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WPPTC’s Dance Physical Therapist Visits Buenos Aires

posted on: Jun 2nd, 2019 category:community, dance, news, rehabilitation

This April, I was in one of my favorite cities, Buenos Aires, Argentina, to participate in the Mega Zouk Congress. Buenos Aires has one of the largest and most active communities of the dance Zouk Lambada in the world. There I taught this dance, as well as ballet and injury prevention for lambada. I was […]

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Friend of the Clinic Honored as 2018 Humanitarian of the Year

posted on: May 24th, 2019 category:community, news

Janeen McAninch, a close friend to Kathi McCoy and the West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic, was named 2018 Humanitarian of the Year by Medical Teams International. Watch this inspirational video about Janeen. Kathi and Janeen’s family tell about Janeen’s selfless acts and how she has changed her family, her community, and the world.

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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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