August 27, 2015

Patient of the Month

Each month, the staff at Peak Performance select and recognize a current patient who stands apart for his or her exceptional attitude,… [more]

Patient of the Month Patient of the Month

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

Spring Cleaning 101

How do I prevent injury with gardening and spring cleaning? What tips should I know for yard work clean up?   The weather… [more]

Spring Cleaning 101 Spring Cleaning 101

Get Back into the Spring of Things

How to prevent injury with exercise? What is the proper way to begin an exercise program? What is the proper way to stretch? It… [more]

Get Back into the Spring of Things Get Back into the Spring of Things

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?

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?

What causes tension headaches?

What is a tension headache? How do I treat a tension headache? A tension headache is a pain along the scalp, neck or shoulders… [more]

What causes tension headaches? What causes tension headaches?

Featured Articles

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1st Place Reader’s Choice Award

Thank you Whitley County, our patients and the Post and Mail readers, for awarding us the top choice award for physical therapy.  It has been an honor to serve our community and help those return to their Peak Performance! … [Read More...]

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Do I need a referral for physical therapy?

Do I need a referral for physical therapy? How can a physical therapist help me? What is the training for a physical therapist?  Legislation now allows you to be evaluated and treated for up to 24 days by a physical therapist without a referral from your physician.  This is referred to as direct access.  In April 2013, Indiana became the 49th of 50 U.S. states to adopt it into practice. Direct access to physical therapy services means that as a patient, you will receive the treatment you … [Read More...]

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Do arthritis supplements really work?

How do arthritis supplements work? What is Glucosamine? Does Glucosamine help relieve arthritic pain? What is Chondroitin Sulfate? Does Chrondroitin Sulfate relieve arthritic pain? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and is a degenerative disease process that targets the hyaline articular cartilage of several joints throughout the body, most frequently affected are the hands, knees and hips (Madry et al., 2011; Sawitzke, et al., 2008; Yang et al., 2013). OA … [Read More...]

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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 along the outside or front of your hip it may be due to an inflamed bursa sac, otherwise known as bursitis. Okay, but what is a bursa sac you ask? Well, it's a sac filled with a jelly-like substance that creates a buffer between your bones and the overlying soft tissues. Bursa sacs are present around most joints and work to reduce frictional rub and irritation when you … [Read More...]

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What is Runner’s Knee?

What causes runner's knee? How do you prevent runner's knee? Its summer time, which means many people are out participating in local 5k, 10k, half and full marathons. Consequently, runners are training more often, and may become susceptible to repetitive use injuries in the knee. The two most common knee injuries in runners are patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). PFPS is pain under or along the knee cap itself, while ITBS is pain along the outside of … [Read More...]

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