Personalized Care Exclusively for Injured Workers

We believe that each worker who was injured on the job should have immediate access to state-of-the-art medical care in a comfortable and supportive environment. As Oregon’s only orthopedic practice solely focused on work injuries, our team will work closely with you to answer your questions, discuss your options under the workers’ compensation system, and provide you the necessary materials to get back to work.

Our Partnership with Oregon Surgical Institute

Most procedures take place at the innovative Oregon Surgical Institute (OSI). As the first surgery center in the northwest United States designed specifically for complex cases and procedures, OSI features wider halls, larger operating rooms, specific aftercare areas, and a rehabilitation unit so patients have access to a post-operative rehab as quickly, and conveniently, as possible.

Our History

In 1998, Dr. John Di Paola established Occupational Orthopedics after realizing how difficult it was for injured workers to receive specialized care quickly and efficiently. Over the past 22 years, the practice grew to three locations across Oregon including Tualatin, Gateway and Salem. In July 2020, Dr. Di Paola retired and selected Dr. Joseph Schenck to take over the practice. Under Dr. Schenck, Occupational Orthopedics began its partnership with OSI in 2020. In 2021 Occupational Orthopedics expanded with another location in Tanasbourne.

Our Leadership

Joseph P. Schenck M.D

Dr. Schenck, a highly trained orthopedic surgeon, joined Occupational Orthopedics in 2020 after spending the last 10+ years caring for orthopedic patients in Portland and the surrounding area. He has a deep skill set in arthroscopic surgery, joint replacements, fracture care, and uses an ultrasound-guided approach to ensure accurate diagnoses and precise injections. Dr. Schenck is board certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

We participate in all workman's compensation insurance plans. We are proud to be enrolled as providers in the following MCO and networks: