Monthly Archives: May 2017

ACL Injuries and Prevention by Brian Kitzerow, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT

The  anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments that serve as the main stabilizers of the knee, maintaining contact between the thigh and the lower leg. An ACL tear is a fairly common, but physically difficult injury with potentially long-term secondary effects. Anyone who has had an ACL tear will tell you that is painful and frustrating.  As physical therapists we want to reduce the pain and return the patient to function as quickly.
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Recipe of the Month: May


What better way to ring in the nice weather as well as the prospect of summer in Portland with tacos. The cashew crema is nutty and rich, and carnivorous and vegetarian friends will love this recipe. Soaking the cashews is essential to make the cashew creamy, throw them in water in the morning to help with preparation later!    

What you'll need:

             Cashew Crema

Women & Lifting

Women & Lifting 

By: Adison Pigg

As a woman, I know that lifting weights at the gym can be intimidating. I started weight training a little over a year ago and remember my first day in Oregon State University’s weight room. I was familiar with the cardio equipment and had only worked with dumbbells and barbells in group fitness classes. I was taking a resistance training course at the time and knew it would be.
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