At Essential Physical Therapy, we know that pain spoils the fun! Our main goal is to give you expert care and advice to enable you to get back to having fun as soon as possible. Treating patients with neck and back pain is our specialty. We've successfully treated thousands of patients with all types of neck and back pain and sciatica. But, as you'll read in our reviews, we are experts at treating the rest of the musculoskeletal system as well. Let us help you achieve wellness again.
Our Eugene, Oregon physical therapists are both compassionate and caring, ambitious toward helping our patients reach their highest level of performance with the least possible amount of discomfort. They will work hard to get to the root of your problems and provide quality treatment for the pain. They will also use their abilities to provide you with injury prevention services for the future.
Keith Blackwell treated me for “frozen shoulder” which was very painful. I needed to learn exercises to heal and recover normal range of motion. After 5 sessions, I am well on my way to recovery. I would recommend Keith to anyone who needs physical therapy. His instructions were clear and he made sure I understood not only the motions to go through but the reasons behind them. Everyone in the office is friendly and welcoming, especially Sydney, the therapy dog. Can’t imagine a better experience.
Keith “doesn’t treat body parts. He treats people with body parts.”
Keith. Easygoing. Kind. Gentle. Friendly. Non-judgmental. Honest.
Smart. Trained. Experienced. Teacher. Learner. Confident.
Listener. Curious. Detective. Problem solver. Creative. Patient.
Keith is part of a great team in a really cool, casual office with the feel of home and the spirit of family.
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Keith’s intimate knowledge about body mechanics, his love for movement in many forms, and his ability to educate and motivate provide for extremely effective physical therapy sessions. I sought help from Keith after a bike accident led to a surgical repair of the clavicle. How thankful I am to have him on my team! Each session truly does feel like I am moving forward towards full range of motion and mobility–and this comes after having many months of feeling incredibly stagnant prior to physical therapy. It feels great to comfortably get on a bike again, to stretch in the morning, and to perform my job as an RN without pain.
I highly recommend him if you are in need of physical therapy. No regrets here.
Keith very quickly pinpointed the source of my pain and gave me some great tools to manage discomfort. Friendly, professional and kind. Highly recommend.
I chose to see Keith for physical therapy for a hip/lower back issue, on the recommendation of two of my friends, and I’m so glad I did. Keith provided some education regarding my body mechanics, showed me some simple movements and exercises that have been effective, and is also skilled at manual manipulation, from which I’ve benefited as well. He thoroughly answered all questions I had. In addition, Keith’s wife, Carrie, is an LMT and works in the same practice, so she was able to follow up the physical therapy with some soft tissue massage, which was perfect for me. Their office is homey and comfortable, and they are both warm, friendly, and highly skilled practitioners. Highest recommendations.
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