5 Star Physical Therapy in Sherwood and Bethany!
Evolve Physical Therapy was created as a response to the growing trend of declining quality in health care delivery. We are different. You will always receive the highest quality of care by working with an experienced, licensed physical therapist. No techs. No aides. No assistants. No double booking.
1:1 Personalized Care
Our goal is to provide the best help that we can to ensure you have a healthy, more pain-free life! We do not have aids and assistants because we want all of our patients to get the right care and treatment plan from our most qualified physical therapists. We cut out the middle man to give you the most effective treatment.
Our Mission & Vision
Our unique focus on “Active for Life” applies to everyone. Without exception. We do not want you to be a spectator in life. We will help you create a balance to make your recovery optimal and efﬁcient. Evolve Physical Therapy looks at you today, tomorrow, and in the future to allow you to be involved in the activities that you love.
We want to listen to your story and understand your perspective so that we can best help you. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. You deserve the best experience. You deserve to … Move Better, Feel Better, and Live Better!
Evolve Physical Therapists & Staff
Matt Weissbach, PT, DPT
Matt Whitaker, MPT
Melisa Abesa, PT, DPT
Jessica Moore, PT, DPT
Josh Guyer, PT, DPT
Josh "JP" Pate, PT, DPT
Yu-Jen “Jenny” Hwang, PT, DPT
Amanda Laron, PT, DPT
Amanda was born and raised in central California. She moved to Oregon in 2011 to attend Lewis & Clark College, where she earned a degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology while also participating in Division III athletics. Amanda has worked in multiple positions in the medical field before entering graduate school in 2019. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at George Fox University in early 2022, where she gained experience working with a variety of patient populations. Amanda’s professional interests include pediatrics, sports and orthopedic injuries throughout the lifespan, pelvic floor therapy, healthy aging, and functional strength training. Amanda’s treatment style utilizes the latest evidence alongside honest dialogue to build a therapeutic alliance, address the patient as a whole, and work alongside patients to get them back to doing what they love.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys hiking in the beautiful PNW, weightlifting, reading and cooking new cuisines with her husband.
Brittany Abeyta, Patient Care Coordinator
Fallie Calder, Patient Care Coordinator
Frequently Asked Questions
How quickly can I be seen?
When you need help, we’re here for you. We have appointments available within 48 hours from the time you call.
Is physical therapy painful?
For many patients, one of the primary objectives is pain relief. This is frequently accomplished with hands-on techniques, modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and/or heat or cold therapy. Movement often provides pain relief as well. Your physical therapist will provide you with the appropriate exercises not only for pain relief but to recover range of motion, strength, and endurance.
In some cases, physical therapy techniques can be painful. For example, recovering knee range of motion after total knee replacement or shoulder range of motion after shoulder surgery may be painful. Your physical therapist will utilize a variety of techniques to help maximize your treatment goals. It is important that you communicate the intensity, frequency, and duration of pain to your therapist. Without this information, it is difficult for the therapist to adjust your treatment plan.
What happens if my problem or pain returns?
Flare ups are not uncommon. If you have a flare up, give us a call and we’ll schedule you quickly to see what the problem is.
What treatment methods do your physical therapists use?
Our physical therapists use an array of techniques that are custom to your treatment plan. A combination of manual therapy, exercise activities, and patient education are used during your treatment.
How do you determine my treatment?
During your first appointment, your therapist will perform and objective evaluation and will then formulate a list of problems you have, and how to properly treat them. This treatment plan will be customized to you and your injuries.
How many visits do I need?
This is highly variable. You may need one visit or you may need months of care. It depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, etc. You will be re-evaluated on a monthly basis and when you see your doctor, we will provide you with a progress report with our recommendations.
What should I wear?
You should wear loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating. For example, if you have a knee problem, it is best to wear shorts. For a shoulder problem, a tank top is a good choice, and for low back problems, wear a loose fitting shirt and pants, again so we can perform a thorough examination. Gym or athletic shoes are preferred since some of your treatment could involve the treadmill, bike, or other equipment.
What do I need to bring with me to my first appointment?
Make sure you bring your physical therapy referral (provided to you by your doctor) and your payment information. If your insurance is covering the cost of physical therapy, bring your insurance card. If you are covered by Workers’ Compensation, bring your claim number and your case manager’s contact information. If you are covered by auto insurance or an attorney lien, make sure you bring this information.