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Getting back in the game

Aug 2, 2018, 07:58 AM
Outpatient Physical Therapy
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When we think about sports injuries, we generally think of professional athletes who compete for a living – the Russell Wilson and Felix Hernandez type athletes. In reality, athletes come in all shapes and sizes, from the runner training for a half marathon to a retiree who enjoys golf. Whether a recreational or a competitive athlete, an injury can be a devastating and difficult journey to navigate.

At Skagit Regional Health, athletes of all levels have a variety of resources and injury treatments available for them at the three different rehabilitation locations available in Mount Vernon and Arlington.

“Physical therapy can be a conservative intervention when surgery isn’t necessary,” says Dave Bond, PT, DPT. “Depending on the injury, physical therapy can reduce symptoms and help the patient return to their sport – whether that’s cycling, golfing or any activity they love.”

Bond said he sees a lot of shoulder injuries, as well as lower extremity injuries such as knees, ankles and hamstrings. He works with these patients to build strength in their injured areas and improve motor skills post-injury, using various modalities, including ultrasound and soft tissue manipulation.

“We act as a coach, working alongside the patient to help them move safely,” Bond said. “Physical therapy is all about movement. We want to help them be the best version of themselves so they can safely perform over the long term.”

Patients sometimes arrive in rehab post-surgery. In those cases, physical therapists work closely with the surgeon to provide a coordinated care plan. Therapists also look for underlying issues that could make the patient predisposed to future injuries, like imbalances or overcorrections post-injury.

Rehabilitation is available on the first floor of Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, inside the Skagit YMCA in Mount Vernon and on the second floor of Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington.

To learn more about the Rehabilitation Department at Skagit Regional Health, call 360-814-2184.

Pictured: Patient Laurelynn Brooks works with Physical Therapist Dave Bond, PT, DPT.

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Getting back in the game

Aug 2, 2018, 07:58 AM
Outpatient Physical Therapy
32_PhysicalTherapy-5

When we think about sports injuries, we generally think of professional athletes who compete for a living – the Russell Wilson and Felix Hernandez type athletes. In reality, athletes come in all shapes and sizes, from the runner training for a half marathon to a retiree who enjoys golf. Whether a recreational or a competitive athlete, an injury can be a devastating and difficult journey to navigate.

At Skagit Regional Health, athletes of all levels have a variety of resources and injury treatments available for them at the three different rehabilitation locations available in Mount Vernon and Arlington.

“Physical therapy can be a conservative intervention when surgery isn’t necessary,” says Dave Bond, PT, DPT. “Depending on the injury, physical therapy can reduce symptoms and help the patient return to their sport – whether that’s cycling, golfing or any activity they love.”

Bond said he sees a lot of shoulder injuries, as well as lower extremity injuries such as knees, ankles and hamstrings. He works with these patients to build strength in their injured areas and improve motor skills post-injury, using various modalities, including ultrasound and soft tissue manipulation.

“We act as a coach, working alongside the patient to help them move safely,” Bond said. “Physical therapy is all about movement. We want to help them be the best version of themselves so they can safely perform over the long term.”

Patients sometimes arrive in rehab post-surgery. In those cases, physical therapists work closely with the surgeon to provide a coordinated care plan. Therapists also look for underlying issues that could make the patient predisposed to future injuries, like imbalances or overcorrections post-injury.

Rehabilitation is available on the first floor of Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, inside the Skagit YMCA in Mount Vernon and on the second floor of Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington.

To learn more about the Rehabilitation Department at Skagit Regional Health, call 360-814-2184.

Pictured: Patient Laurelynn Brooks works with Physical Therapist Dave Bond, PT, DPT.