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Avoid these five running mistakes during 5K season

It’s the season for weekend fun runs, charity 5Ks and multi-stage team relays. But as recreation and competitive runners hit the roads and trails to prepare for upcoming events, Hillsboro physical therapist Laura Perry reminds us that avoiding common early season training mistakes can keep runners healthy and competitive throughout the season. This is an […]

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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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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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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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