Programs and Services

Physical Therapy

Acute Low Back Pain Care
If you have experienced low back pain, you are not alone. Approximately 80% of individuals will experience it sometime in their lives. At any given point in time, 1 in 4 people have low back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Although it is common, low back pain is often misunderstood and left untreated.
Manual Therapy
The term “manual therapy” refers to hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Manual therapy encompasses a broad group of sophisticated techniques performed by hand and by uniquely trained physical therapists. These may include mobilizations or manipulations of soft tissue and skeletal joints. Manual therapy techniques aim to decrease pain and increase function.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Physical Therapy is the core of our practice and represents the majority of the services we offer. Physical Therapy, provided by a licensed Physical Therapist (PT), is a medical specialty that focuses on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction. Physical Therapists specialize in anatomy and physiology and are experts in understanding how movement, posture, and function affect the wellness of an individual.
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ASTYM Treatment
Astym® treatment is a therapy that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. Astym® treatment is highly effective and even works when other approaches routinely fail.
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Knee Osteoarthritis (Portland Region)
There are lots of ways that physical therapy can assist people with knee osteoarthritis, and it will vary based on the individual and likely involve multiple modes of treatment. Research supports physical therapist-supervised exercise, manual therapy, weight loss, and a variety of other interventions. If possible, it is important to try physical therapy before knee osteoarthritis is severe, because there is more potential for improvement and slowing down progression.
Motor Vehicle Accident Care
Motor vehicle accidents can have devastating effects on the body. It is not uncommon to see everything from whiplash and fractures to muscle strains and tearing. Physical therapy is important in helping those who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, as it helps to reduce stiffness and improve range of motion, while also aiding in overall recovery.

Specialty Services

Active Nutrition (LLC) at L.O. Physical Therapy
Promotes optimizing food choices to enhance athletic performance,improve recovery within and between exercise bouts, reduce risk of injury and illness, and develop lifelong healthy eating habits that will enhance overall health and wellness.
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F.I.T.T. Athlete
The F.I.T.T. (Functional Integrated Therapy and Training) Athlete model focuses on the needs and goals of the individual. Our sports medicine background allows us to assess weaknesses, identify movement dysfunctions, and keep athletes on the field. A proactive approach to injury treatment and prevention goes hand in hand with our intense training regimen.
Concussion Rehab Program
IMPACT Testing & Management of Mild Tramautic Brain Injuries
Recently the issue of concussion diagnosis and management has been a hot topic in the field of sports medicine. Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries and should be treated as such. If you have ever had a “ding” or headaches, blurred or double vision, nausea or confusion after sustaining a blow to the head you have suffered a concussion and need to be evaluated by a medical professional.
Massage Therapy at L.O. Physical Therapy
Massage Therapy is one of the oldest healing arts, and is a comprehensive therapeutic approach to improve and maximize ones current level of function. Massage Therapy is used to release chronic patterns of muscular tension in the body through slow strokes and deep pressure on the hypocontracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscle, tendons and fascia. In an effort to alliviate the target area(s) of disfuction, the massage therapist may use several different techniques to correct the affected area(s).
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MeToo Fitness
These unique fitness classes originated from the success of the LOHS track and cross country teams strength program which dramatically helped reduce injuries and improve performance. When parents saw what their kids were doing they asked for the same opportunity. The class is research based and physical therapist supervised to meet the needs of all levels of fitness from beginners to those who are seeking to take their fitness to the next level.
Golf Performance Evaluation
TPI Golf Performance
Our TPI Golf Performance Program is unique in that the Certified TPI Instructor is also a licensed physical therapist and avid golfer. This uniquely combined skill set offers unparalleled insight into the physical limitations affecting the golf swing. The physical therapist’s experience working in orthopedics and sports medicine, combined with the TPI program will provide a comprehensive, golf-specific physical examination and a customized golf strength and flexibility program specific to the individual golfer’s needs.
Other Specialty Services
  • Office Ergonomics