Physical Therapy Clinic in Portland, Oregon

Our SE Portland Location is in the Sellwood neighborhood overlooking the Springwater trail, just east of the Sellwood bridge.

From spine care, to sports injuries, to after-surgery rehabilitation – we treat all orthopedic conditions on patients of all ages. Our strengths? Movement analysis. We don’t just treat your joints, we treat how you move.

At any Stride Strong Physical Therapy clinic, you know you will receive:

  • One-on-one 45 min to 1 hour appointments with your physical therapist. (We don’t shuttle you off to do a stretch or hand you off to an aide like other clinics do!)
  • An explanation for why we think you are hurting. (Sounds like a basic need right? But yet so often missed by other healthcare providers!)
  • Full transparency and one-on-one help with understanding your healthcare bill. Our promise is to never leave anyone in the dark.

Call (503) 208-6278 to schedule!

What Sets Us Apart

We take special care of our patients

Our mission is to provide what patients deserve in healthcare. This means one-on-one attention for longer appointment sessions. In other clinics, only half an hour is spent with the physical therapist. Our focus is on YOU. Which means our patients get better faster.

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Our Amazing Team

Our team of specialists

We’ve assembled the best team of physical therapists in Portland. Our service and commitment to our patients is second to none. Click below to find out more about our individual specialties.

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In-Network Insurances

Our advanced therapy equipment
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Moda
  • Medicare
  • Healthnet
  • Care Oregon
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Regence
  • Auto Insurance & Workman’s Comp
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  • David Jordan
    David Jordan

    16:15 31 Jul 17

    Let me begin by saying I cannot recommend Nick, my physical therapist, or this business and staff enough.

    I came to Stride Strong after a bad car accident that left me with severe lower back pain that would shoot down my leg and left me unable to lift my right leg higher than my knee. As an athlete and martial artist, this was a huge issue. But since my work with Nick, I am nearly back to my range of motion (better in some ways!) and the pain is minimal and seems to still be receding.

    Nick is an excellent PT and without his help I would not be as mobile or healed as I am today. He really takes the time to understand exactly what your pain is and figure out the best methods of relieving it. Not only that, he is aware of the mental strain an injury can have. I'm a very active person so not being able to exercise was depressing, but Nick was very encouraging and found ways to incorporate exercise in a healing way. I never felt nervous asking him questions. His dog, Chomsky, is also a total sweetheart and makes the environment that much more welcoming.

    I also want to quickly mention Kate, who runs the front desk and is always so positive and helpful when it comes to any paperwork or forms.

    Again I can't thank them or recommend them enough.

    Cole Thomas
    Cole Thomas

    16:59 25 Jun 17

    After receiving a referral for PT due to severe neck pain, I chose Stride Strong Physical Therapy based on the reviews and I was not disappointed! I had never done PT before so I was nervous, but I was put at ease by my first phone call with Kate, the office manager. She is so helpful and caring, taking the time to give me a follow up call when I asked about insurance coverage.

    My Physical Therapist, Dr. JP Fairhart is WONDERFUL, professional and friendly! He really took the time to listen, answered all of my questions, and showed my how to do home exercises. He's extremely knowledgeable and you can tell he is passionate about helping others.

    I highly recommend JP and Stride Strong!

    Hannah Jennings-Voykovich
    Hannah Jennings-Voykovich

    00:06 26 Aug 17

    I've been going to Stride Strong for almost a year now, and can definitively say that it's helped me immensely. Since starting to see Nick for help with ankle rehab, I've been able to see significant improvements in my mobility, comfort and pain levels. Nick is great to deal with, and I have fun coming into the office to see him, the team, and Chomsky the dog!

    Chris Kunke
    Chris Kunke

    18:07 30 Aug 17

    Worked with JP on a hip injury, and was very pleased with his approach to it. Very nice guy, good communication and knowledgeable. Kate at the front desk was very friendly and helpful in setting up appointments and dealing with insurance info.

    Peter Beach
    Peter Beach

    16:22 31 Jul 17

    Nick is an excellent physical therapist. He is both knowledgeable and friendly. When I first went into stridestrong he was able to quickly diagnose my back injury and in the following weeks he helped me address the underlying causes of my injury. He has helped me work through multiple injuries allowing me to get back to doing the physical activities I love. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a physical therapist.

