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Why Are Sports Injuries So Common?

Injuries are part of sports. Always have been, always will be. But do they have to happen all at once?… Read more »


How Long Will Justin Herbert be Out?

The Oregon Ducks football team has been forced to be resilient early in the season in the face of several… Read more »


What Physical Therapy Does

If you were to ask 10 patients what physical therapy does, you will likely get 10 different answers because physical… Read more »

What to do When Physical Therapy Hurts

What to do When Physical Therapy Hurts

As you lie comfortable on your back on a treatment table, your physical therapist turns your head to the right… Read more »

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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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