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WPPTC Physical Therapist Dances and Teaches in Brazil

posted on: Mar 26th, 2019 category:dance, news

by M. Lena Thieme, PT, MPT Lambada is a Brazilian social partner dance that involves circular head and body movements, turns and multiple spins, cambré or back bending, and sometimes deep-knee bending. One can imagine that there may be a lot of neck, back, and ankle injuries as it requires a lot of the musculoskeletal […]

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Physical Therapy as First Treatment for Low Back Pain Curbs Opioid Use

posted on: May 30th, 2018 category:community, news, rehabilitation

An excellent article on NPR talks about how physical therapy as the first treatment for lower back pain can help to reduce opioid use and eliminate the need for pricey procedures and surgeries that often don’t help, and can even exacerbate lower back pain. Read the entire article here.

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Men’s Health

posted on: Mar 16th, 2018 category:news, rehabilitation

by Amanda Swearingen, PT, DPT, PRPC An often misunderstood part of the human body which can lead to multiple dysfunctions are the muscles of the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that attach to the bottom of the pelvis. They provide several functions including postural and organ support, bowel and bladder […]

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Ergonomics

posted on: Mar 16th, 2018 category:news, rehabilitation

by Shalynn Robinette, PTA, CES What is ergonomics? Simply put ergonomics is the study of how people work within their environment. Applying ergonomics to your workstation setup helps reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries. It allows you to adapt your environment to fit you instead of making you adapt to your environment. One small […]

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The Reviews Are In

posted on: Oct 15th, 2017 category:community, news

West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic is a place where health and healing are paramount, and where our practitioners work fervently to get to the core of your condition and rehabilitation needs. We love our patients and they love us, too. Check out some of these excerpts from our five-star reviews on Yelp and Google. Professional […]

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Return to School: Backpack Safety

posted on: Oct 15th, 2017 category:community, news

by Kelsie Ganshert-McCaffrey, PT, DPT It’s that time of year again and more than 40 million children are carrying their books and school supplies to and from school in a backpack. Carrying a backpack to school each day may seem harmless enough, but heavy loads can potentially cause back, neck, or shoulder pain. The following are […]

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