December 11, 2016

Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow?

Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow? What do I do when my back hurts after shoveling snow? 'Tis the wonderful holiday… [more]

Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow? Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow?

Happy Holidays

All of us here at Peak Performance wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  This is a time of year that we all get very… [more]

Happy Holidays Happy Holidays

No Pain, No Gain

Should I hurt after exercise? Why do I have soreness in my muscles? What does No Pain No Gain really mean?   We've… [more]

No Pain, No Gain No Pain, No Gain

Congratulations

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Tipsord, PT, DPT for passing her Indiana State Board Physical Therapy Exam.  Dr. Tipsord has been… [more]

Congratulations Congratulations

What is the best position to sleep for back pain?

Why does my back hurt in the morning? Why is sleeping posture important? Most of us have heard either mothers or grandmothers… [more]

What is the best position to sleep for back pain? What is the best position to sleep for back pain?

What to expect after a knee joint replacement

What should I expect after my knee replacement? How should I prepare for my knee replacement? Total knee replacements are… [more]

What to expect after a knee joint replacement What to expect after a knee joint replacement

Do arthritis supplements really work?

How do arthritis supplements work? What is Glucosamine? Does Glucosamine help relieve arthritic pain? What is Chondroitin… [more]

Do arthritis supplements really work? Do arthritis supplements really work?

What is frozen shoulder?

What is frozen shoulder? What is adhesive capsulitis? What causes adhesive capsulitis? Frozen shoulder (also referred to… [more]

What is frozen shoulder? What is frozen shoulder?

Why does my hip hurt?

Why does my hip hurt? What is hip bursitis? How do I alleviate hip bursitis pain? If you've been experiencing a pain… [more]

Why does my hip hurt? Why does my hip hurt?

How do I manage stress?

How do I manage stress? What is stress? Is stress detrimental to your health? Stress is a common health risk factor commonly… [more]

How do I manage stress? How do I manage stress?

Featured Articles

What are overuse injuries?

Why do overuse injuries happen? How do you prevent overuse injuries? Repetitive stress injuries (otherwise known as repetitive strain, repetitive motion, or repetitive use injuries) are just what they sound like - injuries incurred due to repeated stresses or loads on the body over time. These injuries are quite common in the workplace due to employees performing the same daily tasks or maintaining the same sustained positions for several hours each day. Repetitive stress injury is a … [Read More...]

Happy Holidays

All of us here at Peak Performance wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  This is a time of year that we all get very busy with shopping, cooking, family gatherings and travel.  We hope that everyone enjoys time with their families and has safe travels. … [Read More...]

Biking and Back Pain

Why does my back hurt when I ride my bike? How do I adjust my bike to prevent my back from hurting? Is biking bad for my back? Summer is finally starting to come around, so you may be considering tuning up that bike and hitting the road. If you’re a seasoned rider, then the normal considerations are old hat for you: wear a helmet, wear reflective clothing if biking at night, ride with traffic and use hand signals etc.  However, have you considered how to protect your back when spending many … [Read More...]

What is the best position to sleep for back pain?

Why does my back hurt in the morning? Why is sleeping posture important? Most of us have heard either mothers or grandmothers scold to “sit up straight.” Posture has always been a focus since we were little (despite few of us heeding this advice). We are exposed to ways to correct posture daily at work and home with the various ergonomic tools made to improve work place stations, but how often do we consider sleeping posture? Mild stiffness in the mornings is a normal occurrence. When we … [Read More...]

What is the right shoe for me?

Does the shoe matter?   What should I look for in a shoe?   What is flat foot or low arch?   What is a high arch?   Wearing proper foot attire is key to avoiding foot/ankle pain, not to mention reducing the risk of knee, hip and low back pain. So, what exactly is "proper foot attire?"  Obviously high heels are tough on your feet, while athletic/tennis shoes provide cushion and support.  However, there are a lot of tennis shoe brands and styles available, which means … [Read More...]

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