Jered Nelson - Therapeutic Associates West Eugene Physical Therapy

Jered Nelson, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Jered has spent most of his life in Ohio where he attended the University of Cincinnati for an undergraduate degree in health sciences and eventually pursued a doctorate of physical therapy from Cleveland State University which he graduated from in 2017.

Jered has always had a passion for the field of physical therapy, beginning his work experience as a PT tech some 6 years ago to advance his knowledge and understanding of orthopedics and how to translate that into patient care. He plans to continue advancing his knowledge and skills by completing an orthopedic residency as well as continuing education specific to needs of the patients he treats.

Outside of work, Jered considers himself an outdoor enthusiast. He moved to Oregon to pursue his desire to snowboard, surf, backpack, camp, climb, and get lost in the wilderness.

Blog Posts written by Jered Nelson

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Can I do upper body workouts while recovering from a lower extremity surgery?

I started working out about 4 months ago and found I really loved it! Unfortunately I recently had surgery and have very limited mobility on the left side of my body from the hip down to my knee. Is there any way to just work out the upper to middle parts of my body without having to move anything from the waist down?

Why do I have a tingling sensation in the front of my ankle when I stretch my hamstrings?

Why do I have a tingling sensation in the front of my ankle when I stretch my hamstrings? I have been weight training for 2 years and usually stretch after I workout.

Youth Athletics
Little league elbow and swimming

My 11 year old son is having a case of little league elbow. He also swims on a recreational summer swim team. Would continuing to swim every day be good or bad for his rehab? Should I have him rest from swimming as well?

Ask Our Experts: Lacrosse player with sharp pain on side of leg - What is it?

i! I’m a lacrosse player and during our warmups I was back-peddling and felt a sharp pain in the side of my quad and my leg kinda of gave out. Now when I’m laying on my stomach, I can’t lift my quad/hamstring. There is a sharp pain down the side of my leg whenever I try. What do you think the problem is?

Groin Pain - Pop in Groin - Physical Therapy Treatment - Oregon, Washington, Idaho
I pulled my groin heard it "pop." Do I need physical therapy?

I pulled my groin and heard it “pop” last Tuesday. I woke up the next day with little to no pain. Currently I don’t feel any pain, just a slight discomfort. How can I improve my groin and how do I treat it?

Shoulder Pain - Physical Therapy
Should my baseball athlete be icing their shoulder every day?

My 15 year old son is a catcher for high school baseball team. He has caught 8/10 games so far. He didn't play in the game a few days ago because he said his arm is hurting. He thought he would be OK with only 1 day of rest between games last week, but he sat out the entire game. Should he be icing his arm everyday after throwing or should he be icing everyday regardless if he throws or not? I have read conflicting reports that say icing is not good for recovery.