Keith’s Blogs

The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

May 20th, 2019

Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help

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Balance & Gait Disorders Eugene, OR

What’s Essential? An Evaluation, and Three Strategies.

May 13th, 2019

When we are in pain, most of us would do almost anything to try to relieve it.  Don’t think for a minute that the marketplace doesn’t realize this fact. Indeed, there is a steady flow of the newest healing creams, tinctures, devices, and techniques claiming to: speed up, relieve, or even “end” your pain.  Scrolling

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5 Ways to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

May 10th, 2019

There are common causes of both back pain and neck pain and at Essential Physical Therapy, we can help with both. Changes in the spine’s anatomy often cause back pain. There may be lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Disc herniation occurs when the gel-like interior of the disc

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