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Walking ‘gait-way’ to back pain relief, says Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro

Are you experiencing tightness or discomfort in your lower-back? Try taking a walk, suggests Hillsboro physical therapist Kent Bond, PT. According to Bond, owner of Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro, studies have shown walking to be effective in preventing, alleviating and even treating pain in the spine, a condition that according to the Centers for […]

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Combat holiday stress with exercise

When a demanding holiday season leaves you twisted in knots from the stresses of commitments, crowds, shopping and entertaining, physical therapist Kent Bond, PT, has a suggestion: sweat away that stress by making exercise a part of your holiday routine. “Nearly any form of exercise – walking, running, lifting weights or taking a yoga class […]

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Exercise Balance to Prevent Falls

Just as a reduction in resistance training can make us weaker and fewer miles on the treadmill can reduce our cardiovascular fitness levels, maintaining good balance as you age requires a continued effort, says physical therapist Nancy Causton, PT, of Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro. “Generally speaking, a person’s risk of falling increases when they […]

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Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro shares four things you didn’t know about PT

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and physical therapist Marissa Loosli, DPT, of Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro would like to take the opportunity to remind people about the important role improved and restored movement has on improving society. “Movement is central to a person’s quality of life, no matter the age or personal hurdles,” […]

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Physical therapy plays critical role in breast cancer treatment and rehab

Researchers from the Netherlands recently found that a combination of supervised strength and aerobic training during the early stages of breast cancer treatment reduces fatigue while helping patients increase muscle fitness. As Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches in October, Nancy Causton, PT, of Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro points out this study is the latest […]

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Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries, says physical therapist Kent Bond, PT, of Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro. “Backpacks are so practical, but they’re also so easy to misuse,” Bond said. “If they’re too heavy or […]

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Prehabilitation: ‘Get vertical sooner and recover faster.’

The stronger you are before surgery, the stronger you’ll be after. That’s the philosophy behind prehabilitation (or “prehab”), the process of improving strength and functional capacity before surgery through a comprehensive and targeted exercise program – a process typically overseen by a physical therapist. “Prehab makes a huge difference in patients’ outcomes,” said Hal Crane, […]

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