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Direct Access to Physical Therapy

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Clinic News, Healthy Living | 0 comments

A common question I receive is, “Can I refer myself to physical therapy, or do I need a referral for physical therapy?” Did you know that Oregon law allows for unrestricted access for patients to self-refer to physical therapy? Sure, most patients learn the benefits for physical therapy when their trusted care provider refers them to physical therapy for some musculoskeletal condition. But many people do not know that they can visit a PT on their own, without a physician’s referral. This is considered Direct Access to physical therapy. Studies have shown that direct access to physical...

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Testimonial: Reaching Great Heights with Apex Physical Therapy

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Clinic News, Testimonial | 0 comments

Testimonial: Reaching Great Heights with Apex Physical Therapy

Following our recent summit of South Sister as part of our Apex Challenge 2016, participant Steve Shannon decided he wanted to share his thoughts about the experience within the following testimonial. Enjoy!   Four months ago I never even considered that I would accomplish what I did on Saturday September 3, 2016. By most standards it isn’t much but to me it is a giant accomplishment. I have always been competitive, always wanting to win but for sure finish. Four months ago I was invited to climb 4 peaks in 4 months as part of the APEX challenge. My wife was part of this group also so...

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Apex Challenge 2016 concludes with summit of South Sister

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Clinic News | 0 comments

Apex Challenge 2016 concludes with summit of South Sister

The Apex Physical Therapy Summit Challenge was established to encourage the exploration of our beautiful Central Oregon peaks, make new friends, have fun, and be fit – a series of group hiking excursion where participants could summit four peaks in four months. These peaks, in order, includes Black Butte, Black Crater, Mt. Bachelor, and culminating with a South Sisters summit last month. On Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, five remaining hikers stood at the South Sister summit trailhead at 6 a.m. with 32-degree temperatures to take on the last of the four Summit Challenges. It was a beautiful day,...

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Join the Apex Challenge: August update!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Clinic News | 0 comments

The Apex Challenge hike #2 to the summit of Black Crater on 7/23/16 was a fantastic success! We had a beautiful day for hiking on Saturday morning with cool morning temperatures and a very scenic trail which started in the forest off Old McKenzie highway, 3 miles from the Dee Wright Observatory. We got on the trail about 7:15 a.m. and hiked for about 2.5 hours to the summit. It is a great hike that I highly recommend due to the variety of the terrain and moderate slope to the summit which is 3.7 miles from the start and gains 2400 feet of elevation gain. The summit has a small rock summit...

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Apex Physical Therapy’s Brock Monger talks sports injuries, prevention during recent radio interview

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Clinic News | 0 comments

Apex Physical Therapy co-owner Brock Monger discussed sports injury prevention and identification over the Central Oregon airwaves recently during an interview on 1110 AM KBND, Bend’s top news radio station. Invited to appear on a regular local news segment titled “Your Town,” Brock started the segment talking about student-athletes and the upcoming fall sports seasons, for which practices are set to begin soon. He discussed common early-season sports injuries for those participating in football, soccer and cross country (muscle strains, ligament injuries, concussions,...

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Join the Apex Challenge: July update!

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Clinic News, Events, Exercise | 0 comments

Join the Apex Challenge: July update!

On Saturday, June 25th, nine motivated hikers met in Sisters at 8 a.m. to head for the summit of Black Butte. It was a beautiful morning with clear skies and a comfortable temperature of 58 degrees. We caravanned to the trailhead on 5 miles of bumpy dirt roads once turning onto the access road to Black Butte trailhead. After a short talk about what to expect from the hike and making sure everyone was prepared, we started heading up the trail just after 9 am. The trail is 2 miles of a constant moderate uphill grade that gains 1550 feet of elevation to the summit. It is a well maintained trail...

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