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Don’t confuse soreness with pain, says Impact PT

There’s soreness, and then there’s pain. It’s important to not confuse the two, says local physical therapist Kent Bond, owner of Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro. To active people in general and athletes at all levels, the inability to recognize the differences between muscle soreness and pain can mean pushing your body – your muscles […]

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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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Avoid ‘text neck’ injury with better smartphone posture

In so many ways, our smartphones make elements of our lives easier and more convenient, putting the world at our fingertips at a moment’s notice. But as we turn to our phones more often to connect, learn about the world and simply occupy downtime, Hillsboro physical therapist Kent Bond warns that these technological tools have […]

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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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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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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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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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