Coming Soon…New Ridgefield Location!

We are happy to announce that we will be opening another office in Ridgefield! Estimated opening is mid August, with a set date to be announced soon.

The new office will be located just off the east side of I-5 and exit 14 (Ridgefield Junction).

Robby Trimbo, DPT will be transferring from our Fisher’s Landing clinic to lead the Ridgefield clinic. We plan to add additional providers in the near future.

We look forward to expanding our busy practice and providing further care to additional individuals in our community!  Stay tuned for additional information on our new location!

Address:

109 S 65th Ave, Suite 105

Ridgefield, WA 98642

Congrats to Jessi, 5th PT to Become Certified in Lymphedema Training

We want to congratulate our PT Jessi on her recent passing of the Lymphedema Certification Course through Klose Training. Jessi is our fifth therapist to have gone through a rigorous lymphatic training course on Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT).

CDT is the most effective treatment to treat those with lymphatic disorders, according to Klose Training.  Lymphedema can be either congenital (present from birth) or can be the result of  damage to the lymphatic system.

Complete Decongestive Therapy contains four important steps:

1. The first step in reducing a limb with CDT is Manual Lymphatic Drainage, or MLD for short. This is a type of “massage” that helps redirect lymph fluid back into healthy lymph vessels.

2. The second step is compression therapy, which can involve a series of appointments. The therapist does a unique bandaging technique onto the effected limb, with the pressure to help keep the fluid from re-accumulating where it once was before.

3. The third step involved in CDT is exercise. A few exercises may be given to the patient to do after the bandages are on (such as ankle pumps) to help with the movement and circulation of lymph fluids.

4. The last step, and perhaps most important, is skin care. In order to keep the affected limb from having any fungal or bacterial growth, it is important to keep the affected limb very clean to prevent a skin infection, such as cellulitis.

Using a combination of Complete Decongestive Therapy and some sort of compression garment/device to help keep swelling down is important for long-term success to prevent re-swelling.

Listen for us on KINKfm

Listen for our latest foray into advertisement on KINK 101.9 fm this Saturday around 10:30!

NaVorro Bowman

What a gut wrenching injury and to have it replayed so many times…

Well, initially they were reporting that it was the end of this 49′rs career.  Add to that the abominable (yes, I agree) behavior of the Seahawks fans and some of their players, and it was just an overall downer.

It turns out that just the ACL and MCL were torn and they’re suggesting that it will take 9 months to rehab.  I wonder what we could do with such a special client!

GMO’s — what do you think?

This issue is not going away.  A new bill is before the legislature specifically dealing with farmed salmon and apples that are engineered not to go brown when they are cut.  What do you think?  Should food with Genetically Modified Organisms be labelled as such or does the cost of doing so get the manufacturer’s off the hook again?

MELT your pain away!

Mark your calendar! On February 15th, 2014, our clinic will be hosting a class instructed by Jean Leavenworth called “Introduction to the MELT Method” from 1pm to 2:30pm.  This class will teach you how to manage and improve chronic pain with the use of soft foam rollers and other MELT tools.

You can learn all about the MELT Method and its benefits, visit www.meltmethod.com.

Cost is only $25 + tax and will be due at time of reservation.  **You must bring your own mat.

Contact our clinic at 360.253.4020 to reserve a spot. Class size is limited to the first 10 people who sign up and make payment.

Beginning/Intermediate Pilates

Certified Rehab STOTT Pilates Instructor Laura Bancroft will be offering a new 8 week Pilates class for beginners and intermediate-level individuals.

This fun mat class will focus on core stabilization, proper posture and alignment, and enhanced breathing patterns. You will enjoy increased body awareness, strength, flexibility and tone. Various props will be used, such as balls, bands, fitness circles, stability cushions and toning balls.

*Pilates is more than a series of exercises; it is an education in how best to inhabit your body. It integrates body and mind. Pilates is practical, enhancing the performance of your daily life. It builds endurance and is an insurance against injury.

Class Details:

Location: Majerus & Co. Physical Therapy

16219 SE 12th St, Suite 100

Vancouver, WA 98683

Date/Time: Classes will be held every Tuesday at 5:30pm, starting July 10th through August 28th.

Cost: $112.00 plus tax

To register for this class, please call Laura at 360.521.9746 or email her at pilatesbylaura@comcast.net. Space is limited to 10 individuals.

Coach Trimbo leads girls soccer to district champions for second year

Congratulations to our PT, Robby, for coaching his team to victory at the 2011 district playoffs! The Ridgefield Spudders are now a finalist for state playoffs, which are to start soon.  Click on the link below to check out the full story from The Columbian.

Ridgefield soccer looks to make cut at state

Pilates for Pink in the Park – Oct. 2nd

Join us at Pilates for Pink in the Park on Sunday, October 2nd, an annual event that helps raise funds for breast cancer research!  In support of the event, Majerus & Co. has become one of the sponsors. Click on the link below for more information on the event by going to the Pacific NW Pilates website.

Pilates for Pink in the Park event info!

Robby, PT Coaches Girls Soccer to National Title

Aug. 1, 2011 – Photo Courtesy of The Columbian

Big congratulations to our very own Robby Trimbo, PT for coaching his U-18 girls premier team to a national title this past Monday in Boise, ID. The Columbia Timbers U-18 Red team qualified for the national tournament back in June, where they won the regional tournament in Seattle.

The Timbers youth program is no stranger to the U.S. Club soccer national tournament having qualified a team once before. However, this is the first time a Timbers club team has won the title.

The girls started play on Friday in a match against their soon-to-be final game competition, the Scorpions of St. Croix, Minnesota, in a 4-0 battle. Saturday turned out to be a draw at 0-0. Needing a win Sunday to continue in the tournament, the Reds pulled off a 1-0 win in the last two minutes of play, keeping them around for Monday’s finale.

CONGRATS TIMBERS!