• Physical therapy plays critical role in breast cancer treatment, rehab

    Physical therapy plays critical role in breast cancer treatment, rehab

    Researchers from the Netherlands in 2015 found that a combination of supervised strength and aerobic training during the early stages of breast cancer treatment reduces fatigue while helping patients increase muscle fitness. Studies have also shown moderate exercise (30-60% of maximal heart rate) can help increase the efficacy of both radiation and chemotherapy treatments. With

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  • Tennis Elbow: Is it Tendinitis or Tendinosis?

    Tennis Elbow: Is it Tendinitis or Tendinosis?

    Rob wrote a piece for our Alpine Physical Therapy blog a couple of months ago about Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis), which is an inflammatory condition that can develop from stress on a tendon in the elbow. True lateral epicondylitis stems from an acute tendon injury, resulting in clinic inflammatory signs (heat, swelling etc). As he

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  • Combat osteoporosis through exercise

    Combat osteoporosis through exercise

    To the 43 million Americans who have low bone density, putting them at high risk of osteoporosis, Bend physical therapist Rob Hollander, has an important message: exercise is good medicine. But not just any exercise – weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening exercise. “As people get older, bone density certainly becomes an issue for many people, which can lead

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  • Spine and Trunk Strengthening: The Core

    Our trunk is a complex system of both both passive (spine, discs, ligaments) and active (muscular) elements that allow for optimal function and activity. Of these, most people are familiar with the active systems as relates to “core” strengthening, but what exactly is the core? The trunk or core consists of both an outer core

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  • Lower risk of ACL injury this sports season

    Lower risk of ACL injury this sports season

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high school athletes account for about 2 million injuries and around a half-million doctor visits each year. But few of these injuries, says Bend physical therapist Rob Hollander, are as costly to a student-athlete and his or her family that a torn ACL.  “An ACL

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