We help with…
- Aches & Pain
- Car Accident Injuries
- Work Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Certified Hand Therapy
- Custom Splinting
- Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
Back Pain Relief: Low Back Pain
Some of the more common causes of low back pain include:
- Muscle strain from overuse
- Poor techniques used when lifting
- Traumatic Injury (i.e. auto accidents)
- Maintain in-season muscle mass and strength for athletes
- Lack of strength and conditioning due to inactivity (i.e. sitting too much)
A thorough Physical Therapy evaluation by a Sportscare Physical Therapist will provide you with a proper course of treatment to alleviate your discomfort and manage your pain.
Typical treatment plans include the following:
Manual Therapy includes soft tissue mobilization for tight or stiff muscles, joint mobilizations, low back adjustment, strain/counter strain techniques and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization via the Graston Technique.
Posture and Lifting Mechanics. This involves one-on-one therapist/patient assessment of gross and specific movement patterns followed with correction, education and proper training.
Therapeutic Exercise often includes a home exercise program and an in-clinic exercise program to focus on improving lower extremity flexibility, lumbar core stabilization and functional strengthening.
Contact your nearest SportsCare Physical Therapy Clinic today to schedule an evaluation.
Same Day Splint Service: Performed by Certified Hand Therapist
Wrist, thumb or finger pain is a common problem after an injury. People often turn to bracing to help reduce swelling or pain and allow an injury to rest and heal. With the loads of braces out there, it is often hard to know if you can get by with an off-the-shelf brace or if you need custom splinting. Therapists at Armworks Hand Therapy can help you get the best fitting brace for your injury.
There are essentially two types of splints: Pre-fabricated and Custom. A pre-fabricated splint is one made to be used for general injuries/ problems and usually come in a small, medium, or large size. A pre-fabricated splint can be very helpful but is not always the right size or does not come in the proper position for certain problems. Often, a custom splint is helpful. A custom splint is made to fit just you. It is made from a low temperature plastic and formed right in the clinic.
If you have questions about splinting for the elbow, wrist, or hand, contact us at Armworks Hand Therapy for an evaluation.
What Our NE Portland Patients Are Saying …about NE Portland SportsCare Physical Therapy and NE Portland Armworks Services from our online reviews
Super friendly staff and Ryan took great care of us. 14-year-old baseball playing son with elbow problems. Within 10 min Ryan diagnosed that the issue was posture, back muscle...Read More
Super friendly staff and Ryan took great care of us. 14-year-old baseball playing son with elbow problems. Within 10 min Ryan diagnosed that the issue was posture, back muscle and front chest muscle issues. Given program to rehabilitate and follow up. Wow, for years we thought it was his elbow and throwing motion, nice to finally speak with an expert. Thanks Ryan!Read Less
Joe Fricke and his staff are consummate professionals. Because of their work, I’ve been able to maintain a decent lifestyle the past 10 years as this now 71-year-old body...Read More
Joe Fricke and his staff are consummate professionals. Because of their work, I’ve been able to maintain a decent lifestyle the past 10 years as this now 71-year-old body stumbles along. They helped me with a torn ankle ligament 10 years ago that enabled me to walk again, and in recent monoliths have helped an ailing hip back to almost normal. They are thorough, engaging, personable and recognize that healing takes time and patience. They are the very best.Read Less
I was fortunate to see Joe Fricke, Jana and the rest of the team at SportsCare for a recent neck injury, and they were amazing! They really understood the...Read More
I was fortunate to see Joe Fricke, Jana and the rest of the team at SportsCare for a recent neck injury, and they were amazing! They really understood the importance of staying active and not only helped eliminate my pain with just a couple of sessions, they also educated me so I could continue to exercise and work on some stretches and exercises at home to help with the healing and prevent further injury. Highly recommend!!Read Less
Joe is a miracle worker – I came in with a lingering issue with my shoulder. He quickly diagnosed it, gave me a PT regime to do at home...Read More
Joe is a miracle worker – I came in with a lingering issue with my shoulder. He quickly diagnosed it, gave me a PT regime to do at home (instructions with videos on my phone, how easy is that?!?), and within 2 weeks I am totally fixed…Read Less
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