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Take steps to avoid ankle sprains

With basketball season in full swing and winter weather affecting large areas of the country, it’s peak season for ankle sprains, one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries in the U.S. And yet Hillsboro physical therapist Betsy Conley says incidents of ankle sprains can be minimized through simple strength, balance and flexibility exercises. “Ankle sprains […]

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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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Problems After Pregnancy

Many women after pregnancy deal with an impairment known as diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) where the vertical midline (linea alba) of the abdominal muscles separates excessively during pregnancy and doesn’t return to a normal range afterward. This can happen for reasons other than pregnancy in both men and women, but pregnancy is the most common […]

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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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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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