Author: Mike Studer

NWRA and Geriathletics: A testimonial

From a Salem-area endurance athlete, came this: I am writing to thank you and the staff at NWRA for making such a significant improvement in the quality of my life. I realize you have your technical ways of assessing my progress. But I want to share with you my assessment and translate to you that progress […]

Welcome Scott Newberry, PT, DPT!

NWRA is thrilled to welcome Scott Newberry, PT, DPT! Scott will be joining our team starting in January! He is moving to Oregon from Texas after graduating from a well-established PT program, generating some of the best PTs in manual therapy, Hardin-Simmons University. In addition to his classroom performance, Scott excelled in the application of […]

High-Intensity Interval Training

       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 […]

Fall Prevention: Those with good habits live long!

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 […]

Hope for the aging endurance athlete!

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 […]

Welcome, Tricia McMahon

NWRA is pleased to announce Tricia McMahon has accepted our promotion to a new position as “Director of Wellness”. Watch for blogs from this page with details about our wellness programming, an expansion of our efforts to serve the greater Salem community with affordable, evidence-based, and energetic wellness opportunities. – Parkinson’s Disease agility -Tai Chi […]