Work Injuries

& Training

At Evolve Physical Therapy, we will help you

get back to work feeling better and equipped

with the knowledge on how to prevent

further work injuries.

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We Are Work Injury Specialists

What is our approach?

Work injuries can be devastating, both physically and emotionally. We treat work injuries like all other injuries you may encounter. Our highly trained physical therapists will work one on one with you to determine the type of comprehensive therapy you need in order to get back to work easier, healthier, and most importantly pain-free.

First we will:

  1. Determine the cause of injury
  2. Create a customized treatment plan based on your injury
  3. Educate you on safe work practices to prevent further or additional injuries

Why 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.

Our physical therapy 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. 

How does treatment work?

Since there are so many types of injuries you can encounter in the workplace, it is important you get the proper treatment and training to prevent future work injuries. We educate our patients on workplace safety measures, such as, proper lifting techniques, good posture and stretch and strength training.

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What Kind of Work Injury Do I Have?

Wrist Injury

Equipment Injuries

Lifting Injury

Ankle Sprain

Slips, Trips & Falls

Work Injuries We Treat

We treat an array of work injuries at Evolve and here are some of the most common work injuries:

Work Conditioning

Work Conditioning (or Hardening) is a type of “after physical therapy” treatment. Your physical therapist will perform a functional capacity evaluation (FCE) after your physical therapy has ended. This test will determine your readiness to return to work based on your current strength, flexibility, mobility and pain. Work Condition therapy is designed specifically to your job. For example, if you are a delivery driver, this therapy is designed to help you lift and move large/heavy packages correctly, strengthen back and lumbar muscles, teach posture and endurance.

Slips, Trips & Falls

Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common types of workplace injuries. Each slip, trip and fall can cause different types of injuries; sprains, muscle tears and fractures being very common.

Overexertion

Overexertion injuries refer to pulling, pushing, lifting, carrying and throwing activities performed on the job. Back strains are one of the most common injuries resulting from overexertion. Physical therapy treatment varies with each type of injury.

Equipment & Contact Injuries

According to the National Safety Council Injury Facts, injuries resulting from contact with objects and equipment is the fourth leading cause of work-related deaths and the third leading cause of nonfatal injuries involving days away from work. Contact injuries include:

  • A moving object striking a worker
  • A worker striking against an object or equipment, including bumping into, stepping on, kicking, or being pushed or thrown onto an object
  • Part of a worker’s body being squeezed, pinched, compressed or crushed in equipment, between shifting objects, between stationary objects, or in a wire or rope
  • A worker being struck, caught or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment or material
  • A worker being injured as a result of friction or pressure between the person and the source of injury
  • A worker being injured from vibration
Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel is a very common workplace injury. Exercises are designed to relieve pressure on the median nerve of your wrist. Splinting may be recommended as well.

Strains, Pains & Soreness

Strains, pains and soreness are very common in the workplace. We will help treat your pain and teach you how to prevent these types of injuries from recurring.

