Exercise: A Little Goes A Long Way

After an injury or surgery, you may be faced with unexpected physical deficits. These new limitations not only impact your performance when completing daily tasks but may also hinder your ability to mentally cope with the injury. It is hard for some people to wrap their mind around the idea that our bodies can break…

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Aerial Circus Arts – A Physical Therapists Perspective on Injury and Training

There is an increasing number of people discovering aerial circus arts. Men and women of all ages are now participating this acrobatic activity. Despite the growing popularity of circus training, the high demand placed on our bodies with this physical discipline means we must strive to prevent injury. An important way of preventing injury is…

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Ergonomics and Arm Pain: How to arrange your workstation for optimal safety & efficiency

  Ergonomic adjustments to your everyday life can improve & prevent arm pain and other symptoms. Remember that song, “the hip bones connected to the knee bone”? Your body has many interconnecting parts. If one part is not where it should be, it will not be able to do its job to the best of…

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Smartphone Hand Pain: Advice from a Hand Therapist

Whether you’re checking your email, texting family and friends, or connecting on social media, the reality is your phone may seem like an extension of your body. Unfortunately, repetitive use of electronic devices can lead to undesired consequences in your hands and arms. A hand therapist can help you modify how you use your phone…

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COVID-19 Update: Patients Find Tele-Health Meetings Helpful

SportsCare and Armworks therapists have been seeing great results with our online patients. Through video and/or voice meetings, our therapists have been able to review and progress home care programs, answer any concerning questions, or further evaluate and find treatment alternatives. As much as possible, we try to continue care on the same path as…

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COVID-19 Announcement (All Clinics)

To our SportsCare and Armworks Patients, The health and safety of our patients and employees is our top priority as we monitor the ongoing developments of COVID-19. We appreciate your willingness to adjust with us as we continue to navigate the many unknowns this situation presents. As of now, all SportsCare and Armworks clinics will…

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Work Conditioning at SportsCare and Armworks

What is work conditioning? Work conditioning is a work-related, intensive, goal-oriented treatment program. It is specifically designed to restore an individual’s systemic, neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary functions through carefully selected exercises related to their specific job requirements. The purpose of our work conditioning program is to maximize a patient’s physical and functional abilities, allowing them…

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Physical Therapy for Golfer’s Elbow

Golfers elbow is a term used to describe pain on the inside of the arm. Although it is commonly seen in golf, this injury is not limited to those who play the sport, or any sport at all. Also known as medial epicondylitis, golfer’s elbow is frequently diagnosed in baseball players due to repetitive throwing….

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Kinesiology Tape: What is It & How Can It Help Arm Pain?

  Kinesiology tape was designed to provide continued treatment between therapy visits. It is believed to relieve pain, support weak or injured tissues, inhibit overactive muscles, excite underactive muscles, help manage scars, and reduce swelling. Frequently asked questions: How does it help with arm pain? Tape can help relieve pressure on the muscle by decreasing…

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Patient Success Story: Meet Hannah

“I have played the violin nearly all my life. In 2015, I received a Doctorate in Violin Performance from Arizona State University. As a professional violinist, I work in a wide variety of settings—from teaching young students to working with college-age students, and performing regularly with the Portland Opera and Oregon Symphony. In 2017, I…

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