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They say that extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As a result, many of us have had to social distance and take additional steps to ensure our safety. Now it is our turn to help lift you up by doing what needs to be done for you to get the care you need, with the peace of...
Have you suffered an arm injury and want to get back to throwing without pain? Many baseball player’s experience arm pain at one point or another in their career and try almost anything to help alleviate their pain. Shoulder and elbow pain for throwing athletes are some of the most debilitating injuries due to the...
Whether from an acquired injury or post-surgery, most of us inevitably encounter situations that cause injuries and leave physical scars on our bodies. Depending on the severity, length, and depth of the wound, scars take varying amounts of time to heal. In general though, it takes on average one year for a wound/scar to be...
When being evaluated for shoulder pain, a few things that a Doctor of Physical Therapy usually always looks at is your thoracic spine, shoulder and head position! This is because a forward head, rounded shoulders, and limited thoracic spine mobility may contribute to a common condition called shoulder impingement syndrome.  A study published this April...
Did you know that factors such as stress, lack of sleep, depression, anxiety, financial hardship, relationships or even just a difficult day can result in increased pain and long term chronic pain?  Imagine a glass with just a few drops of water in it. This glass is an example of your tolerance to pain. When...
Do you suffer from dizziness or vertigo? Up to 30% of adults will experience dizziness in their lifetime. Dizziness is the feeling of being unbalanced or unsteady. Vertigo is the false feeling that your surroundings are moving or spinning. Dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance often result from injury to, or conditions affecting the vestibular system, which...
Did you know that the concept of joint movement being controlled by muscles and ligaments applies to our bladder and bowel movements as well? These activities are controlled by a group of muscles conveniently called the pelvic floor muscles. They sit between the coccyx and the anterior pelvis  creating a “bowl-like” structure and have a...
Low Back Pain (LBP) is the second most common cause of disability in the U.S. Over 80% of the population will experience a form of lower back pain at some point in their life and one of the biggest complaints that Physical Therapists receive about low back pain is how it can impact one’s ability...
With the warmer months rapidly approaching it is important to remember the significance of our daily water intake. Especially combined with physical activity, hydration can play a huge factor in performance and muscle recovery. Approximately 1-2 Liters of water are required to replace obligatory losses for even sedentary adults in a temperate climate. Therefore, almost...
Is stretching effective? The short answer is yes! Stretching is practiced frequently here at Performance Plus. However, to completely answer that question we first need to be more precise. What does it accomplish, and how or when should we stretch? Some sources may suggest that stretching is a cure all for muscle soreness, an important...