Let me start out by saying in my past I have hated physical therapy with a fiery passion. I’m a trauma survivor who has PTSD and PT has always triggered me. I’ve have had several pretty difficult injuries in my life and also have had to go to physical therapy after surgery. The injury that brought me to Evolve was an ankle sprain. Both of my parents went to Evolve and recommend them to me. I was dreading it with all my heart, and also understanding that I had to go to get better. The first thing I learned about Evolve is that they are incredibly interested in helping you recover from your injuries. I’ve worked with two physical therapist there and they both were spectacular. Matt W. Helped me work on my sprain and when I was not not healing well and my hands started hurting, he urged me to see my GP which led to finding out I had Rheumatoid Arthritis. I got my RA under control and was able to get my ankle back to a healthy state. His keen eye and willingness to listen helped me so much and helped me trust myself more. I am currently working with Melisa on my chronic shoulder and back pain. She has been incredibly helpful in helping me deal with and find ways to move with out setting off my fight or flight response and slowly but surely I’m getting better. She so clearly understands that being human is much more then just moving parts. Another awesome person at Evolve is Brittany she The patient coordinator. Sh is one of the most on point office managers I have ever seen . She goes the extra mile even when she does not have to. She deserves a shout out because she works so hard and makes dealing with insurance way easier and less triggering. She is also incredibly easy to communicate with and is always very kind. I see an incredible team working together to provide some of the BEST PT possible. The other thing I am absolutely interested in is how easy their staff makes Trauma Informed Care implementation look. It’s clearly woven into everything they do. Even if they don’t have it plastered all over their walls it’s clearly part of their practice. If anyone I know ever needs PT I will strongly recommend Evolve they are at the top of the PT world. This place has changed my life in so many ways. Thank goodness for Evolve!!!
B Marie
B Marie
15:46 21 Feb 20
I chose Evolve primarily because of location. I had also heard very positive reports from acquaintances. I was able to schedule my appointments in a timely fashion which I was important to me. The owner also worked with me to develop a self payment plan. Matt has been informative and encouraging. He has offered different treatment options to facilitate “getting back to normal”. I feel that I am in very capable hands and that my recovery is as important to Matt as it is to me!
Sandy Robinson
Sandy Robinson
21:36 18 Feb 20
Very educated physical therapists. Love the one to one service.
Crystal Arn
Crystal Arn
16:46 29 Jan 20
I met with Matt Weissbach to work through some persistent knee pain that was not decreasing despite exercise and weight loss. After his assessment of my strength and flexibility, he gave me some exercises and stretches that have eliminated the pain. Definitely recommend.
Todd Wilcox
Todd Wilcox
17:51 02 Jan 20
Matt gave me a complimentary running analysis. He was super knowledgable and helped me understand how to alleviate hip and knee pain, while also increasing running speed. These guys are the real deal. I've been to a lot of PTs before and they are excellent.
Marisa Michael
Marisa Michael
16:35 20 Dec 19
This was my first experience in physical therapy, and I am so grateful I found Melisa at Evolve. She is absolutely amazing at what she does and so incredibly knowledgeable. I had a pretty bad concussion and neck strain from an ice skating fall, and Melisa listened to me, kept me focused on my goals, and helped guide me through my recovery over the span of several months. I am now almost back to my regular self, and she is helping me get back to my running goals. I’m starting to train for my next race (a feat I thought was impossible 3 months ago). I would highly recommend Evolve Physical Therapy!
Lindsay Peaker
Lindsay Peaker
04:33 20 Dec 19
I initially started seeing Melisa for a running injury to my foot. Through the course of several visits, we determined that much of what I was struggling with was nerve pain and that the source of the pain was actually a larger issue than just the running injury. My sessions with Melisa, and the at home exercises she has given me, have helped me to build strength and flexibility in a very targeted way. My nerve pain is improving and I am back to running! I am continuing to work with Melisa for further improvement and targeted development of my running form so that I can continue to do what I love without pain!
Amy Pearson
Amy Pearson
18:16 19 Dec 19
I had tears in both of my rotator cuffs. Evolve PT was amazing. In the beginning I couldn’t reach for anything without pain. Now both of my shoulders are healthy and I am back to regular activities. They were super flexible with my schedule, which made coming to physical therapy easy!
Carrie Stubblefield
Carrie Stubblefield
05:27 18 Dec 19
Fixed my back up
Lisa Pascoal
Lisa Pascoal
22:32 28 Nov 19
I saw Matt on an emergency basis for vestibular therapy for BPPV. Evolve was able to get me an appointment less than an hour after calling whereas the soonest I could get an appointment through my healthcare system was 2 days later. Anyone who’s ever had a BPPV episode knows that there’s no possible way to endure it for 2 days. I was so grateful Evolve was able to get me in so quickly and even more grateful that I didn’t have to explain what BPPV is to the scheduler. She knew what it is and that I had to be seen quickly. I was more than happy to pay out of pocket for the high quality care and expertise I got from Matt. I’m someone who actually wants to know all about the science of things and picked up on that quickly and obliged my curiosity. He is super skilled and very highly trained at vestibular therapy and I couldn’t feel more blessed that I found him within a 30 minute drive just through an internet search of last resort. Thanks to Matt and Evolve I can actually enjoy Thanksgiving with family!
Becky Voorheis
Becky Voorheis
00:41 28 Nov 19
Just had knee replacement surgery 10 days ago & Melisa Abesa has progressively helped me bend my knee & walk with my new joint. She has outlined exercises for me to help strengthen my knee. Everyone at Evolve is friendly & helpful. I can trust that I am in good hands and can focus on healing.Like
Joy Bignall
Joy Bignall
17:35 16 Nov 19
In the two weeks I’ve been getting therapy at Evolve, I must say I’m very impressed. The office is very professionally run & Matt is terrific at listening & evaluating. My problem is complex but he is sorting through everything very carefully & has an excellent knowledge base from which he operates. The place is neat, clean & easy to access.
Gail Dall
Gail Dall
03:12 15 Nov 19
I had a partially torn MCL, and was scheduled for physical therapy at Evolve. The location was great, Matt was friendly and extremely knowledgeable.. He always explained in a very understandable way what the goal was, and the process we would take.After each treatment I could see progress, and for something that started as an injury - it ended up as a very beneficial experience.
