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BODITRAK Dec17th 2020

THE BODITRAK PRESSURE MAT – PART 1: DATA-DRIVEN REHAB PROGRESSION FOR RETURN TO FUNCTION

by Sasha Kolbeck, MPT, DPT, OCS, COMT The BodiTrak pressure mat is one tool that provides helpful objective metrics during the physical therapy evaluation and treatment to assess, cue, and retrain movements, including weight shift, time to stabilize for balance, and squatting through the use of video, real-time biofeedback, and metrics. These data help to

LABRAL TEARS OF THE HIP Sep7th 2020

LABRAL TEARS OF THE HIP

by Leo Quin, PT, OCS | Graphic Design by Kistner Creative By now, if you have been dealing with chronic hip pain or had an acute onset of pain related to an injury, you likely have heard of the hip labrum. And perhaps have wondered if you have a labral tear of your hip. What

ERGONOMICS Jun21st 2020

ERGONOMICS

By Rose City Physical Therapy Working from home and your computer set-up is the pits? Pain with working from your home computer set-up? Get answers to the 5 most common questions about workstation set-up. Download our FREE Computer Workstation Ergonomic Infographic and Checklist This unprecedented time during the COVID-19 pandemic has many of you working

BONE HEALTH & OSTEOPOROSIS May29th 2020

BONE HEALTH & OSTEOPOROSIS

By Debra Anderson, DPT  | Graphic Design by Kistner Creative We were taught from a young age how important it is to have strong, healthy bones. In fact, almost 90% of your bone mass is gained by the time you are 18. And max density is reached by the late 20’s. Unfortunately, weak bones are

SPORTS SPECIALIZATIO Mar4th 2020

THE GOOD AND THE BAD OF SPORTS SPECIALIZATION

by Sasha Kolbeck, DPT Sports participation has the benefits of physical activity, developing physical skills, socialization, learning teamwork, self-regulation ability, leadership skills, self-esteem, building memories, and having fun. Beyond participation is sports specialization, which is year-round participation of intensive training of a single sport in exclusion of other sports. There has been an increase in

ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL Feb13th 2020

THE ALTERG® ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL AT ROSE CITY PHYSICAL THERAPY

By Sasha Kolbeck, DPT | Graphic Design by Kistner Creative The term anti-gravity can lead to thoughts of space. Dr. Robert Whalen, a NASA engineer worked to develop technology to help astronauts exercise in space to counteract the effects which lead to bone and muscle loss.  His son Sean looked to create anti-gravity on earth, leading

Feb10th 2020

SHOULDER PROBLEMS VARY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

by Ryan Bourdo, DPT The shoulder complex. A few bones and joints, 17 different muscles acting on each shoulder, some cartilage, capsules, nine identified bursa, a multitude of ligaments, and other connective tissue holding everything together. Not to mention a large bundle of nerves, lymphatic vessels, arteries, and veins traveling through it. So when someone

Jan31st 2020

PAIN EDUCATION 101: MANAGING PAIN THROUGH MINDFULNESS

By Ari Witkin, DPT This is Part Two of a two-part series. Click here to read Part One. In recent years, mindfulness and meditation have crept into the mainstream. Not too long ago, we thought of this practice as religious or mystic. It was either inaccessible or too scary for most of us. With the inclusion of

Jan16th 2020

PAIN EDUCATION 101: PAIN SCIENCE MADE EASY

By Ari Witkin, DPT This article is Part One of a two-part series. Click here to read Part Two. As children, we would sometimes fall and scrape our knee. Maybe it was bleeding; certainly it was painful. We thought the pain was caused by something at the site of the injury and it was sending a signal