Physical Therapist

Good Health Spotlight: Brian Kitzerow

Good Health Physical Therapy Therapist Spotlight

Brian Kitzerow, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT

Brian is a Doctor of Physical therapy, with specialized certifications in the areas of orthopedic and manual treatment.

What are the letters behind Brian’s name?

PT: Physical Therapist DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy OCS: Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

        CMPT: Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Brian has been practicing physical therapy since graduating with his DPT from Eastern Washington University in 2008. His.
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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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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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