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Yes, another NWRA testimonial!

I highly recommend Northwest Rehabilitation Associates!  Everyone on the staff at Northwest Rehab is polite and helpful.  Scheduling sessions is easy on the phone or in person.  The exercise equipment is varied, providing many types of workouts.  Everything is clean and well maintained, creating a comfortable atmosphere. They have one of the very few underwater treadmills […]

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 […]

Support Our Local Races #SOLR

#SOLR. Support our Local Races! Calling all competitive runners! Our rehabilitation clinic is sponsoring a local race and offering a raffle for those entered under our code to the local Memorial Day Half-marathon/10K/5k organized by Run With Paula. The registration page is: https://runwithpaula.com/memorial-day-half-marathon-5k-10k/. We are offering a free 1 hour of personal training and a […]

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 […]

Erin McMullen, PT, DPT, NCS

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. […]

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 […]