David Wheaton
David Wheaton
00:47 06 Nov 19
Incredibly smart therapists. I had the pleasure of working with Matt Weissbach, and throughout treatment he challenged me, encouraged me, carried on great conversation to keep my mind of the strain of some of the hard work, and taught me as much as he treated me. I highly recommend Evolve Physical Therapy!!!
David Kilian
David Kilian
06:14 28 Oct 19
I've been dealing with neck and shoulder issues for over 4 years, and have seen so many different physical therapists, and Matt at Evolve is one of the best to ever do it. He is so well-versed in treatments and techniques. Very knowledgeable. But most importantly, he makes therapy fun. Matt, and the entire staff, are so engaging and kind. I've had to cancel appointments last minute because of headaches that've come up, and they are always so understanding. They truly just want what is best for the patient. You can feel the care and concern every time you walk into their office.
Trevor Woller
Trevor Woller
23:20 23 Oct 19
Fabulous! This made all the difference. I got rid of dizziness, shoulder pain, leg pain, regained strength, am able to move and do normal activities, and so much more. After major surgery, chemotherapy, and life I was weak, had dizziness, and was just a big mess. I can't thank Matt Whitaker and Evolve enough.
Deborah Abrams
Deborah Abrams
19:12 20 Oct 19
I would give Evolve Physical Therapy and Matt Weissbach 10 stars if I could. He is truly the best. I have had several occasions to use Matt over years for my physical therapy needs. He was so thoughtful and thorough in assessing what my problem was and what was needed to correct the issues. He is very professional and his knowledge of the best treatment options is incredible. His staff is extremely helpful with setting up appointments. Matt has a very practical approach to the treatment process. What was most impressive was his attention to outlining the details of the home exercise program he felt was necessary. He made sure I had all the information to do the exercises at home. He was very good at giving me feed back on how I was progressing. He has such great feel for knowing when to push forward harder and when to back off of the rehab process. I am in the medical field myself. I can honestly say that there is not a better physical therapist that I have ever dealt with then Matt. I highly recommend him without reservation.
ron Pausig
ron Pausig
13:09 20 Oct 19
Our whole family has used Evolve PT. Definitely has got us back to normal activity very fast. We recommend them to everyone we can
Reed Smith
Reed Smith
06:35 20 Oct 19
Matt Whitaker is my back, pain problem solver! I’ve gone to Matt two different times a couple years apart for severe back issues - pain that was moving all over and even impairing my ability to walk! It was horrible... I started out with my orthopedic surgeon giving me the option of trying PT (physical therapy) or looking at some more drastic measures... I’m not a fan of surgery, or pills, and running is a key part of my life so off to PT I went... Matt was recommended by my orthopedic surgeon and I understand why! Matt is always focused on the source of the pain, not only in my body but how it developed. He addresses the issues systematiclly and ensures my understanding as we go. Matt focuses on progress at the clinic and ensuring it is maintainable once I leave. We’ve had many conversations to figure out behavior, to posture, that lends to my issue and how to change.Couple things about the clinic: it’s super clean, bathrooms are big and stocked with all sorts of items to help you get back in order after PT. They have a large open floor with machines, etc., but my favorite aspects of the clinic are - Private rooms! Yes, a little privacy when you’re talking and they’re working on you! I’ve been to some clinics where the receptionist, waiting room and physical therapist are working with their patients all in the same space (so awkward and embarrassing). Evolve has an online tool that tracks all the exercises, personal comments for you and includes videos so you know exactly how to perform stretches and exercises!Evolve Physical Therapy is top notch. I live in West Sylvan and it’s well worth the drive to Sherwood. I recommend Evolve Physical Therapy anyone who needs a PT!Thank you Matt for keeping me on the trail! 🙂 You’re the best!!
Christine Ellsworth
Christine Ellsworth
21:05 19 Oct 19
Matt took the time to look at all of the possibilities for my knee pain and tailored a workout routine that I can do at home to alleviate the surrounding issues.
Jon Burbank
Jon Burbank
15:02 19 Oct 19
Matt and the Evolve PT team worked so hard to help me get back on track. I can't recommend them enough!
Joshua Brenneman
Joshua Brenneman
18:47 17 Oct 19
I can't say enough great things about Evolve Physical therapy therapists and staff!! I was referred to Evolve by my physician who recommended Matt and Matt because of their expertise in dealing with neck/cervical spine physical therapy. I was extremely impressed with the knowledge and expert care I received at Evolve! I have recommended both Matt's to many of my friends to address a variety of pain, postural strength training and post surgery physical therapy needs. Matt W. provide me physical therapy exercises that were constantly tailored and customized to meet my therapy goals and work within my life/schedule. They use an app/online program through your email that links to videos of your specific workout that is updated after every appt based on your progress and feedback. The online individualized videos provide great visual cues and reminders on your homework and is super easy to follow and use. Evolve worked hard to not just address my active pain symptoms and building strength to correct those but took it to the next level of looking holistically at all aspects of my daily life to find all components that we needed to address in order to prevent future re-occurrences. Matt W. helped me to really analyze my home and work environments for contributing factors and then problem solved realistic solutions. Evolve PT is not a place that wants you to keep coming back to spend your money, they work hard to truly get you better and out of there! Thanks guys!!
Tgcheer
Tgcheer
05:44 17 Oct 19
Great clinic with an awesome, very positive approach!
Devin Karamanos
Devin Karamanos
22:46 16 Oct 19
Matt did an excellent job of listening to me and devising a treatment plan that was effective. I rate them highly.
Roger Mize
Roger Mize
15:48 16 Oct 19
I sustained 2 compression fractures in an accident 3 years ago and had lower back pain since then. I had extensive physical therapy from other clinics with little improvement. I had pretty much decided to live with it. Routine visit with a cardiologist recommended physical therapy as a strength building strategy. I made an appt with Evolve. I have been very happy with their approach of helping me heal myself. I now have the tools to use exercises and stretches to keep myself pain free and flexible.
Lois Fox
Lois Fox
04:19 16 Oct 19
Great team of therapists. I've been in for a few different issues, and always leave with a plan of action and feeling educated about my condition.
