HIIT is an acronym that stands for high intensity interval training. It is the one of the more modern principles of exercise science, being applied now more commonly in performance training, rehabilitation after sport-related injury, as well as neurological rehabilitation. HIIT is a means by which the subject, athlete, or patient can […]
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Erin McMullen, PT, DPT, NCS Erin is our Director of Rehabilitation at the West Salem site – located in Capital Manor. She has taken this program from it’s infancy, and built a solid resource for patients to access exceptional, NWRA-quality healthcare onsite. Erin is a graduate of University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. […]
Those with Good Habits Live Long The science of rehabilitating elderly patients that face weakness, imbalance, or both is improving and must continue to advance in both proficiency and popularity. The cost of functional dependence, due to care giving expenses, or the medical care after a fall – is saddling our economy and Medicare to […]
Rehabilitation medicine continues to push the envelope – and win! Individuals with sufficient drive to succeed, are doing so in greater numbers – and in later years. Although there are physiologic changes associated with aging, that impact performance: skeletal muscle hypertrophy, conduction velocity of nerves, and maximum heart rate (among others), we do have means […]
Rene’e James (formerly Brandt) is from Minnesota and graduated from University of MN with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2002. Since graduating Rene’e has worked in a wide variety of settings all over the west coast. She has worked for NWRA since 2008. In 2011 Rene’e received her orthopedic certified specialist certification (OCS) […]
Our 4th annual “all-day/all-nighter” to raise funds for the Marion Polk Food Share!
Thank you Bill for sending this summer 2015 photo capturing several of the folks who walk together on Friday mornings at Minto Brown Park in Salem. Walking together each week was initiated by a wellness participant last Spring and has quickly become a vital tradition for those who want to walk together! Everyone welcome. Call […]
ANTS are Automatic Negative Thoughts. Most of us have too many ants roaming around our waking thoughts: “you can’t do this” “that was a stupid thing to say.” We however can’t blame the ANTS, they are only trying to help us try harder or pay attention. ANTS are a leftover from our brain’s innate ability […]