FAQ

Q: What is a physical therapist?
A: A physical therapist is a highly educated and licensed health professional who is thoroughly trained to help patients/clients reduce pain, improve and restore mobility, and increase performance so they can achieve long-term relief and functionality while reaching their fullest potential as individuals and athletes.

Q: How do I know it’s appropriate to see a physical therapist?
A: If you’re having trouble moving, be it due to pain, muscle/joint weaknesses, a reduced range of motion, etc., or you simply want to move and perform better (e.g., athletic enhancement), a physical therapist can help. Is back pain keeping you in bed? Is that bum shoulder holding you back from picking up the kids? Have you hit a plateau in your sport of choice? Physical therapy can help, often eliminating the need for expensive surgery and keeping you away from harmful painkillers.

Q: Do I need a referral to see a physical therapist?
A: No. You can be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist without a referral from your physician. If you wish to use insurance, however, first check with your provider to see if they will cover your appointment without first getting a physician’s referral.

Q: What can I expect during my first visit?
A: You’ll receive an initial evaluation by a physical therapist, with treatment to follow. Your physical therapist will educate you about your condition, charting a path toward your goals that may include additional treatments, a home exercise program, and follow-up assessments.

Q: What will treatment be like?
A: We offer individualized treatments based on the particular needs, strengths, weaknesses and goals of each patient/client. Treatment, which may include manual therapy, exercise regimens, education, and various other approved modalities, is determined following initial evaluations and ongoing assessments.

Q: Will you work with my physician?
A: Of course. If you’ve been referred to us by a physician following injury, surgery or a specific diagnosis, we will keep your physician up to date on your treatments, progress, and any additional findings or concerns we might have.

Q: What insurances are you in contract with?
A: Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    Worker’s comp
    Pacific Source
    Moda
    Cigna
    First Choice
    United
    Medicare

(New Insurances are added frequently; please contact us directly to see if your plan is included.)

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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.

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Move Strong Physical Therapy will close Nov 18th to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

 

We are saddened by the recent exponential spread in our area of coronavirus, and will help do our part to help slow transmission. Governor Brown has issued new restrictions in the form of a freeze as well as guidance to combat the recent spike statewide in cases. Although we are a medical clinic and exempt from the state issued freeze, we would like to be part of the solution, and will therefore close the clinic to in-person treatments 11/18-12/1. On Dec 1st, we will re-evaluate our situation and trends in public health.

All pool visits must be cancelled until the freeze is lifted in Multnomah County.

At this time, we encourage those patients with existing appointments to take advantage of our telehealth services. We can review and progress home exercise programs, give self help techniques and even lead you through a workout all without leaving the comfort and safety of your home. Please call us with any questions, 503-451-3750.