Dry needling is a specialized treatment option to alleviate irritable, hard “knots”, or trigger points, within a muscle that may cause pain over a large area. While nearly everyone has experienced muscle tension pain, the discomfort associated with this type of pain, known as myofascial pain, persists or worsens over time. Dry needling these trigger points breaks the pain cycle and allows the muscles to relax, thus relieving pain.
Orthotics are custom shoe inserts that help position and support the feet and correct irregular walking patterns, provide comfort, and ease pain. Orthotics can make standing, walking, and running more comfortable by altering the angles at which the foot strikes the ground.
Provides video analysis and running evaluations to assist athletes in maintaining proper biomechanics, resulting in more efficient running and injury prevention. A comprehensive examination of running gait and mechanics also includes slow motion digital recording and a frame by frame analysis of that recording. Our experienced physical therapists deliver an individualized biomechanical evaluation identifying imbalances of alignment, flexibility and strength. Based on the results, they prescribe a home exercise program of stretching and/or strengthening, education on sport and dress shoe wear, specific gait/ movement modifications, and appropriate use of bracing, insoles and taping techniques.
Peak Performance implements Cincinnati Sportsmedicine’s Sportsmetrics™, the training program scientifically proven to develop strong athletes with good technique to prevent injury and enhance performance. Peak Performance is the only physical therapy clinic in the Fox Valley certified through the nationally acclaimed Sportmetrics program.