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Keeping Our First Responders Healthy and On the Job

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Keeping Our First Responders Healthy and On the Job

They’re the first to help those in emergency situations, but first responders are among the most selfless when they experience pain or injury of their own, says Apex physical therapist Brock Monger. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), more than 22,000 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) first responders suffer on-the-job injuries each year – about 8 percent of the workforce. “Ironically, one of the main reasons first responders are injured on the job is because they are unlikely to report injuries in the first...

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Early Access to Physical Therapy can Improve Health Costs, Treatment Paths

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Back Pain, Physical Therapy | 0 comments

Early Access to Physical Therapy can Improve Health Costs, Treatment Paths

Early access to effective and evidenced-based health care for a medical condition can greatly influence the direction and duration of treatment, as well as overall cost of care, says Apex physical therapist Brock Monger. And with October being National Physical Therapy Month, Monger points to research that shows people suffering from some musculoskeletal conditions, like low-back pain, are often better off seeing a physical therapist early as opposed to relying only on rest and medication management. For instance, according to a study...

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Pools offer both fitness, relief for older adults

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Exercise, Healthy Living, Pain Relief, Physical Therapy | 0 comments

Pools offer both fitness, relief for older adults

While drinking plenty of water is critical to life, health and healing, simply submerging your body in water (i.e., a pool) opens up opportunities for relief and fitness for those who otherwise may have difficulty exercising.  This is especially important for aging adults and those with chronic conditions, said Madras physical therapist Brock Monger.  “When our bodies are submerged in water, such as in a pool, we become lighter,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “This, coupled with the natural resistance water places...

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Our 2018 Apex Physical Therapy Hikes!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I just wanted to say Thank You! To all those that participated in the Apex Physical Therapy hikes this year. It was awesome to meet some new people and share the beauty of Central Oregon with some new friends! We successfully completed our hikes with a few challenges including some hot summer days and the mosquitoes at Green Lakes which were out en masse! Thanks to everybody for being flexible and waking in the early morning hours to get an early start to beat the heat. We were afforded fantastic views from the top of Black Butte, Green...

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Take Steps to Lower the Risk of ACL Injury this Sports Season

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Athletics, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Take Steps to Lower the Risk of ACL Injury this Sports Season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high school athletes account for about 2 million injuries and around a half-million doctor visits each year. But few of these injuries, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger, are as costly to a student-athlete and his or her family that a torn ACL. “An ACL tear in the knee will often lead to surgery and months of rehabilitation,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “Often, I’ll see many of these student-athletes during post-surgery rehabilitation,...

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Muscle balance, not just strength, critical for health & athletic performance

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Balance, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Muscle balance, not just strength, critical for health & athletic performance

While working to build a solid and stable foundation is certainly a critical component to personal health and athletic performance, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger warns that focusing only on muscle strength can, over time, make a person more susceptible to injury.  “Achieving optimal muscle balance, not just strength, is critical both for improving athletic performance as well as preventing injury over the long term,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “Unfortunately, we see a lot of well-intentioned people who...

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Lower-back pain? Check the hips

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Back Pain | 0 comments

Lower-back pain? Check the hips

It’s well established that about eight in 10 people in the U.S. will experience back pain at some point in their lives. And while the causes of such pain often vary, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger says increasingly, in a world that accommodates a more sedentary lifestyle, the blame for low-back pain can often be traced to an area a little lower in the kinetic chain: the hips. “We tend to look at hip pain and problems and think they come from long-term wear and tear – from overuse,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in...

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2018 Burning Gluts for Lakes & Buttes!

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Events, Exercise, Healthy Living | 0 comments

The Apex PT Motto is Improving Lives through Movement. So with that in mind, Apex PT would like to present the 2018 Burning Gluts for Lakes and Buttes hikes, part 2.  The goal of the hikes are to encourage exploration of our beautiful Central Oregon wilderness, make new friends, have fun, and be fit! Whether you are a novice or an expert, you can participate. The 4 hikes will be Black Butte, Smith Butte, Green Lakes, and Broken Top Lake. All of the hikes have amazing scenery, including mountain views, lava flows, and waterfalls that are all...

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Parent Tips for raising active, healthy kids

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Exercise, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Parent Tips for raising active, healthy kids

With child obesity still an epidemic in the U.S. and reams of research showing both the immediate and long-term benefits of youth exercise, it’s the duty of parents today to make movement and activity a part of kids’ lifestyles, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger. And the first step in teaching kids to be active, Monger adds, is to be a good role model. “Kids are more often than not going to imitate their parents when it comes to activity level,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “If you’re an active person...

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Apex in the News: Stroke Awareness & Prevention

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Brock Monger, DPT sits down with Central Oregon news radio station 1110 AM KBND to discuss Stroke Awareness, Prevention and Exercise Strategies. Total Time:  10.5 minutes.   (May, 2017)

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