Stride Strong Physical Therapy provides outpatient physical therapy for patients suffering from orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries. Our West Haven-Sylvan 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 Physical Therapy boasts a remodeled ballet studio with a basement private treatment room. The clinic is conveniently located near Bales supermarket on Cornell Rd, just 8 minutes west of West Haven-Sylvan.
Our 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 sports 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. We utilize 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 Physical Therapy, 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. Some of the most common surgeries we help 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 Physical Therapists 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 West Haven-Sylvan to Our Nearest Physical Therapy Clinic
The city of West Haven-Sylvan is only 8 minutes’ car ride away from our clinic. West Haven-Sylvan, also known as Sylvan, is heavily wooded neighborhood east of our clinic. The area is also a quick drive to downtown Portland and is very close to Washington Park with access to Hoyt Arboretum trails. The neighborhood offers plenty of opportunities for our runners and bikers with its long trails and easy access to parks trails.
From West Haven-Sylvan, take SW Leahy Road and SW 84th Avenue to SW Barnes Road. Turn left onto NW Barnes Road. Turn left on NW Cornell Road and our Beaverton clinic will be on your right-hand side, after the Shell gas station.