Testimonials from some of our patients
Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy Team (Miracle Workers) With help from the entire team at Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy, we were able to accomplish the Everest goal I set months ago; to regain full foot strength and alleviate all pain so I could return to the activities that represent a large part of my lifestyle; biking, hiking, trail running, skiing…. SKIING ? In the early stages of my recovery I had mentally written off skiing and running for the long term. And, today I am training in preparation for what will become the best winter my life. This is huge, considering the fact that I could hardly walk 6 months ago, was not wearing shoes, and was bearing very little weight on my left foot. These physical gains cannot compare to the psychological and spiritual growth I’ve experienced during this period in life, because I believe physical healing really starts in the mind. Progressive Wins That Supported My Journey Read More...
- Showing up to PT every time, training in between appointments, & taking action based on suggestions.
- Walking in shoes pain free ?
- Running my first 5K in over a year.
- Cool Creek Trail, 8 Mile Hike, 3000 feet elevation gain.
- Each step is transformational healing.
- Stronger with each step.
- Just breathe, and let go of tension.
- Give your body permission to rest and heal.
- Pain is just a message that it is time to rest: recovery energy, solitude, time.
The entire staff at CGPT is world class, with everyone so dedicated and professional you get a part of the healing vibe by just showing up. Having the most knowledgable and dynamic team of Physical Therapist in the Gorge makes your efforts to healing and strength more of a thoughtful self aware journey. They guide and teach you the to empower the body by their experience and kind hearted manners. Rehabbing a shoulder with the crew at CGPT has me feeling stronger then ever. With all my sincerest GRATITUDE- Charlie C
Wonderful therapists, great support staff, etc.; best physical therapy clinic I’ve been to, and I’ve been to many in my time. ?
Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy is more a hotel than a clinic! Why? Because the warm, professional ladies at the reception area welcome patients like they are guests ready to be catered, well-accommodated, and fed organically well. And, like a 5-star hotel, the therapists embrace and carry patients through protocols as though they were on a delicious restorative yoga retreat. After treatment, I walk out feeling rejuvenated, reanimated, and ameliorated. Renewal is a guarantee at Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy!
I absolutely love coming here for physical therapy. Everyone who works there makes it such a pleasant experience. I am always greeted as I walk through the door and they all seem to know my name. My comfort is their number one priority and they are very supportive throughout my recovery process. While physical therapy can always be tiring and a little painful the wonderful staff at Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy make it a good experience and one I look forward to during my entire recovery. I always leave feeling like I have made progress when I leave and everyone there seems to care about my rehabilitation. I am confident that I am on my way to a 100% speedy recovery thanks to the wonderful staff!
The best thing about tearing my ACL has been the incredibly talented therapists I've worked with at Columbia Gorge PT. You won't find better than these smart, fun, and gifted women. They helped me regain my range of motion and strength, always challenging me without going too far. They used a variety of exercises, hands-on manipulation, awesome massage, work-out and laser machines, and other innovative techniques to heal my knee. I'm so grateful for the world-class care I've received. Nobody wants to get injured, but if you do, you're in gifted hands at Columbia Gorge PT!
Dear Diary: PT during the summer months,,,,what a DRAG. Today I left Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy feeling Optimistic and Energized!!! That’s the way you SHOULD FEEL to heal!!!! The Entire Staff gets you on the Path, from the Therapists, through the technicians and the office. Thank you for all you do!!!! Mary Alice
This is the very best Physical Therapy Center in the Gorge. I can not sing their praises enough. I have been treated several different times and have always had great results and my injuries resolved. The entire staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Very compassionate and knowledgeable. I have my personal favorites but they are all wonderful.
I’ve been going here for a few months and I’ve made consistent progress with every session. The whole staff is very knowledgeable and welcoming. Stoked to have found this place!
I cannot say enough about Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy. Bettina and her staff are extremely knowledgeable, encouraging and caring. The therapists hold your feet to the fire in a gentle way making sure that you do your "work" to gain ultimate results. I have been treated for 3 or 4 different issues at different times and have seen 3 different therapists. Each of them have been interested in and cared for me in a holistic manner, addressing me as a whole person and not just the particular issue I came in for. I progressively made improvements with their encouragement and actually enjoyed each and every appointment no matter how physically challenging. None of the time that I have spent there has been wasted. And the front desk staff are the best; incredibly personable, professional, fun and a pleasure to interact with. Columbia Gorge PT is an awesome place to get healthy and if the need ever arises for you to have physical therapy I would highly recommend it.
