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Stroke is preventable, says Impact PT, Hillsboro, during Stroke Awareness Month

As we start what’s been known since 1989 as National Stroke Awareness Month (May), Hillsboro physical therapist Nancy Causton is eager to point out that stroke is a medical emergency that’s highly preventable, and that movement and exercise are keys to such prevention. “As is true with so many conditions and ailments, getting out and […]

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Physical therapy offers pain-free option for those suffering from arthritis

While it’s true that arthritis sufferers can find relief through movement and exercise, those living with the disorder may naturally assume such treatments would be painful. But not so, said Hillsboro physical therapist Kent Bond. “Movement is definitely medicine for those who suffer from arthritis, but that doesn’t mean you have to move through pain,” […]

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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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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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Fall Prevention: What Works?

Falls occur in roughly 30% of adults over age 65, and many treatment approaches have been investigated to determine which are most effective at reducing fall rates. Stubbs et al2 recently published an extensive survey of the literature to assess what really works. Comparing dozens of studies at once can only provide a bird’s-eye view […]

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Beating Osteoporosis – Exercise Your Way to Healthy Bones

To the 43 million Americans who have low bone density, putting them at high risk of osteoporosis, medical researchers have an important message during this National Osteoporosis Month: exercise is good medicine. But not just any exercise – weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening exercise. “Like muscle, bone is a living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger,” […]

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