Anthony Holden
Anthony Holden
21:47 15 Oct 19
Evolve is amazing! Very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and fun to work with. Highly recommend
Ryan Hutchins
Ryan Hutchins
19:43 15 Oct 19
Oct 15 2019This post is long overdue. Last November 14, 2018–I was trying to hang a plant in our stairwell and I lost my balance and fell 4 feet on the wood stairs. I ended up with eight breaks in my ribs. Three ribs-had two breaks each. I also had three breaks in my right scapula.The healing was long and painful. In January the doctor at OHSU said I needed to go to physical therapy. I got online and started looking at clinics close to our hm in Newberg. I’ve had physical therapy 3-4 times before. I wanted to find a physical therapist that could really help me since this was the second injury to the same shoulder. I chose Evolve because I liked what it said on the website about fit for life and getting fit in a natural way. I went to their facilities in Sherwood. I met Matt Whitaker and started getting treatments twice a week thru March. Not only was he wonderful to work with-but he looked at everything that affected me including the reason I fell. He looked at the whole picture instead of using “the bandaid effect” to get me healthy and strong again. The exercises he gave me —I still do a year later. I am currently swimming laps and I am up to 8 lbs with my arm free weights. I am not a gym rat or fanatical about working out.I am a 66 year old woman with a lot of life ahead of me. I want to enjoy it as pain free as possible. I feel that because of Matt’s diligence, knowledge, and care for my overall well being—I am in the amazing shape that I am now- not quite a year since my accident! I am more mobile and pain free with my shoulder than I was BEFORE my accident!Not a day goes by that I don’t think of proper posture- proper exercise-and just healthy living. Matt had so much to do with that. I will NEVER go to another physical therapist!!Do yourself a favor and go see the folks at Evolve. Everyone that I met there was wonderful— including the other therapists and the lovely young woman that checks you in. Stay healthy and fit— trust me— they can help!Respectfully and Prost,Linda C. Holdahl
Linda Linterr@rocketmail.com
Linda Linterr@rocketmail.com
19:21 15 Oct 19
One month out from surgery on my shoulder, my physical therapy with a different therapist (at a different business) was failing me badly. Instead of making healing progress, my shoulder was retreating into a protective state. My doctor's office recommended finding a new therapist and, on the recommendation of a friend who had used Evolve, I quickly made the switch.I was set up with Melisa and almost immediately started seeing progress. She took the time to understand the entire history of my injury, as well as the problems and concerns arising from my previous therapy on the shoulder, then crafted a plan to gradually work me back to health. It was a long process to full recovery, but Melisa pushed me just hard enough without pushing so hard that I regressed. She gave me the tools to work on shoulder strength and stability outside of the Evolve offices, which aided in my recovery and led to a great outcome.I'm so thankful I made the switch to Evolve and I could not be more thankful for the help I received. Everyone in the office is friendly and they take the time to know their patients. I would highly recommend Evolve for anyone who is recovering from surgery or just needs a little help achieving their full movement potential.
Aaron Henderson
Aaron Henderson
15:37 15 Oct 19
I do highly recommend Evolve. I have had a great experience due some back problems I've experienced over a year. Matt and the team helped me to find the right direction for recovery and I did always felt they care about me.
juan antonio rubio avalos
juan antonio rubio avalos
23:04 14 Oct 19
We had a very positive experience at Evolve. My 6 yr old son had hip/feet pain. After several weeks of treatment at Evolve and home, my son's pain was gone. Matt W. was kind, knowledgeable, and patient. We lucked out and will certainly return if more treatment is needed.
Piper A.
Piper A.
22:51 03 Oct 19
Evolve Physical Therapy is great! I received physical therapy from Matt Whitaker for chronic problem with my feet. I had been having progressively more painful foot problems for about 5 years and had seen 3 podiatrists, had a surgery, countless steroid injections, different medications, and physical therapy from other places of the 5 years with very limited results. When I went to Evolve I was very discouraged and feeling very desperate. The first thing that set Matt apart from others that I had worked with for me feet is that he had scheduled enough time in my first appointment to go over all the issues i was having and everything that had been tried on me so far. He was very empathetic and also optimistic that he could find a solution that would help me. When I came back for my second visit it was clear that he had thoroughly thought through my situation and was prepared with a solid plan. I went to therapy frequently for a while and incorporated a home care plan with Matt's guidance and was eventually able to get to a point that I am mostly pain free in my feet. It has been over a year now and I am still mostly pain free! What really set Evolve apart is that they listened to me and made adjustments to my treatment all along they way. I would recommend them to anyone, especially if you haven't been able to get relief elsewhere.
Karl Bringhurst
Karl Bringhurst
21:58 28 Sep 19
I had a running assessment with Matt Weissbach today. As a physician myself, I could not have been happier with the way he broke down my running form in an analytical and informative way. He provided me with tips to improve my form and speed. I figured I'd be more conscious of what he said tonight at track practice and was not only hit my fastest mile, but also my fastest 5k speed, shaving a whole 3 minutes off of my previous time! Thank you so much! I'll definitely be back!
Allison Bail
Allison Bail
07:37 18 Sep 19
My experience at PTEvolve was uniformly positive. When I started I had some significant issues. Matt helped me work through them and developed a plan that helped me very significantly.The facility is clean, modern and well run. Brittany does a great job handling the scheduling.I highly recommend Evolve. I hope I don't need their services again soon, but will definitely keep them in mind if I do!
Ric Wright
Ric Wright
17:25 13 Sep 19
I am finally free from vertigo. Matt Whitaker knows his stuff. And now I’m working with him to prep for knee replacement surgery. This place is fantastic! Don’t think twice...go here!
Marney Jett
Marney Jett
15:15 30 Aug 19
Cool parking
grant omeike
grant omeike
21:41 30 Jul 19
I have suffered from vertigo off and on for a number of years. It usually comes once a year and lasts up to 2 months. I was resigned to just dealing with it until I googled and found Evolve Physical Therapy. The reviews were encouraging so thought I would give it a try. I am so glad I did! In one session with Michael Whitaker my vertigo is gone! Michael is a miracle worker! I went back for a check in and he taught me how I could quickly and easily get rid of vertigo on my own should it return. Brittany in the office was also very helpful in contacting my insurance company to find out about my coverage and co-pay. I highly recommend Evolve Physical Therapy especially if you are suffering from vertigo.
