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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: Dynamic Control – Lower Body Progression

This dynamic control exercise will recruit your hip, leg and ankle musculature as it challenges your balance and multi-joint stability. This routine can be incorporated into many rehabilitation plans, especially those recovering from ankle injuries. If approved by your Physical Therapist, give this progression a try!

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Video: Ankle Mobility

Poor range of motion in the ankle affects your ability to function correctly as an athlete. Proper dorsiflexion (toes toward the shin) is important for many functional movements, including, squatting, step down activities and landing from a jump. When this motion is limited, you increase your chance for injury along the anatomical chain (shins, knees,…

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