Alice Holland, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Director of Stride Strong Physical Therapy in Portland, Oregon. Her clinics, one in Hillsboro and another in Beaverton, provides outpatient physical therapy to adults who have muscle, joint and skeletal injuries as well as helping patients with post-operative rehab joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Physical Therapy Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Alice Holland discuss the following:
- "Physical Therapy can heal the world." That's a strong statement. Why do you believe this?
- What do you think threatens the physical therapy profession today?
- What sets your company, Stride Strong Physical Therapy, apart from all other physical therapy clinics?
- Tell me about the your top accomplishments as a physical therapist?
- When should patients seek the help of a physical therapist like you and your team?
Dr. Alice Holland, PT, DPT is a graduate of University of Southern California and has been treating adults of all ages and all backgrounds with muscle and joint injuries since 2007. Since then, she has been a huge advocate for the physical therapy profession, regularly hosting community outreach events and educating the public on the power of physical therapy to regain their health.
Her experience in treating patients of all walks of life has been extensive. Having guided countless patients in their recovery from back, neck, hip and knee surgeries to treating injured workers and helping them on their continuum of returning to full duty; to treating injured athletes and runners back to their sport, Alice acquired a deep understanding of the body and how it moves.
In 2012, Alice created Stride Stride Physical Therapy of Portland, Oregon. In 2017 after the success of her first clinic, she expanded her practice into a further satellite clinic, Stride Strong Physical Therapy of Hillsboro. Her company's mission statement is simple: Give patients the healthcare that they deserve. Therefore, patient appointments are held at 45 minutes to 1 hour long, one-on-one with a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Alice and her team at Stride Strong PT believe in a multi-modality approach in taking care of their patients. Firstly, physical therapists identify patients' disorders from watching their postures and movement, then treat affected joints with manual therapy and massage therapy, and finally guide and cue them with exercise therapy and movement corrections so patients can learn to use their bodies effectively with stability and less pain. From patients who have trouble picking up their laundry, to patients who are struggling with kicking soccer balls, Alice and Stride Strong physical therapists strive to get to the bottom of each patient's movement disorder - and therefore, relieve pain at its source.