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]
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]
What does a torn rotator cuff feel like?
What is the rotator cuff? What is the most common way to cause injury to the rotator cuff? What does rotator cuff pain… [more]
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]
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 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]
Do arthritis supplements really work?
How do arthritis supplements work? What is Glucosamine? Does Glucosamine help relieve arthritic pain? What is Chondroitin… [more]
What is frozen shoulder?
What is frozen shoulder? What is adhesive capsulitis? What causes adhesive capsulitis? Frozen shoulder (also referred to… [more]
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]
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]
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...]
How to prevent injury with exercise? What is the proper way to begin an exercise program? What is the proper way to stretch? It has been a looong winter, and we know everyone is eager to get back outdoors as warmer weather approaches. With this in mind, we at Peak Performance want to remind you of a few injury prevention tips to keep you healthy while getting back into your favorite recreational activities and sports this year. 1. Put fitness first. We’re talking to you weekend warriors. … [Read More...]
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...]
What should I expect after my knee replacement? How should I prepare for my knee replacement? Total knee replacements are becoming an increasingly common surgery. Knee replacements are often performed on patients with severe osteoarthritis, which causes pain and/or buckling of the knee resulting in loss of function, such as difficulty walking, squatting or climbing stairs. (Osteoarthritis is caused by the loss of joint cartilage resulting in bone spurring, commonly known as "bone on … [Read More...]
What is a tension headache? How do I treat a tension headache? A tension headache is a pain along the scalp, neck or shoulders that is typically mild to moderate in intensity. It is sometimes referred to as a stress headache, and muscle tightness may be associated with it. There are a number of factors that may contribute to tension headaches, including poor posture, eye strain, fatigue, and over exertion. The following are a few tips to help you manage your tension headache pain. Start by … [Read More...]