Alex B. Sandrow, DC, FR, ART, SFMA, FMS

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4.75 (2 reviews)
16703 SE McGillivray Blvd Suite 215, Vancouver, WA

With over 20 years of experience working as a fitness consultant – specializing in clinical exercise and rehabilitation, My emphasis is based on restoration of proper biomechanics and function. 

My beliefs and practice in conservative sports medicine, and the restoration of functional movement is quite simple.  First teach a body to move well, then teach that body to move often and Keep It Moving.  The premiss of my practice is based on maximizing musculo-skeletal, and fundamental movement pattern efficiency, which I employee with every patient that walks into the clinic.  In this approach of assessing, diagnosing and managing patient care – the problem is identifited and the symptoms are treated.  My observations as such have lead me to understand clearly that all too commonly – what the patient is comming in with is as the problem, is rather only a symptom of a problem.  In my daily practice of manual medicine and conservative sports medicine, I utilize such techniques as Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Movement Screening, Functional Range Release, Active Release Techniques, stability and motor control learning, Low Level Laser Therapy (Cold Laser), Graston instrument assisted soft-tissue technique and kinesiological taping.  In addition I employee diversified manual manipulation, commonly including extremity manipulation.

I believe in truly treating the body with a holistic approach to health care.  The corner-stone of my beliefs are heavily based around the inclusion of regular physical activity, the maintenance of proper systems performance within one’s body, and a healthy mental state associated with the patient’s well being.

Dr. Alex Sandrow has a second location in Portland at 1110 SE Alder St. Suite 201, Portland, OR, 97214. P: 503.567.2154

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Finally - someone who figured me out!
5.0

I’ve been suffering with deep, radiating hip pain for many months. I have seen 3 other health care providers in attempt to identify the problem with little results. Alex was so much more thorough in his assessment of my injury – checking my whole body and how it is interacting with my hip and he has given me hope that it’s going to get better!!! I will continue to see him for this and future needs. He is a great listener, straight forward communicator and I am on the road to recovery because of him!

Date of Review
May 31, 2014 6:08 am
Type of injury(s) this practitioner treated you for (Optional)
Hip/glute/piriformis pain
What are his/her go-to methods of treatment? (Optional)
stretching, strength exerercises so far
How many miles do you usually run per week? (Optional)
<15 miles/week
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I'm a recreational runner... 9 minute miles :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
First move well then move a lot :)
4.5

I have had many running injuries over the years but a proximal high hamstring injury put me out of competition. I struggled to get back several times only to get compensation injury after compensation injury. I would think I was fixed and get back to training only to get injured again within six months. Alex finally got through to why this was happening and now I am 100% and working my way back to becoming the runner I used to be. Alex has thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology, knows the athletic body and it’s needs to function well and is an excellent listener and communicator. He will guide you in the process of rebuilding your athletic body if you are patient. Like I said, I have been to many doctors, PTs, chiropractor etc.. Alex is the best if you want to become a well put together endurance athlete.

Date of Review
May 30, 2014 1:32 pm
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IT Band syndrome, Hip/glute/piriformis pain, Other
What are his/her go-to methods of treatment? (Optional)
Art, Graston, rehab/strength exercises
How many miles do you usually run per week? (Optional)
50+ miles/week
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Current average training pace sub eight pace (I'm 51 years old) - thanks to Alex!
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