Kids Backpack Safety

Summer went by quickly - it’s already time for kids to head back to school! Before you do your back-to-school shopping, we wanted to bring kids backpack safety to your attention. Your kids carry heavy materials in their backpack daily, and if they carry too much or...

Yoga Safety for Beginners

We are huge fans of yoga! Yoga is a dynamic fitness option that benefits your mind and body. There are countless variations of yoga, based on skill level and intensity, but as with all exercise forms, you can push too much, too fast. If you’re just starting out with...

Our Top 5 Willamette Valley Hikes

We recently celebrated Endurance Physical Therapy’s three year anniversary of being in business (yes! 3 years already!) To honor this milestone, we hiked the gorgeous Silver Falls. We jogged and/or walked the 8.6 miles and saw all ten waterfalls. We were even able to...

Diastasis Recti Exercises: To Do and To Avoid

It’s June and time for part 2 of the Diastasis Recti blog! Last month, we discussed what Diastasis Recti is and how you can test yourself for it. This month, we will talk about Diastasis Recti exercises - which ones you should do, and which ones you should avoid. It's...

Diastasis Recti: Causes and How to Measure

May is the month for Mother’s Day and recognition of all women! We thought it would be helpful for new mommies (women that have just had babies) to discuss Diastasis Recti. Before you begin your regular exercise routine post-baby, you should know about this...

Standing Half Squat Exercise

The standing half squat is both a strengthening exercise, as well as a functional skill that is important to everyday life. Although common, it is not always performed correctly. When it's not done properly, it can cause injury to your knees and your back. It's rare...

Avoid Gardening Pain This Spring

Spring is upon us which means it's almost time for yard work and gardening! Many people enjoy being out in the fresh air while getting some exercise in the yard. Injuries with yard work commonly happen because we do not practice safe body mechanics or take enough...

Love Yourself to the Core!

You've heard about strengthening your core and doing core exercises...but do you really know what you are strengthening and why it is important? The core is made of a few different layers of muscle and fascia that have a primary goal of stabilizing the spine and...

Fitness Goals to Kick-Off the New Year

The new year is upon us! Take the time to care for yourself and help old nagging pain and injuries to heal. Manual physical therapy can get you back on track to obtaining your fitness goals and will help you transition back into exercise. After you’re back on track,...

3 Static Stretches for After Activity

Static stretches are very important, but should be done correctly and at the right time. For example, if you are headed out for a run, you may be wondering how you should stretch and warm up. A good general rule is to do a dynamic warm-up before your run, then static...

The story of Diane and Megan…

Diane and I met 8 years ago and have worked together ever since. We are known for our crazy antics and challenges for each other.

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