Stride Strong provides outpatient physical therapy for patients suffering from orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries. Our Bethany physical therapists are well versed and well experienced in treating patients who are recovering after orthopedic surgeries and we work closely with the physician to make sure all protocols are adhered to and that the patient makes the smoothest progress.
In addition to post-surgery rehabilitation, we also focus a large part of our efforts in healing the injured athlete before surgical intervention is needed. We strongly believe that strengthening the body and guiding the body through muscle adaptation will allow the patient recover from minor sprains and strains, preventing further re-injury and potentially the need to go under the knife.
Stride Strong boasts a remodeled ballet studio with a basement private treatment room. Our clinic is conveniently located near Bales supermarket on Cornell Rd, just 10 minutes south of Bethany.
Our Physical Therapists Treat Many Common Injuries
Our Doctors of Physical Therapy are experts when it comes to exercise therapy. We believe strongly in the power and healing ability of exercise and strengthening. Too often, in our daily lives, we have been subjected to sitting and sedentary lifestyles that are not conducive to building strong and healthy bodies. Much of the common ailments are actually caused by this inactivity: low back pain, knee pain, and rotator cuff injuries. Our physical therapists will not only prescribe exercises, but they also closely guide the patients as they perform them, to make sure form and technique is not compromised and maximum healing effect is attained.
One other aspect we are sticklers for is posture and biomechanics. This is crucial when treating our Bethany patient's sport injuries such those from running, and for chronic strain injuries like plantar fasciitis. Just as patients can slowly decondition their tissues from non-activity, patients can also hurt themselves during faulty activity. Our PT treatment utilizes Video Analysis to record and playback biomechanics during walking, running or even standing. This way we are able to analyze what each joint and limb is doing and we are quickly able to ascertain where postural habits and poor mechanics have caused an injury.
Common After-Surgery Treatment & Therapy
Surgical repairs have to be given the utmost care and attention. Not only do we have to respect for tissue healing time, but the physical therapist must also account for gradual tissue adaptation to exercise. At Stride Strong, we have several means for reducing surgical pain so the body is better able to heal: we employ the Gameready cold compression delivery system to help with swelling; and we perform various levels of manual therapy to calm muscles down, improve circulation, and decrease scar tissue formation. We have some of the most advanced physiotherapy equipment in the industry. Some of the most common surgeries we help our Bethany patients heal from are: Total knee replacements, rotator cuff repairs, lumbar microdiscectomies, achilles tendon repairs and vertebral fusions.
Dosing of exercise progression is also paramount to a patient’s healing continuum: too little and we risk prolonging the rehab phase, too much and we risk aggravating the patient’s pain. Our physiotherapists are experts when it comes to this delicate balance of benefit and harm. We also make it a point to maintain close communication with orthopedic surgeons and physicians to maximize healing for our patients that are recovering from surgeries.
Directions from Bethany to Our Nearest Clinic
Bethany is only 10 minutes’ car ride away from our physical therapy clinic. The area is home to numerous Intel employees and boasts the most
active and highly-rated schools in the Portland metro area such as Findley elementary school, Stoller middle school and Sunset high school - home of the Sunset Apollos football team.
From Bethany, head south on NW Alfalfa Dr towards NW Graf St. Turn left at the first cross street onto NW Graf St. Turn right onto NW Kaiser Road and turn left to stay on NW Kaiser Road in 0.3mi. NW Kaiser Road becomes NW 143rd and turn left on NW Cornell Road. Our Beaverton area clinic will be on your left-hand side, before reaching the Shell station.