Nova Health Welcomes Rich Hamblin, PA-C, Adds Primary Care Services to Klamath Falls Clinic Location

Eugene, OR – January 18, 2021 – Nova Health, a provider of high-quality, convenient primary and urgent care services in the Western United States, has announced the addition of Rich Hamblin, PA-C, to its team of healthcare providers. Hamblin will begin accepting patients at Nova Health’s Klamath Falls clinic, located at 3737 Shasta Way, Ste A, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603. With the addition of Hamblin, Nova Health will begin offering primary health care services at the Klamath Falls clinic.

Hamblin brings Nova Health over seventeen years of experience as a licensed physician assistant, focusing on primary care for family practices in underserved communities. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California, he graduated from the Bouve College of Health Sciences, an accredited physician assistant master’s program at Northeastern University in Massachusetts. Hamblin began his clinical career as an EMT and a hemodialysis technician at a Kidney Dialysis Center in Napa, California. He then served as a certified physician assistant in both family medicine and urgent care settings in several medical practices throughout Oregon before joining Nova Health.

“At this stage in my career, joining Nova Health, I feel like I am exactly where I want and need to be,” said Hamblin. “I have long been aware of Nova Health’s reputation as a quality healthcare system with a focused commitment to rural and underserved communities. I am thrilled to be part of a team known for its excellence and am excited to bring my style of compassionate care to Nova Health patients.”

Nova Health Medical Director of Primary Care Services, Dr. Lyle Torguson, said he knew that Hamblin was the ideal addition to Nova Health the first time they spoke.

“Rich has a unique way of making patients feel comfortable and comforted in his presence,” said Dr. Torguson. “He is knowledgeable and practical, generous, and genuine, and we could not be happier to call him a member of Nova Health. Adding Rich to our team means that we can provide patients in the Klamath Falls region a reliable primary care offering, helping us to further our commitment of ensuring quality, family patient care in Southwestern, Oregon.”

Nova Health Welcomes Family Practitioner Emily Herrmann, PA-C

Eugene, OR – January 18, 2021 – Nova Health, a provider of high-quality, convenient primary and urgent care services in the Western United States, has announced the addition of Emily Herrmann, PA-C, to its team of healthcare providers. Herrmann will begin accepting patients at Nova Health’s Lebanon clinic, located at 3400 Cooperative Way, Lebanon, OR 97355.

Herrmann earned her Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2020 from Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she was an Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Scholar. She is thrilled to begin her career as a member of Nova Health’s compassionate care team.

“Earing a position with Nova Health represents the realization of a goal nearly a decade in the making,” said Herrmann. “I knew when I decided to pursue a career in medicine that it would be both challenging and rewarding. I am fortunate to have had the highest quality education and mentorship over the past eight years and am ready to take what I’ve learned and use it to bring comfort, care, and healing to this community.”

Dr. Lyle Torguson, Nova Health Medical Director of Primary Care Services, said Herrmann is one of the brightest and most enthusiastic recent master’s program graduates he has encountered.

“We are so glad that Emily wanted to join Nova Health,” said Dr. Torguson. “She is exceptionally caring and knowledgeable and represents everything we look for in a member of our care team. I anticipate that her fellow healthcare providers will learn just as much from her as she will from them. It’s that kind of collaborative teamwork that defines our Nova Health culture.”

Pancreatic Cancer Risk Factors and Symptoms

In 2020 an estimated 57,600 Americans were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the U.S. Sadly, more than 47,050 lost their lives to the disease. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, with more people dying from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer. Can anything be done to prevent this dangerous disease? How can you tell if you are experiencing symptoms and who is most at risk throughout their lives? We’re providing these answers so that you can stay vigilant and stay safe.

As with all forms of cancer, early detection is crucial to survival. While pancreatic cancer is mostly incurable, if caught early, it can be treated. Up to ten percent of early diagnosed patients who receive treatment can become cancer-free. The average survival time is three to three-and-a-half years for those who receive a diagnosis before the tumor spreads or grows.

What is Pancreatic Cancer?

