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  • Ask Your Doctor About Physical Therapy

    Ask Your Doctor About Physical Therapy

    Renew Yourself At Renew Physical Therapy If you live in the Portland area and are considering seeking physical therapy, visit Renew Physical Therapy. We are eager to provide Portland locals with the affordable and individualized treatments they need. Additionally, at Renew Physical Therapy we believe …Read More »
  • Seek Care For Chronic Headaches

    Seek Care For Chronic Headaches

    Renew Physical Therapy Helps With Headaches, Chronic Pain, Injuries, And More There are several reasons Portland locals may need to seek physical therapy. If you’ve recently suffered an injury from sports or from work, if you have headaches, shoulder pain, or pain in other parts …Read More »
  • Physical Therapy For Chronic Back Pain

    Physical Therapy For Chronic Back Pain

    Portland Locals Seek Pain Relief With Renew Physical Therapy If you’re suffering from chronic pain, injury, headaches, etc, you may want to seek help from a professional Physical Therapist. Portland locals may find themselves surprised by how much physical therapy can help relieve pain. At …Read More »
  • Physical Therapists And Doctor’s Referrals

    Physical Therapists And Doctor’s Referrals

      Feel Renewed With Renew Physical Therapy Taking care of your body after experiencing injury or chronic pain is important. At Renew Physical Therapy, we’re eager to help the people of East Portland do just that. We bring high-quality physical therapy services to the East …Read More »
  • How Do I Know I Have Chronic Pain?

    How Do I Know I Have Chronic Pain?

      Renew Physical Therapy Brings Professional Physical Therapy To East Portland At Renew Physical Therapy, we’re dedicated to offering professional physical therapy services in east Portland. If you live in east Portland and are in need of physical therapy, don’t hesitate to contact Renew Physical …Read More »
  • Should I Seek A Physical Therapist For A Work Injury?

    Should I Seek A Physical Therapist For A Work Injury?

    Renew Physical Therapy Helps Eat Portland Feel Renewed If you live in or frequent the East Portland area and are in need of physical therapy, consider visiting Renew Physical Therapy. We’re dedicated to helping East Portland locals relieve pain without putting them through any more …Read More »
  • 4 Common Types Of Chronic Pain

    4 Common Types Of Chronic Pain

    Renew Physical Therapy Offers Pain Relief To East Portland At Renew Physical Therapy, we work closely with our East Portland patients to relieve pain. Whether you’ve suffered a work injury, have pain in a specific part of your body, or have chronic pain, Renew Physical …Read More »
  • What Causes Chronic Pain?

    What Causes Chronic Pain?

    Renew Physical Therapy Offers Treatment for Chronic Pain in East Portland If you have long-lasting or chronic pain, physical therapy may be the best way to address it. Renew Physical Therapy provides one-on-one, hands-on, pain-free treatment that is focused on the root cause of a patient’s symptoms, including …Read More »
  • How Much Do Physical Therapists Know? A Lot!

    How Much Do Physical Therapists Know? A Lot!

    We Treat The Patient, Not The Symptoms Renew Physical Therapy offers treatment that focuses on the root cause of a patient’s symptoms. With our unique “no-pain” approach to physical therapy, we provide one-on-one, personalized, and hands-on physical therapy treatments to help eliminate pain for patients …Read More »
  • How Physical Therapy Helps Relieve Pain From Injury

    How Physical Therapy Helps Relieve Pain From Injury

    Relieve Injury Pain At Renew Physical Therapy Renew Physical Therapy offers pain-free physical therapy to East Portland. When you’ve suffered an injury, recovering can be a difficult task. Renew Physical Therapy can help relieve pain caused by an injury and help our East Portland patients …Read More »
  • How Physical Therapy Helps Both Before And After Shoulder Surgery

    How Physical Therapy Helps Both Before And After Shoulder Surgery

    East Portland Locals Seek Shoulder Care At Renew Physical Therapy East Portland patients can rely on Renew Physical Therapy for professional and pain-free physical therapy treatments. Our professional team is experienced in helping East Portland locals with a wide range of issues, including chronic pain …Read More »
  • Physical Therapy Doesn’t Have To Hurt

    Physical Therapy Doesn’t Have To Hurt

      Seek Professional Physical Therapy In East Portland At Renew Physical Therapy Renew Physical Therapy is an independently owned manual physical therapy clinic in East Portland. We offer a wide range of physical therapy treatments to treat work or auto-related injury, chronic pain, sports injury, …Read More »
  • What Is The Difference Between A Functional Diagnosis And A Medical Diagnosis?

