Running Physical Therapy in Portland
Helping you get back to the activities you love
Most patients feel relief after their first session!
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Top Rated Physical Therapists in Portland
If you’re looking for a physical therapist, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Every member of our team has received professional training and is licensed. We can provide dry needling and therapy for any injury or emergency. You can trust our reliable solutions and professional service to ensure that your body is well-maintained.
Our physical therapists are proud to create individualized and personal physical therapy treatment plans that are unique to each individual. They also provide extensive education about how to improve one’s health and prevent future injuries.
Personalized Care from Our Team
There are no two people exactly the same. Therefore, injuries can be different even though they may affect the same body part. Our expert medical team will evaluate your condition and create a customized treatment plan that will get you back on track to being your best. Our staff will guide you through each visit with personalized attention and dedication.
Get Back to Running & Living an Active Life with Our Experienced Staff
You don’t have to settle for mediocre healthcare providers who tell you to “Just Rest” or “Just Don’t Do It Anymore.” You don’t need to settle for a traditional old clinic with ice & ultrasound machines, and only light yellow therabands and purple 2lb dumbbells.
The modern day healthcare solution for individuals who want to live an active lifestyle looks and feels different. We understand runners & athletes because we are runners & athletes ourselves. Our state of the art equipment, programs, and environment is curated to help prepare runners & athletes to get back to their activity stronger and more confident than ever before.
Our Proven 4-Phase Recovery Program
It can be frustrating and overwhelming when you’re in pain and don’t know where to turn for help. Our physical therapy experts will work with you one-on-one to identify the root cause of your pain and create a personalized treatment plan that will reduce your pain quickly. We’ll also provide you with helpful resources like exercises and pain reduction tips so you can continue to progress even after leaving our clinic. On average our patients see a significant reduction in pain in 2 visits or less.
We develop a plan to get your life back by relieving your pain & allowing you to get moving as much as possible. During Phase II, we help you regain your mobility, flexibility, and strength so you can continue on your path to success. This typically doesn’t need to involve resting, imaging, injections, or surgeries. We’ll never tell you “if it hurts, just don’t do it.”
You’ve been sidelined by an injury and you’re eager to get back to your old self as soon as possible. Doing less than you’re used to is hard, especially when everyone else seems to be moving on without you. You’re now doing some activity, but you’re not back to your norm. This is what makes Steady State a different kind of physical therapy – where your goals are at the forefront of the plan. We help you get back to 100% via education, strengthening, mobility, and hands-on techniques – while empowering you with the tools to manage any potential setbacks.
You’ve just suffered an injury and the last thing you want to do is go through the pain again. It’s normal to feel concerned that the injury will occur again. In fact, most people worry about this very thing. That’s why our physical therapists make sure that you are equipped with the tools needed to prevent any future injury. We help you optimize your body by addressing any long standing weaknesses, range of motion limitations, and training or recovery errors. We encourage you to do more than you’ve done before – you’re finally able to live the life you want!
Success Stories & Testimonials
Meet Our Team
We are not just healthcare providers; we are a family, a support system, and a source of inspiration & opportunity for active Mainers. Our dedication extends beyond the boundaries of our facility, reaching into the lives of each staff member, every patient, and the entire community we proudly serve.
We are excited to introduce you to CrossFit, a versatile and effective fitness program that we proudly offer as part of our services. We love to dive into the world of CrossFit, exploring its principles, benefits…
Cupping is not a new therapy although it had a recent surge in popularity as high profile athletes have been seen with the characteristic large red dots on their skin during sporting events. Cupping in our clinic…
Dry Needling is a treatment technique often used by physical therapists to relieve pain. It requires using a sterile acupuncture needle that is inserted through the skin into muscles, tendons, ligaments…
Steady State clients who are working with us on a monthly (or more frequent) basis will get access to our equipment room (and normatec recovery boots) included in their package.
Massage is a soft tissue technique that increases blood and lymph circulation throughout the body and is a general term for rubbing, pressing and manipulating your ligaments….
Normatec Compression Therapy
Normatec compression technology accelerates your body’s natural healing process by increasing blood flow to your muscle to promote cellular repair and protein production, stimulating lymphatic drainage…
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Pelvic floor physical therapy addresses pain, weakness, or dysfunction in the pelvic floor muscles. These muscles function well and allow blood to flow to connective tissue and muscle tissue.
Physical therapy is a great first-line treatment for most muscle and joint problems. Clinically proven to reduce pain and dysfunction, physical therapy also saves you time and money too.
Gait training is an important aspect of physical therapy that focuses on improving the way a person walks. This type of training is often necessary for individuals who have suffered an injury or have a medical…
Running Gait Analysis
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Every individual, whether a beginner or a seasoned marathoner, understands the importance of a strong and steady stride when it comes to running. Performance isn’t just about speed…
The body adjusts to the growing baby during pregnancy and this can affect the muscles and posture. The body must not only heal from labor and delivery but also adapt to the fact that…
What we believe
Live Pain Free in Portland
Our team understands that you want to live an unrestricted active lifestyle. Your body must work well in order to achieve that. You are experiencing pain, injury, or weakness, which can make you feel confused and frustrated.
We believe that you deserve a body that is fully functional & durable. We know what it is like to be injured and unable to perform our favorite activities – this has led to our success in helping thousands of people get back to their active lives.
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Our Physical Therapy Programs
We make sure that our patients receive high-quality physical therapy as well as training programs that are always adapting to be perfect for them!
The programs are designed to help you achieve your physical health goals. They start with pain management and continue to use corrective exercises to build your body’s strength.
