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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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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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Brains before Brawn: Be Aware of Concussion Symptoms this Sports Season

Buckle your chin straps. America’s favorite sports pastime is underway, and at its highest level more than 205 million fans are expected to tune in to watch the world’s hardest-hitting athletes square off week in and week out. And once again, despite who overachieves or under-delivers, you can be assured that player concussions will dominate […]

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Impact Physical Therapy Program Keeps Youths Safe, Competitive on the Volleyball Court

HILLSBORO, OR – Discouraged with seeing young athletes suffering from preventable injuries, Impact Physical Therapy owner Kent Bond, PT, and his staff developed a free program designed to prevent injuries, optimize athletic performance, and encourage early injury detection and intervention. Called “Keeping Kids on the Court,” the program was developed for young athletes participating in […]

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