Physical Therapy

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Corrective Shoulder Girdle Exercises for Competitive Swimmers

Many sports lead to distinctive changes in an athlete’s postural alignment as a result of over-development in select muscle groups and flexibility changes at the involved joint structures. This is frequently observed in swimmers. Swimming requires strong adductor and internal rotator muscles of the shoulder, which can protract the shoulder girdle and may lead to…

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The Physical Therapy Profession, How To Start

At SportsCare Physical Therapy, we treat many young student-athletes during a time in their life when they are curious about future career choices. Often, during their course of care, the student will ask how I came into the Physical Therapy profession? I love this question and will tell you why… Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy…

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Syndrome is a painful tendonitis on the thumb side of your wrist. This inflammation causes the lining (sheath) around the tendon to thicken and become rough, making it difficult for the tendons to glide through the sheath as they move your thumb. CAUSES Repetitive thumb or wrist use. Can happen with chronic overuse…

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Rapid Recovery at Gresham SportsCare

Gresham SportsCare is the proud owner of the NormaTec Dynamic Compression Therapy System! NormaTec uses pulsed massage to mobilize fluid out of the extremities through a specific zone-by-zone pattern. By enhancing the transport of fluid out of your limbs after exercise or rehabilitation, you allow a better, quicker recovery between sessions. Rather than using static…

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Staff Continuing Education

At SportsCare and Armworks we believe it is important to continually advance our education and skills so we can provide our patients with the best treatment currently available. Below are some of the courses our staff has recently taken. They bring new, exciting ideas back to their respected clinics and are now implementing them for…

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Video: Thoracic Mobility

Thoracic mobility is important for many things, including: proper posture, efficient upper limb movement, and safely rotating the trunk without straining the low back. Watch this video then attempt these simple exercises if you are suffering from poor upper back (thoracic) mobility.

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Physical Therapist’s Guide to Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder

Shoulder instability is a common injury among people participating in contact and non-contact athletic activities. While many people associate shoulder instability with a traumatic event such as a dislocation, multidirectional instability (MDI) can occur without trauma. MDI commonly occurs in people who have increased a joint’s movement, or have not exercised the joint over a…

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AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Real Running, Low Impact. AlterG, Changing The Way The World Rehabs! Tell your friends! Tell your grandma! Tell your second cousin once removed! The AlterG is revolutionizing fitness and rehab by allowing you to run or walk with reduced impact. Hamstring strain? We got ya! Shin splints? No problem! Hip Pain? Not any more! Ankle surgery? Simple! With the AlterG, you can:…

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SportsCare History

After graduation in 1962, a young man by the name of Clem Eischen entered the world of physical therapy. The profession would never be the same! Clem spent his first year practicing with a friend, splitting his time between clinics located in the Lloyd District and at the Oregon City Hospital. He branched away from…

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Mini Break Drills For The Office

Stressors are everywhere. We wake up with stress and fall asleep with stress. Be it from kids, school, traffic, money, or health, stress will find us on the daily. For most, stress only elevates when we arrive work. Demands and deadlines may cause a variety of stresses, including mental, emotional, spiritual and/or physical. Taking deep…

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