Physical Therapy

Knee specialist examines knee of patient sitting on exam table

Knee Treatment Is More Affordable than You Think

When you experience knee pain, it pays to visit a knee specialist. The medical providers at Reflex Knee Specialists focus on understanding knee function and treatment options that are non-invasive and much less expensive than surgery. They treat painful knee conditions and alleviate symptoms, encouraging recovery and resumption of activities such as walking, running, and

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Rebounding and Trampoline Exercises: Everything You Need to Know

Discover various rebounder exercises and how they can benefit patients. Learn more from Reflex Knee Specialists. Exercise is often associated with cumbersome equipment, such as treadmills, bulky free weights, and complicated weightlifting machines. However, there’s one aerobic exercise that can be effective while minimalizing joint damage, and all you need to perform it is a

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Knee Injury Treatment: How to Manage the Pain and Heal

According to a 2011 Annals of Internal Medicine article, 25% of American adults suffer from frequent knee pain. This can limit work, life, and mobility. In those adults over age 50, osteoarthritis of the knee is the most frequent cause of knee pain. Adolescent athletes injure the knee joint more commonly than other joints. For these young athletes, injuries

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Why Get a Personal Trainer?

  A part of our treatment plan for a vast majority of our patients is physical therapy. Ensuring that the body functions properly is essential to maintaining mobility and eliminating or preventing pain. But after completing physical threrapy patients are often not sure what the next step is in their health and fitness journeys.   You finished Physical Therapy, now

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Astym: the Remedy for Painful Scar Tissue or Tendinopathy (Tendon Injuries)

Pain from scar tissue associated with trauma and surgery, or from chronic tendonitis (tendinopathy) can be a very debilitating experience. Pain from scar tissue associated with trauma and surgery, or from chronic tendonitis (tendinopathy) can be a very debilitating experience. It can keep a person from moving normally and from being able to participate in

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ASTYM Treatment: What your Connective Tissues Ordered

  Limitations to your daily activities can be frustrating, especially if pain is involved. Injuries, repetitive motions, faulty movement patterns, tissue degeneration, and surgeries can damage areas of connective tissue in our body, resulting in scar tissue or adhesions. This damage to our tissues results in pain and limited range of motion, which in turn limits our

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Guest Blog: Improving Knee Function with a Comprehensive Physical Therapy Program

  Have you been told that you have both osteoarthritis (OA) and a meniscus tear? Before you schedule a surgery, take a look at this recent research…   Dr. Jeffry Katz, of Harvard University, and his colleagues performed research and recorded their findings in an article titled Surgery versus Physical Therapy for a Meniscal Tear and

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Stretching: Static vs. Dynamic Exercises

Recently, the New York Times indicated that through the latest evidence, static stretching (stretching while the body is at rest) does not prevent injuries as so commonly thought. Recently, the New York Times indicated that through the latest evidence, static stretching (stretching while the body is at rest) does not prevent injuries as so commonly thought. Based on two recent studies,

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Guest Blog: Strengthening to Help Manage Knee Joint Pain

Strengthening your knee muscles can help to reduce joint pain and increase function. That’s because stronger muscles are better able to absorb the pressure placed on the joints in weight bearing. Strengthening your knee muscles can help to reduce joint pain and increase function. That’s because stronger muscles are better able to absorb the pressure placed on the

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Guest Blog: The Benefits of Aquatic Exercise

Many people with joint pain resulting from osteoarthritis feel trapped because they are told that becoming more active, stronger, and losing weight will help reduce their symptoms; however, joint pain makes movement and exercise difficult. Many people with joint pain resulting from osteoarthritis feel trapped because they are told that becoming more active, stronger, and

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Healthy Sleeping Habits

Your sleep schedule, bedtime routine, and daily lifestyle choices can make a huge difference in the quality of your sleep. Regardless of your age proper sleep is imperative to overall health. Your sleep schedule, bedtime routine, and daily lifestyle choices can make a huge difference in the quality of your sleep. Regardless of your age proper sleep is imperative

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RICE for Injuries

When we pull a muscle or strain a tendon the soft tissues in that area are damaged. Immediately following the injury, fibers of the muscle, tendon, or ligament affected become disturbed. When we pull a muscle or strain a tendon the soft tissues in that area are damaged. Immediately following the injury, fibers of the muscle, tendon,

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Healthy Running

After one of Reflex’s patients completed a marathon this spring, I decided to sign up for the Portland Marathon. As my training progresses, I’ll give regular updates.   I encourage everyone to sign up for some organized athletic event this summer. It’s a great time of year to get out on the trails, track, or

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Yoga Helps Relieve Inflammation from Arthritis

A recent article in Arthritis Today, suggests that regular yoga may also reduce body wide inflammation – the driving force behind many conditions, including arthritis, heart disease and type-2 diabetes.   A recent article in Arthritis Today, suggests that regular yoga may also reduce body wide inflammation – the driving force behind many conditions, including arthritis, heart

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