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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]