Patient Testimonials

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    As a professional athlete, I believe it’s essential to have the best (physical ) therapist with a solid plan to return to sports. I have worked with many over the years, and I’m so glad to have found such a terrific physical therapist in Portland. My therapist is knowledgeable in all areas of rehab and genuinely cares. Rose City Physical Therapy is definitely the place to be!

    “As a professional athlete, I believe it’s essential to have the best (physical ) therapist with a solid plan to return to sports. I have worked with many over the years, and I’m so glad to have found such a terrific physical therapist in Portland. My therapist is knowledgeable in all areas of rehab and genuinely cares. Rose City Physical Therapy is definitely the place to be!”

    - Jacqueline Wiles

    US Alpine Ski Team I 2014 US Olympic Team I 2018 US Olympic Team Qualified I Two-time World Championships I World Cup Podiums x2

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    I came into Rose City PT with an achilles injury from cycling that was so severe that it was painful to walk. Karl Kolbeck worked with me almost every day, often staying late to fit my schedule, and within a week I was back to training. Over the course of a month he not only helped me fully recover from the achilles injury, but also worked out a serious hamstring strain.

    I came into Rose City PT with an achilles injury from cycling that was so severe that it was painful to walk. Karl Kolbeck worked with me almost every day, often staying late to fit my schedule, and within a week I was back to training. Over the course of a month he not only helped me fully recover from the achilles injury, but also worked out a serious hamstring strain. As a professional cyclist finding knowledgable physical therapists is huge deal and Rose City went far beyond my expectations.

    - Jack Kisseberth

    Team USA Cyclocross

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    From traveling the world competing in rock climbing to beach volleyball, trail running, and surfing, he has not only fixed every injury I have accumulated, but has also taught me how to maintain recovered strength and self-care I can do on the road.

    Experienced team that I trust! Karl Kolbeck understands the demands that I put on my body as a professional athlete. From traveling the world competing in rock climbing to beach volleyball, trail running, and surfing, he has not only fixed every injury I have accumulated, but has also taught me how to maintain recovered strength and self-care I can do on the road. This team realizes active lifestyles involve recovering beyond average strength and range of motion. Karl has helped me with multiple knee and hamstring issues, and has years of experience with shoulders. Rose City has been crucial for me this year!

    - Lisa Chulich

    USA Climbing Team I World Cup Competitor

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    Our health is of ultimate importance to our racing and training and we thank you for helping us maintain it.

    “Thank you all for the incredible care and guidance you provide to us as we pursue our athletic dreams. Our health is of ultimate importance to our racing and training and we thank you for helping us maintain it.”

    - Bowerman Track Club

    Nike Professional Running Team | Pro Team

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    When I injured my left shoulder, I immediately thought I would have to have surgery. I was referred to Rose City hoping for the best, but skeptical. I was proven wrong. From the moment I walked in on my first visit, to the moment I left after "graduating" (my words), I felt like a VIP.

    When I injured my left shoulder, I immediately thought I would have to have surgery. I was referred to Rose City hoping for the best, but skeptical. I was proven wrong. From the moment I walked in on my first visit, to the moment I left after “graduating” (my words), I felt like a VIP. I worked with Ari, who aside from being super good at his job, is genuinely interested in you. It took a lot of work to heal, but I couldn’t have chosen a better place to do it. Thank you!

    - Krista A.

    Rose City Physical Therapy Patient

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    I’m writing to praise the excellent physical therapy work which Leo did over two periods; the first after hip replacement surgery in and most recently for knee replacement surgery. He was always sensitive to my pace of healing and then doing what was appropriate to move it along. Patients can develop bad habits and he was quick to see them and apply corrective exercise.

    “I’m writing to praise the excellent physical therapy work which Leo did over two periods; the first after hip replacement surgery in and most recently for knee replacement surgery. He was always sensitive to my pace of healing and then doing what was appropriate to move it along. Patients can develop bad habits and he was quick to see them and apply corrective exercise. He was also quick to see what needed special exercises and special work which is often particular to that patient. Last, I wish to praise his care…he was sensitive and I found his advice – both the cautionary and encouraging – on the mark.”

    - Reece H.

    Rose City Physical Therapy Patient

  • I’ve worked with dozens of therapists over the years during my career and those of my athletes, and can gladly say Karl is among the best we’ve seen.

    “I’ve worked with dozens of therapists over the years during my career and those of my athletes, and can gladly say Karl is among the best we’ve seen. He’s helped a number of our athletes return to training quickly, and his passion for his profession makes him a pleasure to work with.”

    - Pascal Dobert

    Bowerman Track Club Nike Professional Running Team Strength & Conditioning Coach I Team USA 1999 World Championships and 2000 Olympics Steeplechase Athlete

  • I’ve had numerous running injuries, from stress fractures to tendon tears, and Rose City Physical Therapy is always my first call. I’ve been constantly impressed and reassured throughout the process that Rose City PT understands my usual training intensity, and knows exactly what the best practices are for diagnosing, treating and returning to running in a timely fashion. Being sidelined by injury is inherently stressful, but Rose City PT makes it less so. I always know that I’m in great hands and highly recommend it to anyone.

    I’ve had numerous running injuries, from stress fractures to tendon tears, and Rose City Physical Therapy is always my first call. I’ve been constantly impressed and reassured throughout the process that Rose City PT understands my usual training intensity, and knows exactly what the best practices are for diagnosing, treating and returning to running in a timely fashion. Being sidelined by injury is inherently stressful, but Rose City PT makes it less so. I always know that I’m in great hands and highly recommend it to anyone.

    - Eleanor Fulton

    3x All-American NCAA I Team USA 2017 IAAF World Cross-Country Championships I 2019 Top-10 USA Indoor 2-Mile Championships

  • Training for the Boston Marathon this winter, I experienced severe back pain that stopped me in my tracks. I specifically sought out Karl’s expertise among the myriad of options in Portland. Karl’s integrated approach and mastery of treatment techniques is first class. He expertly diagnosed and treated the root of the problem, enabling a quick return to my training.

    “Training for the Boston Marathon this winter, I experienced severe back pain that stopped me in my tracks. I specifically sought out Karl’s expertise among the myriad of options in Portland. Karl’s integrated approach and mastery of treatment techniques is first class. He expertly diagnosed and treated the root of the problem, enabling a quick return to my training. Karl demonstrates a unique combination of brilliance and humor that makes our therapy sessions fun, engaging, and highly effective. No doubt about it, Karl is at the top of our profession.”

