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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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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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