Success Stories

Joy – Ankle Pain
Meet Joy, a recent graduate of George Fox University who plays in competitive soccer leagues. Joy played soccer throughout her youth, and even overseas during college! She came to AOPT for chronic ankle pain secondary to a lateral ankle sprain and associated avulsion fracture. The acute injury happened during a game when she was dribbling...
Karen – Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction
Many people who suffer from TMJ disorder are unaware of the benefits of physical therapy. Meet Karen (pictured), who wants to share her PT success story regarding this issue! Karen was accidentally struck by a curtain rod, which affected her mouth alignment. She suffered from jaw pain and a shifting bite for over four months....
Raechel – Knee Pain
Meet Raechel, a sophomore at Newberg High School who competes on the cheerleading team. She came to AOPT after a procedure on her right knee addressing loose bone fragments and cartilage repair. Activities that increase joint pressure such as jumping, running, squatting and prolonged standing caused pain and limited full participation in sport activities and...
Allison – Motor Vehicle Accident
Meet Allison, a patient who came to AOPT following a motor vehicle accident. Allison was experiencing low back, hip, and neck pain. A MRI revealed multiple disc bulges, and tendinopathy in her hip. That is when she was referred to physical therapy. Prior to the accident, Allison was very active with running, taking care of...
Michael – Shoulder Pain
Meet Michael, a patient who came to AOPT with ongoing shoulder pain. He had left shoulder pain that started over 20 years ago when he dislocated it anteriorly lifting weights. The injury exacerbated in 2015 while using the bench press, and he felt extreme discomfort with rest, sedentary computer use, and sleeping. An MRI revealed...
Sarah – Motor Vehicle Accident
Meet Sarah, a patient who came to AOPT one month after a motor vehicle accident. Sarah had strained her cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Previous to the accident, she was very active chasing around her son and twin toddlers. However, activities like carrying her children, standing for long periods at work, and exercising became difficult...
Noah – Back & Hip Pain
Meet Noah, a young athlete who came to AOPT with severe low back and hip pain, that all attributed from a baseball injury. A few months ago, Noah collided with another player sliding into second base, and has experienced back pain ever since. Therefore, when he came to AOPT it was more of a chronic...
Randy – Ankle Pain
Meet Randy, a patient who came to AOPT after suffering an ankle fracture and many bone bruises from an accident on job site. Randy works a labor intensive job, therefore was unable to work for a few weeks, as well as struggled with daily activities at home. He was more than anxious to get back...
Kathy – Knee Pain
Meet Kathy, a patient who came to AOPT with severe knee pain, and a lateral meniscus tear. She experienced two falls while walking on uneven ground, which lead to instability and pain in her knee. Kathy was unable to squat, walk a flight of stairs, or even take her dogs around the vineyard without feeling...
Delia – Hip
Meet Delia, a patient who came to AOPT following a total hip replacement. Delia came into her first visit using a walker, and unable to stand from a sitting position without arm rests. Simple things, like putting on socks and tying her shoes, or sleeping on her right side were a serious struggle for Delia...
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