Marian McAndie
Marian McAndie
22:40 09 Jul 19
Visited Matt Whitaker for neck pain, shoulder pain, and numb fingers. These where preventing me from performing normal daily activities. Over the course of a few appointments, he worked on specific areas of my neck and shoulder resulting in quick relief. I didn't realize how much I was protecting a previous injury in my shoulder but after visiting Matt, I have more movement in my neck and shoulder than have for years. I highly recommend Evolve PT. Their staff is amazing as well.
Corey Werle
Corey Werle
00:34 09 Jul 19
A friend of mine recommended Evolve and she was right. From Brittany who is friendly and organized to Melisa my experience has been great. Melisa has a great attitude and she is a wonderful listener.I wish I started going to Melisa sooner!
Sheila Littleton
Sheila Littleton
02:28 30 Jun 19
About a year ago, I injured my shoulder. I was afraid I might need to have surgery, but decided to call Evolve Physical Therapy after reading all of the promising reviews. After my first appointment with Matt W., I felt there was promise that my shoulder, through physical therapy and hard work, would be able to improve. At that time, I had very limited mobility of my arm, had difficulty lifting things, performing daily tasks, even sleeping comfortably was difficult. Today, I'm much improved. My range of motion and strength is nearly all back, I'm able to perform daily tasks, and my sleep is back to normal. I've been to other physical therapists in the past, but they weren't nearly as informed as Matt. Other places felt like they delivered a "cookie cutter" routine that they used on everyone. At Evolve Physical Therapy, it feels like they take into consideration what you need individually to improve. Thank you Matt for all of the hard work, dedication, and humor you provided during my recovery. Thank you Brittany and staff for always being so friendly and kind through the whole process. I recommend Evolve Physical Therapy to anyone who's looking to heal from injury, deal with chronic pain, or just wants to improve their health and feel better.
Kristina Martin
Kristina Martin
00:16 21 May 19
Matt is the best, highly recommend Evolve....
Eloy Plascencia
Eloy Plascencia
19:53 23 Apr 19
Awesome therapy techniques and equipment.
Gregg Jacot
Gregg Jacot
04:59 23 Apr 19
I was born with poor bone alignment in both feet which ultimately developed into bunions. I first began to feel excruciating pain when I was eighteen years old while simply taking a walk. At that point I should have undergone a double bunionectomy per a doctor’s recommendation, but my youthful ignorance prohibited me from making that smart decision.Over the course of the next two decades, I was limited in my physical activity due to constant, throbbing foot pain. In addition, I developed sever plantar faucitis in both feet. The pain created my inactivity which then created poor physical habits. I had devolved from an aggressive soccer player to a spectator in a blink of an eye. And now, well into my thirties I regret not acting sooner on finding a solution because had I known then what I know now…June 1, 2018: I underwent a left foot bunionectomy which entailed breaking my foot in two places, aligning the bones with two metal rods and shaving down the instep of my bone. I was not able to walk for four weeks, in a walking boot for three months and my recovery felt unusually painful and unlike what I expected. Despite asking several times if I should go to physical therapy, it was not urged.November 2, 2018: I underwent a right foot bunionectomy- replicating the exact same procedure done on my other foot just six months earlier. I was not recovered from the first surgery and was terrified that I was making a physically limiting situation even worse.Three weeks post operation, I rode my scooter into Evolve Physical Therapy with hope to focus on the recovery issues I was experiencing in my left foot. At this point, my doctor was suggesting a corrective surgery on my left foot, but Matt recommended I put a little time strengthening my feet before I went to such an extreme. It has been less than a year from my first surgery and I am doing so well. In fact, the other day my daughter asked me to jump on our trampoline with her and I had a blast. From wiggling my nerves awake to teaching me how to balance again, Matt gave me back a life that I never thought I could have again. I even was an assistant coach to one of my kids’ soccer teams this winter, and had a blast kicking the ball around once again. I couldn’t be more indebted to Matt Weissbach for being the awesome guy he is and for him giving me the tools I needed to feel like myself again. Thank you Matt. And thank you Evolve
Morgan Luccio
Morgan Luccio
22:07 19 Apr 19
Evolve PT was instrumental in helping me heal my lowerback. I was certain I was headed for surgery. Matt listened to my chief complaint, developed a plan specific to my needs, and helped me get back to 100% recovery with a few lifestyle modifications. Hopefully those will be short-term.
Richard McKinney
Richard McKinney
10:38 13 Apr 19
I have arthritis in my knees and Matt Weissbach helped me immensely. I know how important it is to keep doing my physical therapy exercises. It was a pleasure working with him.I also get vertigo and Matt Whitaker worked me into his busy schedule two days in a row and worked wonders.They are very lucky to have Brittany at their front desk. She is very helpful and truly cares about your well being.
Mary Bush
Mary Bush
00:51 09 Apr 19
I could not be more pleased with my experience at Evolve Physical Therapy. Matt Whitaker is wonderful and knowledgeable. I had struggled with knee pain for a few years that even made everyday activities difficult. When I tried exercising on my own, it only seemed to exacerbate the problem, so I had stopped trying. Matt was able to identify the issue right away. He helped me rebuild strength through targeted exercises and attention to proper form and alignment. Within a matter of weeks, the pain I had been experiencing in everyday life was almost nonexistent, and I was even beginning to run and jump without pain. Thank you to Matt at Evolve Physical Therapy for giving me the tools I need to continue working toward my goals independently!
Cassandra Pham
Cassandra Pham
15:49 26 Mar 19
Great pt therapy
Debbie Roshak
Debbie Roshak
00:51 15 Mar 19
Never been in there but walk by it almost everyday. The place looks really nice from the outside. Staff that I have ran into are very polite. I've here from people that have been here for treatment that they are really happy with the results and professional staff.
T W S
T W S
04:14 12 Feb 19
Matt W. put me "back together" as I struggled with chronic back pain from an injury over two years ago. The systematic routines have put me in the best overall physical condition I've been in for over 10 years. He's positive, realistic and committed to restoring overall health. I hope I don't need more PT, but if I do, this is where I will come.
