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About Jessica Estes, DPT, OCS

Jessicais a graduate from the University of Washington’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Prior to this she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from California Lutheran University. During this time she served as Captain of the Women’s Cross Country and Track teams. In 2016, Jessica became board certified as an Orthopedic Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.Jessica was exposed to physical therapy at an early age as a daughter of two therapists. Although growing up consisted of anatomy dinner conversations and working as a PT aide over school breaks, her personal interests and passions for sports and movement science grew through her own athletic endeavors and desire to help others. Jessica is captivated by the human body’s unique capabilities and strives to capitalize on this to work with patients to meet their goals. She focuses on assessing movement patterns to restore dysfunction, making lasting changes in patient’s function and quality of life. Jessica believes that prevention is the best form of medicine and hopes to equip her patients with the knowledge and skills needed to not only recover from current injuries but also decrease the risk of reoccurrence and maximize their potential.Born and raised in Washington, outside of work Jessica enjoys all that the Northwest has to offer including hiking, snowboarding, running, snowshoeing and backpacking with her husband and chocolate lab, Zuma.

The Importance of Posture

Headaches, low back pain, shoulder impingement, jaw pain. What do all of these have in common? Believe it or not, but poor posture may be a contributor to each of these issues. Posture is a major factor leading to many chronic and insidious orthopedic health conditions, as well as may prolong or inhibit the healing [...]

By |November 16th, 2016|Back Pain, Posture|0 Comments

Low Back Pain and Core Training

If you are suffering from low back pain, you are not alone. Studies show that 80% of people will have low back pain in their lifetime and at any given moment 31 million Americans will be experiencing this pain. In fact, low back pain is the leading cause of disability throughout the world. Although low [...]

By |November 8th, 2016|Back Pain, Exercises|0 Comments

To Stretch or Not to Stretch, That is the Question.

Stretching has long been questioned as an important part of an exercise routine. After all, often stretching doesn’t feel like exercise, it can be slightly uncomfortable, and it takes some time (who has time to sit and touch your toes when you have a coffee date waiting?!). Thus in lies the great debate: to stretch [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Exercises, Physical Therapy|0 Comments

When Will I Get Better?

As a Physical Therapist, patients ask me every day “When will I get better?”. This is a simple question with a complicated answer. Physical Therapy is not always a quick fix but instead often takes longer than people may be expecting in order to achieve the best results. Along with assisting tissue healing, Physical Therapy [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

5 Ways To Avoid Needing Physical Therapy

Yes, we all know Physical Therapy is awesome and the highlight of any patient’s day. But let’s be honest, preventing injuries requiring Physical Therapy in the first place is even better. Here are some simple tips to help you stay healthy and out of the clinic. Stay active “Motion is lotion.” “Use it or lose [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Physical Therapy, Prevention|0 Comments

25 Things You Didn’t Know Physical Therapy Could Treat

When most people think of outpatient Physical Therapy, they usually think of the typical orthopedic conditions including sports injuries, strains after car accidents, post-surgical rehab and chronic issues including low back pain. The truth is, Physical Therapists can treat many more conditions than just these. Whether it be working with you to maximize function, improve [...]

By |August 25th, 2016|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

Falls Prevention in the Aging Adult

Preventing falls is a crucial aspect to health and safety in the older adult. According to the CDC, each year one in every three Americans over the age of 65 fall and over 2 million people are treated in emergency departments due to injuries from falls, with an estimated $34 billion dollars spent on medical [...]

Ankle Sprain 101

Ankle sprains are a common athletic injury that has a propensity for high reoccurrence. Did you know approximately one-third of all athletic injuries occur at the ankle? Ankle sprains have one of the highest reoccurrence rates of all injuries at up to 73% in athletic individuals. These numbers may be even higher as only about [...]

By |July 21st, 2016|Exercises, Physical Therapy|0 Comments