The pancreas is an abdominal organ that lies behind the lower part of the stomach. The pancreas releases enzymes that help with digestion and creates hormones to help manage blood sugar. Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors can grow in the tissues of the organ. The most common form of cancer begins in the cells that line the ducts that move enzymes out of the organ. This type of tumor is known as pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

Pancreatic cancer often does not cause any symptoms until it spreads to nearby organs, which is partly why it has such a high fatality rate. When patients do begin to experience symptoms, they often include:

  • Abdominal pain often felt in the back
  • A Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Jaundice, or yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin
  • Fatigue
  • Light-colored stools
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Itchy skin
  • Onset diabetes, or difficulty controlling an existing case of diabetes
  • Blood clots

Who is at Risk of Pancreatic Cancer?

Many controllable factors can increase one’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer, as well as some uncontrollable risk factors. The following can all increase one’s risk of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis:

  • Smoking: Smokers have nearly two times as high of a risk of developing pancreatic cancer as non-smokers; about 25% of pancreatic cancer cases are believed to be caused by cigarette smoking.
  • Age: Most pancreatic cancer patients are over age 45, and the average age at diagnosis is 70.
  • Family History: There is some indication that pancreatic cancer may run in families.
  • Sex: Men are at a greater risk than women, although this may be associated with their higher tobacco use rate.
  • Diet: People whose diets are high in sugar or red meat are at increased pancreatic cancer risk.
  • Obesity: Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more are about 20% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer.
  • Chronic Pancreatitis: This is a condition marked by long-term pancreas inflammation. It is often associated with heavy smoking and alcohol use.
  • Diabetes: Patients with diabetes, and particularly type II diabetes, are at an increased risk of pancreatic cancer.
  • Race: African Americans are slightly at greater risk of pancreatic cancer, although this may be due to their greater risk of other factors such as diabetes, obesity, and tobacco use.
  • Chemical Exposure: Individuals exposed to some chemical hazards during work, particularly metal workers and those who work near dry cleaning chemicals, are at increased risk.

When to Talk to Your Doctor

Leading a healthy lifestyle, having a primary care provider, and participating in regular wellness screenings are all factors that can mitigate your risk of developing a variety of dangerous conditions. When it comes to cancer, early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to successful treatment and recovery. If you believe that you may be at risk of pancreatic cancer, or are suffering from symptoms, talk to your doctor. If you need help quitting smoking, reducing your alcohol use, or improving your diet, your doctor can provide resources to help you get healthy and lower your risk of a cancer diagnosis.

Achilles Tendon Problems? How to Heal and When to Get Help

The mythological Greek warrior Achilles had one vulnerability—his heel. Anyone who has ever experienced pain or an injury to the tendon that shares Achilles’ name knows all too well the debilitating pain caused by an injury to the small but crucial tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel. Also known as the calcaneal tendon, it is the thickest and most powerful tendon in the body. When your calf muscles contract, they lift the heel by the Achilles tendon, creating the action that allows you to walk, jump, and run. A rupture, dislocation, tear, or a case of tendonitis in the Achilles can be extremely painful and slow to heal. What can you do to prevent an injury to your Achilles heel, and when should you see your doctor about your pain?

How to Prevent Injuries to Your Achilles Heel

Active adults, especially those who participate in such recreational activities as soccer, basketball, and tennis that involve a lot of running, jumping, and fast stops, are at an increased risk of an Achilles heel injury. To protect your tendons:

  • Stretch regularly to strengthen your calf muscles.
  • If you are just beginning a new fitness routine, build up your time, distance, frequency, and intensity slowly.
  • Vary your fitness routine, maintaining a balance between low and high-impact activities. Low-impact activities include swimming, biking, and walking, and high-impact activities include running, rugby, skiing, and gymnastics.
  • Avoid running on hard or slippery surfaces. If you enjoy winter weather running, wear athletic shoes that fit correctly and cushion your heels.

