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 […]

Wellness Blog post #4: Walking Together

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 […]

Positive Affirmations Are Necessary Thoughts

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 […]