November 29, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

All of us here at Peak Performance wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.  This is a special time of year that we want to give thanks… [more]

Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving

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?

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… [more]

What is Runner’s Knee? What is Runner's Knee?

Shinny Shin Shin……Why does my shin hurt?

What are shin splints? What causes shin splints? Have you ever went for a long run, or done an intense workout and had tenderness… [more]

Shinny Shin Shin……Why does my shin hurt? Shinny Shin Shin......Why does my shin hurt?

What is carpal tunnel?

Why does my wrist hurt? Why does my hand and fingers go numb? Why does my hands go numb at night? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is… [more]

What is carpal tunnel? What is carpal tunnel?

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… [more]

What is the right shoe for me? What is the right shoe for me?

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. … [more]

1st Place Reader’s Choice Award 1st Place Reader's Choice Award

What should I expect during my physical therapy evaluation?

How do I make the most of my physical therapy evaluation?   What questions will I be asked by my physical therapist?   As… [more]

What should I expect during my physical therapy evaluation? What should I expect during my physical therapy evaluation?

What are overuse injuries?

Why do overuse injuries happen? How do you prevent overuse injuries? Repetitive stress injuries (otherwise known as repetitive… [more]

What are overuse injuries? What are overuse injuries?

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Happy Thanksgiving

All of us here at Peak Performance wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.  This is a special time of year that we want to give thanks to all of our patients for your support.  We know that you have a choice in choosing a physical therapy provider and you chose us!  We hope that everyone enjoys their time with friends and most importantly family. … [Read More...]

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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...]

Tension headache

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 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...]

Runner's knee

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...]

shin pain

Shinny Shin Shin……Why does my shin hurt?

What are shin splints? What causes shin splints? Have you ever went for a long run, or done an intense workout and had tenderness or swelling along your shin bone afterwards? It is possible that you have suffered from shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome. Shin splints can be caused by an inflammation of the periosteum of the tibia, muscle overuse causing swelling, and stress fractures of the bone. The periosteum is the covering surrounding the bone, which can become … [Read More...]

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