Scott Copeland
Scott Copeland
20:30 30 Jan 19
I recently had my first visit at Evolve after a terrible accident. From the point of scheduling through my entire visit they were effficient, knowledgable, thorough and so kind. I can trust that I am in good hands and can focus on healing.
Krystle Davis
Krystle Davis
19:57 28 Jan 19
I have never had a knee injury until recently. Hurting my knee on the job was extremely disappointing. With Matt Whitaker's help at Evolve, he was able to not only figure out what was creating the pain and inflammation, but also provide a game plan to stabilize my knee. I am now able to go down stairs without pain.
Ian Taylor
Ian Taylor
23:00 05 Jan 19
Huge shout out to Matt W. I can’t say enough about the personalized service that I have received since I have been a patient. Unfortunately I will be spending much more time with him than I would actually like (nothing personal my friend). Our relationship started with a miniscus tear and subsequent surgery to repair it, but that was just the beginning. As I am writing this review, I am sitting in my recliner, with my left foot elevated 22 hours every day. I have had to do an ankle reconstruction followed by an ankle joint replacement four weeks later. This is a zero weight recovery. So where this is going? While we were rehabbing the knee, we were “pre-habing” the ankle. Working the joint and the muscles around the joint to prepare my leg for the surgery and consequent muscle atrophy from the post surgery inactivity and damage.I appreciate everyone in the facility and would (and have) highly recommended them to anyone that is “in the market” for this kind of service. This is a service industry, but it is much more than that. They bring the personal side out, they build a relationship with their clientele. To me that is the most important side of any business, relationship, trust and knowledge.Thank you guys!
Cam Durrell
Cam Durrell
05:32 29 Nov 18
Wow! Amazing work with Matt at Evolve Physical Therapy. For 10 years I had lower back pain. Through the right suggestions, guidance, and exercises the pain is gone. When it starts to hurt slightly, I do the suggested posture and the pain goes away instantly. It feels so wonderful, amazing to have my life back full of more energy than I could imagine and no pain medications. Being able to lift and pull heavy things without hurting myself is a great experience after 10 years of limitations. Doing half marathons, yard work, kayaking and of course working full time are so much easier without limitations from the back. Thank you Matt, your Amazing..Evolve PT is such a positive experience and I Highly recommend. Smiles
Tina Reneau
Tina Reneau
01:32 20 Oct 18
Evolve Physical Therapy is AMAZING!! I saw Matt Whitaker, for two different injuries (an auto accident & work related injury) and from day one, I knew this place was something special and very different from the PT places I have had to go to for assorted reasons over almost 30 years. Evolve Physical Therapy is THE absolute best, top notch. Exceptional. They truly listen to you and involve you in the process, to help achieve your goals. They are extremely attentive. Matt Whitaker is extremely professional, versatile, experienced, proficient and extremely skilled. He also made it a pleasure to go to PT, which is really saying something! Matt is such a great person.....very friendly, sincere, honest and all around a truly great guy!! There is no other place I will go for PT. Matt Weissbach is also wonderful and I had a great experience with him when he had to fill in a couple of sessions. Brittany at the front desk is also great & very kind. All of them were always so helpful for any reason and always ready with a smile. If you need to go to PT... if you go to Evolve Physical Therapy, I promise that you will not regret it!! Thank you Evolve PT!!
Danielle Coughran
Danielle Coughran
20:16 08 Oct 18
I am not a person who usually writes a review. But Evolve Therapy, Matthew Weissbach has been amazing. He has been working on my foot. The arch of my foot fell 18 years ago and I have been to numerous podiatrist and chiropractors and other businesses to try to fix my foot. None of them ever recommended physical therapy. Anyhow long story short, I started coming to Evolve Physical Therapy and Matthew worked on my foot and strengthened my legs. WELL one day it happened! He got my heal back into place! It had been out of place for 18 years! I kept saying to anybody, who would listen, I felt like it needed to be put back in place. So now it is and I literally cried. I’m not a cryer but after this long it was like a miracle. I was so excited and so thankful. My balance is much better, I can walk and not feel weird, my foot functions like it’s supposed to, I can walk bare footed, the main thing is I can walk without pain. My stability is great. I have had several falls in the past and now I feel confident again with my footing. Such a blessing! Never would have thought it, but physical therapy fixed it. I highly recommend Evolve. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Kristin Quillin
Kristin Quillin
19:44 25 Sep 18
I had an amazing experience at Evolve. I initially went there to get my shoulder worked on, as it was shifted forward and was extremely painful to lift above my head due to a pinch caused by extreme overuse and improper treatment from volleyball. Not only was this problem fixed during my three months at Evolve, but I was also able to fine-tune other small problems in my back, legs, and feet. I was able to correct my posture and strengthen my back muscles very effectively, all thanks to the help of the amazing trainers at Evolve! I am now able to play volleyball again without being hindered by my previous shoulder pain, which I haven't been able to do in years. As Matt got to know me our sessions progressed to address the entire person, not just my specific injury. I would definitely recommend Evolve if you are in need of physical therapy!
Megan Griffin
Megan Griffin
04:06 14 Sep 18
My adventure of healing and recovering started last year. I was a passenger in an unfortunate accident which left my whole back and neck in terrible pain. My world quickly changed, affected my job, my life and caused some major depression to top it all off. I have been going to chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage for quite some time. The last piece to finish off my treatment was physical therapy.When I went to Evolve to start my physical therapy I had no direction and felt quite lost on where to start. Matt Whittaker made me feel not only welcomed but genuinely cared for in helping me regain the confidence and muscle I had lost after my accident.You will not find two extraordinary human beings like Matt Whittaker and Matt Weissbach. If you are looking for a top-notch experience with your physical care and would like to be treated like you are more than just a number, then I would 100% recommend choosing Evolve to help you on your journey. Not only did I make new friends, but I learned so much about my own body and the importance of taking care of my physical health. Everything is so connected. I will never forget all the laughs and good times while I profusely sweat on the floor doing my exercise’s hahah! 😂 Thank you again to everyone there who helps make your business so special! ❤️ Sincerely,Your friend Natalie Horton
