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Concussion

Managed exercise, physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms 

With high school sports starting up soon, and NFL training camp in full swing, concussions are certain to ramp up within the mainstream consciousness. And while talk will often point to conventional wisdom which states that “time and rest” are the best and only options for recovery from concussion, Hillsboro physical therapist Laura Perry says that studies […]

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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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Kinesiotape - KT Tape

Kinesiotape (KT Tape)

I recently had the opportunity to take a Kinesiotaping (KT) course and am finding it very useful in clinic. You may at some point have seen an athlete on TV sporting funky patterns of brightly-colored tape, and thought, “What’s that supposed to do?” There are pages and pages in the course manual aimed at answering […]

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Too Much of a Good Thing? Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

During a time when child obesity is high and programs are telling our kids “Let’s Move,” an increasing number of children and teens are bucking the trend of inactivity by competing in organized sports. Youth participation in sports, in fact, is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – […]

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Impact PT program combats overuse injuries in kids

In an era of specialization in sports involving athletes of all ages, medical experts largely agree that the incidence of overuse injuries in youth athletics has risen to epidemic levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high […]

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