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How Physical Therapy Can Help Reduce Opioid Use

Locally, the Oregon Health Authority states that “unintentional opioid-related overdose is one of Oregon’s leading causes of injury mortality”. Nationally,… Read more »

Why Physical Therapy Before Surgery

Why Physical Therapy Before Surgery

Traditionally, before surgery, people are asked to make basic lifestyle enhancements like stopping alcohol or smoking, reducing saturated fat/salt and/or… Read more »


Why Physical Therapy for Older Adults

Top five reasons grandma should visit a physical therapist: Reduce fall risk (J Geriatrics 2003, 2016, 2017) Improve bone density… Read more »

Why Physical Therapy After Surgery

Why Physical Therapy After Surgery

Top 10 reasons to attend physical therapy after surgery: Pain/inflammation reduction (Phys Ther J 2010, 2014) Strength restoration, especially after… Read more »

Who Needs Physical Therapy

Who Needs Physical Therapy?

The fact of the matter is that everyone—regardless of age or ability—can benefit from physical therapy. Individuals who follow their… Read more »


Why Physical Therapy Works

Physical therapy “works” for many ailments because your physical therapist (PT) identifies impairments via an evaluation and then sets up… Read more »

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Are Physical Therapy Exercises Supposed to Hurt?

If you are currently in physical therapy or have been in physical therapy before, you may wonder, “Are physical therapy… Read more »

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How Does Physical Therapy Work?

If you have been referred to physical therapy by your doctor or decided on your own to initiate physical therapy,… Read more »


Why is Physical Therapy Important?

If your health care provider recommends physical therapy, you may ask, “Why is physical therapy important?”  Depending on your medical… Read more »

Physical Therapy for Chronic Back Pain

I’ve had low chronic back pain for 8 years and don’t know why. It hurts to walk for long periods,… Read more »

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