    What Is The Difference Between A Functional Diagnosis And A Medical Diagnosis?

      Did You Know Physical Therapists Are Doctors, Too? When physical therapy originally became recognized as a profession, one required a bachelor’s degree to practice. In the 1990s, programs transitioned to a Master of Science degree, and now in the 21st century, the profession has …Read More »
  • 3 Cold Weather Tips For Chronic Pain

    3 Cold Weather Tips For Chronic Pain

    Does Cold Weather Have An Effect On Chronic Pain? Science is unclear why chronic pain can flare-up during colder weather, but the correlation has been well-documented. Some suggest it may not even be directly related to temperature, but other winter factors may be the cause …Read More »
  • Help Prevent Foot And Ankle Pain

    Help Prevent Foot And Ankle Pain

    Foot and Ankle Pain can derive in a number of ways, but the three primary causes of foot and ankle pain are accidents from regular activity, overuse accumulated wear and tear from sports, and improper footwear. With that in mind, here’s what you can do …Read More »
  • Adding Up The Costs Of Physical Therapy Alternatives

    Adding Up The Costs Of Physical Therapy Alternatives

    Physical Therapy Can Have Similar Outcomes As Surgery Academic research in medicine continues to suggest that, in some cases, physical therapy can be just as effective as surgery. As early as 2013, a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study found patients with a meniscal …Read More »
  • Questions To Ask Yourself Before Quitting Physical Therapy

    Questions To Ask Yourself Before Quitting Physical Therapy

    Looking forward to your recovery is something physical therapy doctors and patients share. Progress is welcomed when you can see it, feel it, and especially when it comes sooner than expected. For some when there is uncertainty, there may be less motivation to continue with …Read More »
  • Physical Therapy In Portland You Look Forward To.

    Physical Therapy In Portland You Look Forward To.

    A patient looking forward to physical therapy is not something you expect to hear. Even if you have never had physical therapy, you may have heard the concerns of others over the amount of time and the pain involved. Within the last few months, we …Read More »
  • Is Direct Access to a Physical Therapist Faster than a Physician Referral?

    Is Direct Access to a Physical Therapist Faster than a Physician Referral?

    At Renew Physical Therapy, we are collaborators and there are cases when we contact your doctor to get the full picture. As collaborators, we also know that no two recoveries are the same. We are frequently involved in a multidisciplinary approach with several pain management …Read More »
  • Tips From A Physical Therapist To Battle Cold Weather Pain

    Tips From A Physical Therapist To Battle Cold Weather Pain

    We’ve all heard the age-old notion from those who claim they can feel rain coming based on the pain in their joints or based on changes toward cooler temperatures. While research is still lacking on the validity of these claims, what we do know is …Read More »
  • Physical Therapy Tips For Patients

    Physical Therapy Tips For Patients

    At Renew Physical Therapy, our philosophy for eliminating pain includes improving joint function through mobilization techniques, behavioral modification strategies, and patient education. 3 Tips For Success In Physical Therapy We believe that patient education is just as important as mobilization techniques and behavioral modification strategies. …Read More »
  • What is the Definition of Pain?

    What is the Definition of Pain?

    They say art is subjective and for many individuals they define art as, “I know it when I see it.” Pain is similar; you know it when you feel it. Pain can be tough to define because it comes in so many forms. Pain can …Read More »
  • Short and Long-Term Benefits To Physical Therapy After A Car Accident

    Short and Long-Term Benefits To Physical Therapy After A Car Accident

    Car accidents are no picnic. Unfortunately, sometimes the aftermath is worse than the initial incident. There is still insurance and possible injuries and repairs to contend with. Even if we can’t agree on the cause of accidents, we can all agree that the health and …Read More »
  • Physical Therapy Vocabulary For Headaches And Dizziness

