Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - Athletic Club of Bend

Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - Athletic Club of Bend

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Exercise does not require a gym, special equipment, or high intensity. Down to its core, exercise is simply movement. Despite being busy, most of us have plenty of time to move around every day.
Preparation and knowledge are keys to safely exercising in any extreme environment, and during this time of year, it is important to keep in mind the four pillars of cold-weather exercise: clothing, balance, hydration and common sense.
Holiday stress is no joke. Did you know that physical therapists can provide relief from tension-type headaches by correcting the problems that cause the pain?
As clinic director, Laura Cooper believes in providing creative, meaningful programs for every patient. Outside of the clinic, Laura finds joy in playful moments with her kids and husband, in movement and in the spaciousness of time when she doesn’t have to pay attention to the clock.
For more than 20 years, clinic director Laura Cooper and the team at Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - Athletic Club of Bend have provided the Central Oregon communities with personalized care designed to keep people moving and enjoying all the adventures the High Desert offers throughout the year.
Climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Whether you are a beginning or an expert climber, having a training plan in place will not only help you reach peak performance, but will also help you avoid overuse injuries that keep you on the ground when all you want is to climb higher.
Knowing some of the obvious signs that a young athlete isn’t just sore but is actually injured, parents and coaches can play an active role in ensuring injuries are diagnosed and treated as soon as possible, preventing further damage from occurring.
October is National Physical Therapy Month, and as the medical community’s preeminent experts in movement, fitness, and musculoskeletal function and injury, our physical therapists view this month as an opportune time to correct what we see as a few common misconceptions about exercise.
Golf has been growing in popularity, including among junior players. The benefits of the sport for kids include physical, social, mental and emotional growth, but it's important to keep it fun while also keeping them safe by avoiding early sport specialization.
What are the most common hiking injuries? Whether you’re an advanced adventurer or a weekend warrior just beginning to explore the nearby hiking trails, knowing what to watch for and what to do in the case of an injury can be the difference between a season cut short, and a season full of miles.
Whether you are new to paddle sports like stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking or canoeing or you have been gliding across the open water for years, it is ideal to start your exercise training 6-8 weeks prior to your first venture out.
Tennis is a dynamic physical sport requiring hand-eye coordination and full-body engagement. Training for the sport is integral to not only improve your game, but to give yourself the best chance to stay injury-free.
If you’re suffering from jaw pain and headaches, your jaw pops or gets stuck when you eat or talk, or you have other unexplained symptoms, you may have TMD – Temporomandibular Disorder (often referred to as TMJ). A skilled PT can work with you to address your situation and set you on the road to recovery.
Golf courses are a popular place for people to get outside and get moving. Failing to properly prepare for the rigors of 18 holes, however, can lead to injury. Reduce your risk of injury by committing to a dynamic warm-up before you walk onto the tee box on the first hole every time you play.
When blended, the combination of physical therapy and a regular yoga practice can increase improvement in flexibility, strength and balance while also supporting the management of pain and stress. Sun Salutations, in particular, bring balance to spinal and full-body movement that PTs emphasize daily with our patients and ourselves.
There are many different factors that can contribute to the cause of Achilles tendon pain and swelling, though it generally occurs due to repetitive motions during athletic and recreational play, especially during activities involving running or jumping. Fortunately, a variety of treatments can provide effective relief.
It can be hard to know what shoes to buy for your next running season but understanding foot types and how shoes are designed to support them can help. Your feet are the foundation of your stride, so it’s important to look beyond the color and style and pick a shoe that works best for you.
It is important to be sure your body is prepared to handle the running you challenge yourself with, whether it’s high mileage, fast pace, hills or trails riddled with obstacles. While running injuries are common, most can be avoided. Following these simple tips will help you prevent running injuries before they happen.
Whether you’re an avid golfer or someone who hits the course every now and then, optimal fitness can improve your golf performance and help you prevent golf-related injury. Physical therapists with specialized training can help you take your game to the next level.
Blood Flow Restriction Training can be applied to a wide range of conditions with positive results. As a treatment protocol, BFRT offers the same benefits of a high load exercise or training program, using a much lower weight load, making it especially beneficial for patients who have weight-bearing restrictions.
There are a lot of reasons why you might not be able to keep your lead arm straight...
An exercise program that incorporates strength training, stretching, balance activities and power work — rather than focusing on just one of these areas — is the ideal pathway to optimize your health and fitness.
An efficient backswing requires your physical body to do certain things. You can make a backswing without these...
After you get to the top of your backswing, you have to get back to the ball. A...
When we’re young, falls are treated as teaching opportunities. “Get back on your feet, brush yourself off and...
Many people are interested in beginning a weight-training program but have no idea how much weight to lift,...
Shoulder injuries in golf rank 3rd among professional golfers and 4th among amateur golfers as the most common...

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Health & Wellness
Whether you are new to the exercise and fitness world, or a seasoned workout guru, there can be a gray area when it comes to recovering from an injury. Generally, unless you are dealing with a fracture or catastrophic injury, movement can be an integral part of the healing process.
Exercise, Injury, injury prevention, physical therapy
Fitness
With the right gear, training and preparation, running in winter can be as rewarding as it is in the summer. Whether you’re a trail runner or a road runner you can layer up and lace up no matter what season it is.
Running
Conditions
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.
back pain, Exercise, physical therapy, Strength Training, weightlifting
Conditions
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.
Foot & Ankle, Injury, injury prevention, Knee, Running
Clinic News
Physical therapy is one of the fastest-growing careers in the country. As Sarah Borquist celebrates her clinic's 10-year anniversary, she reflects on her journey with Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy.
careers, physical therapy
Conditions
Musicians often experience pain in the forearms while playing, which can be due to overuse and is typically related to practice routine, posture, inadequate warm-up, inflexibility of the forearm, or poor playing technique.
music, Pain, physical therapy
Clinic News
Physical therapist and clinic director Devin Langaker spends much of his time outside of the clinic pursuing adventures in nature, a passion he looks forward to sharing with his two small children as they grow.
physical therapy
Clinic News
No matter what brings a patient to physical therapy, the expert team at Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy – Shoreline strives to ensure they provide the care and education needed for optimal recovery as well as the knowledge and skills to avoid re-injury. Clinic director Devin Langaker takes pride in providing personalized treatment for every patient.
Exercise, health and wellness, injury prevention, mens health, physical therapy
Conditions
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.
injury prevention, injury treatment, Knee, physical therapy

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