Programs and Services
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Physical Therapy Services
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.
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.
Therapeutic Associates Motion Lab
Movement is medicine, and our ability to accurately measure it is imperative if our intention is to fully optimize it. Gone are the days that we need to rely on “eyeballing” movement or using 2 dimensional low-fidelity motion capture from a tablet to make rough assumptions about 3-dimensional movement mechanics.
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.
Specialized Performance & Wellness Services
Massage Therapy at Portland PACE
Massage is a powerful tool for both the athlete and the non-athlete. Any athlete can benefit from massage, and it is most important for massage to fit the athlete’s need and training plan. Athletes tend to know their bodies very well, and it’s easier for an athlete therapist to understand the muscular need of any sport. An athlete can benefit substantially from the correct massage, appropriately matched with their particular training cycle.
Performance Lab at Portland PACE
The Performance Lab at Portland Athletic Center of Excellence provides bike fit, running assessment, slow motion video capture and other performance optimization services to help take you to the next level within your sport. We serve elite caliber athletes, young developing athletes early in their sports careers, and individuals aspiring to enhance their active lifestyle.
Runners Strength Training Program
We are excited to offer a professional strength program to the everyday runner who wants to build strength to prevent injuries, improve their performance, and become a more efficient runner. This is a 6-week program that starts Jan 15th (Jan 15 to Feb 19th - Tuesday 6pm to 7pm).
Running Evaluations at Portland PACE
We offer a complex and comprehensive evaluation to fit the expectations and needs of any level of running athlete. Based on evidence based assessment techniques and several decades of compiled clinician experience, our format utilizes a comprehensive examination of your flexibility, strength, joint function, recruitment patterns, running form, and individual history.
Services for Coaches at Portland PACE
If you want to increase your knowledge or gain competency on any of the equipment that we offer at PACE so you can use it with your clients, then you can attend any of the training workshops we will be offering to coaches soon. Here we will teach you how to utilize the equipment and protocols to be able to best utilize the equipment at PACE. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Strength Training for Endurance Athletes at Portland PACE
Classes begin with a dynamic warm-up focusing on core activation, muscle preparation (using Trigger Point Therapy products), coordination, balance and mobility. The main portion of each session will incorporate exercises combining balance, mobility, power and speed.