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My 10(ish) Go-To Bodyweight Exercises

  Whether you’re stuck at home and have no equipment, aren’t wanting to go to the gym given the current situation, or are on a vacation and the only piece of equipment in the hotel “gym” is a crappy elliptical, having an arsenal of bodyweight exercises to choose from can come in handy when your…

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Stretching: That’s Tight, Yo!

Hello, Pain Pals, We always hear stretching is the answer… Feeling sore? Stretch. Feeling weak? Stretch. Wake up? Stretch. But why is stretching important and what effect does it have on our bodies. I am Tara, a Physical Therapist at SportsCare PT in Gresham, OR, and today we are going to discuss what stretching does…

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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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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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Shock Wave Therapy: A Powerful Tool Against Common Musculoskeletal Ailments

 Background / About: In the world of Physical Therapy there are many simple tools and fancy machines, but few bring the evidence Shock Wave Therapy has produced in recent years. Millions of Americans suffer from chronic tendon irritation in the form of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee), hip bursitis and calcific tendonitis,…

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Video: Strengthening Exercises for Hikers

It’s time to get outside and enjoy some exercise in the sun! Because of our beautiful landscape, a very popular activity in the Pacific Northwest is hiking. Within Portland and the surrounding areas there are hundreds of trails which offer a fun getaway for hikers of all skill levels. To help ensure you are safe…

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Video: Seventh Inning Shoulder Stretch

As basketball season comes to an end, we leave the hardwood for the fresh cut grass of the baseball diamond. Yes, this means we get to bust open the bags of sunflower seeds. And yes, this also means we get to shout a slur of words no one really understands. But for athletic trainers, this…

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Video: THE Winter Workout For 2016

We can all agree that humans are two-legged creatures. How often though, besides standing, are we actually on two legs while upright? Walking is a single leg activity.. Running is a single leg exercise.. Kicking a ball is a single leg skill.. So if you think about it, we spend a lot of our time…

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Video: Full Body Circuit

Looking for a little guidance when it comes to working out? Try starting with this great full body circuit from Gresham’s Cameron Purington, ATC. Use the quick, yet effective routine as your daily exercise, or introduce it every couple of weeks to add variation and excitement. During the circuit, start by performing each exercise for…

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Video: Stretching: Dynamic vs Static

The following video addresses the different methods used to stretch, specifically static vs dynamic. Watch Athletic Trainers Cameron Purington (Gresham SportsCare, Barlow HS) and Alex Nelson (Gresham SportsCare, Reynolds HS) as they explain the differences and share the appropriate times to use static or dynamic stretching. Take notes as they walk through a simple stretching…

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