    Physical Therapy Vocabulary For Headaches And Dizziness

    A Dictionary for Headaches and Dizziness Headaches are like art. You know it when you see it—or in this case, you know it when you feel it. Most of us are familiar with headache symptoms; throbbing, pulsating pressure, and sometimes sharp pain. In worse cases, …Read More »
  • 3 Quick Physical Therapy Recommendations For Everyday Activities

    3 Quick Physical Therapy Recommendations For Everyday Activities

    The three most common reasons people see a physical therapist are for back pain, chronic pain, and post-surgery rehabilitation. However, A physical therapist is always thinking about body mechanics and the musculoskeletal system—even for everyday activities. If you sit, sleep or walk, this post is …Read More »
  • 3 Proper Walking Tips From A Physical Therapist

    3 Proper Walking Tips From A Physical Therapist

    According to the American Heart Association, walking is becoming the most popular form of exercise. Depending on who you talk to, it is recommended that you walk 150 minutes a day, that’s about 7,000-8,000 steps a day or almost 5 miles. That is the perspective …Read More »
  • Top 3 Reasons People Get Physical Therapy

    Top 3 Reasons People Get Physical Therapy

    Top 3 Reasons to Get Physical Therapy With direct access to physical therapy, many of us now have the ability to see a PT without a prescription or referral, but how do you know when to see a physical therapist? While physical therapy is often …Read More »
  • Physical Therapy vs Drugs or Surgery

    Physical Therapy vs Drugs or Surgery

    While surgery and prescription drugs can be the best course of treatment for certain diagnoses, there is increasing evidence to support conservative treatment—like physical therapy—as an alternative, which has been found to be equally effective (and cheaper) for many conditions. Below are some reasons why …Read More »
  • How Renew Physical Therapy Stays Ahead of the Curve

    How Renew Physical Therapy Stays Ahead of the Curve

      Back in 2016, WebMD published an article, New Trends in Physical Therapy, which cited new trends that would soon be adopted by physical therapy clinics. When Renew Physical Therapy opened its doors in 2015, many of these “trends” were considered the standard practice. Three …Read More »
  • You May Not Need Surgery Or Drugs For Chronic Back Pain Treatment

    You May Not Need Surgery Or Drugs For Chronic Back Pain Treatment

    Physical Therapy is One of the Best Choices for Treating Chronic Pain We should start, however, by acknowledging that physical therapy is not always the answer in completely eliminating one’s physical pain, especially in cases of chronic pain that has been present for many years, …Read More »
  • 5 Workplace Tips From A Physical Therapist

    5 Workplace Tips From A Physical Therapist

    If you watch TV, you may think the most dangerous jobs for work-related injuries may be on a boat catching crabs or in the woods cutting down trees.  But, for the rest of us, injuries can begin with just bad posture while sitting at our …Read More »
  • Pain-Free Physical Therapy in SE Portland

    Pain-Free Physical Therapy in SE Portland

      Our Pain-Free Physical Therapy Philosophy There is a stigma that physical therapy includes pain. In fact, some feel it is encouraged as part of the recovery process, i.e., the pain tells you that it is working. At Renew Physical Therapy, located in SE Portland, …Read More »
  • How Does the Musculoskeletal System Work?

    How Does the Musculoskeletal System Work?

      Just Muscles Plus Bones. Right? The musculoskeletal system is more than just a combination of two separate systems. In fact, when it comes to physical therapy it is hard to see it as two separate systems at all. A physical therapist is trained to …Read More »
  • Renew Physical Therapy in SE Portland

    Renew Physical Therapy in SE Portland

    Southeast Division Street is a popular route which begins at the edge of the eastern waterfront of the Willamette River, stretches through the heart of Southeast Portland, and extends east into Gresham. Centrally located on this length of Division, at SE 110th Avenue & SE …Read More »
  • Is Physical Therapy Just Exercises and Stretching?

    Is Physical Therapy Just Exercises and Stretching?

    The short answer is no. Physical therapy is much more than exercises, heating pads, and stretching. Physical therapy is focused on the recovery of movement and overall wellness. There is a lot that goes on before any exercise or stretching takes place. First, We Evaluate …Read More »