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Physical Therapy, Health, Wellness, and Fitness
What is DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis?
Have you noticed increased pain on the thumb side of your wrist? You may be dealing with DeQuearvains Tenosynovitis. It's a mouthful to say, but it's a common culprit of radial (thumb sided) wrist pain. In this post, we will discuss what this condition is, who is most at risk, and strategies that can be...
Fall Prevention
Why is fall prevention and screening so important? Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury for older adults. 1 in 4 adults 65 and older fall each year (Matchar, 2018). Sustaining a fall can lead to fractures, decreased quality of life, as well as fear and anxiety about future falls. There are many factors...
Low Back Pain: Why You Should See a PT First
Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek health care services. With today’s opioid epidemic it is important that we find safer alternatives to treat pain. Physical therapy has been a very under-utilized medical resource in treating musculoskeletal pain, specifically acute low back pain. Physical therapy has only been used in...
5 Stretches to Relieve Neck Pain
Neck pain can be one of the most difficult things to deal with and can progress to high levels of disability if not treated properly.Here are five stretches and exercises that can help reduce neck pain:1. Levator Scapulae Stretch Begin in a seated position and tuck the arm of the side of the neck that...
Pediatric Occupational Therapy: What is Visual Perception?
Visual perception skills are very important when it comes to a child's learning and deficits can cause challenges for your child in school as well as in daily tasks.What is Visual Perception? Visual perception is a broad term used to define how the brain processes visual stimuli. It is what allows a person to recognize...
Backpack Safety
The back to school season is upon us! For most students that means lugging around a backpack. Backpacks can be great tools for carrying books and supplies but can cause soreness or injuries if used improperly. Here are some key components of proper backpack use: 1. Proper Fit Backpacks should be no wider than the...
Physical Therapist, Courtney Hanks
Introducing our new therapist, Courtney Hanks!
Introducing our new therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Courtney Hanks! Courtney received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from George Fox University. During her time there, Courtney was able to travel to Uganda on a medical service trip where she was able to work with children with disabilities. This is where she truly fell in love...
Tunes on Tuesday was a success!
Event Recap We had a great time at Tunes on Tuesday! The Junebugs were awesome! Thank you to all the merchants, sponsors, partners, and Newberg Community members who attended. See you next time! #weloveAOPT Was this article helpful? Yes, thanks! Not really Tags:Physical TherapyPhysical Therapy NewbergTunes on Tuesday Share: CategoriesHealth Blog News Articles Events Videos...
We’re all healthier and happier when we move
After a motorcycle accident led to the above-knee amputation of her right leg, Dani Burt was determined to maintain and promote an active lifestyle. As a result, she became both an adaptive surfing champion and a physical therapist. Learn more of her story here: www.moveforwardpt.com Was this article helpful? Yes, thanks! Not really Tags:Physical TherapySports...
We congratulate Ken Scoggin!
We are excited to announce and congratulate Ken for passing his Orthopedic Specialties Exam! Ken is now designated by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a "Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist." This is a very big deal in the world of Physical Therapy since less than 3% of the current treating physical therapists are...