Creating Healthy Habits

Pushed the snooze button again, didn’t you? Changing health habits is tough. It’s so easy to tell yourself “one more day won’t hurt, I’ll just start tomorrow.” Well, tomorrow becomes next week and next week becomes three months. Ten pounds later you have gained the five pounds you intended to lose. Aaahhhh now what? Relax,…

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Technology Neck – Is it Effecting You?

As we race deeper into the 21st century, we shift further and further away from traditional industry to an economy based on technology. This Digital Age has put a mobile device in the hands of most adults and older children in the United States, allowing them instant access to nearly all information wherever they are….

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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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Northeast Portland SportsCare Physical Therapy

SportsCare Physical Therapy – NE Portland began in 1999 in order to serve the Gateway, Parkrose, and East Portland communities. Since we opened our doors, we have strived to provide the highest quality care to our patients, taking the necessary time required to perform thorough evaluations and develop effective treatment plans to help our patients…

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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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Prehabilitation – What You Need To Know

The advantages of completing post-surgical physical therapy have been established for years, but what about pre-surgical therapy? “Prehab” or therapy completed prior to surgery is a growing trend that allows patients shorter, more successful recovery periods after the surgery is completed. Prehabilitation initially gained popularity with orthopedists completing total joint replacements. They recognized the importance…

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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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