Clackamas SportsCare Physical Therapy

Since 2002, Clackamas SportsCare has been providing top quality service to the growing regions of Clackamas and Happy Valley.  Our passion is our dedication to exceptional patient treatment. We treat many types of injuries including dysfunction in the low back, knee, shoulder, neck and ankle. Clackamas SportsCare is a community-oriented clinic as demonstrated with our…

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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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Patellofemoral Pain – Could It Be My Hip Strength?

Patellofemoral pain is commonly thought to be related to abnormal tracking of the patella (knee cap) during loaded flexion and extension activities. The abnormal tracking increases joint reaction forces on the patella and may lead to increased stress on the articular cartilage. Various skeletal factors, such as an increased Q angle, quadriceps and hamstring strength…

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Posture – The Key to a Healthy Back and Neck

Stand up straight! Why do you always slouch so much! You’re sticking your tummy out!  Blah, blah, blah! How many times have we all heard this?  Way too many times!  But what is the solution?  How do we improve our posture? Duct tape a 2 x 4 to our backs? The fact is, most of…

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Blood Flow Restriction Training

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Training: An effective method for recovering from knee pain, injury or surgery By Joe Shannon, PT, DPT, CertMST, Director The following blog will educate you on Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) and provide evidence as to why you should strongly consider using this method with your Physical Therapist to quickly and comfortably…

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A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer

My name is Maddie and I am the Certified Athletic Trainer at Reynolds High School. March is National Athletic Training Month so I thought I’d help you understand a little bit more about what my role is and how I can help you or your son/daughter recover from an injury. First things first: What is…

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Tips for Traveling with an Injury

We’ve had a family vacation planned for over a year. The airplane tickets are purchased with no insurance because I’m sure nothing will go wrong! The hotel is booked, and we are stoked because it has a pool (the kids love to swim). I’ve even been going to the tanning bed so I don’t burn…

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Returning to Golf Following Knee Arthroplasty

Golf is a popular sport, especially among older adults. However, this age period also represents a time when osteoarthritis (OA) can impede mobility and function, even during participation in low-impact activities such as golf. In many cases, patients who have severe OA will undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with the intent of returning to recreational…

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