Portland >Health Care Professionals > Ch Physical Therapy & Personal
914 NW 13TH Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.529596 -122.684286
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Pearl
I came down with moderate hip pain and severe knee pain after shoveling snow and attending ballroom dance lessons. I'm not sure whether it was an IT band injury or a flare up of arthritis. In any event, my therapist was wonderful. She was attentive, asked questions, answered my questions and was engaged with my problems. My therapist gave me clear instructions for exercise and helped me to maintain proper form during those exercises. Now when I exercise at the gym, I apply what my therapist told me during therapy -- belly in, don't arch my back, watch my alignment. I have been without pain for about four weeks, and when I reported that I was without pain my therapist reduced the frequency of our sessions; today she discharged me from treatment. This was so different from when I had chiropractic treatment some years ago: I felt that had I not insisted on stopping, the chiropractor would have continued until my insurance ran out, regardless of whether the treatment was doing any good.
You must read my story to truly understand this review!
This is THE PLACE FOR Physical Therapy in Portland.
I had severe pain radiating down my arm, pretty much all of last year. It was due to Osteophyte pressing on my spine. I saw all kinds of doctors, had spinal injections , couple of MRIs, some Physical therapy elsewhere and some heavy duty meds too. None of it seemed to help. Finally I was lined up to have Spine surgery done in December.... my Neurosurgeon recommended me to go to CH Physical Therapy, before we do the surgery as a last ditch attempt.
It was the best decision we have ever made.
Colin (the owner) very professional and charming young man reviewed my case and lined me up to do PT with Tawnie at Tigard. He promised me that it is not a feel good sort of a PT but I will be sweating at the end of the sessions. No nonsense approach and a great place to get PT done in my opinion. What they concentrated on was to strengthen my muscles to eliminate pain. (I later I found out that Tawnie has a doctorate in PT. So Dr Tawnie Cowen very modest too.)
What an amazing person not only she is qualified to assign PT but is a very kind person with a infectious smile and goes over and above her call of duty to help you. She worked diligently with me for two months ....I too followed her exercise regimen very religiously and as I write today I am pain free and do not need spine surgery !!!!!
I met Margo Burette for the 1st time last summer when I was experiencing serious knee pain. I had gone to a specialist that suggested Physical Therapy. At this time she was in the Beaverton office. After the initial exam, Margo had me go for a walk. Then, she had me do a series of exercises and stretches and had me do the walk again. I didn’t notice the knee pain the 1st time I walked but I did notice it went away after the stretches. What a motivation! Margo was excellent in coaching me on how to do the exercises correctly for the maximum benefit. When I had attained sufficient efficiency on the exercises, she left me with a plan on how to continue on a home program. Perfect!
Late last year, I had a herniated disk and ended up with back surgery. I needed more physical therapy after it healed. As Margo had done such a marvelous job the 1st time, I searched her out again as now she is a part of the Hillsboro Office. She has been as wonderful now as she was the 1st time. Helping me with a series of exercises that is strengthening my core and protecting my back. She is the best and I would recommend her to anyone.
It was graduation time from the Tigard CHPT a week ago with Tawnie and sad to see it end. This session was for post surgery on my neck which was done in October with a plate and screws - truly bionic and becoming more so with each surgery. She managed to not only provide me with pain free days but also improved my posture, my attitude and was truly an "angel" in my recovery. I can't say enough about how I was treated by the staff with kindness, understanding, respect and friendship - I shall always be thankful.
I was having severe back pains at my SI joint. They were so bad, I had to sleep sitting up. My orthopedist recommended I go to CH for physical therapy. On my first evaluation, the PT did several tests, got my medical history, and began a series of exercises to realign my posture and strengthen some weakened muscles. After 3 sessions I was able to sleep on my back. Over the course of the next 10 weeks, the back pain went from a 10 (severe) to about a 1. Not only am I able to sleep better, I am now able to hit a large bucket of golf balls with no pain.
It was well worth the visit to CH Physical Therapy. My therapist hit this one out of the park. NO surgery required !
This is my second round of physical therapy following spinal surgery over a year ago and my first time at C.H. Physical Therapy. Loving my time and really seeing progress! Jillian is great. She really emphasizes proper form and constantly monitors my performance making adjustments as needed. Can't emphasize enough how important that feedback is. Don't get me wrong, my first physical therapist was great. He got me stronger and I made progress but I developed bad habits since I was unable to isolate the actual issues that were causing my problems. Jillian advises me on proper form and gives me the "why" I need to do something the proper way to prevent my body from "cheating", allowing my strong muscles to compensate for my weaker ones. Needless to say it's been eye opening and educational. Highly recommended!
Our family started @ CH Physical Therapy over 8 years ago with PT for an injury and just kept coming! After the PT, we adjusted to a regimine of "Personal Training"...then there was the sprained wrist and shoulder surgery....and we're still here working out twice a week with 3 routines. My husband and I now split our time between the Pearl location with Kim and Tigard with Jillian. They both work direct our three routines of resistance training which is rewarding and keeping us strong and fit!
Early last summer I was diagnosed with degenerative back disease and pinched spinal nerves. I experienced intense pain and had difficulty walking. A neurosurgeon prescribed lumbar steroid injections. I received the maximum number that could be administered and things were better, but after awhile my leg began to tingle, burn and weaken.
My neurosurgeon had requested that I return for a visit post injections. I did and physical therapy was recommended. I was referred by my doctor to C.H. Physical Therapy.
During the first session I was throughly evaluated and during the following sessions I began a program of exercises and stretches to strengthen my core and leg muscles and to increase my flexibility. During the sessions I really worked hard which I didn't mind as I was there to get better. I was also directed to do specific exercises and stretches at home and/or the gym.
Now, post therapy, I have less leg problems and am noticeably stronger and more flexible.
Even before my first therapy session I had confidence in C.H. Physical Therapy since my neurosurgeon had referred me to them.The therapist I worked with is highly trained, with a doctorate in physical therapy. She was very professional in manner and communicated well. She answered all my many questions.
I hope that I never again need P.T., but if I do I would gladly return to C.H. Physical Therapy. I would gladly recommend C.H. Physical Therapy to any family member or friend in need of services that they could provide.
I began therapy in October 2013 at the Tigard location (I live in Salem) and continue to be pleased and impressed with the personal attention from everyone associated with this group. The therapies and exercises are appropriate for someone of my age and diagnosis, and Laura as a therapist is exceptionally knowledgeable and detail oriented, keeping me focused on the goals of strength and stability. I believe that we worked together toward a more healthful outcome for me, and this teamwork made a significant difference in the results: the pain levels decreased and I learned new ways to avoid setting myself up for more (pain)! My recommendation could not be more enthusiastic for this exceptional group of personable professionals.
I just finished up my physical therapy and a few personal training sessions and thought I'd give my feedback on the experience.
First off I appreciate that Easter took care of checking with my insurance company regarding my coverage for physical therapy. The last place I went for physical therapy put that responsibility on the patient. Easter was always very friendly during the reminder calls and appointment scheduling.
The facility is nice and always clean. No parking issues.
The google docs setup is perfect. I always have my phone with me and therefore always have my list of exercises/stretches with me. The linked pictures (some are a bit on the small side), videos, and notes at the bottom were really helpful when trying to remember how to do everything.
Adrienne did an exceptional job fixing my knee problem and was always a pleasure to work with. She is clearly very smart and did a great job explaining everything. I always left my appointments reassured. My knee is so much better now and my legs just feel better in general.
I'm so happy to have my knee functional again so that I can get back to things that I enjoy and I can't say enough good things about Adrienne and the facility.
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