• 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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  • Tennis elbow more common away from the courts

    Tennis elbow more common away from the courts

    While tennis elbow and its sister ailment, golfer’s elbow, sound like the unfortunate results of overly active country club memberships, these repetitive use conditions affect more than just those who regularly hit the links or swing a racquet. In fact, tennis plays a factor in fewer than 5 percent of all tennis elbow diagnoses. But

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  • Get ready for paddle board season with these quick exercises!

    Get ready for paddle board season with these quick exercises!

    Stand up Paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the great recreational activities that we have available to us here in Central Oregon. There’s nothing like getting out on the lake for an early morning sunrise paddle or a post work run down the Deschutes before the day ends.  Our summer has finally arrived, time to

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  • Alpine Physical Therapy welcomes Susan Coetzee!

    Alpine would like to welcome our newest team member, Susan Coetzee, who works as the Office Coordinator for our Westside clinic. Susan brings several years of administrative experience to Alpine and brings a high level of enthusiasm and dedication to meet our clients’ needs. She enjoys learning about people’s lives and interests and feels that

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