Physical Therapy

Welcome Move Strong Physical Therapy to the MJCC!

Dr. Ariel Z. Salzman, DPT, OCS, CMPT, is the owner and the sole physical therapist of Move Strong and her clinic will be near the Fitness Center in-between the massage and IGNITE rooms.

Ariel Salzman was born in Humbolt County, California, and raised in Athens, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Biological Sciences. She then attended Pacific University in Forest Grove where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005. Ariel has focused on Orthopedics in the Pacific Northwest, treating many runners and triathletes on both the amateur and professional level. In 2012, she earned her Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS) and in 2016 she was awarded a manual therapy certificate (CMPT) from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Ariel is also certified in ASTYM soft tissue mobilization and orthotics casting. Ariel enjoys treating patients of all ages and activity levels, and takes special interest in the spine as well as treating the body as a whole to prevent re-injury. When not in the clinic, Ariel is an Instructional Assistant at Pacific University School of Physical Therapy. She is active in Search and Rescue, and is a certified K9 handler in a local volunteer group. For fun, Ariel enjoys camping, skiing, mountain biking and attending live music.

For information and to make an appointment:

Ariel Salzman, DPT, OCS, CMPT
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“Ask the Physical Therapist” Free Workshops

Open to everyone.

Balance and Fall Prevention
Thursday, Sept. 14 | 1:45 pm
Did you know 2.5 million people visit the ER every year for a fall injury? Learn the basics of fall prevention and receive a free balance screening following a discussion.

Shoulder + Rotator Cuff Pain: Causes and Cures:
Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 7:00 pm
The incidence of shoulder pain increases significantly as we enter our 40s and 50s. Learn what structures can be causing pain, and what you can do to stop its progression.

Low Back Pain: Why Does it Happen, and What Can I Do?
Thursday, Oct. 19 | 7:00 pm
Sixty to seventy percent of the population will experience low back pain, sometimes experiencing severe episodes. Learn what current research supports for treatment options and strategies for prevention.

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