Scoliosis in Adolescence

measuring degree of curve in adolescent scoliosis

As a physical therapist certified in the treatment of scoliosis, Patrick Bridge breaks down the various tests and treatments for this condition.

Got Back Pain?

young man holds lower back in pain

Does your back hurt? You are not alone! Studies have shown that more than 80 percent of us will have one or more significant episodes of low back pain in our lifetime.

Maximizing Recovery with a Walking Boot

after an ankle injury or surgery, a person often has to wear a walking boot

Working with a physical therapist when an injury or surgery results in the need for you to use a walking boot is the optimal way to ensure your exercise program is tailored to you and designed to maximize your recovery.

Tennis Elbow – Only for Tennis Players?

young woman works with tools in DIY woodshop

Tennis elbow is named for its high incidence in the sport of tennis, but is an overuse injury that is common in individuals whose jobs require repetitive gripping, heavy lifting, or various non-neutral wrist postures.

4 Stretches to Alleviate Lower Back Pain

woman lying on back pulling knees to chest in lower back stretch for pain relief

Back pain is a common issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It can have a significant impact on our daily lives and can be difficult to manage. These four stretches are my top picks to help alleviate back pain.

Hurt Your Knee While Skiing? 5 Tips for Recovery!

Skiers at Mount Bachelor with the Cascade Mountains in view

Unfortunately for many skiers, the slopes can turn cruel, and the inevitable knee injury turns many smiles upside down. You can minimize downtime after a minor (non-surgical) knee injury by following these five key principles.

Can Physical Therapy Relieve Sciatica Pain?

young man holds lower back in pain

Physical therapists can identify the source of pain in the lower back or buttocks that radiates or shoots down the leg. Once they diagnose your sciatica nerve pain, your PT will create a custom treatment plan to address your symptoms.

Back Pain: Words of Wisdom from a Physical Therapist

athletic man holds lower back in pain

Lower back pain affects millions every day, interfering with everything from work to sleep to recreation. Physical Therapist Matt Rogers has faced bouts of chronic back pain for years, and is here to offer his expert advice.

Understanding Running Injury Flare-Ups

multiracial young athletes training run at school track

An injury flare-up is an exacerbation or a return of a condition you previously experienced. Though frustrating and disappointing, flare-ups are very common while returning to running.

Why Does My Kneecap Hurt?

woman holds her knee in pain while sitting outdoors on a cool day after a workout

Pain in and around the kneecap affects people of all ages and activity levels. Clinically referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), this condition stems from poorly coordinated movement irritating the cartilage under the kneecap, which causes pain and discomfort.

Breathing and Back Pain

The importance of breath, woman takes a moment outside to pay attention to her breath

It’s not a stretch to believe that poor posture and back pain can negatively impact breathing. But did you know that the opposite is also true? Poor breathing can lead to poor posture and back pain!

Sprained Ankle? What You Need to Know.

person holds ankle after falling and potentially spraining ankle

Our ankles and feet are often undertrained and neglected parts of our bodies, so it’s not surprising that ankle sprains are, unfortunately, a common injury. If you think you sprained your ankle, a physical therapist can help.

What is Torticollis – A parent’s guide.

baby tummy time happy peeking from under a towel

Torticollis is a twisting of the neck that causes an infant’s head to rotate in one direction and tilt the other. It’s a posture that a newborn or infant can be stuck in, and it can influence the path of development for our young kiddos in an atypical way if not addressed early.

Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

youth athlete football

It’s that time of year again when youth athletes are either pushing themselves through the end of one sport season or ramping up for the next. While many kids handle this transition well, it is estimated that up to 40 percent of youth athletes suffer from pain or reduced performance due to overuse injuries.

How can I tell if I have a pinched nerve?

man explains shoulder pain like a pinched nerve to physical therapist

“I think I have a pinched nerve.” This something that as a Physical Therapist, I’ve heard many times from patients over the years. Often this is not the case, but sometimes it is. Let’s look more into what a pinched nerve really is – what it feels like, what causes it, and how to treat it.

How can we help you today?

How can we help you today?