Then, you’ll be doing functional training activities and then the injury prevention phase. This is crucial to keep your strength up and prevent injury.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Doctor’s referral?
Nope! The states of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont are all direct access states – meaning you can go to a physical therapist without needing a referral.
Do you take my insurance?
At Steady State, we believe that providing patients with one-on-one care is best for their healing and rehab.
Typically, insurance dictates therapy treatment, with most in-network therapy clinics needing to see 3-4 patients per hour to be profitable. This means most of your time is spent performing the same exercises each visit alone or with a therapy tech. This also means needing to come to therapy multiple times per week in order to make progress towards the goals of your insurance company.
Being out-of-network allows us to work on YOUR goals & spend all of our time 1-on-1 with you so that you walk away from each session with 2-3 times the guidance you receive at most in-network PT clinics. It allows us to treat you how we feel is best without insurance dictating our every move.
With more dedicated time, in-depth treatment, and therapy geared towards patient ownership of their care, clients are able to reach goals in less time, with fewer visits.
We have never had anyone regret the investment they make in us and in themselves.
You may qualify for out-of-network PT benefits – which we can help you learn more about.
If you’d like to learn more about why we are cash-based, check out our blog post
“Why Don’t You Take My Insurance”
Do you take FSA or HSA funds?
Yes! We are a healthcare service and we accept Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) as well as all major credit cards, checks, and cash.
Why Steady State? What makes you different from other traditional physical therapy clinics?
Fitness Focused. Evidence Based. Personalized Care. Educate to Empower.
Our facility is set up like a gym which creates a unique atmosphere that allows us to truly prepare you to get back to the activities you love pain free.
Our expert team has activity specific backgrounds in running, skiing, crossfit, hiking, soccer, & golf.
Each Plan of Care is unique and tailored to YOU. Whether getting ready to run, getting back on the slopes, reducing modifications in the gym, pain free sleeping, or chasing your kids in the backyard, every session is customized for your needs and goals!
I’m not a runner. Can you still help me?
Absolutely! We would love to be a part of your recovery journey. We initially started as the place for runners because we are runners ourselves. But we are also skiers, hikers, CrossFitters, climbers, & outdoor enthusiasts. We enjoy helping anyone who is motivated get back to their favorite activities.
We treat people of all genders, ages, and sizes. If you have an orthopedic or sports complaint – we are here and ready to help you find freedom and relief.
What to expect on the first visit?
On your first visit, you and your Doctor of Physical Therapy will have a detailed conversation about your injury, pain, or limitation, your training history, goals, and any questions you have. From there, we go through a detailed movement assessment to figure out the root cause(s) of the issue. We will give you a clear, concrete answer to what is going on and how we are going to resolve this issue together. We then put together a holistic approach and program to help get you back to running & the activities you enjoy pain free!
What should I wear for my session?
Please wear athletic clothing and shoes that allow you to move freely without any limitations. You will be moving so dress appropriately!
How long is each session?
The initial evaluation is 75-90 minutes. All follow-up visits are 60 minutes long. You will receive one-on-one care the entire time with your Doctor of Physical Therapy for each and every session.
How many visits will I need?
This will be dependent on the severity of the injury(s) and limitations found within your evaluation by your Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Typically our patients are seen anywhere from 10-15 visits to get rid of the pain, address the root cause, and implement a long term solution to prevent the issue from coming back again in the future.
How often will I come in for follow up visits?
We understand that your time is valuable and trust that you will be compliant with your program outside of our clinic. This allows us to be less frequent with your visits and ultimately get you back to your goals quicker.
Our patients usually are seen 1x per week for the initial 3-5 visits to make sure you are progressing appropriately and to get you out of pain as soon as possible. From there, once the pain is minimal and we are able to progress with more functional movement, we spread out the remaining visits every 2-3 weeks so that you can work the exercise program we provide you and TRULY achieve your goals and get the results you deserve.
What happens after I “graduate” and finish my plan of care for physical therapy?
Many of our patients and clients continue to work with us proactively on a monthly basis after they finish their plan of care. This maintenance program allows us to make sure our clients don’t let injuries or pains get in the way of their health and wellness goals.
I’m not sure if I need formal PT - should I still reach out?
Yes – we help people at all stages of the rehab & prehab process.
If you’re recovering from an injury – our emphasis is the rehab to get you back to 100+%.
If you’re dealing with minor aches or do not have any injuries – our emphasis is optimizing your training, strength, mobility, and recovery to work on improving your performance and preventing future injuries & setbacks.
We start with a free 20-minute discovery call so that we can learn more about you & your goals – and help determine if we think we’d be a good fit. Contact us to schedule a call.
I’d like to work with you but don’t live close by. Do I have any options?
We see numerous people via telehealth sessions. Sometimes people come in person for the first session and then do a hybrid of in-person & virtual visits. Other times people exclusively do telehealth sessions & it works great.
Our philosophy is based around educating you on how to take care of yourself – which can typically be done with the same success remotely.
Do you treat pelvic floor conditions?
Yes! But not all of our physical therapists treat pelvic health conditions. For more info please see the Pelvic Health PT section of our website here.
Do you provide dry needling?
Yes! Dry needling is an advanced technique using thin, monofilament needles. Needles are inserted into muscle tissue to help decrease myofascial pain, address trigger points, and help with recovery post activity.
All of our Doctors of Physical Therapy have advanced dry needling certifications.
There is no extra cost for dry needling and it can be included in your session based on your plan of care.