Category Archives: General

Setting Your PT Goals While in Treatment

The great thing about physical therapy is you, as the patient, have the ability to challenge yourself with the help of your therapist. While we work with you in the clinic, we also encourage you to continue with prescribed exercises at home. It may seem overwhelming, on top of all your other day-to-day responsibilities, but […]

Side Effects of Sitting All Day and How to Counter Act Them

Do you find yourself rolling and rubbing your neck throughout the day or looking for excuses to get up from your desk to relieve the hip pain? You’re not alone. The side effects of sitting include decreased insulin production, strained back and neck muscles, increased hip pain, decreased hip flexors size, increased risk of heart […]

Three Tips to Staying Active in the Winter

We don’t know about you, but sometimes winter can be a bummer if you love being outside and living an active lifestyle. With it getting darker sooner and the temperature rapidly decreasing, you can find yourself missing the walks you use to take after work or the weekend hikes. With a little help from your […]

Exercise and Diet with a Chronic Disease

Chronic disease affects roughly 100 million Americans. Overwhelming evidence in modern studies link most chronic diseases to physical inactivity and inappropriate diet. One of the most effective ways of battling chronic disease is by engaging in physical activity. It is critical that you enjoy your exercise regimen so that it becomes a source of pleasure for […]

Sports Injuries: What’s the Next Step?

Imagine this: It’s your senior year, you’re on the field playing your heart out when the unthinkable happens. First, you hear it, then you feel it. You’re hurt. A trainer rushes to you and assists you off the field. Next thing you know, you’re sidelined for the next 6 weeks. Suffering from sports injuries can […]

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

The combination of weight loss, exercise, reduced salt intake, and a healthy diet can dramatically lower blood pressure. Below are diet and exercise recommendations to help achieve this goal. Diet By following a particular eating plan, called the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), and reducing the amount of sodium consumed, blood pressure may be lowered. […]

We Support Our Community

We Support Our Community. At PT Northwest, we pride ourselves on our community involvement, and we love to support our favorite teams along with helping them play at their best. Our patients get better faster because of our enthusiasm and dedication to quality care. Learn a little more about the teams that we are official […]