Penrose Physical Therapy
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Mar 2017
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Jennifer Penrose
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Feb 2017
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose
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Feb 2017
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

What to do about that aching pain in my neck and shoulders?

Most of the time the ache in our neck and shoulders is from overuse of those muscles. Are you sitting up with good posture at your computer? Do you carry your bag repeatedly on one side with considerable weight in it? Do you use the "arm rests" on your chair to rest your arms and decrease the tension in your neck and shoulders? Is the monitor at the right height so you are not leaning forward or bending your neck too far down? All of those posture issues can create neck and shoulder pain. Read More
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Jan 2017
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Jennifer Penrose
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Jan 2017
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose
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Dec 2016
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Runner’s Workshops

Dr. Penrose enjoys teaching the running community how to prevent injuries with the STRONG body workshop. "Most runners lack strength in at least one muscle group, as well as in their neuromuscular pathways, the lines of communication between brain and body," says Jay Dicharry, M.P.T., the director of the REP biomechanics lab at Rebound Physical Therapy in Bend, Oregon, and author of Anatomy for Runners. Read More
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Dec 2016
Chris Edwards
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Chris Edwards

Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring strains and injuries are among the most common acute musculoskeletal injury in the United States. Athletes who participate in track and field, soccer, and football are especially prone to these injuries given the sprinting demands of these sports. Protecting yourself from hamstring strains isn’t rocket science. Use these five exercises to prehab or rehab your hamstrings to avoid pain and injuries while also improving performance. Read More
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Nov 2016
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Olympia Turkey Trot 4 Mile Race

Guerilla Running does a wonderful job putting on a 4 mile Turkey Trot race on Thanksgiving morning in downtown Olympia, WA. Penrose & Associates is proud to sponsor this race and provide swag bags. Read More
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Nov 2016
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Attention Clenchers and Grinders

Headaches. Pain in the jaw and neck. Popping or cracking sounds in the ear. These are just a few of the uncomfortable symptoms of TMJ. TMJ disorders — a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can cause pain in your jaw joint (one on each side) and in the muscles that control jaw movement. Read More
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Oct 2016
Chris Edwards
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Chris Edwards

Sports Tools for Faster Recovery

At Penrose Physical Therapy some of you already know we believe in a thorough hands on approach. Depending on the situation, patient, and injury it may be an ART (Active release technique), Trigger point release, Graston, or even IASTM ( instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization). We came across this article at “Runners World” and thought it may help explain a little bit of what we do and why we do it. Read More
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Oct 2016
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Youth Running

Penrose & Associates Physical Therapy sponsors local school races such as the Glow Run 5k as a fund raiser for Cornerstone Christian School.  It also sponsors The Friendship Run for the Westside Co-op Preschool. Jennifer Penrose has donated her time as the cross country coach and assisted with the track team at Cornerstone Christian School.  Dr. Penrose enjoys teaching youth in correct running form, dynamic warm ups, and stretching.  She wants kids to just have fun running!… Read More
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Oct 2016
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

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