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The Role of Physical Therapy in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can be very traumatizing to the body causing a wide variety of injuries from whiplash to broken bones. Physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process following an MVA to help reduce your pain and stiffness as well as avoid long term injuries.Common Injuries Sustained During an MVA All motor...
Achilles Tendinopathy
Achilles tendinopathy is an irritation to the Achilles tendon. This type of pain can affect both active and inactive individuals although it is most commonly seen in athletes. It is estimated that about 24% of athletes will suffer this condition at some point, while up to 50% of runners will experience some type of Achilles...
What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder?
Did you know that jaw/mouth pain doesn’t necessarily mean you need to see a dentist? Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a common condition that affects the natural functions of the jaw, such as opening the mouth and chewing, and it currently impacts over 10 million people in the United States. The causes of this condition...
Managing Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a very common condition affecting over 3 million people per year. It can occur practically anywhere in the body and can range from feeling like a dull ache to sharp pain. Although sometimes there is no obvious cause for the pain that doesn’t mean nothing can be done. Physical therapy can help!5...
What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo. This is usually triggered by specific changes in the position of the head which leads to dizziness among other symptoms.Causes Most often the cause of this condition is unknown or idiopathic. Sometimes it is caused by a blow to the head...
Lumbar Radiculopathy and Sciatica
Low back pain is a very common condition, with an estimated 3 million cases in the US per year. The mechanism of injury for lumbar radiculopathy and sciatica can vary from an acute injury to long term stress on the back. Regardless of how it has been acquired, conservative treatment with physical therapy has been...
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,...
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...