Category Archives: Sports Injuries

National Athletic Training Month x PTNW

March is National Athletic Training Month, and PT Northwest is dedicated to helping you get back in the game! Whether it’s a sprained ankle or a torn ligament in the knee, a comprehensive rehabilitation team is crucial to expedite your return to the field. At PT Northwest, our certified athletic trainers and physical therapists go […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Common Knee Injuries

Anatomy & Physiology of the Knee The knee is the largest of the 187 joints in the body. As such, the knee is subject to a variety of diseases and injuries and is frequently injured because it is commonly abused.21 The knee is a hinged joint with some rotation to provide locking. Structures in the […]

Physical Therapy for Athletic Injuries

A sports injury is defined as an adverse effect acquired from athletics that results in decreased ability and/or is harmful to performance.19 Physical therapy for athletic injuries are approached differently, depending on the onset and severity of the injury. The easiest way to prevent injury is to know the risk involved with the sport at […]

Hitting the Gym: Staying Healthy with 5 Tips

Cold and flu season is here and in full force! And if you’re not careful you could find yourself with a runny nose and an achy body, especially if the person on the treadmill before you was nursing a runny nose. While hitting the gym this winter, you may want to take a look at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Patient Success Story: Sierra

When it comes to achieving your goals, the biggest obstacles can often seem unsurmountable. However, with hard work and dedication, they can also become your greatest triumphs. In this week’s patient success story, we take a look at the true merit of what it means to succeed and why falling down is not the definition […]