Natalie Horton
Natalie Horton
18:53 20 Aug 18
I was struggling with day-to-day activities due to my lower back pain which had been going on for over a year when I came to see Matt Whitaker for the first time. He articulated the cause of my pain and laid down the treatment plans, and explained to me in a way I could understand. That gave me hope! The pain limited me what I could do for a long time, but I am now getting back to daily work outs, long hikes, traveling and more! It's a great feeling to know that I can have an active and quality life back again. Matt has great knowledge, skills, experience, and is sincerely caring for the clients' wellness. I'm so grateful!
Kaori Kammerzell
Kaori Kammerzell
06:24 02 Aug 18
I had first heard of Evolve Physical Therapy via word-of-mouth. Before coming in, I had been into weight training and fitness, and was having back and hip problems before coming to see them. Now after having several appointments, they were able to pinpoint my back and hip issues, give me a regiment to help correct them, and ultimately get me back to a better, healthier life. More-so, I have been showing better results with my weight training than before seeing them. The individuals at Evolve PT are incredibly professional, friendly, and genuinely care about helping their clients with pain and discomfort. I can't thank Evolve Physical Therapy enough for helping me through it all!
Jacob Taylor
Jacob Taylor
23:59 17 Jul 18
I learned about Evolve Physical Therapy at a knee pain clinic and I am so glad I did! Physical therapy appointments with Matt - exercises and an appropriate treatment plan have me walking and working out without pain. Thank you Evolve!
Susan Cochran
Susan Cochran
22:54 05 Jul 18
My experience with Evolve PT has been fantastic! Matt W. is an exceptional communicator. I had injured my shoulder and he thoroughly explained what the cause of pain was. When it came to the rehab process the purpose behind treatment was thoroughly explained as well. Treatment itself targeted the injury with exercises emphasizing being pain free. The pain symptoms of the injury were non-existent after the first session. Over the course of treatment my should not only healed but became stronger. I cannot more highly recommend Evolve PT!
Steven Rice
Steven Rice
15:08 26 Jun 18
Matt at Evolve PT really got me back on track after my knee injury sidelined me from things I used to love doing like hiking. We started off with foam rolling and other stretching activities, went into corrective exercises that really focused on building flexibility and good form, and then finished with strength work. Through it all, I felt supported and pushed in a good way. Heck, it was even fun getting back into hiking shape. You should give Evolve a call if you have such needs!
Glenn Gill
Glenn Gill
04:51 08 Jun 18
I was recommended to Evolve by my doctor after going to see him with knee and shoulder discomfort from old injuries. The Matt duo were awesome to work with and set me up with a great 4 week plan that helped me get back on track to doing the things I love. During the month of physical therapy I learned a lot through the knowledge that was shared as well as the training they had me do. They had some great training machines and regimens that I haven't used before but I enjoyed them so much that I incorporated some of the workouts in my normal routine. My favorite had to be the pneumatic workout machines, unfortunately not many other places/gyms have these type of machines so it's back to the old iron weight machines for me. After every session I was given more and more at home workouts to do to keep up with my therapy. The workouts were easy to understand and they even have an app that helps you perform the workouts/shows you how to perform each workout the right way. I definitely would suggest this place to anyone who is in need of therapy because the team at Evolve is great! Thanks to Evolve Physical Therapy I'm back to my everyday routine with no discomfort and even better am able to mountain bike again!
Rob Smith
Rob Smith
00:48 02 Jun 18
I have seen many PTs and PT facilities and found Evolve to be top-notch, utilizing state of the art equipment and a measured approach that enables you to see the progress you are making. Would recommend to anyone in need of a PT in the Portland metro area.
Travis Lander
Travis Lander
14:16 24 May 18
Both the Matts at Evolve are outstanding physical therapists and people. They truly care about their patients and go above and beyond to help their clients. I am a police officer and was injured on duty. I had surgery on my knee and before I started therapy I had stability, pain, and strength issues. I still have a few weeks of PT left and my knee is already starting to feel better than it did before the surgery as I return to my normal activities and hobbies.
Lucas Spencer
Lucas Spencer
15:27 15 May 18
I have TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction). If I opened my mouth wide enough to bite into a sandwich or hamburger my jaw would lock open. For years I would have to cut up sandwiches and hamburgers before eating. I had reached a point where chewing my food was painful. My dentist suggested physical therapy for treatment. Previous dentists told me to live with the pain until I could not tolerate it any more. Then the only option was surgery. No surgery can repair or replace any body part better than what you were born with. Unless you were born with a defect, surgery is usually a bad option or last option. I was referred to Evolve Physical Therapy. After completing physical therapy I can now chew my food pain free. And I no longer have to cut up sandwiches and hamburgers before eating them.
Hugh Wiley
Hugh Wiley
22:37 06 May 18
I been seeing Matt Weissbach as my Physical Therapist for the past few months and have been impressed with his professional services.His personal program helped my to overcome muscle pain and tightness. I would not hesitate to use his services to treat pain management.Thank you Matt for making my life pain free!
Jason Senior
Jason Senior
22:27 23 Apr 18
Evolve Physical Therapy in Sherwood is outstanding! There are two experienced, well trained, caring Physical Therapists here. Previously I worked with Matt Whitaker at another clinic. I was beyond delighted to find he was still in the area. Matt helped me regain strength, flexibility and balance plus repair damage from an ancient severe whiplash injury that was never treated, plus a recent shoulder strain and lower back pain. Matt’s hands-on, personalized treatments supported with home exercises has me believing my active lifestyle can be maintained indefinitely (I’m 70+.) Yay! I always felt I have Matt’s full attention and concern that I am making progress toward my goals. Co-owner Matt Weissbach has equally great credentials; highly recommend him if Matt Whitaker is booked up. I’m totally enthusiastic about the physical and mental benefits of treatment at Evolve Physical Therapy!
Patricia Saab
Patricia Saab
21:23 20 Apr 18
