AOPT Health Blog
Physical Therapy, Health, Wellness, and Fitness
Return to Running Program
Following an injury or a period of inactivity, it is important to return to running at a gradual pace in order to avoid reinjury. For those recovering from a more serious injury or surgery, keep in mind that before starting any sort of return to activity program it is important that you are cleared first...
Tips to Avoid Aches and Pains While Gardening
The sun is coming out and the beautiful spring weather is getting people outside, which means it's the season for yard work! It is refreshing for us Oregonians to get some vitamin D however, it is also important to be aware of proper body mechanics while working in the yard.Tips to help minimize pain or...
ACL Prevention Programs: A Forgotten Success
In recent years, much of the focus in athletics has been on concussions, which is an emerging area of both concern and research. Although this is an important area of research, it is vital to not forget about the proven success of ACL prevention programs. For the many athletes each year that suffer ACL tears,...
Thumb Arthritis & Joint Protection Class
Event Details Please join us at Advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapy for a free educational seminar on joint protection. Jessica Smith, our occupational therapist, will lead participants through an educational overview of common conditions affecting the thumb. She will also dive into thumb arthritis and management strategies to help decrease pain and improve function. This event...
Toe Walking
Does your child tend to prefer walking on their tip toes? Toe walking is a specific gait pattern in which a child walks on the balls of their feet with no heel contact. Toe walking can be normal in children who are first learning to walk but after the age of 2, a typically developing...
What is Visceral Manipulation?
Have you struggled with troubling symptoms that no one seems to understand? Have you been to multiple providers and specialists who run tests only to leave you without answers or worse yet, feeling like it’s all in your head? And still, your symptoms persist. Visceral manipulation is a different form of medical intervention provided by...
Food Aversions and Eating Challenges: An OT Perspective
What is the relationship between mealtime challenges and a child's sensory system?Eating requires use of all seven senses. We use SIGHT to look at our utensils and the people at the table around us, SMELL for the flavors of food, TASTE to determine the flavor of our foods, HEARING while food is being pushed along...
Patellar Tendinitis
Patellar Tendinitis, also called "Jumper's Knee," is commonly seen in athletes whose sports require a lot of jumping or repetitive motions.What is Patellar Tendinitis? The patellar tendon is located in the front of your knee and attaches from the patella (kneecap) to the upper shin. Patellar tendinitis is common in athletes and is caused by...
What can a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist do for you?
Have you noticed the now-common “Incontinence” section at grocery stores and pharmacies? Maybe you or a loved one have experienced an uncomfortable urgency to use the restroom or have not quite made it there in time. As the new focus on products to address bowel and bladder leaks suggests, this is a very common issue....
Trigger Finger
While the name might conjure images of wild west sharpshooters or deadly snipers, the condition of “trigger finger” gets its name from the trigger-like snap that occurs when the finger suddenly releases after a period of being locked down in a bent position.What is Trigger Finger? The tendons that run into the fingers have protective...