Physical Therapy Blog

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...

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...

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