Dr. Rachel Wilkinson is a Physical Therapist and strength and conditioning coach based in Portland, OR. Rachel specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, specifically for the active population including all ages (children to adults). Her post-doctorate education includes prenatal and postpartum care, pelvic health, shoulder rehabilitation, hip rehabilitation and return to sport for runners, CrossFitters and weight lifters. She works incredibly well with atheltic populations because she strongly believes in keeping her patients doing what they enjoy most. Every session will include discussion on things that patients can do to MODIFY or ALTER their training program, but not cease completely.
Rachel is especially passionate about treating people in the spectrum of pregnancy and postpartum. Her post-doctorate education has equipped her to provide evidence based treatment to women experiencing musculoskeletal dysfunction during their motherhood journey. Her treatments include: manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, activity modification and education on symptom management. She can also prescribe an appropriate cardiovascular and resistance training exercise program for a wide range of physical abilities/exercise backgrounds or develop postpartum exercise program for pelvic floor and abdominal rehabilitation. Her fitness background includes running (2 marathons, 2 half marathons), CrossFit (8 years) and she has finally found balance in her home gym where she does primarily traditional strength and conditioning training.
4 visits: $665 (5% discount), 8 visits: $1,260 (10% discount), 12 visits: $1,785 (15% discount)
Rachel earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2015 from Northern Arizona University. She has worked in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics for her enitre career. In 2020 she became passionate about Women's Health and began post docatorate education within the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association). She is currently completeing a Certificate of Achievement in Obstetric Physical Therapy (CAPP OB) from the Academy of Pelvic Health within the APTA.
Outside of patient care, Rachel can be found spending time with her husband and daughter, Jane, and trying new restaurants in Portland. Food is a family passion! She is also a regular sourdough bread baker and constantly trying to perfect her loaves.
My sessions with Rachel are an ideal mix of manual therapy and exercises designed to help me reach my fitness goals. She provides clear explanations and instructions, adjusting her cues until we are both confident I can replicate the movements at home. Highly recommend!Julie, Sep 07
Rachel is the best physical therapist I've ever worked with. With thoroughness and thoughtfulness she creates a treatment plan that puts you on a path to recovery while not feeling overwhelming. From every session I see positive results and that serves as the best motivation to keep improving at home. I also appreciate that she describes the exercises in my routine in a way that I can easily recall them. Now I will forever remember "disco arm" and "what a referee does".Michael, Oct 18