Physical Therapy Blog

Gardening Injuries & How to Avoid Them

Gardening is one of the most rewarding activities you can participate in this summer. You spend a few days in the sun, while getting some exercise, and then you get to see your hard work pay off through beautiful blooming flowers or delicious fruits and veggies. What...

How to Use a Foam Roller

In light of the Eugene Marathon that took place last weekend, we thought a foam roller "how-to" blog would be useful this month! Using a foam roller on tight, sore muscles can be an effective way to: improve circulation, break up fascial or muscle restriction, and...

Post-Baby Return to Exercise Program

Coming Soon: Post-Baby Return to Exercise Program! Chelsea and I are very excited to start our new “Post-Baby Return to Exercise Program,” a program for women after they've had a sweet little addition to their family. One thing that has been very concerning to us is...

Our New Year’s Resolutions

Many people frown upon the idea of making New Year's resolutions, or they believe that January 1st shouldn’t be the only time goals are created or lifestyles are changed. While I agree that life changes and goals can be made all year, there is something fun about the...

Ask a PT: Your Questions Answered!

Thank you for submitting your questions! In this video, Megan Starr, DPT, answers your questions about physical therapy, low back pain, posture, etc. Enjoy!     If you would prefer to read Megan's responses, please see the Q & A below: Q: What are some of the most...

Dynamic Warm-Up for Fall Runs

Participating in a run this fall? Maybe you are getting ready for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day! If so, you will want to be sure that you are warm enough to avoid injuries. The Dynamic Warm-Up increases circulation to the muscles, which lengthens and improves...

Proper Car Posture & Body Mechanics

When dealing with low back pain or just after a total hip or knee surgery, getting in or out of the car can be difficult. In order to make sure you don't aggravate your injury or cause discomfort, you should practice the proper car posture and body mechanics. How to...

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...

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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“I have been a patient of Megan Starr’s for six years. She has helped us recover from many injuries as we are a very active family. I would not trust anyone else with our family’s physical therapy needs. She goes above and beyond and listens intently to our needs. Honestly, there have been times I can’t imagine having gotten through without her education, compassion and care.”
Manda Fenley