Kinesiology Tape – Physical Therapy Tools of the Trade, Part 1

Kinesiology Tape

If you’ve watched any professional sporting event in recent years, you’ve likely seen it. Long strips of often colorful tape running along or criss-crossed over areas of an athlete’s body. With the benefits of Kinesiology taping becoming more well-known, it’s no surprise that more healthcare professionals are using it on their patients. At Limitless Physical […]

Debunking Common Fall Prevention Myths

Every September during National Falls Prevention Week (Sept. 21-25, 2020), physical therapists join other medical professions across the country in reminding Americans that falls are not just common among older Americans. They’re often debilitating, costly and even deadly.  They’re also largely preventable, says Eugene physical therapist Craig Iseli.  “Falls present a real public health problem among older adults, but […]

Tendon Talk

Ahh, tendons.  Tendons have to be in the top 5 of things physical therapists talk about everyday.  Whether we’re dealing with a new injury or old injury, a neurological condition or an orthopedic condition, a strength issue or a mobility issue, tendons play a role.  Anytime our bodies move, a tendon is involved so understanding […]

Create a Home Workspace to Stay Pain-Free, Productive

Home-workspace-ergonomics

As millions transition into working from home to help thwart the spread of the coronavirus, maintaining both workspace comfort and productivity has no doubt been an issue for many.  While in-office workstations are often designed around ergonomic considerations and long-term trial and error, ensuring optimal comfort and health, home workspaces can often fall short in […]

Get Back(packing)!

Hiking presents it’s own set of challenges, but backpacking is a different beast altogether.  Even if you’re just doing a day trip for a picnic with a view, hoisting around a backpack while you’re scaling a mountain requires more from your trunk than hiking.  Back pain is a common complaint from backpacking, and it’s not […]

Trailing Behind

As discussed last week, the ankle is the body’s foundation when it comes to hiking.  Assuming this foundational area is great, we can start looking at other regions if hiking is a challenge.   Knee or hip pain can ruin your next trek up the mountain.  Both joints act as your shock absorbers and your engine.  […]

Losing Your Footing

Oregon is truly a great place to be, especially for those who enjoy getting outdoors.  There are miles and miles of hiking trails all across the state with pretty much any kind of terrain you could want.  It’s easy to get the most out of your hiking experience in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest at […]