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Thank you for choosing Olympia Orthopaedic Associates for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Olympia Orthopaedic Associates.

You can also read what our patients are saying about Olympia Orthopaedic Associates by visiting our doctor profiles.


“I had never met my doctor until that first visit. I just had called the clinic, told them what hurt and the made my appointment with him. I was extremely nervous because I was afraid I had hurt myself to the point of needing surgery. Dr Helpenstell was very pleasant and made me feel at ease from the second we met. I was no longer scared and really felt that he cared about me personally. Not just some annonamous person. It turned out that the pain I was having was nothing major. Just some arthritis from all the years of working my shoulder very hard. I would recommend anyone to go see Dr Helpenstell.”
– Cindy B.
“Every time I see Dr. Taylor (my pain management Doctor) he and the staff have been extremely helpful and courteous. Dr. Taylor has always taken my issues seriously, and I'm treated well. I appreciate the fact that Dr. Taylor took my issues seriously, instead of brushing them off as just an imagined issue. He listened with concern, and has prescribed accordingly. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.”
– Jo B.
“Office staff and Dr. Abbott ALWAYS kind and considerate. Great experience!”
– Joan M.
Treated by: Zachary Abbott, D.O.
“Dr. Abbot always takes care of my needs.In this session we discussed my options regarding my right shoulder, whether I need to have an operation or not. I have complete faith in him to do what is right.”
– Walt T.
Treated by: Zachary Abbott, D.O.
“Had a quadruple Laminectomy done by Doctor Halpin which turned out to be a big success. He is very professional and explained the whole procedure before hand. I also like the very helpful and friendly staff. Before the back surgery I had a Cortisone Treatment for my hip done by Doctor Halpin Sen. who since has retired. My husband saw Doctor Helpenstell and was also very satisfied. We would definitely send friends and family to see the doctors at Oly Ortho!”
– Brunhilde K.
Treated by: Ryan J. Halpin, M.D.
– Douglas M.
Treated by: Stephen Snow, M.D.
“Initial visit with Olympia Orthopaedics and Dr Helpenstell was excellent. Was impressed by organization, expertise and professionalism of all staff, and was pleased with my experience with Dr Helpenstell as a competent and concerned provider.”
– Richard G.
“PA Owen was great. Answered my questions regarding my partial rotator cuff tear and the options. Was very good at explaining steroid injection into bursa as he did it. Will recommend this clinic in the future. Staff was professional and check in was quick and orderly.”
– Harvey M.
Treated by: Owen Harris, P.A.-C.
“Dr. Dumontier was professional in all of the appointments I had. His diagnosis and treatment has allowed me to resume a more active lifestyle. I am grateful for his competence and his follow up on my procedures. I am very pleased!”
– Craig W.
“Josh Mayes is very nice and considerate. He listens when you want to tell him something, and gives you his advice.”
– Terri M.