    - Ashley B.

    5-time Iron-man Competitor I Physical Therapist

  • I've been a physician in PDX for over 20 years and needed PT for the first time to rehab following a joint replacement. Sasha had taken care of many of my patients, so I enlisted her to help me thru my recovery. She is knowledgeable, professional, caring and made working thru rehab positive and rewarding.

    I’ve been a physician in PDX for over 20 years and needed PT for the first time to rehab following a joint replacement. Sasha had taken care of many of my patients, so I enlisted her to help me thru my recovery. She is knowledgeable, professional, caring and made working thru rehab positive and rewarding. Sasha taught me key aspects of my recovery that I hadn’t considered – these issues were critical to my quick and complete recovery. The whole staff at Rose City PT were awesome, and were willing to work around my ever changing work schedule. They made time for me and got me results. Since then I’ve seen Sasha for lower back issues and flexibility/strength training for skiing. She’s batting 1000. If only she could help me re-grow cartilage in my knee…..

    - Peter R.

    Physician

  • Karl Kolbeck has been working with me for roughly two weeks only, and the increase in my range of motion and strength in my right shoulder is night and day. Before working with Karl my shoulder would limit me doing not only every day activities but also professional playing football – my job. I have been told surgery is possible and sitting the season out, but with the help of Karl I’m able to continue my journey and play the sport I love while also continuing my career.

    “Karl Kolbeck has been working with me for roughly two weeks only, and the increase in my range of motion and strength in my right shoulder is night and day. Before working with Karl my shoulder would limit me doing not only every day activities but also professional playing football – my job. I have been told surgery is possible and sitting the season out, but with the help of Karl I’m able to continue my journey and play the sport I love while also continuing my career. This experience has been the motivation I needed to get back on the field.”

    - Alex Green

    NFL Professional Football Player (Green Bay Packers, New York Jets)

  • Before I went to Karl for help, I saw 6 other medical providers, including another physical therapist. No one was able to provide relief of my constant nerve pain.

    Before I went to Karl for help, I saw 6 other medical providers, including another physical therapist. No one was able to provide relief of my constant nerve pain. The difference was that Karl combined his knowledge and skill with active listening to the history of my pain and its patterns since onset. I had hope after the first visit which was followed soon after by complete pain resolution and then full function.

    - Heidi M.

    Physical Therapist

  • I injured my neck and left shoulder in a car accident and after months of treatment I decided to live with the pain. I When I visited Karl for the first time my injury was 7 years old and I had chronic limitations in my neck motion. Karl was able to figure out exactly where I was restricted and treated my neck and upper back with manual therapy and gave me a follow-up exercise to reinforce the gains we had made. I had immediate improvement in my pain levels (almost no pain afterwards) and a significant increase in my range of motion.

    I injured my neck and left shoulder in a car accident and after months of treatment I decided to live with the pain. I’m a physical therapist myself so had a regimen of exercises I did routinely. When I visited Karl for the first time my injury was 7 years old and I had chronic limitations in my neck motion. Karl was able to figure out exactly where I was restricted and treated my neck and upper back with manual therapy and gave me a follow-up exercise to reinforce the gains we had made. I had immediate improvement in my pain levels (almost no pain afterwards) and a significant increase in my range of motion. I live in Seattle so I followed up with him 6 months later and again had great results. Karl took great care in treating my neck and helped treat a problem I thought I would always have. He has an incredible wealth of experience and as a fellow physical therapist I give Karl the highest recommendation.

    - Mandie M.

    Physical Therapist

  • These people are great to work with! They have helped my foot so much. Fun, relaxed, and knowledgable staff plus the super cool building make for a really good experience.

    These people are great to work with! They have helped my foot so much. Fun, relaxed, and knowledgeable staff plus the super cool building make for a really good experience. If you are in the Pearl, go to this place. I cannot recommend them more.

    - Daniel M.
  • The best trained, most up to date, attention to detail, focus on excellence, are good ways to describe the team at Rose City PT.

    The best trained, most up to date, attention to detail, focus on excellence, are good ways to describe the team at Rose City PT. As a PT I admire the leadership and progressive style of this clinic.

    - Justin C.
  • I'm a cyclist, mountain scrambler, and sometime runner and I had a lot of knee problems in the past. Karl got me back into running and, what's really amazing, led me through exercises and ways of assessing my own strength and posture and motion so that I can keep my knees happy.

    Karl Kolbeck and staff are the best p.t. crew in Portland. I’m a cyclist, mountain scrambler, and sometime runner and I had a lot of knee problems in the past. Karl got me back into running and, what’s really amazing, led me through exercises and ways of assessing my own strength and posture and motion so that I can keep my knees happy. Also, he’s trained in Manual Physical Therapy which means this is the whole kaboodle–joints, muscles, nerves, etc being evaluated and treated. 10/10 and recommend!!

    - Margaret K.
  • I have been a professional runner for the last 6 years and have been very fortunate to have been working with Karl for the last two and a half. Karl has helped me come back from a couple of injuries as well as successfully rehabbing me after having surgery last year. Karl is knowledgeable, energetic, and a great listener.

    Rose City Physical Therapy is fantastic. I have been a professional runner for the last 6 years and have been very fortunate to have been working with Karl for the last two and a half. Karl has helped me come back from a couple of injuries as well as successfully rehabbing me after having surgery last year. Karl is knowledgeable, energetic, and a great listener. Whether you are a serious athlete or someone who just wants to move and feel better in their day to day routine, Karl and the staff at Rose City PT will help you get there!

    - Andrew B.
  • I have been treated twice by Karl Kolbeck and can attest to his knowledge and care. He got both my shoulders back in great shape. He listens to concerns and got me moving again very expediently.

    I have been treated twice by Karl Kolbeck and can attest to his knowledge and care. He got both my shoulders back in great shape. He listens to concerns and got me moving again very expediently. The office is great and the staff very helpful. I highly recommend him.

    - Lynne M.
  • I have been to Rose City PT for a major injury (hamstring tear) and also a minor nerve impingement. Both times I feel that I have received the very best care and have always left the office feeling better than upon arrival.

