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Using Physical Therapy to Prevent Injury and Illness

It is estimated that only 25% of Americans meet the CDC minimum recommendations for daily physical activity. Further, around 80% of Americans are overweight, and 40% are obese. It is time America focuses on health – and we know just the people who can help! Physical activity has a well-known and impressive list of benefits….

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Dirt Bike Riding: Stretches and Strengthening

All Enduro or motocross riders know there are few activities more fun than spending a day in the dirt or sand. What makes the day even more special is when you end the ride exhausted and in ONE PIECE! While many people view riding a motorized bike as fun and relaxing, it is actually quite…

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Must Have Equipment for Your Home Gym

  Patients often ask me what home equipment would be best for them to purchase? That seems like a simple question, but when you think about it, there are many different answers. What do they like to do for exercise? Do you have any underlying conditions? What can you afford? What are your goals? In…

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The Role of a Physical Therapist Assistant

Kylie Crawford, PTA – Gresham SportsCare PT A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) works under the supervision and within the plan of care established by the Physical Therapist (PT). They assist in treatment of those with health-related issues to improve functional and daily activities. Physical Therapist Assistants can work in a variety of settings from hospitals…

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Stretching Improves Shoulder Internal Rotation Range of Motion Deficits in Pitchers

Baseball pitchers have an increased susceptibility to shoulder injury because of increased overloading of the tissues that stabilize the shoulder. Past research has shown that pitchers’ shoulders commonly exhibit greater than normal external rotation (ER) range of motion (ROM) with accompanying loss of internal rotation (IR) ROM. This change in the arc of ROM at…

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Get to Know Your Physical Therapists

George Eischen, PT – Director of Gresham SportsCare Physical Therapy George is a native Oregonian who attended Reynolds High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University. He graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 1985 with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. George has worked for Gresham SportsCare since 1985…

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Pain – How Much is Good, Bad, Normal?

Pain, ache, throbbing, sharp, stabbing and burning… All words to describe the pain we feel after injury, surgery, during or after strenuous exercise and often during physical therapy rehabilitation. How do we know what pain is significant and what pain will go away? That is a hard question to answer. What I will address today…

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Proper Lifting Techniques

Disclaimer: The lifting techniques contained within this document will reduce your chance of sustaining an injury if done properly. SportsCare issues no statement claiming these lifting techniques will 100% prevent injury. If you experience any pain or discomfort while lifting an object, please report to your Physical Therapist. Please contact SportsCare if you have any…

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Resistance Training Can Alter Body Composition in Overweight and Obese Children

The rise in incidence of childhood obesity is a major concern that has been associated with lifelong health problems. The majority of exercise to counteract childhood obesity has focused on aerobic exercise as a method to improve body composition. Although aerobic exercise is appropriate, resistance training may offer unique benefits over aerobic exercise including decreased…

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Gresham SportsCare Physical Therapy

Gresham SportsCare was founded in 1982 by Clem Eischen when he expanded deeper into East Multnomah County. The first SportsCare clinic was located at 122nd and NE Glisan Street. Although the area has gone through quite a few changes, the directors of Gresham, NE Portland, Clackamas and Beaverton SportsCare clinics continue to congregate in the…

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