Do You Want Sugar With That?

Posted on Nov 17, 2017

This blog likes to pride itself on not following trendy fads while also emphasizing a healthy lifestyle.  Something caught my I eye that other day while I was cooking.  I often use diced frozen onions in recipes, they’re convenient, but mainly it’s because chopping onions makes me cry horribly and leaves me with mascara smeared […]

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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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Looping the Lake: A Year Later

Posted on Aug 16, 2017

A year ago I wrote a piece about the Loop the Lake Project in Neenah and Menasha.  Recently I’ve seen several yard signs in my neighborhood reading, “I support the Loop Lake Project” and it got me thinking, where are they on that project? In April the project had a setback when the construction bids […]

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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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Healthy Lunch Meal Prep

Posted on Jul 08, 2017

Meal prep is a great idea for a number of reasons-convenience, cost effective and keeps you eating healthy.  Hopefully you will enjoy trying out these lunch bowls. I am the first to admit that I’m kind of a procrastinator.  I’m not the pack your lunch the night before kind of girl.  I have the best […]

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Farmer’s Market Recipe

Posted on Jun 16, 2017

Tis the season to enjoy our local Farmer’s Markets! The weather is warmer and our growing season is in full swing.  Menasha’s farmer’s market started last week, Appleton and Neenah’s begin tomorrow! One of the best things about summer is the array of fresh produce we have at our local markets. I love to get […]

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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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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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