I don’t mean are you in shape, I mean have you ever been fit to your bike? With the weather becoming warmer and the days longer, it’s perfect riding weather, and with riding comes injury problems. And when you are not properly fit to your bicycle you can develop neck, knee, shoulder, back, or ankle pain. At Therapeutic Associates Medford, Jay A. Ruettgers PT, DPT is trained to fit individuals to their bicycles to enable them to have more enjoyable, pain free rides. Who could benefit from having a bike fit? Anyone who rides a bike can benefit from a bike fit. You don’t ... read more »
Medford Physical Therapy
About the Clinic
Therapeutic Associates Medford has proudly provided therapy services to Rogue Valley residents since 1990, then known as STORM Physical Therapy. Today TAI Medford is conveniently located in the Medford Medical Arts building, just across from Rogue Valley Hospital. Our staff includes three therapists with a wide range of knowledge, experience, and expertise, ranging from Sports Medicine, balance/vestibular dysfunctions, and Women’s Health conditions.
At Medford Physical Therapy we strive to get to know our patients. On your first visit you can expect to be taken through a detailed examination, which includes a thorough history and movement analysis screen and testing of joint mobility and muscle function. From there our skilled physical therapists will help you to develop a treatment plan to better your quality of life. Our goal is not only to treat the problem but to help you understand the problem and educate you on how to prevent it from happening in the future.
What is Manual Physical Therapy?
The term “manual therapy” refers to hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Human touch is an
essential ingredient in our treatment philosophy and approach, and for good reason. Patients respond positively to hands-on work when combined with exercise and education. This leads to faster recovery and less out-of-pocket expenses.
Manual therapy encompasses a broad group of sophisticated techniques performed by hand by uniquely trained physical therapists. These may include mobilizations or manipulations of soft tissue and skeletal joints. Manual therapy techniques aim to decrease pain and increase function. Most manual therapy training programs in the United States are four-year, post-graduate programs that emphasize clinical experience, classroom education, and extensive exams.
Why Manual Therapy?
The answer is simple – it’s proven to get you better, faster. While we always work with patients individually and only use manual therapy when appropriate, our outcome studies show better results when physical therapists have manual therapy training. This translates to fewer days off work or away from your favorite activity, and less out-of-pocket expenses.
If you have questions about manual therapy or want to learn more, ask your physical therapist.
Medford Physical Therapy
Specialty Programs & Services
- ACL rehab
- Acute back and neck injuries
- Arthritis Therapy (back/neck)
- Athletic Training
- Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM) as well as Gu Sha techniques
- Balance/vestibular therapy
- Bike Fit
- Biomechanical (movement) assesments
- Low Back Pain Revolution
- Manual therapy (joint mobilization and manipulations)
- Motor vehicle accident victims
- Orthopedic rehabilitation
- Posture/work station assesments
- Pulmonary therapy
- Running Treatment/Analysis
- Sports therapy/rehab
- Strengthening & Conditioning Therapy
- Work Kinetics
- Workman's comp injuries
News & Events
With the weather shifting into spring comes the desire for many to lace up their shoes and head outside for a run. Whether you are a new runner or a seasoned racer, here are some reminders to keep you running safely and healthfully. Do a dynamic warm-up before starting out on your run. This brings blood flow to your legs and prepares them for run ahead so that you may reduce your risk of injury. Dynamic exercises are stretches done while in motion as opposed to remaining still in a static stretch. Below are a few dynamic exercises to do before a ... read more »
Come join Therapeutic Associates on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 for the 35th Annual Mt. Ashland Hillclimb Run, as we support all of our runners in this great local race. This 13.3 mile event begins in downtown Ashland's beautiful Lithia Park (el 1900') and climbs on tree-canopied dirt roads and trails to finish on the Mt. Ashland summit (7533'), for a total of 5,600' of climbing--that's over a vertical mile! Click here to visit the Mt. Ashland Hillclimb Run website >>
Therapeutic Associates Medford Physical Therapy is looking forward to supporting the 2012 Ride to Rogue cycling event on September 15th, 2012. This is a fun event for the whole family, with great food, live music, and fun activities. For more information, please visit the Ride to Rogue website >>
Therapeutic Associates Medford Physical Therapy will be participating in the 2012 Relay for Life on June 2nd thru June 3rd. Beginning at 10 AM and running for 24 hours straight, this yearly event raises money to benefit the American Cancer Society. Our team is dedicated to achieving a goal of $1000 raised for this great cause! Visit our team page for more information. Event Information: Date: June 2 – 3, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM Location: Spiegelberg Stadium - 815 S. Oakdale Ave How can YOU support our efforts? 1. REGISTER with our team and fundraise with us! 2. Visit our team page and click on a name ... read more »