/ respectively.

Thank you for your patience during this stressful time. If you have questions for your therapist, feel free to email them directly. Please keep in mind we are all working remotely.

Be well,

Ariel Z Salzman, DPT, OCS, CMPT
Owner, Move Strong Physical Therapy