How to Manage Achilles Heel Pain

If you are experiencing discomfort in your Achilles from overuse, consider the pain management treatments below. If you believe you have experienced a tear, rupture, or a more severe injury, talk to your doctor immediately.

  • While challenging and frustrating to active individuals and those who play sports, resting is one of the best steps you can take to minimize Achilles-related pain.
  • Stretching will help you to regain your range of motion.
  • Use a cold compress to reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Talk to your doctor about tissue regeneration therapy, a process that uses acoustic waves to stimulate the development of newer, stronger blood vessels in damaged tissues.

When to Talk to Your Doctor About Achilles Heel Pain

If your pain begins at the onset of an injury, especially if you hear a popping or snapping sound at the time of the event, see a doctor immediately, as you may have experienced an Achilles tendon tear or rupture. Pain that builds up over time due to overuse or pain caused by a partial tear may not require invasive treatment, but you should still make an appointment with your doctor if your pain is severe or does not improve with rest, stretching, and a cold compress after several weeks. Your doctor may recommend surgery, physical therapy, over-the-counter pain medicine, or rest, depending on the extent of your injury.

Nova Health Partners with Stitches Acute Care

Expands Service Capabilities to Rural Communities in Wyoming and Colorado

Eugene, OR – January 5, 2021 – Nova Health, a provider of high-quality, convenient primary and urgent care services in the Western United States, has announced that it has acquired Stitches Acute Care, a healthcare organization offering urgent care, occupational medicine, X-ray, and laboratory services in Wyoming and Colorado.

According to Nova Health Chief Executive Officer Jim Ashby, the acquisition expands Nova’s growing footprint for urgent and primary care services into two new states in line with its strategy to reach more markets in the Western United States.

“Over the past two years, we have pursued strategic partnerships with established, quality care providers that share our passion for collaborative team environments, compassionate patient care, and convenient medical access particularly in smaller, underserved communities,” said Ashby. “The leadership, medical providers, and staff members of Stitches Acute Care share our vision for convenient access and our patient-centric approach to care delivery. We are confident that this partnership will strengthen both organizations; and more importantly, ensure ongoing, quality care for patients in Wyoming and Northern Colorado.

“We are pleased to be part of the Nova Health family,” said Dan Surdam, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Stitches Acute Care. “For a growing organization such as Nova Health, that has earned such an outstanding reputation for quality care, to recognize our people and our operations for strategic alignment represents a validation of years of community commitment and passionate dedication. We are confident that our patients and our employees will enjoy the benefits that come from a larger, strengthened healthcare organization while maintaining the connection with our communities specific needs, which they have come to rely upon for immediate, acute care services.”

Nova Health Welcomes Brianne J. Kanehl, FNP, to Oakridge Primary Care Clinic

Eugene, OR – December 30, 2020 – Nova Health, a provider of high-quality, convenient primary and urgent care services in the Western United States, has announced the addition of Brianne J. Kanehl, FNP, to its team of healthcare providers. Kanehl will begin accepting patients at Nova Health’s Oakridge clinic, located at 48134 Hwy 58, Oakridge, OR 97463 on January 11.

Kanehl brings to Nova Health over seven years of experience caring for patients with various health and wellness needs. She graduated from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Samford University.

Before moving to Oregon, Kanehl worked at Renown Rehabilitation Hospital in Reno, Nevada, and Lutheran Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Most recently, Kanehl cared for patients by conducting in-home and remote comprehensive health assessments. During this time, she educated patients on their health risks, medications, how to maintain optimal health, and the value of preventative screenings.

“I could not be more pleased to join the team at Nova Health,” said Kanehl. “To be part of a rapidly growing organization that has earned such an outstanding reputation for quality and compassionate medical care is a significant career achievement. I am ready to take what I’ve learned throughout my career and offer the most attentive and collaborative care possible to the Oakridge community.”

Dr. Lyle Torguson, Nova Health Medical Director of Primary Care Services, said Kanehl’s commitment to team-based patient care allows her to put her patients at ease and earn their long-term trust and respect.