>I saw Kristin Dills for approximately three months to rehab a hip fracture sustained in a skiing accident. The accident happened in March; by July, I was hiking in the mountains again. I can't say enough about how effective physical therapy, coupled with Pilates and acupuncture (also available on-site), has been in my recovery. I'm thrilled I was able to come back from a major injury in such a short time and resume an active life.
Two months ago I could hardly walk on my foot. Today, I am back to mountain biking, hiking, and light running. Feeling stronger each day. Thank you to everyone at Columbia Gorge PT who has had a positive impact on my recovery. You truly are miracle workers 🙂
Dear Bettina, I would like to express my gratitude for the continued excellent care that Columbia Gorge Therapy and Pilates has provided me. You accepted me as a Medicare Patient ten years ago when no other PT provider would. You and your very capable staff guided me through several challenges, the biggest being pre and post total hip replacement surgery. Especially helpful are the follow up Pilates sessions and guidance for my general good health. They also are a positive influence on my grown children and grandchildren when the instructors graciously let them occasionally drop in to their sessions. We all now regularly use foam rollers. Wishing you and your colleagues a good year in 2019.
When I first arrived at Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy my back was in such bad shape and I was in so much pain that I couldn’t walk upright. Not only did I have a bad case of sciatica but an X-ray showed severe arthritis in my back. Hannah, Ellie, and Donna had me walking straight up in the first 2 appointments. Pain was gone not long after and they taught me exercises to strengthen my core and my back. I’m pain free and moving easier. I wouldn’t be able to say that without the help of Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy.
I’m so grateful to have found this place! Dealing with an injury is not my cup of tea and I actually look forward to my PT appointments. The entire team is full of knowledge, compassion, and treats everyone in away that is beyond helpful in the physical aspect of healing, as well as the mental aspect. Dealing with an injury and healing is a lot of work. I so very much appreciate everyone working here. Not only do I feel like I make progress from each visit, I’m compelled to do the at home exercises to continue making progress. I see all walks of life while at my appointments and I can tell I’m not the only one that feels this way. Whether you’re an athlete, or just want to get back to everyday life…I highly recommend this place, should you need Physical Therapy and beyond.
I couldn’t have asked for a more friendly staff to work with. Over the three months of rehab, Columbia Gorge PT became like a family to me. I highly recommend their services.
Bettina is awesome! I have been working with her for my neck and back for a while now and thanks to her and her knowledgeable staff, advice and guidance, I am finally able to get back to Kiteboarding, Climbing, Mountain biking, and the rest of the Gorge activities we know and love so well. As a Professional Outdoor Adventure Photographer my schedule and life is amazing – but is also punishing to my body – sometimes carrying heavy loads, camera equipment on top of climbing equipment can really take it’s toll… When things get strained physically – they got me back in fighting form. Because of that, today, I am able to walk back into my gym (the Gorge) and enjoy the things I love. A great group of people to work with proving that PT really does work… You can tell that everyone there really cares about your health and well-being – in every aspect of what they do and how they care… A Big THANK YOU to the whole crew at Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine.
Bettina & Team, Injuries especially at an older age really knock the wind out of your spirit. So…… to all of you @ Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy – Thank You! I was so impressed at the level of expertise & time you have given me. Your knowledge and commitment in all areas was unsurpassed, but I’m most impressed with the total TEAM work – You Rock! Best to All, Cathy
Dear Bettina, Your caring staff is to be commended. Kristen has gone above and beyond my highest expectations. She has ingrained a deep shift training program in my mind and body causing me to be pain-free in both my knee and shoulder repairs. I am pain-free for the first time since December 2005. Trained for life is the best description of her works. Also, Donna has used her healing energies and transferred that positive force into healing my right shoulder. I and other patients of Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy can use her healing hands anytime our body has a “dis-ease” to correct it’s energy. Gratefully, Scott Haanstad, Principle – PrecisionMeds Inc.
To Bettina and Staff, A big Thank You for your awesome therapy sessions and the 110% success we’ve had with my shoulder replacement!!
Heidi, thanks for getting me back on the court! I’ll never forget your name either lol.
I appreciate how professional, knowledgeable, and caring, Kristen is, she is helping me learn a lot about exercise.