January 2014

Oregon Exercise Therapy wishes you a Happy New Year filled with joy, peace, love, friendship, fun, prosperity, success, adventure, good health, and great posture! 
In This Issue
Oregon Exercise Therapy wordle
Words that describe OET

Wordle is a fun website that makes "word clouds" from websites, blogs, or text you provide. This is the Oregon Exercise Therapy wordle. Make your own wordle
What do you believe?
New year, new beliefs?

On our Oregon Exercise Therapy Facebook page
I have been sharing quotes from the book "Believe" by Dan Zadra and Kobi Yamada. It is a book about the human spirit and that "believing is seeing." Frank Lloyd Wright put it: "The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen." New Years is a time for reflection on the past year and the time to make goals for the coming year. I have the faith in you and your body that you can live a pain free and active life. The book and our Facebook page can be your daily reminder that your New Years goals, hopes, dreams, and aspirations are not just believable, but achievable. Buy the book.

Doctor's miracle drug
The exercise cure

What if there were a drug to treat every illness, across all body systems, proven potent against heart disease, depression, arthritis, PMS and erectile dysfunction - even in chronic diseases such as asthma, dementia, and certain types of cancer? What if it had no side effects, was completely free, readily available, and worked for everyone? Every single person who took it decreased her risk of premature death and raised his quality of life. Would you want it? Read more
Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Runner's knee explained

Patellofemoral pain syndrome or "runner's knee" is characterized by pain and discomfort originating from the contact of the posterior surface of the patella (kneecap) and the femur. Patellofemoral pain syndrome usually involves acute or chronic lateral dislocation of the patella. 
Studies have shown patellofemoral pain is not a knee problem but a hip problem. But could the source of the problem go beyond the hip to the rest of the body also? Let's find out...Read more

Meniscus surgery ineffective
No better than shame surgery

Arthroscopic knee surgery on the meniscus is the most common orthopedic procedure in the United States. The surgical procedure is performed about 700,000 times a year at an estimated cost of $4 billion. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that meniscus surgery does no better than a shame operation, suggesting that hundreds of thousands of people may be undergoing unnecessary surgery every year. If surgery for meniscal tears is not effective, what other options do patients have? Read more

Knee joint osteoarthritis
Posture's prominent role

A 2010 National Institutes of Health study on people with osteoarthritis showed that having poorly aligned joints increases stress on the cartilage and leads to increased wear and tear. When the study broke it was big news and a very new idea for the medical world, which at the time thought old age, genetics, or past injury caused osteoarthritis and that there is not much you can do to prevent or stop it from getting worse. This study showed the importance of postural alignment to knee joint health - for both prevention and treatment. Read more
The power of the tower
Supine Groin Progressive

Supine Groin Progressive in the Tower is one of the most beloved and powerful e-cises. What is the Tower and how do you do it? How does the Tower work and what can it do for you? Find out by reading more

Matt Whitehead's blog
Live, play, be...pain free

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Children's declining fitness
Mogo: the chair of the future?

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Referral Policy
Oregon Exercise Therapy LLC is happy to offer you the 1-for-1 Referral Policy. For every one new client you refer to us, you get one free posture alignment therapy session! 

**New client must pay for 1 or more sessions.**

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