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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Meet Your Peak Team- Molly

Posted on May 05, 2017

We are continuing our meet the Peak team series, this time focusing on Molly Van Zeeland. Molly is one of our physical therapists here at Peak.  She graduated from Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Arts in Bio-Chemistry.  Molly’s interest in physical therapy began at Lawrence.  She served as a student athletic trainer, helping athletes […]

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Are You a Subscriber?

Posted on Mar 05, 2017

We enjoy writing this blog and hope you enjoy reading Peak’s posts.  If you’re reading this you obviously found our blog, but do you subscribe to it?  Since we write this blog for you, we thought it would be a good idea to get some feedback from a someone who subscribes to Peak’s blog. Angie […]

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Meet Your Peak Team

Posted on Feb 18, 2017

For our third installment of Meet Your Peak Team we are focusing on Brad McMahon Brad is a native to the Fox Valley, originally from Little Chute.  He graduated with high honors from Carroll College with a Bachelor of Science Biology degree.  He then went on to earn his Master of Physical Therapy from Caroll […]

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Working Your Core

Posted on Feb 04, 2017

We are reaching back into the archives to revisit a post on the importance of core strength.  This time of year  exercising outside can become more difficult but there are plenty of activities to keep you busy indoors.  Core exercises help train muscles that improve your stability and balance and is an important part of […]

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Meet Your Peak Team – Kari

Posted on Jan 08, 2017

We are continuing our series on “Meet Your Peak Team”. This week we are putting the spotlight on Kari Sturtevant.  She is not only one of the amazing therapists Peak has on staff, Kari is also the president of Peak Performance. Kari obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Marquette University.  She […]

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Enjoying the Winter Wonderland

Posted on Dec 20, 2016

Now that winter has come and the snow has fallen many people hibernate and seek shelter until more desirable temperatures return.  This doesn’t have to be the case, you can get out and enjoy the many opportunities the snow brings.  Whether you’re an avid enthusiast or new to the winter activities scene there are several […]

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Meet Your Peak Team

Posted on Nov 19, 2016

We are very proud of the team we have assembled at Peak and from week to week we would like you to get to know them a little more in depth. First up is Nikki Strick: Nikki earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with Distinctive Scholastic Achievement from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She […]

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Which Fad Diet is Right for You?

Posted on Sep 24, 2016

An alternative title for this article could be “If Cavemen Ate So Healthy Why are They Extinct?” The Werewolf Diet- A diet that revolves around fasting and specific diets that change with each lunar cycle. This is a new and improved variation of the popular grapefruit diet. The Tapeworm Diet–Exactly what it sound like, you swallow […]

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Clean Eating: Not Just A Fad

Posted on Aug 12, 2016

For those of us who were fortunate to have grandparents that were farmers, we remember clean eating as a way of life. One of my favorite memories includes a Mason jar of pasteurized milk. I can remember my grandmother shaking it vigorously before pouring me a glass.  While the milk was safe for consumption, it wasn’t homogenized causing the cream to […]

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Wisconsin Activities: Outdoor fun

Posted on Jul 06, 2015

Yoga in the park: City Park, Appleton Every Wednesday 6pm I was biking past city park last Wednesday and came across a huge crowd of people. I found out later that it was yoga in the park and was shocked that I haven’t heard of it until then. Empower yoga and the Appleton Parks and Recreation teamed […]

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Wisconsin Activities: Fireworks, 5ks and the Fourth

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

Firecracker 5K-Kaukauna, WI July 4th If you haven’t done a 5k on the morning of the fourth, you’re doing it wrong. There’s nothing better than putting on your favorite red, white and blue outfit and being active. You can even walk the 5k if you’re not much of a runner and the kids can participate in […]

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Wisconsin Activities: Music Festivals

Posted on Jun 22, 2015

There’s simply nothing better to do with your summer than go to a concert. Country USA: Oshkosh, WI June 23rd-June 27th If you’re one for mud, drinks, and some of the best country singers around- Country USA is definitely for you. It’s certainly not for all music lovers, but if you’re patient enough to wait in the endless […]

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What’s Your Workout: Quick and Easy Summer Workout

Posted on Jun 19, 2015

What is High Intensity Interval Training? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), is described as alternating bouts of intense exercise followed by short periods of rest. Why do I love HIIT so much? HIIT  has gained much of its popularity due to fact that it is a fast and effective way to sneak in a workout. It can […]

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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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