“Brianne is the perfect addition to our team,” said Dr. Torguson. “Thanks to her extensive and diversified portfolio of positions in various healthcare settings, she has earned a wealth of knowledge for diagnosing and treating complex and chronic conditions. She is well-positioned to provide long-term, collaborative care to patients and their families.”

Osteoarthritis Symptoms and Treatment Options

Osteoarthritis is a condition marked by joint pain and stiffness that affects approximately 27 million Americans. While it can impact any joints, it most commonly causes pain in the hands, knees, hips, and spine. It is a leading cause of disability and the most common form of arthritis, and the reason why millions of people struggle to accomplish day-to-day or work-related activities. While the joint damage that osteoarthritis causes can’t be reversed, lifestyle changes and careful treatment can minimize the discomfort of chronic joint pain.

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the bones around certain joints wears down. As a result, the bones rub together, causing stiffness and pain.

What are the Symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

While osteoarthritis can impact any adult, it mostly occurs in older individuals.

What Causes Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis may occur slowly over time due to general wear and tear and joint usage, especially among those who lead an active lifestyle. While age is the greatest risk factor for osteoarthritis, other causes of this degenerative joint disease include:

  • Overuse
  • Ligament issues
  • A dislocated joint or another past injury
  • Torn cartilage
  • Gender, as women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis, especially after age 50
  • Joint malformation
  • Poor posture
  • Obesity
  • A family history of osteoarthritis
  • Race, as some Asian populations have a lower risk of osteoarthritis

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

The symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

  • Pain during movement or a grating sensation when moving that causes a cracking or popping sound
  • Stiffness that might be most severe first thing in the morning or after being inactive
  • Swelling of the soft tissue around the joint
  • Tenderness felt when you apply pressure to the joints
  • Mobility restrictions that limit the full range of motion in a joint
  • Bone spurs around the joint, which are extra bits of bone that feel like hard lumps

Osteoarthritis Treatment Options

Depending on which joints are impacted and your symptoms’ severity, your doctor will devise a treatment plan to minimize your pain and discomfort and help you maximize your quality of life. Treatment options for osteoarthritis include:

  • Pain-relieving prescription medications, which may include:
    • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
    • Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) and naproxen sodium (Aleve), or prescription NSAIDs
    • Duloxetine (Cymbalta), which is mostly used as an antidepressant but also approved to treat osteoarthritis
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Surgery or other procedures, including:
    • Cortisone injections into the joint to relieve pain
    • Injections of hyaluronic acid into the joint to add cushioning
    • Osteotomy, or a bone realignment, if the osteoarthritis is impacting your knee
    • Arthroplasty, or joint replacement surgery

When to Talk to Your Doctor

If you are experiencing chronic joint pain, stiffness, and tenderness, and it’s impacting your ability to work, care for your home, and lead a comfortable lifestyle, talk to your doctor. They can determine if osteoarthritis is causing the pain you feel and can devise a treatment plan to minimize your pain.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors

This year, about 21,750 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and about 13,940 will lose their life to this deadly disease, leaving their loved ones asking why. With so much still unknown about the causes of cancer, doctors and researchers are searching for factors that may put a woman at risk of developing ovarian cancer. They hope that with this knowledge, they can help the millions of women who fall victim to this disease lower their risk and lead longer, healthier lives. While some factors are known to increase a woman’s chance of ovarian cancer, scientists are still assessing some other possible theories.

Factors Known to Increase a Woman’s Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Age

Most forms of ovarian cancer develop after a woman reaches menopause. Women aged 40 and older are at greater risk of developing ovarian cancer than their younger counterparts, and 50 percent of all ovarian cancer cases occur in women aged 63 or older.

Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy treatments such as estrogen with or without progesterone taken after menopause may increase a woman’s risk.

Obesity

Obesity has been linked to an increased risk of many forms of cancer. Researchers believe that women with a body mass index of at least 30 may be at a higher risk of ovarian cancer.

Smoking

Researchers have linked smoking to an increased risk of a type of ovarian cancer called mucinous ovarian cancer.

