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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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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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Save your knees with moderate exercise.

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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September is Pain Awareness Month!

Physical therapy more effective than drugs for chronic pain, studies confirm

During a time when health care professionals and researchers are seriously reevaluating the effectiveness and safety of prescription drug use for chronic pain, Hillsboro physical therapist Marissa Loosli, DPT, emphasizes that physical therapy has long been considered a safer, cheaper and more effective treatment for such conditions – this as we begin Pain Awareness Month, […]

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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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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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Hamstring Strains 101

The hamstring is a group of 3 big muscles in the back of the thigh. Pulling a hamstring is common among athletes, especially those whose sports involve sprinting, kicking, or extreme stretching (eg. dance). “Pulling” a muscle means that the muscle or tendon has torn to some extent, and in the medical world this is […]

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