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    • Physical Therapists: We Treat Many Common Injuries

      Our Doctors of Physical Therapy are experts when it comes to exercise therapy. We believe strongly in the power and healing ability of exercise and strengthening. Too often, in our daily lives we have been subjected to sitting and sedentary lifestyles that are not conducive to building strong and healthy bodies. Much of the common ailments are actually caused by this inactivity: low back pain, knee pain, and rotator cuff injuries. Our physical therapists will not only prescribe exercises but they also closely guide the patients as they perform them, to make sure form and technique are not compromised and the maximum healing effect is attained. Meet our physical therapists here.

      Back Injury Therapy

      Back pain is one the most common pains that bring patients to visit the doctor, miss work, and skip sports. This type of pain is also one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Because of how much we use our backs for almost every activity we do (walking, standing, sitting upright, lifting, carrying) it is no wonder that pain and discomfort in our spines would cause us to halt most of our activities. Read more about back pain therapy here.

      We treat the following types of back pain:Back Pain Treatment in Portland

          • Upper Back Pain

          • Mid Back Pain

          • Lower Back Pain

          • Disc Pain

          • Sciatica Pain

      Neck Injury Pain Treatment

      Neck pain can be a result of many different conditions like a pinched nerve, soreness from whiplash, or even from just sleeping incorrectly. Most neck pain is NOT caused by a serious disease and there are a variety of clinical tests and prediction rules to determine the most likely cause of the neck injury that will point us in the right direction.

      Manual neck injury therapy comes in the form of mobilization of the joints, manual stretching of muscles to obtain mobility and soft tissue massage to loosen spasms. Read more about our neck

      We treat the following types of neck pain:

          • Whiplash Pain

          • Pinched Nerve

          • Headache

      Leg Injury Therapy

      Leg Injury Therapy in Portland
      Leg injuries are very common in the US population simply because we are largely a sitting society. A lot of time is being spent in a seated position – whether during work, in the car, or when relaxing and socializing – almost all activities are spent in a chair. Over time, muscles of the leg become atrophied from non-use and muscle strength will get gradually reduced.Read more about out leg pain treatment here.

      We treat the following types of leg pain:

          • Hamstring Injury

          • IT Band Syndrome

          • Shin Splints

          • Ankle Injury

      Knee Injury Therapy

      A large number of patients in the United States suffer from knee pain. There are many causes for it ranging from osteoarthritis to ligamentous injuries to the bad knee mechanics leading to mal-tracking of joints. The main reason why there is a large number of knee patients suffering from knee pain is largely because the knee does not possess much musculature. Read more about our knee pain treatment here.

      We treat the following types of knee pain:

          • Total Knee Replacement

          • Knee Sprains

          • Meniscus Tears

      One other aspect we are sticklers for is posture and biomechanics. This is crucial when treating sports injuries such those from running, and for chronic strain injuries like plantar fasciitis. Just as patients can slowly decondition their tissues from non-activity, patients can also hurt themselves during faulty activity. We utilize Video Analysis to record and playback bio mechanics during walking, running or even standing. This way we are able to analyze what each joint and limb are doing and we are quickly able to ascertain where postural habits and poor mechanics have caused an injury.

      One large subset of the population we see in Stride Strong is postural issues pertaining to desk work and computer work. With large numbers of patients from across the street at Intel, we can perform ergonomic evaluations and make recommendations for sit-stand desks. We also take the time to coach our patients how they should be sitting and standing with proper posture to reduce workplace discomfort and pain.

      Common After-Surgery Treatment & Therapy

      Surgical repairs have to be given the utmost care and attention. Not only do we have to respect for tissue healing time, but the physical therapist must also account for gradual tissue adaptation to exercise. At Stride Strong Physical Therapy, we have several means for reducing surgical pain so the body is better able to heal: we perform various levels of manual therapy to calm muscles down, improve circulation, and decrease scar tissue formation. Some of the most common surgeries we help patients heal from are: Total knee replacements, rotator cuff repairs, lumbar micro discectomies, achilles tendon repairs, and vertebral fusions.

      Dosing of exercise progression is also paramount to a patient’s healing continuum: too little and we risk prolonging the rehab phase, too much and we risk aggravating the patient’s pain. Our Physical Therapists are experts when it comes to this delicate balance of benefit and harm. We also make it a point to maintain close communication with orthopedic surgeons and physicians to maximize healing for our patients that are recovering from surgeries.

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