April 20, 2014

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… [more]

How do you stretch properly? How do you stretch properly?

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

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… [more]

How does weather affect my joint pain? How does weather affect my joint pain?

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… [more]

Do I need a referral for physical therapy? Do I need a referral for physical therapy?

Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow?

Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow? What do I do when my back hurts after shoveling snow? 'Tis the wonderful holiday… [more]

Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow? Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow?

Why do I have back pain?

Back pain is the most frequent visit to the doctors office, second to the common cold.  Its been reported that approximately… [more]

Why do I have back pain? Why do I have back pain?

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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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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 is starting to warm up and the snow is finally beginning to melt!  As we start to thaw out from this frozen tundra of a winter, many of us may find ourselves doing some spring cleaning.  Spring is a great time to open up the windows, air out your house, and clean every nook and cranny that has been collecting dirt all winter.  As the snow is melting, it is unveiling … [Read More...]

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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 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...]

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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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