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’s Winter/Travel Policy

We are excited to begin to treat patients again beginning the week of Nov 29th. Although the community center, in which we are located, will remain closed in accordance with our State’s COVID safety measures, we will be reopening. 

We ask that you follow the safety policy put forth to continue to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible and to be in accordance with the CDC’s recommendations. If you have traveled out of state by any means, or have traveled by bus or air to any destination, or attended a large gathering in excess of Oregon’s guidance, please refrain from attending physical therapy for 10 symptom-free days prior to resuming your treatment. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Because the building will be closed, we ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment, and call our clinic at 503-451-3750 for our reception to let you in the front door. Expect that your temperature will be taken and screening questions asked at that time. We continue to require that all people in the building wear a mask at all times and observe all marked building foot traffic routes. All aquatic therapy appointments remain canceled until the freeze is lifted for Multnomah County.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this trying time for everyone.  Your diligence allows us to stay open and continue to treat all patients in a safe environment. 

-Move Strong Physical Therapy Staff