What is Your IT Band?

January 8, 2018

by Sean Ruane, PT You might have heard of the IT band, or you may be wondering if it’s a body part or a new musical group on the radio- you’re not sure which! However, if you develop problems with your IT band, the pain will definitely get your attention. The IT band is a long […]


How to Avoid a Rotator Cuff Injury This Winter Season

January 5, 2018

By Amanda Vito, PT, DPT Whether you are taking down holiday decorations or you are shoveling your driveway to get rid of the most recent snowfall, you are putting yourself at risk for developing an overuse injury in your shoulders. One of the most common injuries that we see this time of the year is […]


Getting through Christmas without Low Back Pain

December 21, 2017

By: Diptee Pathak PTA, CPT Why are PT clinics flooded with patients after the holidays? A majority of these patients seem to all come in for a similar diagnosis each time. Lower back pain. This pattern has been going on for years and it seems to be getting more common. What could be the cause […]


Pillows and Proper Sleeping Position to Help Your Neck

December 19, 2017

By Heena Patel, PTA We’ve all been told getting a good night’s sleep is the key to good health. Are you waking up not feeling your best?  Maybe it’s because of your sleeping position.  Here are some tips to help! Do you ever wake up with neck pain? Neck pain and stiffness is a very […]


How To Eliminate Neck, Back, and Shoulder Pain When Reading or Typing

December 13, 2017

By Heena Patel, PTA Think about how much time you and your family members spend sitting at a desk. Students are probably sitting for the majority of the day in classrooms, and when they get home, they are likely spending time at some sort of computer desk, doing homework for several hours. Even after a […]


Fitness Programs Do Make a Difference!

November 25, 2017

One of the things we strive for at Performance Physical Therapy and Fitness is not only making our patients feel better, but actually improving their health overall. Still, it’s always great news when we hear stories like this from patients: FINALLY, after struggling unsuccessfully with osteoporosis for 15 years, this year for the first time […]


Setting Up Your Workspace – Advice from a Physical Therapist

November 20, 2017

By Sean Ruane, DPT Do you have nagging neck pain that just won’t go away? Do you sit all day long at work? Everybody talks about working on your posture to decrease neck pain- however, there could be something else limiting your ability to have good posture. You can work on perfecting your posture all […]


Pre-hab: Getting Fit Before You Have Surgery

November 15, 2017

A few weeks ago, my Mom had back surgery. Afterwards, getting her up out of bed and moving was a challenge, because she was in significant pain, which is to be expected. What wasn’t expected is that she had more difficulty because she simply didn’t have the arm strength necessary to leverage her body and […]

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How Your Bra can affect Your Posture and Back, Shoulder and Neck Pain

October 26, 2017

By Sean Treharne, DPT For the record, I am a male Doctor of Physical Therapy.  I consider myself to be an expert in human anatomy and biomechanics and spend 40+ hours per week helping my patients overcome a variety of painful conditions. However, I am also the first to admit that I am not an […]


Can You Have A Ball At Work?

October 9, 2017

By Amanda Vito, PT, DPT Are there benefits to replacing a standard desk chair with an exercise ball chair in order to reduce low back pain? One of the most common concerns seen in physical therapy practice on almost a daily basis is poor posture. Poor posture, especially when sitting for a prolonged period of […]