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Interstitial Cystitis Workshop

Free January Workshop

Dec 15, 2016

January's free workshop topic is going to discuss IC/ Bladder pain. Anyone who has suffered from chronic UTI's, urgency, frequency, abdominal pain, suprapubic pain is encouraged to come. All of these and much more are symptoms of an IC diagnosis. Sign up and find out how pelvic floor physical therapy can help! https://www.facebook.com/events/ICworkshop Julias@apexpt.com more »

Apex Physical Therapy Hits 20 Years In Business

Aug 19, 2016

Apex Physical Therapy, PLLC began providing physical therapy services on August 26, 1996 in north Spokane. The company’s main objective was to provide the most comprehensive evidence based care for our patients. This objective was achieved by establishing relationships with our patients and their families, hiring and training the most qualified staff and being a resource for the community. ... more »

Is Your Childs Backpack Making the Grade?

Physical Therapists Give The A-B-C's Of Smart Backpack Use

Aug 7, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, VA, April 14, 2009 — While a backpack is still one of the best ways to tote homework, an overloaded or improperly worn backpack gets a failing grade, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Improper backpack use can cause injury, especially to children with young, growing muscles and joints. A study led by APTA member Shelley Goodgold, ... more »

Meet Our New Therapist

Billy McClenahan PT, DPT, CSCS

Apr 23, 2015

Apex Physical Therapy is please to welcome Billy McClenahan to the Cheney Office.   Billy recieved his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Montana State University, graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University, and completed an Orthopedic Residency at Sacred Heart University. Billy's clinical interests are manual therapy, functional and ... more »

Amy C Sanderson PT

Featured Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Sept 2014

Dec 2, 2014

Full Featured Article In our weekly feature section, Pelvic Rehab Report is proud to present this interview with newly certified practitioner Amy C. Sanderson, PT, OCS, PPRC. How did you get involved in the pelvic rehabilitation field?  I have been practicing since 1993 and began a Women’s Health program in 1994 at a previous place of employment. When I had interviewed for ... more »

Anterior Knee Pain

A Holistic Approach to Treatment

Jan 3, 2013

Anterior Knee Pain: A holistic approach to treatment Click here for the full article Pain under the kneecap, also known as anterior knee pain or patellofemoral pain, is one of the most common reasons why active people seek healthcare. Each year, 2.5 million runners are diagnosed with patellofemoral pain. Unfortunately, 74% of people with this problem will decrease their overall physical ... more »

Anterior Knee Pain

As an Athlete, Am I at Risk?

Oct 26, 2012

ANTERIOR KNEE PAIN OFTEN CAUSES ATHLETES TO SEEK MEDICAL CARE. Healthcare providers usually call persistent pain at the front of your knee or under your kneecap patellofemoral pain syndrome. This pain is typically unrelated to a specific injury, but instead occurs over time with an increase in physical activity. The pain may be a nagging ache or an occasional sharp pain that may cause you to limp ... more »

Are Minimal Running Shoes Appropriate For Children

Aug 10, 2012

  Minimal running shoes have gained popularity among adult runners, and parents often wonder if these shoes would be appropriate for their  young children. It is important to understand that the bone alignment changes that occur as children grow are a normal, healthy part of development and, under normal circumstances, we should not try to brace or control these changes The ... more »

Aging and Dizziness

What is the impact of aging on balance and dizziness?

Jul 5, 2012

  Dizziness and balance disorders are a frequent problem, especially in older adults. Over the age of 65, the problem of dizziness becomes one of the most common reasons for doctors’ office visits and hospitalizations. Some describe dizziness as a spinning sensation or “vertigo”. Others describe dizziness as a general feeling of unsteadiness, rocking ... more »

ACL Injuries in the Soccer Athlete

Jan 12, 2012

He goes down in a hard tackle, rolls and grabs his knee. Is he faking, trying to get a penalty call or is this the real deal? Approximately 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur each year. The ACL is one of four critical ligaments that attaches the upper leg bone (femur) to the lower leg bone (tibia). This structure can be injured during excessive loading from pivoting, ... more »

Neutralizing Back Pain

A story on a patient treated at Apex Physical Therapy

Nov 3, 2011

Neutralizing Back Pain: Sore backs benefit from specific exercises. It’s no secret that back pain is an epidemic in the United States, costing millions every year in medical costs and lost wages. In a recent survey, as many as 60 percent of U.S. respondents said they had experienced neck or low back pain in the previous three months, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.  ... more »