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Five common myths about physical therapy

Five common myths about physical therapy

October is National Physical Therapy month, a time of the year when physical therapists like Nancy Causton, PT, of Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro celebrate their profession while educating others about the role physical therapy plays in improving the health and vitality of their patients—and of health care in general. In doing so, Causton points […]

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September is Pain Awareness Month!

Physical therapy more effective than drugs for chronic pain, studies confirm

During a time when health care professionals and researchers are seriously reevaluating the effectiveness and safety of prescription drug use for chronic pain, Hillsboro physical therapist Marissa Loosli, DPT, emphasizes that physical therapy has long been considered a safer, cheaper and more effective treatment for such conditions – this as we begin Pain Awareness Month, […]

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Do you know the signs of youth sports injuries?

Parents: Be aware of the signs of sports injuries

As student-athletes head back to the practice fields late this summer, injuries are going to happen. Despite concerted efforts to reduce and prevent sports injuries, Hillsboro physical therapist Kent Bond, PT pointed out that it’s impossible to eliminate them from sports. So in order to ensure injuries are diagnosed and treated quickly, before they worsen, […]

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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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Be SMART when setting health goals

While annual statistics are bleak when it comes to the success rates of New Year’s resolutions, don’t conclude that goalsetting is a fruitless endeavor, says physical therapist Marissa Loosli, DPT, of Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro. Simply resolve to set smarter goals. “This time of year, goals often reflect a commitment to better health, which […]

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How We Develop Tendinopathy

Tendons are made of rubbery collagen material that connects our muscles to our bones. They can be long and skinny or short and wide, and they tend to work in very close proximity with other structures like joint capsules, tendon sheaths, and bursae. There are times when these surrounding structures prevent a tendon from gliding […]

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