5 Common Playing-related Injuries in Musicians

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Musicians frequently experience musculoskeletal injuries during their playing careers, but often continue to play through injury. Early physical therapy intervention by a trained specialist can reduce playing-related pain and improve a musician’s ability to return to full performance while taking into consideration the unique physical demands of playing an instrument.

Whiplash After a Car Accident — Physical Therapy Can Help

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Millions of people are injured due to motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States, and many don’t feel symptoms of pain or immobility right away. Symptoms of whiplash can show up days or even weeks later, but it’s important to seek care from a physical therapist as soon as possible after you’ve been in a car crash.

Supporting COVID Long-Haulers Through Physical Therapy

Post-COVID Syndrome or long-haulers can cause debilitating symptoms long after the virus is detectable in the body. As experts in movement, physical therapists can create a customized plan to guide you safely and successfully through recovery and back to optimal health.

What can help with my medial knee pain?

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Question: I’ve been experiencing a sharp pain in the inner edge of my left kneecap. The pain only comes on when I do a deep squat or fully flex my knee. I saw a physical therapist for the issue and he said it was an issue with my “medial retinaculum”. It’s probably relevant that I […]

How Should A Musician Warm Up?

The demands of playing an instrument are unique, especially when preparing for technically challenging practice or performance. Dynamic warm-ups are a great way to prepare for and enhance playing, while also reducing the risk of injury.

5 Things You Didn’t Know Physical Therapists Treat

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With the new year comes new goals and resolutions. As you work toward the things you want to achieve, consider the many ways physical therapy can help. Physical therapists can do a lot more than many people realize.

Find Relief for Tension Headaches this Winter Holiday Season

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There’s nothing like a tension headache to put a damper on the spirit of the holidays. When the craziness and stress of the season catches up to you, suddenly decorating, wrapping gifts and baking cookies after a day of work, shopping and running errands can feel like a list of unbearable chores instead of the […]

Get Moving! How Physical Therapy Can Help Combat Depression

Physical therapy is an obvious choice when you’ve injured your shoulder, sprained an ankle or are battling low back pain. But did you know that PTs are also trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions? According to current guidelines, depression includes experiencing five or more of the […]

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Diabetes Patients

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, which is an opportune time for us to highlight some basic facts about this condition and to explain how physical therapy as a supplementary treatment can help patients manage it.

How Physical Therapists Help Pain

When pain is sticking around, those who are suffering can change their lives by working consistently on the following: Aerobic exercise Understanding how pain works Proper sleep practices Paced increases of activities to reach goals You may be wondering why some of these four things have been found to be so important to reduce pain. […]

October is National PT Month – Benefits of Physical Therapy

Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. This annual occurrence is our opportunity to celebrate the profession and our own physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, who make a difference in patient lives each day.

Physical Therapy Following a Concussion

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What is a Concussion? A concussion is an injury to the brain that can happen after a hit to the head or as a result of any force that causes shaking of the head. Concussions can occur to any athlete, at any skill level, and the symptoms may not appear right away. If you think […]

Wheelchair Fittings at Newberg Physical Therapy

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Do you need a wheelchair to improve your mobility? Our clinic will help walk you through all steps of obtaining a wheelchair including fitting and working with a representative to obtain the chair that suits your needs. How does a fitting work? Wheelchair fittings are completed in clinic and typically last 60-90 minutes. A thorough […]

Rehabilitation After Limb Loss

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Physical Therapy for Amputees The loss of a limb can be a traumatic experience, affecting an individual both emotionally and physically. Working with a specialized physical therapist can ease the transition to a new way of living, and provide support at every step. We do this by working with each patient individually and tailoring care to […]

Blood Flow Restriction Training

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Rehabilitation, Performance and Recovery Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) is a new and popular treatment intervention that can help you return to the activities that you love. BFRT uses blood flow pressures that are individualized to your body and overall goals to train muscles more efficiently as well as improve cardiovascular function for people of […]

MYTH: Physical Therapy Is Too Expensive

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Truth: Physical therapy is an investment in your quality of life. What does that mean to you? Most people I meet express their dissonance with how our country’s health care system is being administered. However, there are ways that you can prepare and educate yourself on what you do have available to you in terms of medical […]

What’s the Difference Between a Physical Therapist and a Chiropractor?

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Many patients coming to physical therapy have at some point considered going to, or have been to, a chiropractor. Physical therapists and chiropractors often treat similar conditions and areas of the body, leading patients to wonder, “What’s the difference between a physical therapist and a chiropractor?” While chiropractors and physical therapists treat and even co-treat […]