    I have been to Rose City PT for a major injury (hamstring tear) and also a minor nerve impingement. Both times I feel that I have received the very best care and have always left the office feeling better than upon arrival. Karl, Sasha and Ariel truly love their jobs and it is displayed through their work. All of the exercises and at home PT is hard work, but really helps and has made me stronger. I would highly recommend Rose City PT for anyone looking for PT, I haven’t been to a better place in the Portland area.

    - Tara Welling

    2016 USA Half-Marathon National Champion I 2016 USA 15k National Champion I 3x Olympic Trials Top 10 Finisher

  • My chronic injury has been healed, and I am able to run again. I am super excited! Special thank you to Leo, the physical therapist who healed my knee!

    Really love the team here: the great staff at the front desk, to the physical therapy treatments. Very professional, friendly, and state of the art. My chronic injury has been healed, and I am able to run again. I am super excited! Special thank you to Leo, the physical therapist who healed my knee!

    - Lisa J.
  • As I am getting older I've had a few injuries requiring surgery and physical therapy. I have never before encountered an office of genuinely caring and wonderful people with so much expertise. Everyone is very personable, very kind and diligent about finding the right therapy for you and they are also concerned with your totally well being.

    As I am getting older I’ve had a few injuries requiring surgery and physical therapy. I have never before encountered an office of genuinely caring and wonderful people with so much expertise. Everyone is very personable, very kind and diligent about finding the right therapy for you and they are also concerned with your totally well being. I have seen several therapist there and I have received quality care from each of them. From the moment you step off the elevator you are greeted with a warm smile. If you are having a bad day, in pain or the weather is getting you down, you’ll be smiling and probably laughing before you leave there. I do every time! I highly recommend Rose City Physical Therapy.

    - Deborah C.
  • I have a horrible low back and really hurt it doing something really stupid earlier this year. I couldn't walk, sleep, or sit without debilitating pain. I've been a patient for about 6 months and my back hadn't felt this good in years!

    I have a horrible low back and really hurt it doing something really stupid earlier this year. I couldn’t walk, sleep, or sit without debilitating pain. I was miserable. Muscle relaxers and painkillers barely took the edge off.

    A friend recommended I try her husband’s physical therapist, Sasha Kolbeck. Luckily Sasha took my insurance and was able to fit me in pretty quickly! Having never been to a physical therapy office before, I was very impressed. It’s clean and well-organized, but the best part (as it should be) are the people.

    I’ve been a patient for about 6 months and my back hadn’t felt this good in years! The exercises she taught me are an important part of my back care regimen.

    Highly, highly recommend!!

    - Katy K.
  • Sasha and Karl are amazing physical therapists and the team they have at Rose City helped me tremendously after three knee surgeries. Their style is completely transparent: you know what you are doing, why you are doing it, what the goals are, etc. at all times.

    Sasha and Karl are amazing physical therapists and the team they have at Rose City helped me tremendously after three knee surgeries. Their style is completely transparent: you know what you are doing, why you are doing it, what the goals are, etc. at all times. The environment is one of positivity and friendliness. When my husband needed PT for his hip thus year, there was no question where to go.

    - Cheryl Z.
  • I've mostly worked with Karl Kolbeck, who has done a phenomenal job and has helped me pushed beyond my running limits as he helps keep me healthy. However, the entire team is knowledgeable and professional.

    Rose City PT is the best. From the front desk team of Tyler and Rachel who are incredibly helpful and friendly to the PT’s- you walk in and it feels like home. I’ve mostly worked with Karl Kolbeck, who has done a phenomenal job and has helped me pushed beyond my running limits as he helps keep me healthy. However, the entire team is knowledgeable and professional.

    Highly recommend Rose City PT!

    - Art A.
  • The staff are knowlegeable and friendly. I beganwith them after a particularly stubborn shoulder and, quite frankly, RCPT was my last hope. I now have range of motion that I'd only dreamed of and that's after only two weeks.

    This is a wonderfully calming space, very open and lots of light, but at the same time quiet and as private as one needs. The staff are knowlegeable and friendly. I beganwith them after a particularly stubborn shoulder and, quite frankly, RCPT was my last hope. I now have range of motion that I’d only dreamed of and that’s after only two weeks. If you need some help with rehabing an injury or recovering from a surgery, give them a shot. You will not regret it~

    - James C.
  • Went to physical therapy at Rose City today and was very impressed with all of their precautions. They were excellent. I don't see how they could've done a better job of organizing things and planning for things and keeping their patients safe and their staff safe.

    I am a retired critical care nurse. I know a lot about infection, and I know a lot about infection control. Went to physical therapy at Rose City today and was very impressed with all of their precautions. They were excellent. I don’t see how they could’ve done a better job of organizing things and planning for things and keeping their patients safe and their staff safe. They are also excellent physical therapists, and the environment of their one huge treatment area is beautiful: top floor of a building with almost floor to ceiling windows across long wall, airy, spacious and plenty of room for max. social distancing, and a sense of privacy. I felt safe, well taken care of, and valued.

    - Ann K.
  • Found Rose City to be friendly, courteous, knowledgeable, encouraging, experienced and prompt.

    Found Rose City to be friendly, courteous, knowledgeable, encouraging, experienced and prompt.

    - Rosemary H.
  • I got results!

    I got results!

    - Robert R.
  • Excellent facility, excellent people!

    Excellent facility, excellent people!

    - Lauren S.
  • Excellent individual P.T. care and instruction.

    Excellent individual P.T. care and instruction.

    - Diane R.
  • Karl is a caring and knowledgable physical therapist, who provides experience and compassion with his patients.

    Karl is a caring and knowledgable physical therapist, who provides experience and compassion with his patients.

    - Erika H.
  • Recent rotator cuff surgery winner, I was referred to Rose City Physical Therapy by a coworker who had just finished PT for a labrum tear. Sasha Kolbeck is currently my physical therapist and I couldn't be more satisfied with my experience

    Recent rotator cuff surgery winner, I was referred to Rose City Physical Therapy by a coworker who had just finished PT for a labrum tear. Sasha Kolbeck is currently my physical therapist and I couldn’t be more satisfied with my experience. Profession, knowledgeable and engaging, Sasha and the rest of the staff there are who you want to see when you can’t move! I’m 46 years old so when I tear my other rotator cuff I’ll be going back to see Sasha because I know that she will get me back to healthy in no time at all. Well, it does takes time but you know what I mean! 🙂

    - Kelly H.
  • I used Rose City Physical Therapy for a left knee surgery three years ago and again this year for right knee surgery and am back to full activity.

