Patient Testimonials

  • I don’t usually feel inspired to write a business review on google, but then again I’ve never had an experience like the one I’ve had with Keith at Essential Physical Therapy. Never have I met a healer that’s so committed to my well being and happiness and understands my situation. As a board sport enthusiast, Keith didn’t ask me to stop doing the activities that I love. He simply catered some techniques and exercises to help balance and manage my high risk activities and my overall well being. His advice and instructions and clear and effective, and in general his presence is calming and helpful. Beyond all these great characteristics, he also has an incredibly sweet dog that hangs around the office, so look no further for your healing needs!

    - Levi G.
  • Keith is very personable and a great teacher, which I have found most valuable in my visits to see him. He is not one to hoard the knowledge that he has and his ability to explain what he is seeing helps me have a greater understanding of what I need to do to heal.

    - Matt K.
  • I have seen Keith on two separate occasions so far and will not go anywhere else from now on. He is very knowledgeable and gives you the tools to help manage your aches and discomfort at home too! I 110% recommend Essential PT.

    - Brady V.
  • Within the very first office visit, Keith identified areas of major weaknesses that contribute to my hip function problem. He listens well and his exercises prescription effective. He is also a good teacher who explains everything clearly so I understand how each of the exercises would help me to recover my hip functions. Working with Keith give me new hopes of recovery through PT!

    - Hubbs E.
  • After some reluctance to go see Keith, mainly due to being in enough pain to demotivate me at the end of my workday, I finally made it in to see him. All I can say is “wow!”, he was very fast and professional, gave great tips and stretches/exercises to compliment the work he did to me. I’m honestly astonished how quickly the pain went away (I can say completely), this man really knows how to help. Thanks Keith!

    - Calum B.
  • Essential physical therapy is a wonderful place to go. Keith is kind, understanding and willing to work with all different types of physical therapy needs. This is my second time going to essential physical therapy. I have been to a few other physical therapists in Eugene and this is my favorite one. Thank you for all that you guys do at essential physical therapy.

    - Corey G.
  • I feel so grateful to have received this care. Everyone at Essential physical therapy feels like family! The environment is so welcoming and beautiful and the staff is so friendly and professional. They really do care for your well being.

    Keith is an incredible healer! From his calm presence to his compassionate heart and gentle touch. You know you are in good hands! He will show you gentle techniques and exercises that you can do at home to better your condition. He takes the time to explain how everything in your body is connected so you can better understand what’s the root cause of your pain. I learn so much about anatomy from every visit. Thank you for being here for my family and I after our accident and helping us recover from our injuries. It feels so amazing to be able to move my neck again and have full motion.

    I am forever grateful!

    - Khelmy A.
  • I came to Essential Physical Therapy for a neck problem and quickly realized I had met Keith many years ago when he helped me with my back troubles. He has learned a few new tricks since then and I am grateful to be back in his care. Keith is kind, thoughtful and thorough in his treatments. But it’s not just the treatments. It’s the education and tools he gives you to help you understand your condition and to continue the healing process on your own. I highly recommend Keith and Essential Physical Therapy.

    - Russ C.
  • Essential Physical Therapy has given me my life back. I have seen multiple therapists over the years, but Keith Blackwell is the BEST therapist I have ever treated with. He is caring, compassionate and the one of the best human beings I have ever met. He listens and truly tries to resolve issues, rather than treating you like a number. Best practice I have treated with. I would recommend them to anyone without reservation. Your body will thank you for it!!!

    - Elise B.
  • I chose Essential due to the high reviews and I wasn’t disappointed. Todd did everything he could to help me and has a great balance between professionalism and compassion. I think its critical to have a comfortable relationship with your physical therapist since they will see you at your worst. There’s a lot of comments about Keith (and he was great as well), but Todd is just as good. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and everybody is cheerful and kind. Its nothing like the sterile white therapy room you’ve been in before. Why go to those places when you don’t have to? Why do we accept that? The older I get the more I realize we have more choices than we think. I can’t recommend Todd and Keith enough.

    - Amber
  • I went to Essential Physical Therapy for around 2 months to treat an ankle injury. My physical therapist, Nick, helped me so much to get rid of my ankle pain and brought my pain down significantly. He’s very talented, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. The office staff was very kind too. Highly recommended!

    - Kris
  • 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.

    - Michelle B.
  • 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.

    - Connie E.
  • 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.
    Help. Hope.

    Keith is part of a great team in a really cool, casual office with the feel of home and the spirit of family.

    Read his website. Review his resume: training, philosophy, experience.

    - LuAnn R.
  • ​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.

    - Raney P.
  • Keith very quickly pinpointed the source of my pain and gave me some great tools to manage discomfort. Friendly, professional and kind. Highly recommend.

    - Norman A.