Last year, Portlanders watched the construction of a 21-story building on the east side of the Burnside Bridge with mixed opinions. Was the dark glass building a hideous behemoth that dwarfed its neighbors? Or was it cool and modernistic? Good for a housing shortage, or only catering to rich renters? Whatever you think of The […]
Is your New Year’s Resolution to get (back) in shape? Whether you plan to run, walk, jog or just get off the couch, getting active is always a great goal. That being said, it’s a lot easier when you have a milestone to reach. Sure, “getting in shape” is a worthwhile goal, but that’s not […]
Cold conditions can quickly transform your favorite warm-weather workout regimen into a difficult, dull and discouraging daily duty.
The health benefits of Tai Chi are numerous. It increases strength in the upper and lower body, while also increasing flexibility.
As Mr. Miyagi said “To overcome an obstacle, you must first understand what the obstacle is.” Well, I think he said that. Anyway, let’s get physical!
There is plenty of debate about whether or not warming up is really necessary. First of all, let’s make sure to distinguish between stretching and warming up.
Courtesy of OregonSportsNews.com – A Portland Sports partner. Ever since I was young, sports have played a huge part in my life. The vast majority of my childhood memories have to do with being on the basketball court, football or soccer field, or on the baseball diamond. Aside from my parents, coaches have had some […]
It sounded like a gunshot. A loud “pop” erupted so quickly and unnaturally that there’s no way it could have come from my own body. It echoed off the walls of the indoor soccer arena for all to hear. It was so freaking loud. It had to be some kid’s toy or something. But as […]
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series: View Part 1 | View Part 2 By Nick Mong, PT, DPT, ATC. While the advice below comes from a physical therapist and athletic trainer with nearly a decade of experience, no article can replace a thorough and individual examination by a qualified professional. If you have […]
This is Part 2 in a 3-part series: View Part 1 | View Part 3 By Nick Mong, PT, DPT, ATC. While the advice below comes from a physical therapist and athletic trainer with nearly a decade of experience, no article can replace a thorough and individual examination by a qualified professional. If you have […]