Knee Pain Specialists

Whether you’re looking to recover from a knee injury or looking to prevent one in the future, our knee specialists at Therapydia Portland offer knee pain treatments for all levels of active folks: serious athletes, weekend warriors, and casual competitors. If you experience any pain at all, it’s important to locate the source and take care of it before it gets more serious. Our physical therapists combine strengthening exercises and manual therapy to help you ditch the knee pain and get a little boost in your step. Learn more about our exemplary knee pain specialists and get moving pain-free today!

Get to Know Our Knee Pain Specialists:

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Jason Villareal, DPT, ATC

Regional Director
Dr. Jason Villareal, DPT has been involved in the sports medicine and physical therapy field for the over 15 years. He has had the opportunity to work at the high school, collegiate, and professional level with athletes, while also helping patients in the pediatric, geriatric, inpatient, outpatient, transitional care and home health settings. This vast amount of experience has given Jason a unique skill set to treat all types of knee-related pain from acute injuries to knee surgeries.
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Sabrina Seraj, DPT, CKTP

Senior Staff Physical Therapist
Dr. Sabrina Seraj, DPT, CKTP treats a variety of knee-related issues by using hip-strengthening exercises and increasing mobility through manual therapy techniques and movement science principles. Sabrina is enjoys helping her patients get back to the activities they love doing, free of knee pain.

Emily Melzer, DPT

Physical Therapist
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Dr. Emily Melzer, DPT has extensive experience helping patients recover from knee surgeries, effectively treating athletes of all skill levels to aid in their recovery and prevention of chronic injuries of the knee.

Neville Chu, DPT

Physical Therapist
Neville Chu, DPT
Neville Chu, DPT focuses on helping his patients suffering from knee pain get stronger, more mobile, and functionally independent. As weightlifting coach, Neville has helped many athletes improve their form and mechanics to decrease knee-related pain while under load.

Kelley Lindstrom, DPT

Clinic Director
Kelley Lindstrom, DPT
Dr. Kelley Lindstrom, DPT is passionate about helping patients of all ages and abilities return to a pain free and active lifestyle. Her treatment approach combines manual therapy, movement retraining, and functional strengthening to treat knee pain and movement dysfunction.


Why Work With A Knee Physical Therapist?

    Incorporating physical therapy into your knee treatment regimen is essential when considering your long-term recovery. Physical therapy is proven to be successful in relieving pain and improving mobility for non-surgery, pre-surgery, and post-surgery patients. An ideal program will employ guided manual therapy and multimodal exercises to reduce pain and stiffness in the knee joint.

    • Manual therapy: Increase mobility and tissue healing for irritated structures around the knee or structures preventing proper mechanics. Oriented muscle mobilizations called “joint glides” are performed manually on specific muscles and knee extensors to restore the full range of their movements.
    • Custom exercises: Strengthening the quadriceps femoris, the primary muscle that supports the knee.
    • Other modalities: Electrical stimulation may also be applied to reduce knee pain and increase quadriceps muscle strength with controlled contractions.

At Therapydia, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on knee treatment. You’ll spend your entire visit with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. With our manual therapy techniques and custom exercise programs, we’ll help you strengthen your hip musculature and correct your mechanics to get rid of your knee pain or to help you recover from knee surgery. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve it, and how to prevent reoccurring injuries.

Hear From Those Who Have Said Goodbye to Knee Pain:

“During my time at Therapydia Portland recovering from a dislocated kneecap, I have learned so much that I can confidently take forward as I return to exercise and sports, stronger than ever.” -Paul R.

“I found Therapydia Portland on the recommendation of a friend after I developed severe knee pain during a workout, rendering me unable to even go up a flight of stairs. Sabrina was superb and diagnosed the source of my problem: a lack of mobility in my hip causing strain on the knee. Working with her I began to see improvements right away and just four weeks later I’m back to 100% strength and zero pain. I am so happy and grateful for her care!” -Matthew S.

“I came to Portland in the middle of ACL recovery for three months. Jason, Emily, and Sabrina took me under their wings and nurtured me back to running and jumping. I enjoyed my time here and felt like pt was fun. I would hang out with these guys all the time.”

“It is without a doubt that because of Jay and Sabrina that my knee is fully functioning and am able to do the things I love like ride motocross, ski and compete in Crossfit again.” -Kyle K.

“I am a firefighter and was having knee issues. My job relies on me being physically able to perform my job duties. I was having issues getting on and off the fire engine. After 3 weeks the pain is almost gone. Now we are working on my mobility. I am amazed with the progress and now can do most of my duties pain free.” -Alan P.

“My knee pain is completely gone and I feel stronger and even taller when I run!” -Lindsey F.

“I had such a wonderful experience with Emily! She was attentive, kind and clearly very knowledgeable. My knee pain improved quickly with her help and she was patient with me when I needed more explanation for the at-home exercises.” -Jessica E.

“Therapydia Portland took me from a hobbled, unsteady bilateral knee replacement patient to a pain-free hiker and biker in about 4 months. I couldn’t be happier.” -Michael P.

Oregon is a Direct Access state, meaning you can see a physical therapist without a doctor’s prescription. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most insurance groups, Medicare, Workmen’s Compensation and Auto Claims. We also accept cash payments.

Request an Appointment

SE Portland Location:
2808 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 850-2463
Fax: (503) 477-9395

Lake Oswego Location:
4811 Meadows Rd #105
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone: (503) 894-5645
Fax: (503) 908-1518

Beaverton Location:
3925 SW 153rd Dr #210
Beaverton, OR 97003
Phone: (503) 894-5645
Fax: (503) 908-1518


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Portland, OR 97214
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4859 Meadows Rd. #161
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Happy Valley, OR 97086
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