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.
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.
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.
Motion Lab - Orthotics
Custom orthotics to suit not only your medical needs but also your lifestyle and activities. Choose from specifc orthotic designs optimized for athletic, occupational and specific purpose orthotics. All of our orthotics are 100% custom-made from raw sheet materials.
Motion Lab - Running Assessments
Our Motion Lab is equipped with industry leading technology and measurement equipment to assess your gait with the purpose of preventing injury and improving overall posture and function. These services are available to everyone, from the recreational runner to top athlete.
Motion Lab - Scoliosis
Surgical intervention and bracing do not have to be the only options when addressing scoliotic curve progression. Work one-on-one with P.A.C.E’s physical therapist who is BSPTS certified in scoliosis specific exercise in an effort to reduce curve progression, longevity of brace wear, and ultimately surgery.
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.
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).
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.