A Family History of Some Cancers

Women with a family history of breast, colorectal, or ovarian cancer are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer in their lifetime. The risk increases if the woman’s mother, sister, or daughter has had ovarian cancer. The more family members who suffer the disease, the greater the risk. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC), which is caused by an inherited gene mutation in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian, primary peritoneal, and fallopian tube cancers. Women of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage are at ten times greater risk of inheriting the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation than the general population of U.S. women.

A Personal History of Cancer

Women who have had breast cancer may be at greater risk of developing ovarian cancer too.

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC)

Women with this syndrome are at an increased risk of developing cancer of the colon, uterus, and ovaries. The lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer for women with HNPCC is approximately 10 percent.

Family Cancer Syndrome

Up to 25 percent of ovarian cancer cases are linked to family cancer syndrome caused by inherited gene mutations.

Having Children After Age 35

Women who carry their first full-term pregnancy after age 35 and those who never carry a pregnancy to full term are at increased risk.

Fertility Treatment

Researchers believe that in vitro fertilization (IVF) may increase the risk of a type of ovarian cancer called “borderline” or “low malignant potential” ovarian cancer.

Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome

This rare genetic syndrome causes stomach and intestine polyps in teenagers. It also increases a person’s risk of cancer, especially of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon. Women with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome are also at an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

MUTYH-Associated Polyposis

This syndrome causes polyps in the small intestine and colon. It increases a person’s risk of colon cancer, bladder cancer, and ovarian cancer in women.

Factors that Might have a Link to Ovarian Cancer

Scientists are still researching if the following factors have a definitive link to a woman’s ovarian cancer risk:

  • Androgens, such as testosterone
  • Talcum powder
  • A high-fat diet

When to Talk to Your Doctor

If you have a known history of ovarian cancer in your immediate family or other types of cancers, you should share that information with your doctor when they ask for details about your personal and family health history. If you have any concerns about your risk of ovarian cancer after reading this list of possible risk factors, talk to your doctor. They can determine the best screening process to monitor your health and detect and treat any abnormalities early.

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: What is it? Signs and Symptoms

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) is a dangerous and potentially deadly form of cancer that affects over 77,000 adults and children and accounts for about four percent of all cancers. As a disease that can strike nearly anyone at any age, including children and adolescents, it’s crucial that you learn how to recognize the signs of this disease so that you can seek early treatment if you believe you are experiencing symptoms.

What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

NHL is a form of lymphoma, or cancer of the lymphatic system, that begins in white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes help fight infections caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi. The Lymphatic system is a network of knotted tissues connected by vessels. It includes:

  • Lymph nodes – Bean-sized groups of lymphocytes and other cells that aid the immune system by protecting the spread of infection into the blood stream.
  • Bone marrow – Spongy tissue inside some bones where the body creates new blood cells, including lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.
  • The spleen – The organ that creates lymphocytes and other immune system cells, stores healthy blood cells, and filters out damaged blood cells, cell waste, and bacteria.

In patients with lymphoma, lymph-node cells or lymphocytes multiply uncontrollably. The resulting cancer cells may dangerously invade other tissues throughout the body.

The Lymphatic Systems’ Role in Battling Infections

Your lymphatic system’s role in battling infections makes the potential for it to be attacked by cancer a dangerous and potentially deadly threat.

Your lymph nodes help to drain waste products and fluid from the body. In addition, lymphocytes are a crucial component in your body’s ability to fight disease and infection. The two types of lymphocytes are:

  • B lymphocytes (B cells) – Help protect the body against bacteria or viruses by creating antibodies. Most NHLs begin in the B cells.
  • T lymphocytes (T cells) – Some varieties fight germs and abnormal cells  while others boost or slow other immune system activities.

Once your doctor determines, among other factors, if your NHL originated in your B or T cells, they will be able to prescribe the most effective treatment method.

What Causes Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

While scientists do not know definitively what causes NHL, they know that it occurs when your body overproduces abnormal lymphocytes and old ones that should die continue to grow and divide, which causes swelling.