    I used Rose City Physical Therapy for a left knee surgery three years ago and again this year for right knee surgery and am back to full activity. Highly recommend if you want to get back on your feet.

    - Eric R.
  • Absolutely one of the best PT groups in town, highly specialized, knowledgeable, accessible, and friendly

    Absolutely one of the best PT groups in town, highly specialized, knowledgeable, accessible, and friendly

    - Lucy L.
  • Rose City Physical Therapy has a great program, everyone is very nice and caring.

    Rose City Physical Therapy has a great program, everyone is very nice and caring. It is a great environment to be in and I enjoyed the company and the progress that I made at my time here.

    - Krystina F.
  • They are very caring. I was given therapy that solved my problem.

    They are very caring. I was given therapy that solved my problem. Really nice people.

    - Marilyn P.
  • Rose City Physical Therapy is the best. Ryan is outstanding!!!

    Rose City Physical Therapy is the best. Ryan is outstanding!!!

    - Melissa J.
  • Vinton Mougey is the best PT I have ever dealt with - he has taken a shoulder issue from "can't move it" to a flexible, virtually pain free joint.

    Vinton Mougey is the best PT I have ever dealt with – he has taken a shoulder issue from “can’t move it” to a flexible, virtually pain free joint. I expect to be back in the gym in a few more weeks!

    - Neil H.
  • Rose City PT and their awesome staff will help you with your rehabilitation. I recommend them.

    Rose City PT and their awesome staff will help you with your rehabilitation. I recommend them. They have the latest equipment for getting you back to normal too!

    - Kris A.
  • As a PT myself, there is nowhere else in Portland that I would go or recommend that a friend/ colleague go for rehab than Rose City PT. I appreciate Karl's extensive knowledge base, ability to educate, manual therapy skill, and demeanor.

    As a PT myself, there is nowhere else in Portland that I would go or recommend that a friend/ colleague go for rehab than Rose City PT. I appreciate Karl’s extensive knowledge base, ability to educate, manual therapy skill, and demeanor. I am excited to keep working with him in order to get back to full activity after an injury!

    - Bethany L.

    Physical Therapist

  • I was having major issues with my right knee to the point where walking up stairs hurt. I couldn't even consider jogging and had a marathon in 7 weeks. Karl completely figured out the issue and helped me get back to 100%

    I was having major issues with my right knee to the point where walking up stairs hurt. I couldn’t even consider jogging and had a marathon in 7 weeks. Karl completely figured out the issue and helped me get back to 100%. I was running within a week of my first session and finished the marathon with zero pain.

    - Mike H.
  • All Staff, Kind and careing! A place for healing.

    All Staff, Kind and careing! A place for healing.

    - Tim P.
  • I am a Physical Therapist myself and I sought out Karl Kolbeck at Rose City for my shoulder rehab. I have taken many continuing education classes from Karl and appreciate his expertise in manual therapy and shoulder rehab.

    I am a Physical Therapist myself and I sought out Karl Kolbeck at Rose City for my shoulder rehab. I have taken many continuing education classes from Karl and appreciate his expertise in manual therapy and shoulder rehab. So much so that I drove 3 hours from Yakima, WA to see him. He is excellent and really helped me on a tough shoulder. Thank you Karl!

    - Elizabeth B.

    Physical Therapist

  • Karl Kolbeck, PT helped sort through a chronic shoulder issue and now I'm back lifting weights and doing everything I want to with this shoulder!

    Top notch physical therapy! The space is bright, clean and energetic. Karl Kolbeck, PT helped sort through a chronic shoulder issue and now I’m back lifting weights and doing everything I want to with this shoulder! His exam was thorough and he really listened to my story leaving no stone unturned. I would highly recommend Rose City PT to anyone in the PDX area for orthopedic or sport injury.

    - Steve Mc.
  • What a terrific team at Rose City Physical Therapy! Every single person on staff treats you with the best of care.

    What a terrific team at Rose City Physical Therapy! Every single person on staff treats you with the best of care. I would recommend them to anyone, without hesitation.

    - Marcia T.
  • The best PT experience ever! All the staff are professional and friendly. Peggy has been so caring and helpful<3 I would like to recommend Rose City to everyone.

    The best PT experience ever! All the staff are professional and friendly. Peggy has been so caring and helpful<3 I would like to recommend Rose City to everyone.

    - Sylvia L.
  • If I'm injured or recovering from surgery, then Rose City Physical Therapy is where I seek a path to recovery. The staff is quite amicable and very knowledgeable.

    If I’m injured or recovering from surgery, then Rose City Physical Therapy is where I seek a path to recovery. The staff is quite amicable and very knowledgeable. I would recommend these folks to anyone.

    - Josef G.
  • Having been a runner nearly all of my 31 years on this earth, I was skeptical going in wondering what someone could tell me about my running form I didn't already know. Leave it to Karl to surprise even a veteran runner.

    I recently won a 75 minute complimentary runners strength and mobility screening including video gait analysis at Rose City PT. During my visit, Karl took me through a thorough range of motion and strength assessment. We then went to the treadmill where after a warmup he analyzed my running form and gait. Having been a runner nearly all of my 31 years on this earth, I was skeptical going in wondering what someone could tell me about my running form I didn’t already know. Leave it to Karl to surprise even a veteran runner.

    I learned that because of my unproportionally tight hips (as demonstrated both in range of motion and gait analysis), one leg’s follow-through was much better than the other. I then learned specific stretches to target that particular area. I realized I had forgotten where exactly my arms should be swinging to prevent over-rotation in my shoulders and therefore hips and legs. I came away with great things to remember and slowly add back into my running form to make me more efficient as well as improve my range of motion.

    This place is top notch, professional, and a definite recommendation for any physical therapy needs.

    - Glenn P.
  • I started seeing Sasha Kolbeck for my chronic low back pain about 6 months ago. Since then, my pain levels have decreasing considerably and my core strength has increased. I have better balance and am more mindful when I lift anything due to the exercises she taught me.

