July 29, 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?

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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 experienced by everyone (Campo et al., 2009; Shapiro et al., 2005; Manotas et al., 2014; Howard, 2008). Stress is your body's physiological and psychological response to anything your body may perceive as threatening or a specific reaction to a life changing event which may be perceived as positive or negative (Christ, McVay, Marocco, 2013). The effect of stress … [Read More...]

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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...]

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How do you stretch properly?

How do you stretch properly? How long should I hold my stretches? Should you stretch before or after exercise? As with many topics, philosophies and opinions change like our seasons.  Depending on who you talk to and what their expertise is you may get different answers.  An example of this is our nutritional pyramid, which had been used for years to educate us on proper dietary consumption.  Now, it is suggested that we as a society consume too much carbs and should balance more … [Read More...]

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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...]

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How does weather affect my joint pain?

How do changes in weather affect my arthritis? Why do my joints hurt when its raining? At some point in time, you've heard your grandma or grandpa make claims that it was going to rain because they could feel it in their joints.  Although there is no solid scientific evidence to support this, there are theories to explain it.  I can tell you from my experience in working as a physical therapist, there is some validity to it. Arthritis simply means, an inflamed joint.  There are several … [Read More...]

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