The Importance of Tummy Time

Many people have heard of the Back to Sleep program that educates parents on placing their infants on their back to sleep, to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The Back to Sleep campaign was started in 1994 and since then the incidence of SIDS has decreased significantly (source:  It is […]

Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids

As sporting events grow more competitive among all ages, there has been an increase in the number of injuries that are forcing some kids to sit on the sidelines.  Acute injuries are the result of a single event, such as a fall that causes a broken wrist or a misstep that causes an ACL tear.  […]

Osteoarthritis: Just Another Challenge (Blog #4)

Thanks for reading the Osteoarthritis: Just Another Challenge blog. My purpose in writing is the same as previous posts, to persuade you to engage in a daily exercise program planned and monitored by a physical therapist under the supervision of a medical practitioner. If you live in or near Portland, Oregon, I strongly recommend Dr. […]

Benefits of home visits for kids

If you are reading this blog, you probably already know about the benefits and convenience of Beyond the Clinic’s site visits and our approach to physical therapy.  These benefits are great for adults, but even more helpful to children.  When Beyond the Clinic’s therapists come to a child’s home, we’ve already saved the child’s parents […]

“Clumsy” Kids and Physical Therapy

Have you ever seen a kid who trips over her own two feet more frequently than seems “normal”? How about a kid who seems to fall more often than than his peers?  Or a child who has a hard time sitting up straight?  This may be a child who has concerns associated with Developmental Coordination […]

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

People are often told how physical therapists can help them after a surgery or injury, how to get stronger, or how to help decrease pain. But how can physical therapists help children?   Pediatric physical therapists can help children and their families with concerns about motor development. We help kids with a variety of problems […]

Physical therapy and fitness for seniors

Ben returned to Portland from a fantastic two-week trip to Spain this past weekend, and has an abundance of cool photographs to share related to physical therapy and exercise equipment for seniors.  Europe is known for being more prevention-minded with regards to public health and disease than the U.S., and no where is it seen […]