    I started seeing Sasha Kolbeck for my chronic low back pain about 6 months ago. Since then, my pain levels have decreasing considerably and my core strength has increased. I have better balance and am more mindful when I lift anything due to the exercises she taught me.

    I recommend this physical therapy office to all my friends and family, and I especially like working with Sasha because she has such a warm personality!

    Thank you, Rose City PT!

    - Katy K.
  • They are the only PT's that I see in Portland and I would recommend anyone looking for a PT to see them first.

    Karl and all of Rose City PT are very professional and truly enjoy their job of helping others get healthy. They are the only PT’s that I see in Portland and I would recommend anyone looking for a PT to see them first. You will not be disappointed.

    - Tara W.
  • They make the kind of course corrections in treatment that have enabled me to earn a "remarkable" progress report from my knee replacement surgeon.

    The therapists at Rose City are masters at coaxing the best out of people. Their approach is collaborative, pushing me hard enough to do me the most good, and inspiring me to work on my own to complement their efforts. They go to extraordinary lengths to personalize everything from scheduling to therapy sessions, and they make the kind of course corrections in treatment that have enabled me to earn a “remarkable” progress report from my knee replacement surgeon.

    - Charla H.
  • I received excellent physical therapy from Karl Kolbeck at Rose City Physical Therapy. He was personable, professional and knowledgeable.

    I received excellent physical therapy from Karl Kolbeck at Rose City Physical Therapy. He was personable, professional and knowledgeable. He takes his time, explains everything, has the skills to ask excellent questions to get the best info possible about your condition and has an unusual and effective technique for helping you remember exactly how to do your exercises. I’ve had several pt’s that I have liked over the years; Karl Kolbeck is my favorite.

    - Sheri D.
  • They keep up with the changes in orthopedics and keep learning what's current in physical therapy themselves and that would be across the board for the their colleagues there as well.

    Rose City Physical Therapy is a well established clinic with Karl at the helm. I am a PT myself, I am not an athlete, but I know whatever orthopedic dysfunction one may have they can treat it or equally important know when they shouldn’t treat and refer out. When I was being seen there, I could tell everyone worked well together as a team, a sign of a good clinic. The clinic is also clean, bright ànd spacious. The staff is very familiar with the majority of orthopedists in Portland. Karl and Sasha have put together two very well attended orthopedic symposiums in the last couple years and have one planned for next Spring. They keep up with the changes in orthopedics and keep learning what’s current in physical therapy themselves and that would be across the board for the their colleagues there as well. Thanks for your expertise, I always learn something from you, Karl.

    - Lilly L.

    Physical Therapist

  • I went in hoping to get a little more flexibility and stretching techniques, and left with what appears to be a stable, life-changing improvement. I couldn't open a jar or twist a doorknob when I started, and now not only is neither a problem, but my daily pain/discomfort level has dropped from constant ache to basically nothing.

    I finished my treatment course at Rose City PT on Nov 8 2017 and have had 2 months without sessions. I went in hoping to get a little more flexibility and stretching techniques, and left with what appears to be a stable, life-changing improvement. I couldn’t open a jar or twist a doorknob when I started, and now not only is neither a problem, but my daily pain/discomfort level has dropped from constant ache to basically nothing. I have a battery of strengthening exercises and stretches I can use when my wrist acts up. The folks at Rose City work with your specific situation to find a long-term solution that really works. While the injuries in my wrist will never heal, I feel like I’ve gotten to where they don’t slow me down – you can’t get a better treatment than that. Kudos to Megan (and Carl) for a job so well done 🙂

    - Gloria G.
  • When I started PT, I could barely use my foot and now it’s 90 percent better. This is an excellent practice with a therapy gym that appears fully equipped. I can highly recommend Rose City Physical Therapy.

    When I started PT, I could barely use my foot and now it’s 90 percent better. This is an excellent practice with a therapy gym that appears fully equipped. I can highly recommend Rose City Physical Therapy.

    - Gail S.
  • Karl is fantastic. He’s highly organized, well-informed, and excellent at identifying strength and flexibility problems—even ones that others miss.

    I would highly recommend Rose City PT. Karl is fantastic. He’s highly organized, well-informed, and excellent at identifying strength and flexibility problems—even ones that others miss. Furthermore, he understands that each patient is different, and does a great job tailoring the rehab to the individual, whether selecting and progressing exercises based upon the patient’s specific condition and needs, or educating the patient about how to maintain the progress.

    - Aaron A.
  • I saw Sasha for a year following ACL Reconstructive Surgery. Being an active person, I had goals to return to playing soccer, skiing, climbing, and hiking. Thanks to Sasha's expertise, warm and encouraging approach, I achieved all of my goals and more. When I had doubts and bumps in the road throughout recovery, Sasha was there to say, "Yes, you can do it!"

    I saw Sasha for a year following ACL Reconstructive Surgery. Being an active person, I had goals to return to playing soccer, skiing, climbing, and hiking. Thanks to Sasha’s expertise, warm and encouraging approach, I achieved all of my goals and more. When I had doubts and bumps in the road throughout recovery, Sasha was there to say, “Yes, you can do it!” When asked to jump over a hurdle that looked like Mt. Everest in my eyes and brain, she was there to give me the confidence to try and succeed. She even encouraged me to start running, which I had not done at any distance for MANY years. 6 years and many 5k’s later, I continue to enjoy many sports and always feel ready to tackle the next 5k or mountain in my path. I would highly recommend Rose City PT, especially Sasha, for all of your PT needs.

    - E Baker
  • I am now being treated post-surgery again for the FIFTH time over NINE years by the pro team at Rose City Physical Therapy as I continually combat my progressive arthritis. Going for my FIFTH success.

    I am now being treated post-surgery again for the FIFTH time over NINE years by the pro team at Rose City Physical Therapy as I continually combat my progressive arthritis. Going for my FIFTH success.

    - T.T.
  • From the moment one walks into the reception to the time of departure, clients find support, comfort, challenges, direction, and advice from skilled and learned therapists and staff.

    This is a wonder facility with great personnel. From the moment one walks into the reception to the time of departure, clients find support, comfort, challenges, direction, and advice from skilled and learned therapists and staff.

