What We Learned About Physical Therapy from Patients

Posted on Aug 28, 2017

By: Kari Sturtevant, DPT, OCS, President / Physical Therapist About a year ago, our team of physical therapists at Peak Performance decided to start a patient referral program. The program we created is simple. For every referral that schedules and physical therapy appointment and then becomes a patient, we provide a gift card from a […]

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Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain: Faster Improvement and Lower Costs

Posted on Jul 13, 2017

Did you know 15% to 20% of adults will experience low back pain this year? Another 50% to 80% will have least one episode of back pain during a lifetime. That is what a study at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota confirmed ten years ago. Thankfully, physical therapists are adopting an […]

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Plantar Fasciitis and Physical Therapy’s Role

Posted on May 24, 2017

If you have plantar fasciitis you want the pain to go away, but what will help?  Physical therapy has several options! It’s a pain I can relate to, sliding out of bed, immediately greeted by heel pain and having to make an awkward painful shuffle to the coffee maker.  Usually my heel pain goes away […]

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Peak Success Story: Treatment of Shoulder Pain

Posted on Sep 30, 2016

From time to time we would like to share some of our patients’ success stories.  We find patients are more than happy to share their stories of trial and error, hard work, determination and ultimately success. Today we are sharing Kelly’s story. Kelly is an active mother of two young boys in addition to having […]

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PT Tips: ACL Tear Prevention

Posted on Aug 28, 2015

This month’s tip of the month comes from another one of our physical therapists, Kari. A big topic of discussion lately is the rate of injuries in young athletes, especially females. According to data done by SPORTSMETRICS USA, females are 2-10 times more likely to have an injury to a ligament in their knee compared to […]

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PT Tips: Stay Active No Matter What Age

Posted on Jul 03, 2015

Staying active throughout life plays a crucial part in both mental and physical health. According to the World Health Organization, only 22% of the population 65 years and older continues to exercise regularly and that number splits in half as adults reach the age of 85 years of age. With less time spent exercising, we are putting ourselves at risk for a […]

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PT Tips: Low Back Pain

Posted on Jun 26, 2015

June’s tip of the month is courtesy of Peak’s very own Miles Weber. Here are a couple tips on how to prevent and care for low back pain. 5 Ways To Prevent Back Pain: 1.   Improve your core strength. Your core plays a crucial role in stabilizing your back and although it is often overlooked, it […]

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PT Tips: Why Drink Water?

Posted on May 25, 2011

Why Drink Water? Water is the most abundant, yet possibly the most overlooked, substance in the body. It is impossible to sustain life for more than a week without water. It is necessary for the healthy function of all internal organs. Without water your kidneys won’t function well, your brain won’t work properly, your skin […]

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PT Tips: The Good Posture Challenge

Posted on Apr 22, 2011

What is posture? Posture refers to the alignment of your body with respect to gravity and is an important part of everyday life. It involves holding your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture requires that you distribute the force of gravity through your whole body so no one structure […]

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PT Tips: Nutrition is a Big Problem with a Simple Solution

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

On January 31st the Department of Agriculture and of Health and Human Services released a new set of dietary guidelines for Americans. The guidelines, being both sensible and affordable, provide Americans with the information they need to make thoughtful food choices that emphasize nutrient dense foods and minimize nutrient poor ones. In America, the majority […]

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