• ‘Why Movement Matters’ during National Physical Therapy Month

    ‘Why Movement Matters’ during National Physical Therapy Month

    While the profession of physical therapy is often characterized under the generalized label “rehabilitation,” Bend physical therapist Rob Hollander is eager to create a wider narrative – one that focuses on physical therapy’s overall ability to change lives by helping people move better.  “When it comes down to it, physical therapy is all about experiences. It’s about making it possible

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  • Bend Physical Therapist Offers Health, Fitness Tips for College Freshmen

    Bend Physical Therapist Offers Health, Fitness Tips for College Freshmen

    The struggle new college students experience is real, says Bend physical therapist Scott Weber. The ability to stay active and lead a healthful lifestyle is such a common challenge to young adults entering college, Weber points out that it’s often stigmatized up in the term “The Freshman 15.” “When a recent high school graduate first

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  • Mind your Back(pack) during Back-to-School

    Mind your Back(pack) during Back-to-School

    From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries, says Bend physical therapist Rob Hollander.  “Backpacks are so practical, but they’re also so easy to misuse,” said Hollander, co-owner of Alpine Physical Therapy in Bend. “If they’re too heavy or just worn incorrectly, backpacks can cause strained muscles, sore

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  • Dog Owners More Likely to Meet Fitness Benchmarks

    Dog Owners More Likely to Meet Fitness Benchmarks

    It turns out our furry friends have more to offer us than companionship and unconditional love. According to Bend physical therapist Rob Hollander, multiple studies show that dog owners are generally healthier and more likely to meet national fitness benchmarks than non-owners. How likely? According to the American Heart Association, dog owners are 54 percent

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  • Cycling Tip: Fit Your Bike with Your Body

    Cycling Tip: Fit Your Bike with Your Body

    While cycling offers an incredible alternative to high-compression exercises such as running, an improper bike fit can lead cyclists down a path toward a whole host of different muscular and joint issues, says Bend physical therapist Rob Hollander. “Bike fitting is about more than just making sure the frame fits your size,” said Hollander, co-owner

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