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Athletic Programs

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center offers the following athletic programs, designed to prepare and/or rehabilitate athletes for optimal performance.

Bike Fitting

Whether you are a recreational or competitive bicyclist looking for an aggressive aerodynamic position, a proper bike fitting is essential to improve performance, body alignment, and reduce injury risk. A proper bike fit can alleviate common areas of discomfort for  bicyclists including: saddle area, knee, hip, back, neck, shoulder pain and numbness in the hands.
What's included?

  • Static and dynamic assessment of the bicyclist
  • Comprehensive assessment of your flexibility, strength, and posture.
  • Assessment of painful areas
  • VIdeo analysis to improve understanding of proper posture, alignment and pedaling mechanics
  • Discuss cycling-specific strength and flexibility exercises

Why a bike fitting from a physical therapist?
In addition to adjusting the bike to fit your body, a physical therapist is uniquely qualified to evaluate postural alignment, strength and flexibility to meet your individual needs.

Interested in getting a bike fitting?
Call us at 360-514-2048 to make an appointment today!
This program is open to all injury-fre participants. The cost is $125 for a one-hour assessment


The Functional Agility and Speed Training (F.A.S.T) clinic is designed to improve each athletic performance while minimizing the risk of injury in order to prepare for demands of competition. At the conclusion of the program the athlete will increase their speed, agility, muscular strength and posture through the use of movement based training.

F.A.S.T. Clinic will include:

  • Individualized evaluation from physical therapists and athletic trainers with expertise in sports medicine.
  • Professional and personalized assessment of their current running and jumping technique.
  • A comprehensive six-week training program, two days a week.
  • Flexibility, strength and agility tests.
  • Initial testing for baseline measures, and re-testing at the conclusion of the clinic.
  • An evaluation and assessment to determine strengths and areas of improvement.

F.A.S.T. Clinic Participants Must:

  • Be able to run for 30 minutes, pain free
  • Be 14 years old or older
  • Have medical clearance required for current injuries

Questions? Call 360-514-2048

Jumping Clinic

The jumping clinic focuses on female athletes with ACL knee and lower extremity injuries. The six-week clinic is based in part on recent studies/clinical trials that demonstrate a much higher incidence of knee injuries among female athletes compared to men.

Women are at greater risk for severe injuries. These jumping training methods can significantly reduce the likelihood of injuries and re-injuries among female athletes. Studies show this type of training brings the risk of injury for women more in line with the risk that men experience.

  • Studies have shown that female athletes are four- to six-times more likely to be injured while participating in jumping and cutting sports than male athletes.
  • It's estimated that 1 in 10 female athletes will experience knee related, jumping injuries, or roughly 10,000 knee injuries in female athletes at the college level during any given year.
  • Differences between male and female hamstring and quadriceps muscle development and use may account for the additional risk.
  • The cost of treatment for these athletes is many millions of dollars each year. The cost of orthopedic care, including ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation for these athletes, is estimated at $17,000 per patient.
  • These costs don't include the traumatic effect of the injuries on the athlete, potential loss of entire seasons of sports participation, loss of scholarship funds, and ensuing effects on athletes' mental health and academic performance.
  • The jumping clinics incorporate flexibility, proper body mechanics, and weight training to increase muscle strength and decrease landing forces. Similar programs have proven to decrease potentially dangerous landing forces by decreasing improper alignment at the knee (adduction vs. abduction) and increasing hamstring muscle power.

Results have been dramatic in previous studies with a reduction of peak landing forces by as much as 22% and a corresponding increase in vertical jump height by approximately 10%, reducing the likelihood of new injuries and improving athletic performance.

In one high school study, untrained female athletes had an injury rate 3.6 times higher than the trained group and 4.8 times greater than the male control group. The trained group showed an injury incidence only 1.3 times higher than the male control group.

In some cases, physicians are requiring female athletes to complete this six-week jumping training course prior to signing off on their return to sports participation. For more information on Jumping Clinic cost and schedules, call 360-514-2048

Running Clinic

PeaceHealth Southwest’s running programs are designed for runners of all ages and abilities. Our physical therapists are specially trained to provide individualized assessment of running form using video analysis technology and practice evidence-based treatment techniques to provide solutions for acute or chronic running injuries. Whether you are a beginning runner or are an experienced runner, you will benefit from PeaceHealth’s running experts to identify strengths and weaknesses of your running style, to improve the quality of your run and, reduce the risk of injury.

Running Consultation
Our running consultation is available for cash-pay participants (no physician referral required!) and costs $150. The running consultation was developed to provide early intervention and prevention of running related injuries and is aimed at improving running form, technique, strength and flexibility through individualized assessment while reducing the risk of injury. Runners are evaluated by a Physical Therapist who is Board Certified in Orthopedics with further specialty training in running gait video analysis and running rehabilitation.

The one hour one-on-one running consultation includes the following:
   -Detailed review of running history and injuries
   -Video analysis and running form assessment
   -Home exercise program
   -Comprehensive assessment of:
        1. Flexibility
        2. Strength and stability
        3. Posture and alignment

Our running consultation is a preventive screening service and does not include treatment services. Participants should be:
   - Able to run 20 minutes pain free
   -14 years of age or older
   - Injury free

Call 360-514-2018 today to schedule an appointment with our running experts. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your running shoes! Mention the AppleTree Marathon and pay only $125!

Treatment of Running Injury
Have you sustained a running injury? PeaceHealth’s team of physical therapists can help you recover! Runners experiencing pain or discomfort during or after their run are encouraged to pursue formal physical therapy care. A physician’s referral may be required by your insurance plan. PeaceHealth physical therapy patients can expect a comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment plan using evidence-based practice along with video analysis to ensure a safe return to running while preventing future injuries. Call us today at 360-514-2048 to learn more or to schedule an appointment!

Throwing Clinic

Includes video analysis of throwing mechanics, sport- and position-specific training and rehabilitation to improve throwing ability and return to sport provided by our sports medicine team.

Questions? Call 360-514-2048