    - Perry R.
  • I'm always impressed by Karl's attention to detail. He and his staff desire to treat the athlete as a whole person, not just the part that is broke. He has helped me through many injuries and taken very good care of the athletes I coach. If you are in need, you will be in excellent hands

    If you are an athlete, specifically a runner, Rose City PT is the place to go. Their knowledge and quality of care goes above and beyond. I am a runner and I’m always impressed by Karl’s attention to detail. He and his staff desire to treat the athlete as a whole person, not just the part that is broke. He has helped me through many injuries and taken very good care of the athletes I coach. If you are in need, you will be in excellent hands.

    From the Catlin Gabel XC team, “Karl is cool!”

    - Anna C.
  • Best PT experience I've had. Karl's knowledge of runner physiology and when to push my body a bit and when to pull back is impressive.

    Best PT experience I’ve had. Karl’s knowledge of runner physiology and when to push my body a bit and when to pull back is impressive. The entire staff is helpful and friendly. I look forward to every one of my PT appointments!

    - Julia M.
  • Everyone at Rose City Physical Therapy is not only thoroughly professional but also genuinely kind and interpersonally friendly. My therapist Leo is very knowledgable and I trust what he has suggested for my rehab with a total hip replacement.

    Everyone at Rose City Physical Therapy is not only thoroughly professional but also genuinely kind and interpersonally friendly. My therapist Leo is very knowledgable and I trust what he has suggested for my rehab with a total hip replacement. After just six weeks I’m almost 80% recovered and doing great. I highly recommend him and the entire clinic

    - Larry C.
  • I came to Peggy with a limp and left walking tall. All the staff are friendly and professional.

    I came to Peggy with a limp and left walking tall. All the staff are friendly and professional. I would recommend Rose City Physical Therapy to any of my family members or friends. Rose City Physical Therapy is a bit farther away for me but well worth the extra travel time. Having parked in the building and a private lot across the street only added to the stress-free healing experience!

    - Steven
  • Throughout each appointment, I receive personalized attention and helpful explanations about my injury and the exercises I am doing to recover.

    My experience at Rose City Physical Therapy has been positive all around. Everyone is incredibly friendly from the front desk to the therapists. My appointments always begin and end on time. Throughout each appointment, I receive personalized attention and helpful explanations about my injury and the exercises I am doing to recover. And, of course, I am happy that I have started to feel improvement so soon.

    - Jeri F.
  • Great experience with Karl. He did a great job tailoring my rehab exercising after doing a thorough evaluation.

    Great experience with Karl. He did a great job tailoring my rehab exercising after doing a thorough evaluation. He videoed my exercises with narrated instructions so it was easy to review and make sure I was doing them correctly.

    - Michael P.
  • I was referred to Rose City by my doctor and found it to be a delightful experience. I was greeted and taken care of by the front desk persons each visit, and could not have liked my PT Therapist ( Ryan Bourdo) more.

    I was referred to Rose City by my doctor and found it to be a delightful experience. I was greeted and taken care of by the front desk persons each visit, and could not have liked my PT Therapist ( Ryan Bourdo) more. He was professional, personable, thorough and caring.

    - Suzanne G.
  • I am a recreational runner and had developed shin pain below my knee. Went in to RCPT and was assessed thoroughly and knowledgeably. After only two appointments and following the assigned exercises to strengthen and heal, I’m happy to report my pain has gone and I’m back to running like never before!

    I am a recreational runner and had developed shin pain below my knee. Went in to RCPT and was assessed thoroughly and knowledgeably. After only two appointments and following the assigned exercises to strengthen and heal, I’m happy to report my pain has gone and I’m back to running like never before! Karl’s expertise has given my running much more stamina and improved form. Had a wonderful experience here and am so thankful! You won’t regret it!

    - Sonja E.
  • I went in for post shoulder surgery treatment and was referred to Karl. He did an excellent job the whole time, from explaining my exercises and walking me through them to explaining why I was doing them in the first place.

    I went in for post shoulder surgery treatment and was referred to Karl. He did an excellent job the whole time, from explaining my exercises and walking me through them to explaining why I was doing them in the first place. Karl was extremely knowledgeable and the work seemed almost second nature to him. Through my time at Rose City, I got to know almost the whole office. Everyone from Elise and Rachel, at the front desk, to the other therapists, Ryan and Vinton, that filled in for Karl on occasion, were always respectful and very helpful.

    - Erick U.
  • Yesterday I was able to sit down on a low laying stoop, something I haven't done in forever. Sounds silly, but after a total knee replacement, and two manipulations, this is a big deal. Thanks to Sasha, there won't be a third manipulation. And that's priceless!!!!

    This place is amazing. I’d gone to another place prior and made no real improvement.

    In a short time Sasha had me further then eight weeks at other place. The therapists are very experienced and you can feel it. I was able to relax and focus on healing, knowing it would finally happen.

    They actually make the work fun. I find I look forward to going.

    Yesterday I was able to sit down on a low laying stoop, something I haven’t done in forever. Sounds silly, but after a total knee replacement, and two manipulations, this is a big deal. Thanks to Sasha, there won’t be a third manipulation. And that’s priceless!!!!

    She got me past fear and into healing, I’m forever grateful.

    If you have physical therapy needs, this is the place you want to be. Truly it’s a pleasure working with them. You won’t regret it.

    - Kim M.
  • I have finally found a path to healing. Sasha’s knowledge, compassion, and customized program have made a real difference in reducing pain and increasing mobility.

    I can’t believe my good fortune in finding Rose City and Sasha. After too many failed attempts to find a PT who listened to my concerns, I have finally found a path to healing. Sasha’s knowledge, compassion, and customized program have made a real difference in reducing pain and increasing mobility.

    - Gail K.
  • When any of our fitness members seek help with any pain or discomfort we always send them to Rose City Physical Therapy in full faith they will be well taken care of. I have gone in recently for shoulder pain and the knowledge that was provided to me to help heal my injury was phenomenal.

    We are a small fitness business across the street from Rose City Physical Therapy and have formed a wonderful relationship with Karl, Sasha, and their team. When any of our fitness members seek help with any pain or discomfort we always send them to Rose City Physical Therapy in full faith they will be well taken care of. I have gone in recently for shoulder pain and the knowledge that was provided to me to help heal my injury was phenomenal. I am so grateful for this team for their knowledge, professionalism, and care in everything they do. Do yourself a favor and let them help you! THANK YOU!!

