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.

June 15th, 2020

Dear Patrons of Move Strong,

Move Strong Physical Therapy is excited to announce that, pending Multnomah County’s approval to move to Phase 1, we are planning on re-opening our clinic doors on June 19th. Please call if you would like to make an appointment at 503-451-3750.

You will see some changes when you return to Move Strong. Our customer service, high level of patient care, and commitment to making you better all remain the same.

How we are keeping you safe:

Our staff will wear face masks all of the time while in the building, and face shields when we are very close to patients.

Our staff’s temperatures will be checked prior to the start of each workday.

We may schedule appointments to be 45-50 minutes long to ensure enough time to thoroughly clean equipment and the room between visits.

For those patients who may be at higher risk for COVID-19, our telehealth services are still available, and we encourage you to utilize them.

How we ask you to keep us safe:

You will be asked to answer some screening questions when you schedule your appointment, as well as at check in. You will have your temperature taken via non-contact ways.

We ask that you do not attend therapy if you have any of the following symptoms in the 5 days prior to your appointment

-Cough, fever over 100 degrees difficulty breathing or new shortness of
breath, muscle cramping, sore throat, nausea or diarrhea.

-We ask that you are symptom free for 5 days without medications before
returning to therapy.

-If you have had exposure to a known person who has COVID or is
suspected of having COVID, we ask that you do not come to therapy for
14 days.

Please wear a mask while inside of our building, and only bring a guest if they are needed for assistance.

You will see plexiglass around our reception desk to help both you and our staff.

Please make payments via credit or debit card; we cannot accept cash at this time.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this uncertain and challenging time. We look forward to seeing you in our clinic or via telehealth soon, and are doing everything we can to keep you and our staff healthy. We may need to change these policies as we are in practice and appreciate your flexibility.

Ariel