• 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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  • Helpful Hints for a quick recovery from Acute Low Back Pain

    Helpful Hints for a quick recovery from Acute Low Back Pain

    Acute Low Back pain? Early intervention can get you back to recovery quickly and safely.   Back pain can be extremely uncomfortable. Statistics show 80% of adults will show significant low back pain during their lifetime.  For some, this becomes recurrent and often worsens over time.  Due to the high levels of nociceptive input (pain

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  • Protect your back in the yard & garden this spring

    Protect your back in the yard & garden this spring

    Longer, warmer days mean more time outdoors – and more time in the yard and garden raking, lifting, digging, hauling, spreading, pushing, and so on. Whether you consider this work enjoyable or intolerable, Bend physical therapist Scott Weber has a message for all who partake in gardening and landscaping this spring: watch your back. “When

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