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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....
What is Shin Splints?
Shin-splints is a common injury that is typically seen in athletes who do a lot of running or jumping and is characterized by pain in the front portion of the lower leg along the tibia.What is Shin-Splints? This injury occurs typically when athletes overload the area or make an error in training. Often it is...
Insurance Questions? We Can Help!
Most people do not know what their insurance benefits do or don't cover. Let us help you navigate through this process and choose what is going to be the most cost effective way to seek the treatment that you need. Upon scheduling an appointment with us we will check your insurance benefits and coverage for...
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...
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...