Physical Therapy Blog

Cheers to 5 Years of Endurance Physical Therapy

June 2, 2019, officially marked 5 years of Endurance Physical Therapy being in business. In so many ways, the time has rushed by, but along the journey there has been immense dedication, growth in our practice/craft, and commitment to our level of care for our...

6 Steps for Workout Recovery

It's important that your body properly recovers from any type of intense athletic/workout event, whether that is running an ultra, a marathon, an epic rock climbing day, or working hard in your yard. Taking care of your body and mind is essential. That's why we...

Proper Running Form & Running Stretches

Whether you are training for a marathon or running around the block, proper running form is the most important piece to the puzzle. There are a few key steps (pun intended) to take in order to run efficiently and reduce your risk of injury. Proper Running Form Head:...

Yard Work Safety Tips

The snow has melted (mostly) and it's almost time for spring clean-up and yard care. Spring in Oregon is beautiful, but unfortunately, with the sunny weather comes an increase in low back, shoulder, knee, and hand pain/injuries. Let’s do it right this year with good...

How to Walk on Ice Safely

The year's winter weather in the valley has brought on some beautiful scenery, but also something we don’t often have to think about: walking on ice and not falling. As you would guess, walking on ice is a bit different than your wet or dry ground. It’s important you...

Winter Exercise Tips: Benefits & How to Stay Safe

Exercising in the Winter Months: Our Recommendation? Do It! Okay, I get it; it's tough to find the motivation to exercise outside on these short, cold days. During the work week, often both of our daily commutes are in total and complete darkness (I know mine are!)....

Our Favorite Holiday Traditions

December is the time of year for cozy fires, pumpkin spice and peppermint (anything!), holiday parties with family and friends, and, quite literally, wrapping up the year. To celebrate the season, I have asked the team at Endurance Physical Therapy to share their...

Thanksgiving Challenge

Having to wear multiple jackets for your morning jog can only mean one thing: fall is here and it's going strong. This is the time of year that we try to reflect and focus on what we are thankful for in our lives. Many of us try to remember and be grateful throughout...

If It Ain’t Broke…

Even as physical therapists, we have our own set of physical struggles and fitness setbacks. After all, we're human. When something feels off, the most important part is how we react, and which steps we take to get our bodies back on track. Something that seems minor,...

Backpack Safety and Ergonomics

Whether you are returning to school or going hiking, the fit and wear of your backpack is very important. A great rule of thumb to remember is: you should always wear both straps and have it fit snugly against your back. There should not be a gap between the backpack...

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