    - Unique Physique
  • Rose City Physical Therapy is a group of well trained and professional individuals. They are competitively priced and accommodating.

    Rose City Physical Therapy is a group of well trained and professional individuals. They are competitively priced and accommodating. I highly recommend them for any of your PT needs.

    - Danny B.
  • Thanks to Rose City, I’ve gone from very limited range of motion in my shoulder to almost full mobility. It was a breath of fresh air after having a bad experience before.

    I have had a great experience at Rose City working with Karl. It’s really difficult to find a PT that is also an experience rock climber, familiar with the nuances of the sport and especially one of his caliber. Thanks to Rose City, I’ve gone from very limited range of motion in my shoulder to almost full mobility. It was a breath of fresh air after having a bad experience at Kaiser. keep up the good work team!

    - Thomas B.
  • Karl has been a literal life-changer. Since my first visit, my back recovery has been exponentially better. I no longer have pain at rest and can effectively turn around now.

    Karl has been a literal life-changer. Since my first visit, my back recovery has been exponentially better. I no longer have pain at rest and can effectively turn around now.

    I cannot express my gratitude enough.

    Thank you RCPT, and thank you Karl!!!

    - Daniel S.
  • They listen, professional, knowledgeable, personalable and understand how each person has a different rehab plan.

    The best, everyone who works there is great. They listen, professional, knowledgeable, personalable and understand how each person has a different rehab plan.

    - Julie S.
  • If you are in need for physical therapy I strongly suggest going to Rose City Physical Therapy. I had been treated for a shoulder impingement about a year ago and was instructed to perform certain exercises that helped me immensely. No more pain, knock wood.

    If you are in need for physical therapy I strongly suggest going to Rose City Physical Therapy. I had been treated for a shoulder impingement about a year ago and was instructed to perform certain exercises that helped me immensely. No more pain, knock wood.

    I am now being treated for tennis elbow that I got from rock climbing.

    The facilities are top notch, therapists are not only caring but extremely competent. When I come in I am greeted by a very friendly front office staff. Inside you will find most every kind of machine and apparatus.

    There’s a reason many of the local world class athletes go there. That’s because it’s a world class physical therapy office.

    - Mike B.
  • I've been going for a few weeks but I feel I am well on my way towards healing a difficult shoulder situation that is keeping me from some of my favorite activities….thanks to these folks.

    I’ve been to several PT’s here in Portland over the years to mixed success. Rose City PT is easily the best experience I’ve had by far. The staff is fantastic – friendly and helpful – and the facility is top notch. Plus, they go out of their way to accommodate my schedule with early morning appointments. My therapist not only asks the right questions but he is genuinely interested in my personal well-being…its not just lip service. And…the owners are super involved and right there if you need them. I’ve been going for a few weeks but I feel I am well on my way towards healing a difficult shoulder situation that is keeping me from some of my favorite activities….thanks to these folks.

    - Jerry G.
  • The highest level of expertise and personal attention of any PT shop I've ever had to deal with.

    The highest level of expertise and personal attention of any PT shop I’ve ever had to deal with.

    - Peter F.
  • Sasha is very professional, knowledgeable and very friendly. She obviously enjoys her work. She takes time to explain things.

    Sasha is very professional, knowledgeable and very friendly. She obviously enjoys her work. She takes time to explain things. I feel she will be very instrumental in the success of my recovery.

    - John C.
  • The entire staff is very professional and knowledgeable not in a rush to just push you through always positive and supportive .

    The entire staff is very professional and knowledgeable not in a rush to just push you through always positive and supportive .

    They listen and do everything to help improve your getting back to prior peak performance .

    From front office to rescheduling to the excellent facilities and of course Ari is one of best PT’s he’s outstanding .

    - Von Ray Johnson
  • Thank you Rose City Physical Therapy!! Very professional assessment of my injury followed with effectively excellent stretches coupled with exercises that is curing my severe strained muscle (back). I am soooo grateful and thankful for this, the gateway for a strong vibrant future. Thank you Rose City Physical Therapy!

    Thank you Rose City Physical Therapy!! Very professional assessment of my injury followed with effectively excellent stretches coupled with exercises that is curing my severe strained muscle (back). I am soooo grateful and thankful for this, the gateway for a strong vibrant future. Thank you Rose City Physical Therapy!

    - Dave W.
  • A month after having hip surgery in Florida, I arrived in Portland and fortunately happened to choose Rose City for continuing therapy. The two months I spent have been extremely worthwhile. My therapist provided encouragement and motivation and kept me on course.

    A month after having hip surgery in Florida, I arrived in Portland and fortunately happened to choose Rose City for continuing therapy. The two months I spent have been extremely worthwhile. My therapist provided encouragement and motivation and kept me on course. The facilities are light and airy and all the staff are welcoming. I highly recommend them.

    - Karolyne L.
  • I have worked with both Carl and Sasha. Both are excellent physical therapists, who are also very caring and personable. In addition, the front staff is very professional and friendly. You are always greeted by name and with a smile.

    I have worked with both Carl and Sasha. Both are excellent physical therapists, who are also very caring and personable. In addition, the front staff is very professional and friendly. You are always greeted by name and with a smile. They try very hard to accommodate your schedule when setting appointments.

    - Sherry C.
  • An educated, professional, and friendly staff in very nice close in facility with a parking lot.

    An educated, professional, and friendly staff in very nice close in facility with a parking lot.

    - Frank B.
  • Sasha and Debra are compassionate, skilled physical therapists. After just the first five sessions I am well on my way to recovery from knee replacement surgery, thanks to them

    Sasha and Debra are compassionate, skilled physical therapists. After just the first five sessions I am well on my way to recovery from knee replacement surgery, thanks to them. The office is well staffed with helpful personnel and the large therapy area is pleasantly furnished with large skylights that exude an aura of wellness. These committed professionals are dedicated to their work in helping others achieve their goals for a healthy well-functioning body.

    - Les S.
  • Recovering from any type of surgery is a difficult and long process. I switched to this clinic because I found their experience and professionalism to be exceptional.

    Recovering from any type of surgery is a difficult and long process. I switched to this clinic because I found their experience and professionalism to be exceptional. The PTs consistently strive to enable their patients to reach their goals and work with you to get there. In addition, the staff is beyond welcoming and always greet you personally and help with any tough scheduling issues.

