Osteoarthritis: Just Another Challenge blog post #2

Osteoarthritis:  Just Another Challenge This blog is an attempt at persuading our readers that the treatments advocated by Dr. Nels Carlson (OHSU Spine Center 503-418-9888) and Beyond The Clinic (physical therapy in the home, office, or wherever 503-496-0385) are safe, effective and an excellent path back to a life worth living.  (Please check with your […]

Pre-season ski conditioning

With all of the snow Mt. Hood is getting with this current storm, rumor has it that Timberline might open a few lifts next week.  Are your legs ready?  Have you been doing any pre-season conditioning to prepare? Perhaps one week’s notice really isn’t enough time, but we at Beyond the Clinic wanted to do […]

Osteoarthritis: Just Another Challenge!

Welcome to the Osteoarthritis:  Just Another Challenge blog.  I’m Rich.  You will meet Sue, Aaron and Nels who are part of the team.  We hope that others may benefit from reading about what has transpired in the last four years of Rich’s life.   So we write this blog. About a year ago, my wife […]

Post-op knee rehabilitation: Get it straight!

Anybody who has gone through the rehabilitation process after a knee surgery, can commiserate on the initial physical therapy goal of being able to get the knee straight as soon as possible.  It’s often painful, takes significant dedication, and is the focus of attention of your physical therapy task master.  Achieving full knee extension, i.e. […]

Torticollis and pediatric physical therapy

Congenital torticollis is a condition that affects infants, and is usually seen within the first 8 weeks of life.  The term refers to a “twisted neck”, and describes the condition in which a child’s head is tilted, with the chin pointing to one shoulder and the top of the head going to the other shoulder.  […]

Garage gyms and at-home workouts

Everyone knows that in lean financial times, cutting down on non-essential costs is a routine activity.  Food, shelter, clothing, transportation – these are among the list of essentials, right? What about your exercise and fitness?  Aside from staying well fed, warm, and safe, maintaining your strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness are also critical life skills, […]

Home safety evaluations

Whether it’s due to financial considerations, family matters, or personal preference, many seniors elect to stay in their home as long as possible prior to moving into an assisted living facility.  Yet, staying in the home will often provide its own unique set of challenges for aging adults.  Houses and apartments aren’t necessarily designed with […]