Everything in this facility was great!They really try there best to help you!
Tammy Cornilles
Tammy Cornilles
22:45 15 Mar 18
Personable, knowledgeable and honest about his expectations and treatment. I was referred to Matt Whittaker at Evole physical therapy from a trainer at the local YMCA. I was having issues with my neck. My range of motion was limited and pain level high. I called for an appt and was worked in that same day. Matt worked with me one on one for an hour. He educated me using his model of a spine and gave exercises to do at home. After 5 sessions im back to normal and can attend my exercise classes. It was worth going out of my plans network to seek help. I highly recommend this practice.
Cheryl Bonawitz
Cheryl Bonawitz
16:54 01 Mar 18
After having meniscus surgery as a 50+ year old active male, I needed a physical therapist that would help me get my knee back to pre injury health. Matt Weissbach at Evolve Physical Therapy in Sherwood did exactly that. Matt took great interest in my PT goals, and pushed me to accomplish them. After two months of PT, I was back running and skiing. My knee, and entire lower body feel as strong as ever. I would definitely recommend Evolve Physical Therapy.
Lucas H 2018
Lucas H 2018
18:25 27 Feb 18
Just wanted to take a moment and thank Matt at Evolve physical therapy. Working with Matt for several weeks I was able to increase my range of motion in my neck and corrected my insole so that I don't have lower back and hip pain any longer. Such a tremendous life-changing experience. I had such a negative therapy experience over the years with other therapists who did not have nearly the positive, hands-on methods that Matt provided. I would highly recommend EVOLVE PHYSICAL THERAPY for your therapy needs. Mike H.
Mike Hennessy
Mike Hennessy
18:23 07 Dec 17
If you are looking for a well trained and caring Physical Therapist, Matt Whitaker at Evolve has them all beat!!!! Best I have ever been to. I've had a fracture after back fusion and laid up for a year. I am now on the road to recovery and walking without a walker after a short time of seeing him. He is also trained for Lymphedema, Vestibular, TMG and more... Try him, you don't have to wait for either surgery or broken bones.
Ruth Talbott
Ruth Talbott
17:45 02 Dec 17
I loved my experience. I went to recover from a car accident that caused back and neck pain. They were great with my young children and got me back to normal.
Kaley Brown
Kaley Brown
22:04 23 Nov 17
I went to Evolve to get help and relief for a spinal muscle strain. I worked with Matt Whitaker. He was very professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful in relieving the pain in my back. My back has never felt better! Thank you!!
Judith Shull
Judith Shull
21:02 29 Oct 17
I have had such a wonderful experience at Evolve physical therapy. The kindness, and professional treatment have been amazing. They go above and beyond to accommodate every aspect of my treatment from billing to working with my schedule. All of that being said the physical therapy is so thourough and out of this world none other can compare. Over all my experience has been top notch. I give them a 100 out of 10. I hope to always be able to go to Evolve for all of my physical therapy needs Thankyou so much to both Mats
Jill Owens
Jill Owens
06:41 25 Oct 17
I travel for work and have had discomfort in my neck, shoulders and back for months. I thought the pain was just an issue I would have to deal with. Matt W. advised that I have a PT session. Honestly, I was skeptical that I would feel any different but the results were beyond what I expected. My pain was gone, range of motion improved and my entire back, neck and shoulders continue to feel great. For anyone who travels for work or is in a car for a few hours a week... seeing Matt W. is a must!!!!
Chandra Davis
Chandra Davis
23:31 08 Aug 17
I have had the privilege of working with Matt Weissbach for at least 15 years. As a teenage ballet dancer, I injured myself badly and from there on out I felt as though I was battling one new injury after another. As frustrated as I got, Matt helped me each step of the way to find a good balance between body maintenance and being injury free. Even now, when I run into an occasional problem, I can always depend on Matt's advice to be sound. Particularly for those people who feel as though they are reaching their wit's end, Matt's exceptional skill, patience and kindness will help walk you back to staying injury free!Malaho Matt!!
Priya Prins
Priya Prins
18:07 25 Jun 17
Matt Weissbach helped me resolve persistent post-surgical shoulder pain and weakness which hampered my daily activities and frustrated my attempts to return to overhead sports like basketball. He developed an array of strength-building and range of motion exercises tailored to break the cycle of weakness and inflammation to regain shoulder strength and mobility. Matt's expert knowledge of joint/muscle biomechanics, combined with great listening and teaching skills, helped me acquire the "buy in" mindset to execute my rehab program at home and work. At clinic visits, Matt made mid-course adjustments to increase my endurance and safely regain my activities while avoiding setbacks. When you leave the clinic, his coaching sticks with you. From my experience therefore, I'm truly comfortable suggesting to those seeking physical therapy to arrange an appointment with Matt and Evolve PT.
Lew Meteliz
Lew Meteliz
15:35 10 Jun 17
As a D1 track and field athlete, I have faced many different injuries ranging from shin splits to muscle strains. Whenever I come home and see Matt, he finds the source of the problem quickly and explains it to me so I know exactly whats going on and what we're gonna do to fix it. He is constantly encouraging me and helping me set long term goals. His rehab has helped me stay injury free and run personal records. His treatment and advice has always boosted my self-confidence as well. Matt is personable and genuinely cares about my recovery and success.
Abigail Wachter
Abigail Wachter
19:32 09 Jun 17
Matt Whitaker is a genius at what he does. I saw him several times before he left Mendocino County, CA for Oregon. On a recent trip to Portland to visit family and friends, I decided to look him up to see if he could work me in and help with an annoying lower back problem that I'd irritated in a yoga class. He had just opened Evolve and found a time that worked for both of us. Once again I was beyond grateful and so sad that I can't pop in to see him help me heal all the aches and pains that come up. Matt is a good listener, he understands the forces involved in injuries, he helps you fix them, helps you learn how to move to prevent them, and gives you toning exercises and stretches to strengthen weak areas. His hands are strong and well educated about finding the source of the pain. He also explains clearly and repeats things as needed. I really can't say enough about his talents. I know a dozen people who had seen him at his old practice and thought the world of him and his skills. SW Portland is lucky to have this incredible resource. I'll return whenever I'm in Portland with a pain...
Kate B
Kate B
14:47 09 Jun 17

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