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By Kyle Dorsey Doctor of Physical Therapy Performance Plus Physical Therapy If you’ve ever attended Physical Therapy, you’ve most likely been sent home with a list of exercises to complete between scheduled visits. While these exercises are often simple and easy to perform, they are vital to your plan of care and only help to...
By Prachi Karande, PT, DPT Over the last two years, the pandemic has changed the way we work, forcing us to adapt our homes into spaces we not only live in, but also work in.  Therefore naturally, we have spent more time sitting at our desks. Studies show that prolonged sitting can have a negative...
By Jacqueline Dagostino, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. VRS  Do you think you exercise enough? Following the recommended exercise guidelines can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, dementia, depression, and anxiety. Exercise also helps improve cognition, memory, sleep, bone health, and balance. Check out the current physical...
By Jacqueline Dagostino, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. VRS The intervertebral disc is a strong fibrocartilaginous disc separating each bone in our spine. It provides cushioning, shock absorption, and support to the spinal column, and plays a large role in our ability to move our spine in multiple directions (bending, twisting). Bulging and herniated discs are...
By Kyle Dorsey, PT, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy Performance Plus Physical Therapy One of the most common questions people are asked when they come into Physical Therapy is if they are experiencing any pain or soreness. Sometimes people can answer this question, but often people are shocked to realize they don’t know the difference....
By Dr. Rachel Herman | PT, DPT Sleep is a crucial time for our body and its healing as it is the time when our cells most involved with growth and regeneration are the most active. Not getting enough sleep can even contribute to the development of chronic pain. If you find you are having...
By Kyle Dorsey, PT, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy   The inventions of MRI, X-rays, ultrasounds and other diagnostic tools have helped advance the medical profession and allow for almost instantaneous answers for the everyday individual who is experiencing acute or chronic pain. As a result, society has become overly dependent on imaging results, especially...
By Jacqueline Dagostino | PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. VRS Doctor of Physical Therapy, Director of Rehabilitation Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist Self-muscle or myofascial release can be used to temporarily improve mobility, decrease pain, relax tight or spasmed muscles, and improve circulation. There are many different tools and techniques to achieve...
By Dr. Rachel Herman | PT, DPT Stretching is a component of wellness that can often be overlooked or forgotten about. While strengthening and endurance based exercises are important, stretching is crucial to help us manage our aches and pains. In fact, many causes of pain and dysfunction can come from muscular tightness. What is...
By Dr. Prachi Karande | PT, DPT Have you been suffering from chronic low back pain for years without consistent relief? Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is one of the leading causes of disability affecting an individual’s ability to participate in activities at home, work and out in the community. Recent studies exploring the integration...