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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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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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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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