Are You Ready for Ski Season? Part 3


It may be obvious, but you need to have good balance for skiing and snowboarding! Mountains are riddled with unexpected obstacles and you need to be able to react to these appropriately so that you can reduce your risk of injury.

In this article, we review the three main components of balance and offer simple tests you can use to assess which you are good at or where you need to improve. Read more

How Can Physical Therapy Help TMJ?

TMJ Jaw Pain

Individuals suffering from TMJ pain often have difficulty eating, sleeping, talking, laughing, and more. This pain frequently results in people having to significantly adjust their diet and lifestyle because of the intensity of their symptoms. They’ll often also suffer from migraines and neck pain.

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Are You Ready for Ski Season? Part 2

This week I am writing about strength training exercises that will help you during this snow season. Core and leg strength are two of the most important areas of the body to focus on when building strength for skiing. This is because your legs are where 60% of ski injuries occur (compared to 25% in the upper extremities), and having a strong core with good endurance is important for maintaining your ski/snowboard position and to perform turns or abrupt stops. Read more

Are you ready for ski season?

Isaac on the slopes

What type of endurance exercise should you perform to prepare for the ski/snowboard season? Endurance is crucial for skiing and snowboarding because you are often out on the slopes for multiple hours at a time. You need to have a baseline level of endurance to be able to handle this, otherwise your risk of injury increases due to the effects fatigue can have on your balance and reaction time. Read more

Common Mistakes When Training for a Race


Training for any kind of race, whether it’s a 5K or a 100K, can be a daunting task. There are hundreds of different training plans and apps that provide training plans, but the sad truth is that many of them have no physiological scientific basis and eventually lead people to overtraining, injuries, or poor performance in an event. Read more

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

athletes stretching

A good workout starts with a good warm-up. But what is a good warm up? Is there a “right” way? Recent research advises dynamic stretching over static.

But why is it considered better? How do you do a dynamic warm-up? Let’s take a closer look. Read more

JCPT Voted Southern Oregon’s Favorite PT Clinic!

Southern Oregon Magazine Readers Choice 2023

JCPT is humbled and honored to once again be Voted Southern Oregon’s Favorite PT Clinic in Southern Oregon Magazine’s 2023 Readers Choice Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted for us and to all our patients who have entrusted us with their physical therapy needs.

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JCPT makes 2023 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon List

2023 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon

We are very pleased to announce that Jackson County Physical Therapy has made the 2023 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. We congratulate our management and staff for fostering an outstanding workplace. The rankings were based on the confidential input of employees who answered questions about workplace satisfaction concerning topics such … Read more