Shane Durando, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Shane was born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon. He has always been interested in athletics and sports performance, which led to him playing football at Western Oregon University. Shane finished his Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sport Science at Oregon State University while coaching football at his alma mater, Corvallis High School. Immediately after receiving his Bachelor’s, he attended George Fox University to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Shane has a strong interest in manual therapy and functional movement and exercises. He is very passionate about providing excellent care to his patients in order to return them to their desired level of function with decreased symptoms. He plans to combine his athletic/coaching experience, clinical knowledge and patient preference to deliver high quality evidence-based patient care.

Outside of the clinic, Shane enjoys weight lifting, playing basketball, golf and spending time with his wife, daughter, friends and family.

Blog Posts written by Shane Durando

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Exercising With Symptoms

With the new year around the corner and an expected rise in people exercising, we thought it would be a good idea to go over some tips for starting, returning to, or progressing your exercise routine without aggravating symptoms or creating new ones.

Early Sport Specialization: Is It Worth It?

Sport specialization is year-round training of at least 8 months per year, and/or quitting all other sports to focus on a main sport and has been on the rise in the past two decades.Many athletes have a drive for excellence, to be successful or achieve a scholarship offer, and they will often make large sacrifices to do so. A common misconception among coaches, parents and athletes is that focusing on a single sport with more time, resources and effort should inevitably result in...

Strength for Runners

A general misconception among avid runners is that strengthening can “bulk up”, adding muscle mass and slowing down your pace or negatively impacting your endurance. If anything, we often find the runners do not have optimal strength, whether it be in the core, hips or lower extremities in general. Runners may not require a heavy or significant strengthening component to their regimen, but to decrease risk of injury with repetitive nature of running, it is wise to include some form of strengthening.