    - Levi H.
  • Karl, Sasha, and their team are the best. They worked diligently with me to understand my injury, possible systemic contributors to it, and helped me understand what it would take to bounce back. They were also helpful when I became discouraged with set-backs.

    Karl, Sasha, and their team are the best. They worked diligently with me to understand my injury, possible systemic contributors to it, and helped me understand what it would take to bounce back. They were also helpful when I became discouraged with set-backs. I recommend Rose City PT to anyone looking for a team of qualified practitioners to guide them in recovery.

    - Scott O.
  • Friendly and caring staff. All the staff seem happy to be there- I enjoy the playful banter and before you know it, you’re done with your exercises and ready to be iced down.

    Friendly and caring staff. All the staff seem happy to be there- I enjoy the playful banter and before you know it, you’re done with your exercises and ready to be iced down.

    - Debby G.
  • I’ve had a lot of PT elsewhere. Sasha is exceptional – Professional and compassionate. I know that because of Sasha I will be able to live richly and fully; doing what I love to do.

    I’ve had a lot of PT elsewhere. Sasha is exceptional – Professional and compassionate. I know that because of Sasha I will be able to live richly and fully; doing what I love to do. Thank you for your thoughtful care.

    - Kathy S.
  • Sasha was very good at listening and demonstrating caring.

    Sasha was very good at listening and demonstrating caring.

    - Sue C.
  • This was the best PT experience I’ve ever had. Sasha is great and absolutely an expert at what she does.

    “This was the best PT experience I’ve ever had. Sasha is great and absolutely an expert at what she does.”

    - Greg G.
  • I had the good fortune to meet Karl following hip replacement surgery and worked with him at formerly called Pettygrove Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation on post-op physical therapy for my hip (replacement) and more recently for shoulder issues. Karl is very nice, understanding, knowledgeable, informative, and effective. I enthusiastically recommend him without reservation.

    I had the good fortune to meet Karl following hip replacement surgery and worked with him … on post-op physical therapy for my hip (replacement) and more recently for shoulder issues. Karl is very nice, understanding, knowledgeable, informative, and effective. I enthusiastically recommend him without reservation.

    - Marti R.
  • Sasha was great. Made sure I was ready to go back to work before letting me go back and great communication with my surgeon.

    “Sasha was great. Made sure I was ready to go back to work before letting me go back and great communication with my surgeon.”

    - Eric R.
  • Sasha made a great effort to make me understand my medical condition and gave me lots of hints to avoid the wrong movements in my daily life.

    “Sasha made a great effort to make me understand my medical condition and gave me lots of hints to avoid the wrong movements in my daily life. Thank you so much Sasha.”

    - Ortrud A.
  • Leo was fantastic – he was very sensitive and encouraging – as well as being a very nice man!

    “Leo was fantastic – he was very sensitive and encouraging – as well as being a very nice man!”

    - Witney M.
  • Excellent in every respect!

    “Excellent in every respect!”

    - Carol S.
  • Very professional. Very honest. Took the time to explain how my shoulder works and what might be going on. Used laymen terms so he was very easy to understand.

    Very professional. Very honest. Took the time to explain how my shoulder works and what might be going on. Used laymen terms so he was very easy to understand.

    - John L.
  • I think this facility is awesome. I’ve seen several PT’s here and all are great.

    “I think this facility is awesome. I’ve seen several PT’s here and all are great.”

    - Sue C.
  • The best of the best work here.

    “The best of the best work here.”

    - Kim S.
  • This is an excellent clinic from the pleasant environment to the front desk and the excellent physical therapists. Thank you!

    “This is an excellent clinic from the pleasant environment to the front desk and the excellent physical therapists. Thank you!”

    - Marnie F.
  • Rose City PT is the best! Everyone is so nice and professional.

    “Rose City PT is the best! Everyone is so nice and professional.”

    - Bettie D.
  • From first contact on phone to final discharge I felt the welcome embrace of wellness.

    “From first contact on phone to final discharge I felt the welcome embrace of wellness.”

    - David K.
  • Leo is a top-notch therapist…clear, concise information extended with good humor and empathy.

    “Leo is a top-notch therapist…clear, concise information extended with good humor and empathy.”

    - LaVonne C.
  • “Very professional and supportive staff.”

    “Very professional and supportive staff.”

    - Anonymous
  • I’ve had PT in the past. Sasha is amazing – such a blessing to me! I feel so fortunate to be able to do things and activities again.

    “I’ve had PT in the past. Sasha is amazing – such a blessing to me! I feel so fortunate to be able to do things and activities again. I do hope she can mentor future physical therapist.”

    - Lynn K.
  • Thank you all for your skill, your patience, your good humor and especially for your help in getting my knee to work at last!

    “Thank you all for your skill, your patience, your good humor and especially for your help in getting my knee to work at last!”

    - Joan S.
  • “I felt very supported through every step of my recovery. I enjoyed my time here and it made my recovery as painless and quick as possible.”

    “I felt very supported through every step of my recovery. I enjoyed my time here and it made my recovery as painless and quick as possible.”

    - Jacqueline S.
  • Each day we’ve skied four to five hours nonstop on really technical terrain in all types of conditions. My knee has felt great everyday all day. No swelling, no pain, nothing, just solid. I’m skiing so well that I can hardly believe it. I’m carrying more speed than ever. We were skiing tight trees the other day and I was just dancing through them. All the conditioning drills you provided have been amazing. My stamina is so good right now. I ski all day, feel great in the evening, wake up with no soreness or tired muscles.

    “I put my knee to the full test over the past five days. We’ve been road tripping to Grand Targhee, Powder Mountain, Snowbasin, and Snowbird. Each day we’ve skied four to five hours nonstop on really technical terrain in all types of conditions. My knee has felt great everyday all day. No swelling, no pain, nothing, just solid. I’m skiing so well that I can hardly believe it. I’m carrying more speed than ever. We were skiing tight trees the other day and I was just dancing through them. All the conditioning drills you provided have been amazing. My stamina is so good right now. I ski all day, feel great in the evening, wake up with no soreness or tired muscles. You and Dr. Weintraub have changed my life. I can’t thank you enough.”

    - Doug Stanton

    Mt Hood Ski Patrol Volunteer