Amy Temes Clifton - Oregon Medical Group

Amy Temes Clifton, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Amy is a native Eugenean (Eugene, OR). She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in Missoula in 2007 and completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Spanish from the University of Puget Sound. In addition to patient care, Amy works in the Therapeutic Associates Education department as the Director of Mentorship and as a Key Mentor for the Therapeutic Associates Orthopedic Residency program.

Amy was in the first graduating class of the Therapeutic Associates Orthopedic Residency in 2009, and then received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification in 2010. She further specialized as a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) in 2012 and completed her Fellowship through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2018. She enjoys working in orthopedics, spine and sports rehab, as well as vestibular and balance rehab.

Amy has been an avid cyclist for the last 10 years. She has her advanced certification in BIKEFIT and enjoys working with cyclists of all levels to improve bike fit, posture/ergonomics, and efficiency. In addition to working as a physical therapist, she loves spending time with her husband and children most. She is a runner, swimmer, cyclist, downhill/XC skier, and her creative outlets are baking and cooking.

Articles written by Amy Temes Clifton

Healthy Snacks
Back to School: Activity and Healthy Snack Guidelines

Going back to school means getting back to a routine including making time to pack lunches and snacks and scheduling time for being active.

Blog Posts written by Amy Temes Clifton

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What can I do to help get the muscles to start firing after anterior hip replacement surgery?

Every surgeon has a slightly different technique, however in general, anterior approaches tend to impact the hip flexors (muscles in front of the hip including quadriceps and iliopsoas) and it is important to give them some time to heal before stressing them too much (4-6 weeks).

A week after total knee replacement surgery, can I use a warm towel on my knee before exercise?

I had a total knee replacement surgery 7 days ago. Swelling is going down and I have 100% range of motion. Can I use a warmed up towel on my knee before exercise?