Physical Therapy

S.T.A.Y. F.I.T. as a SENIOR CITIZEN

  TIRED of being unhealthy in retirement? Looking for ways to stay active in your golden years? Follow our acronym below for some ways SENIORS can S.T.A.Y. F.I.T. Swimming and Water Aerobics. Exercising in the water is a great low-impact activity and it is fun! Water exercise is gentle on the joints, helps build muscle…

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Wind Beneath My Wing(ed) Scapula: Scapular Winging and How to Fix It

      Wind Beneath My Wing(ed) Scapula: Scapular Winging and How to Fix It Tara Harrington, PT, DPT, CertMST, Gresham SportsCare   Hey, Pain Pals! Do me a favor… Raise your arms above your head like you are making a snow angel in the air, now bring them back down slowly. What did you…

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Cameron’s Top Exercises Using Resistance Bands

Resistance bands have come a long way since their birth in the mid-19th century. I can only imagine some medical students messing around with surgical tubing to make slingshots then realizing their arms were starting to get sore from pulling on the band time and again. Up pops the imaginary light bulb and they start…

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Deep Breath, You’ve Got This: The Importance of Breathing

We all know oxygen is essential, and, therefore, breathing is necessary for survival. Without adequate intake of oxygenated air, we experience mild symptoms such as dizziness and headaches, or serious symptoms leading to interference of heart and brain function. Breathing is normal and natural, and most of us never need to think twice about doing…

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Your NEAT is Neat!

Have you ever thought about how the small activities you do throughout your day impact your overall health? Yeah, me either, until now! Let’s say you have a goal to improve your health by eating cleaner and working out more. Oftentimes, there is too much focus strictly on the results one is getting from their…

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Now Walk It Out

Did you know weak or tight muscles may alter the way you walk? Did you also know that physical therapists study walking mechanics for multiple years and therefor know how you should or should not, Walk It Out? If not, you are in the right place! Hi, I’m Tara, a physical therapist at SportsCare PT…

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10 Greatest Kettlebell Exercises EVER!

Disclaimer: This is a subjective statement made by the author and is subject to change and possibly already has! The kettlebell is simple and basic, yet highly effective at building strength, power, endurance, and flexibility. You may have seen one in the gym and wondered what to do with it or witnessed someone performing swings…

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Isometric vs Isotonic: How to Train Your Muscles

There are multiple ways in which muscles produce tension, including isometric and isotonic contractions. Training in these specific methods produce similar outcomes, such as increased strength, but also provide unique benefits, such as improved muscle/tendon/joint health. Before we get too far, let us take a step back and look at each type of contraction. Isometric…

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Indoor Cycling: Set-Up Tips for Oregon’s Rainy Season

The days are getting shorter, wetter, and cooler, but that does not mean that the cycling season is over. Some may choose to retreat to the indoors for their riding and fitness fix, and if you do, there are ways to make it more enjoyable and comfortable. Below I have outlined some great tips and…

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Sciatica: The BACKstory

I’ve heard of the Sciatic Nerve, but what is it exactly? The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the human body. Basically, its job is to connect the spinal cord to the skin and muscles in thighs, lower legs, and feet. It serves dual purposes, as both a motor nerve (transmits information…

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