Physical Therapist

Good Health Spotlight: Chie Tadaki

 

GOOD HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY THERAPIST SPOTLIGHT : Chie Tadaki, P.T, D.P.T.

  • Chie completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and her physical therapy education at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Chie studied yoga and instruction in Rishikesh, India before physical therapy school.

  • Yoga often influences her practice of physical therapy, just as her physical therapy knowledge influences her.

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Good Health Spotlight: Heather

Good Health Physical Therapy Therapist Spotlight

Heather Purdin, MS, PT, CMPT

What are the letters behind Heather’s name?

  • MS, PT: Master of Science in Physical Therapy
  • CMPT: Certified Manual Physical Therapist
Heather completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 1997. She also utilizes her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke as well as her time working as a personal trainer for 14 years when treating her current physical therapy patients. Heather’s.
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Good Health Spotlight: Integrative Manual Therapy

 

Integrative Manual Therapy by Tina Esquivel

Introduction

Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT™) is a unique set of techniques, approaches, and methodologies that address pain, dysfunction, disease and disability. Developed by Dr. Sharon W. Giammatteo, IMT is best described as a health care process. IMT encompasses a wide range of health care practices. It achieves health and healing by taking into account the diverse systems of the human body and addressing dysfunction at the cellular level. IMT practitioners use their.
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Good Health Spotlight: Sara Avni

GOOD HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY THERAPIST SPOTLIGHT : Sara Avni. P.T, D.P.T.

  • Graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado.
  • Sara came to us from the OHSU neurological and orthopedic teams where she worked with patients with numerous conditions, including Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, and stroke.
  • She enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions. She has a special interest in orthopedics, including overuse injuries, sports medicine, and caring for the pre- and post-operative.
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Physical Therapy

Good Health Physical Therapy & Wellness

Our mission is to provide high quality, cost effective physical therapy and wellness series considering the whole person, including physical, psychological and social factors in the development of the treatment plan.

About our Clinic:

Good Health Physical Therapy & Wellness has two convenient locations.  Our primary office is located in SW Portland at 4475 SW Scholls Ferry Rd. #258, Portland, OR 97225.  We have recently added a satellite office within the Me.
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Physical Therapy for EDS

Physical therapy for EDS

What is EDS?

EDS zebra EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) is a connective tissue disorder that reduces its compliance, or rubber band like reaction. It is prevalent in 1 in 2,500-5,000 people according to the EDS Society website and is common in both men and women. Because most of our body and organs are at least partly made up of some kind of connective tissue, EDS can.
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Strain-Counter-Strain

Strain-Counterstrain: A gentle approach to releasing muscle tension.

The physical therapists at Good Health Physical Therapy & Wellness often use strain-counterstrain, also known as positional release, to help treat acute and chronic pain. It is often very effective with our patients with Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome, but is also used with patients with chronic low back pain, rotator cuff injury, and many other conditions.

What is Strain-counterstrain?

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