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What is a FOOSH Injury?

FOOSH INJURIES A FOOSH (Fall On an Out Stretched Hand) injury, a common consequence of falls, can significantly impact upper body function. This injury occurs when individuals instinctively use their hands to break a fall, resulting in strains, sprains, or fractures in the hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder upon impact. While the reflex to break […]

What is ASTYM?

Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization Physical therapy is a vital component in the journey towards recovery and overall well-being. Patients who seek physical therapy are often in search of symptom relief but also a manageable solution that addresses the root cause of their pain. At PT Northwest, we are committed to providing the highest quality care, […]

Safe and Scenic Fall Hiking Tips

Hiking in Oregon during the fall is truly unparalleled.   As the warmth of summer fades and the crisp fall air settles in, there is nothing better than a hike in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon is known for lush forests and dramatic landscapes, and when fall sets in, the forests are transformed into a tapestry […]

How To Slay Your Physical Therapy

Whether you are just starting PT or have been in treatment for a while, there are ways to maximize your efforts and get the most out of each physical therapy session. Here are some tips to help you slay your physical therapy! Come Prepared to Work You must be an active participant in your care […]

What to Expect in Physical Therapy

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, surgery, or a chronic condition, physical therapy can play a crucial role in your rehabilitation process. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what to expect when participating in physical therapy, so you can feel more comfortable and confident in your journey toward recovery. Physical Therapy Evaluation The first step […]

Exercise Recommendations

Along with a nutritious diet, regular physical activity is vital to a healthy lifestyle. Over the past century, advancements in technology have transformed the perceptions of hard-work and physical activity and have limited the opportunities for physical activity on a daily basis. These advances have enabled our society to live a life of ease and […]

High Cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in America. Nearly 17% of adults in American have high cholesterol. Not only do you get cholesterol from the food you eat; your body also makes cholesterol to use in normal body functions, such as hormone synthesis. The […]

Why Stretching Is Important

Stretching is one of the fastest growing types of exercise in America today. Stretching is a form of physical activity that targets a specific muscle group. It works to elongate the muscle fibers to their fullest length in order to improve the muscle’s elasticity, or flexibility. Stretching results in an increased feeling of muscle control, flexibility, […]

Strength Training for Seniors

Strength training for seniors is safe and effective for men and women of all ages, including those who are not in perfect health and those who are aging. In fact, people with health concerns and older adults often benefit the most from an exercise program that includes lifting weights a few times a week. For […]

Common Injuries and Prevention

A basic understanding of how your body structures work will help them remain healthy and strong. Although some common injuries are accidental and are influenced by uncontrollable factors such as gender and variations in the anatomy and physiology of each individual, there are many ways to prevent the most common injuries. Knowing the causes of […]