Thursday, January 10, 2013



Colleen Thompson, PacificSource

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Upcoming Portland Workshop Details Noninvasive Strategies for Treating Knee Pain Without Surgical Intervention

Learn simple, proven techniques from licensed physical therapist Colin Hoobler at January 26 clinic

(PORTLAND, Ore.)—As part of its mission to support wellness programs and preventive medicine, PacificSource Health Plans has partnered with physical therapist Colin Hoobler to bring a workshop to Portland that teaches key strategies for avoiding and eliminating chronic knee pain without surgical intervention. The clinic is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Peter Stott Center on the Portland State University campus.

“Knee pain is a common problem, affecting more than 100 million people annually,” says Hoobler. “What many people don’t know is that there are simple, effective exercises and stretches that you can do to prevent and treat this problem, regardless of age or ability.”

Participants will leave the workshop armed with proven techniques to reduce existing knee pain and reduce their risk of experiencing future knee pain.

Cost to attend is $5 and pre-registration is required. All proceeds from the knee pain workshop benefit the nonprofit Preventive Health Awareness. For more information or to register, go to

WHAT: Knee Pain workshop featuring noninvasive strategies such as simple stretches and exercises to prevent and eliminate knee pain and avoid surgical procedures.

WHO: A personal trainer since 1990 and physical therapist since 2001, Colin Hoobler practices at c.h. Physical Therapy and is a frequent guest lecturer at medical and physical therapy schools on the value of exercise therapy in helping treat and prevent a wide range of disease and injuries. Hoobler also writes a weekly health column for The Oregonian newspaper and previously hosted a live health segment on KGW Channel 8 News.

WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

WHERE: Peter Stott Center, Portland State Campus, 930 S.W. Hall St., Portland

REGISTER:, click on “Next Event”

COST: $5, all proceeds benefit Preventive Health Awareness, a 501c3 organization.

About PacificSource Health Plans

PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource is based in Eugene, Oregon, with local offices throughout Oregon and in Idaho and Montana. The PacificSource family of companies employs 600 people, serves more than 275,000 individuals, and has 6,200 employer clients throughout the Northwest. PacificSource Community Health Plans, Inc. is a subsidiary of PacificSource Health Plans and markets Medicare Advantage products under the name PacificSource Medicare.

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