Signs and Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Symptoms of NHL may include:

  • Swollen lymph nodes, which you may detect in your neck, under your chin, in your groin area or armpits
  • Abdominal swelling or pain
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing, coughing
  • Fever
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Night sweats

If you are experiencing the symptoms above, make an appointment with your doctor.

Who is at Risk of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Nearly anyone can develop NHL, though it most commonly develops in Caucasians, males, and people over age 60. However; there are some factors that could put you at a greater risk of an NHL diagnosis:

  • Certain medications that suppress the immune system, sometimes prescribed after an organ transplant.
  • Inherited immune deficiencies.
  • Family history of lymphoma.
  • Some immune disorders such as Sjögren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus, and their treatments.
  • Celiac disease.
  • Dilantin (phenytoin), a medication used to treat seizure disorders.
  • Psoriasis and some of its treatments.
  • Some genetic syndromes including Down syndrome and Klinefelter’s syndrome.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease, and some of its treatments.
  • Certain viral and bacterial infections, including HIV, Epstein-Barr infection, and the ulcer-causing bacteria Helicobacter pylori.
  • Prior chemotherapy treatment.
  • Exposure to nuclear accidents, nuclear testing, or underground radiation leaks.
  • While research is ongoing, scientists believe that some pesticides may cause NHL.
  • Diets high in fat and meat.
  • Ultraviolet light exposure.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption.

As with many forms of cancer, early detection is critical to obtaining effective treatment. If you have any concerns about your risk of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, or believe you may be experiencing symptoms, make an appointment to see your doctor.

Nova Health Physical and Hand Therapy Services are Relocating in Eugene

To better serve our patients and continue to offer the highest quality patient care, we are excited to announce that we are centralizing our physical and hand therapy services in Lane County. Starting December 28th, we invite all our physical and hand therapy patients to meet with their therapist and collaborative recovery team at our clinic at 89 Centennial Loop, Suite A, in Eugene.

The hand and physical therapists you know and trust and that are part of your care team will all be available at our Lane County therapy clinic. Our promise to our patients is that our service relocation will not impact or disrupt your treatment plan or recovery. Rather, by coordinating all our therapy services from one location, our therapists will be better able to collaborate with one another, share best practices, education, and resources, strengthening the effectiveness of every treatment plan.

Physical Therapy Services in Lane County

Our physical therapists are experts in treating a wide range of conditions, including fractures, sprains, postoperative rehabilitation, and pain. They remain dedicated to educating our patients in managing their condition at home to support a full recovery. Physical therapy services available in our Lane County location include:

  • Physical treatments designed to improve your flexibility, such as myofascial release and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Customized exercises to produce pain relief, improve strength, stability, balance, and endurance
  • Manual therapy
  • Electrical and ultrasound modalities
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Pain management strategies
  • Education

Hand Therapy Services in Lane County

Our team of certified hand therapists (CHT)understands how to customize treatment plans to rehabilitate patients suffering from conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. Our CHTs combine their scientific background in biophysics, kinematics, neurology, and orthopedics with the art of healing to customize your treatment plan to include such approaches as training, coaching, education, the practice of specific motions, or the use of custom-crafted orthotics. No matter the cause or severity of your injury, we are committed to easing your pain and discomfort.

Our Collaborative Pain Management Team

Whether your needs involve managing chronic pain, rehabilitating after an accident or injury, or recovering from surgery, our physical and hand therapists will work with you to devise the safest and most effective treatment plan to restore you to optimal health. Our therapists are available and accepting new patients to provide restorative treatment for your neck, back, or pelvic pain or attend to joint injuries involving your shoulder, elbow, or hand.

For patients with recent surgery, we work closely with your surgeon to build an early post-surgical treatment plan to return you to optimal wellness quickly. We also collaborate with other referring providers such as licensed physicians, podiatric physicians, naturopathic physicians, chiropractors, dentists, physician’s assistants, and nurse practitioners as part of our commitment to ensuring you receive comprehensive care.

Make an appointment with our physical and hand therapists at our Lane County clinic today.