Author Archives: Direct Physical Therapy LLP

About Direct Physical Therapy LLP

Direct Physical Therapy, LLP, was started by Scott L. Brown, PT, and Lance D. Cooper, PT in 2012. Our clinic is located in Ashland, Oregon and we provide quality, one on one treatment sessions.

What is Active Release Technique®?

Active Release Techniques® (commonly known as ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.  ART is designed to restore motion, reduce pain, and improve strength to help people return to participating in daily activities...

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Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month.  In order to help us celebrate this month of national recognition, it may be helpful to understand what a physical therapist does and how a physical therapist can help you achieve optimal health. All physical therapists are required to receive a graduate degree –...

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Direct Access To Physical Therapy

Did you know that you can see a physical therapist in the state of Oregon without a physician referral? Patient direct access, for which Oregon Physical Therapy Association vigorously advocated, initially was introduced in the state in 1993. This was a win for OPTA and the profession, but the original...

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Lumbar Disc Injuries

Injuries to the discs in Lumbar Spine are a common cause of lower back pain.  The Lumbar Spine is the lower part of the back, which consists of 5 bones (vertebrae) with 5 discs between the bones.  These discs are made up two primary components: the fibrous outer ring called...

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Spine Stabilization

Many times, clients are referred to physical therapy for “spine stabilization” or “core strengthening” to help you with conditions causing lower back pain.  Understanding what spine stabilization is and how it works will help you more effectively engage the RIGHT muscles to support your Lumbar Spine. When pain is felt...

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What is Active Release Technique®?

What is Active Release Technique®? Active Release Techniques® (commonly known as ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.  ART is designed to restore motion, reduce pain, and improve strength to help people return...

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Tools of The Trade

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Physical therapists must stay on the cutting edge with the latest techniques in rehabilitation to achieve the best results for their clients. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a procedure that is rapidly growing in popularity due to its effectiveness and efficiency, while...

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