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The friendliness of this center is unbelievable! Everyone goes out of their way to make sure the patient is comfortable and satisfied with their care. They think of everything and I looked forward to my time in PT!

-Karen M.

I tried traditional medicine for 6 months without getting any relief from my pain. In fact it slowly got worse. I finally got a referral for to try physical therapy and I’m so glad that I chose Burkhardt PT. Through many of their techniques I found relief and learned how to maintain it. Thank you so much!

-Jan C.

I started treatment with Ann and Holly in early January after experiencing a calf muscle tear shortly after Christmas. I was on a very tight timeline, because I was already entered in the AKC Dog Agility Nationals in mid-March. I really appreciate how they took an active interest in the physical demands that my hobby places on my body. In addition to working through the muscle injury, they also gave me a number of exercises and stretches that would improve my overall performance and avoid injury in the future. I used a different physical therapy facility for a previous injury and hands down I prefer the staff and techniques used at Burkhardt Physical Therapy Center. While I hope I do not need their services in the future for injury rehab, I would not hesitate to return and recommend this business to all of my friends.
-Karissa S.

I have been seen at Burkhardt PT Center for various issues since 08/2013. Most recent treatments began with pain management due to a fall on the ice in 02/2014. Counter Strain is fantastic! I was finally diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff which resulted in repair surgery. Physician told me that I would be limited for a year or more. I attribute my fast recovery and mobility to the fantastic staff at Burkhardt’s. After 4 months of treatment, I am now about ready to resume my normal activities in my daily life. I STRONGLY recommend this facility of very caring and capable professionals for your therapy needs. 

– Cynthia I.

When I first came to Burkhart, I was convinced that my quality of life was always going to be poor. The pain was so terrible I could not sleep in my bed and could not stand for more than a few seconds. I spent many nights sleeping in a recliner. After much dedicated and hard work by the staff, I can stand longer with the help of a cane, and even walk short distances. Sleeping in my bed is a wonderful thing again!

Thank you again for your dedicated work on me at your clinic. The treatment you get at Burkhart Clinic is far above the norm and had given me a better quality of life.

Kathryn W.

Dear Dr. Krister,

I want to thank you again for providing a physical therapy referral to Burkhardt, PT in West Salem. I have seen her on and off throughout the years for my chronic neck and shoulder pain. This last bout of treatments have been especially helpful and I thought you may want to know that they are doing something new called counterstrain for the lymphatic system and visceral fascia. My PT was able to locate tender points in my ribs and abdominal area which decreased tightness in my shoulder blade area and neck. It was just amazing how much better I felt. It finally released that deep tightness the i have been having. My PT planning to teach me some of the techniques so I can treat myself at home. I would highly recommend sending more of your patients to Burkhardt for physical therapy treatments using this new strain counterstrain technique, because the results are much better than traditional stretching and exercises. I feel like I can get back to enjoying life and not having to worry so much about pain and tightness throughout my neck and shoulders and it only took 4 visits to get me back to normal.

Thank you so much for being a valuable part of my health care team! I appreciate all that you do!


Dear Dr. Binegar,

Thank you so much for referring me to Burkhardt Physical Therapy for help for my pain. I was certainly losing faith in the fact that there was any help for my condition! I was afraid my music career was over as well and was very distraught at that thought. My first session gave me hope that they could help me! I felt that my PT was the only one who really understood and believed me when I explained the problem I was having over the past 6 months. She helped me to understand what was going on with my body and how the techniques would put me back in a positive direction.

Every session was an eye opener for me and my PT was so good at answering my many questions in such a way that I could understand them and once my condition started improving, gave me the tools to help manage my condition as it would reoccur. I had never heard of the counterstrain method of physical therapy and because I have been through several different types of other therapies, was skeptical, but after only one session, I was finding welcome relief from my chronic pain. The introduction to Kenisio tape was a real asset to the therapy as well, as it took care of things in between sessions, so I could start to live my life again. Now, I can use it when needed to help when I overdo something and I can’t seem to manage the pain myself.

I now feel in control of my pain, instead of my pain being in control of me! When I feel my condition changing, between the methods I was taught me and the use of the Kinsio tape, I can do all the things I have always done and more!

I can’t express the respect and confidence I have in Burkhardt PT. I’ve mentioned them to several of my friends who experience chronic pain, especially in the music field in hopes that they too can benefit from their expertise. As a musician of 50+ years, I thought my career was at an end, and they has helped me to continue to do what I love to do and I can’t thank her OR you for your referral enough!

Joni W. – Violinist