In and around Bend, skiers slip down Mt. Bachelor's slopes, cyclists pump their way around Century Drive, climbers scale Smith Rock State Park's amber towers and athletic injuries abound. No wonder the folks at Oregon State University-Cascades decided it was ideally situated to open a new operation aimed at the studying the successes and missteps of active lifestyles. The Functional Orthopedic Research Center of Excellence, known as FORCE Laboratory, opens this month. The lab is a partnership with Bend area orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and physical therapists, including those from Therapeutic Associates-Bend Physical Therapy, The Center Orthopedic & Neurological Care & ... read more »
Bend Physical Therapy
About the Clinic
Therapeutic Associates Bend Physical Therapy is a locally owned and directed physical therapy practice. We specialize in orthopedic physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, pediatric orthopedic physical therapy, and hand therapy. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive, highest quality physical therapy in Central Oregon. We are committed to working with you, one-on-one to get you moving on your road to recovery and maximum healing. Our emphasis on education, cutting edge techniques, and quality sets us apart from all other therapy providers in the region. We will partner with you to GET MOVING toward the best physical health life can offer.
Located in the Center building on the St. Charles campus, our staff brings a diverse range of experience, including spine care, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, foot and ankle injuries, total joint replacement, balance issues, pediatric orthopedics, and hand therapy. This is the premier orthopedic and sports medicine facility in the Northwest.
We are committed to our community and regularly volunteer our time and money for local charities and organizations. Some of the most recent recipients include the Assistance League of Bend, CASA, Grandma’s House, Boys and Girls Club, the Center Foundation, the Arthritis Foundation, the Kid’s Center, the Environmental Center, and Highland Elementary School.
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
We are proud to announce the latest addition to our clinic, The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. The AlterG is a revolutionary approach to rehabilitation and training. AlterG’s unique unweighting technology reduces the impact of walking or running, giving post-operative and post-injury patients the opportunity to rehabilitate and resume training earlier than ever before.
Stephanie Howe, professional runner, professional Nordic ski racer and Bend Pole, Peddle, Paddle women’s elite division winner, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Bend Physical Therapy
Specialty Programs & Services
- Dryland Training for Swimming
- Low Back Pain Revolution
- Orthopedic Physical Therapy
- Performance Enhancement
- Performance Running
News & Events
The mountain peaks and blue skies of Central Oregon attract world class athletes – think Olympic ski racer Tommy Ford and cycling champion Chris Horner. It also attracts some of the Oregon’s top orthopaedic and physical therapy specialists, drawn to the outdoor mecca’s steady stream of athletic, and not so athletic, patients. Oregon State University -Cascades, OSU’s branch campus in Bend, and its exercise and sport science program became an integral part of the region’s athletic ecosystem recently when it partnered with the local medical community to create a biomechanics laboratory that can deepen research in physical function and performance, and ... read more »
Dec 5, 2012 By Grant Lucas, For The Spokesman Her expertise began at 9 years old, as a San Francisco Bay Area kid who found her love for figure skating. Now 43 years later, Karen Walz, who helped train elite skaters as a physical therapist for the 2005 US Figure Skating Championships in Portland, is back for a second straight winter at the Redmond Ice Skate Rink, ready to pass on her knowledge to those looking to pick up or improve in the sport. “I want to support the city of Redmond and Parks and Rec efforts and other community organizations,” said ... read more »
Beginning in October, Bend Physical Therapy will be offering a pre-season ski and snowboard conditioning class to help you prepare for the upcoming season! This class is developed and will be taught by licensed physical therapists and focus on sport specific strengthening, balance/proprioceptive training and core training. Participants will also learn an independent conditioning program that they can use to remain injury-free throughout the season. About the Class: Get ready for the skiing and snowboarding season while preventing injury. A 6-week preconditioning program developed and instructed by a physical therapist. Learn proper knee alignment through training and functional balance. Understand the role of core strength during ... read more »
Daily habits contribute to neck pain, but find relief through simple methods By Anne Aurand / from The Bulletin (Bend, OR) It could have been work stress. It could have been the way she held her neck while sitting at the computer. It might have been exacerbated by carrying a heavy bag on the same side of her body all the time. One or all of these factors added up to serious neck pain for Leah Schock in November. The 42-year-old psychologist in Bend said the tightness and ache on the right side of her neck, above her shoulder, radiated into the base ... read more »