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Physical Therapy

Move Strong Physical Therapy at the MJCC!
Dr. Ariel Salzman is the owner and one of the therapists of Move Strong Physical Therapy. Move Strong treats a variety of patients with joint or muscle pain, post surgical, balance disorders, pelvic floor issues, and incontinence.

Move Strong is contracted with many local insurance plans, and adding more all the time. Call today at 503.451.3750 to see if Move Strong is a provider for your insurance plan.

Move Strong PT is currently open and accepting new patients. All  staff are fully vaccinated, and strict COVID protocols and cleaning measures are in place.

Meet Move Strong Therapists

Dr. Ariel Z Salzman, DPT, OCS, CMPT
Scott Gulstine, MPT, OCS, COMT

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Ask the Physical Therapist Free Workshop Series

Dr. Ariel Salzman DPT, OCS, CMPT and Scott Gulstine, MPT, OCS, COMT of Move Strong Physical Therapy will lead these free workshops.

About Ariel:
Ariel Salzman was born in Humbolt County, California, and raised in Athens, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Biological Sciences. She then attended Pacific University in Forest Grove where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005. Ariel has focused on Orthopedics in the Pacific Northwest, treating many runners and triathletes on both the amateur and professional level. In 2012, she earned her Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS) and in 2016 she was awarded a manual therapy certificate (CMPT) from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Ariel is also certified in ASTYM soft tissue mobilization and orthotics casting. Ariel enjoys treating patients of all ages and activity levels, and takes special interest in the spine as well as treating the body as a whole to prevent re-injury. When not in the clinic, Ariel is an Instructional Assistant at Pacific University School of Physical Therapy. She is active in Search and Rescue, and is a certified K9 handler in a local volunteer group. For fun, Ariel enjoys camping, skiing, mountain biking and attending live music.

About Scott: 

Scott Gulstine, MPT, OCS, COMT was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and lived in the Tualatin area for most of his life.  He took a chance and moved away from home to get his undergraduate education at UC Davis where he graduated with a degree in Animal (Human) Physiology. He then attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, where he received his Master of Physical Therapy in 1997. He later moved to San Francisco to start his career, and has focused predominantly on orthopedics ever since. In 2008, he returned to Portland and has been helping the community (of all ages and activity levels) live a better and healthier life.  

In 2005, he received his COMT (Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist) from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy. In 2012, he earned his Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS). Scott is also certified in the Graston technique of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. Recently, Scott has been diving even deeper into biomechanics. He has found that improving the quality of one's movement, and correcting common muscle imbalances, can prevent problems from returning in the future.  

Scott enjoys working with patients of most ages (he leaves the treatment of infants and small children to those specialists) and ability levels. He has enjoyed working with professional and highly competitive athletes.  

When not in the clinic, Scott is also helping his wife make Loop De Loop wine, here in Portland. When he isn't doing that, he is skiing on Mt. Hood or riding single track on his mountain bike.