Summertime Health Tips

June 30, 2017

Summer time is officially here which means that most individuals will be spending more time outside with their family and friends enjoying the sunshine. For those who intend to transition their exercise programs from indoor to outdoor, there are several factors to consider for safe exercise in warm/hot environments. You can use the following tips […]


Protect Your Shoulder Like a Pro

June 26, 2017

Many of you know that I am huge baseball fan. I have my truck radio programmed for the Major League Baseball satellite station, and I try to catch as many games as I can on television. I can thank my Dad for this passion. I also tend to follow the stories of player injuries, as […]


Celebrating Independence

June 21, 2017

Everything we do here at Performance PT is geared around helping people feel better and getting back to doing what they love. For some folks, this is competitive sports and fitness, and for others, it’s about maintaining independence with all those activities of daily living that can become a challenge when we get older or […]


Holiday Weekend Travel And Rest Stops!

May 24, 2017

There is a reason they call them “Rest Stops” The summer travel season is rapidly approaching, and many of us are making plans now to take a family vacation via car. This may just be to the beach, or perhaps a longer trek to visit family many states away. I’ve written in the past about […]


Three Easy Tips For Gardening without Injury

May 1, 2017

By John Bradley, DPT I write frequently about the physical challenges of gardening and performing yard work.  There is no doubt that gardening regularly is an excellent form of exercise, and if done in a sustained manner, meets the criteria of aerobic exercise which has cardiovascular benefits.  But, like other forms of working out, gardening is […]


Advice for Kids and Spring Sports

April 27, 2017

By John Bradley, DPT At this time of the year, we often see more than our normal number of younger athletes with injuries sustained while playing and practicing various spring sports. To a certain extent, injuries occur as part of involvement in athletic activity. But, after seeing athletes for thirty years, I can say with […]


Burning sensation in your feet? It Might be Plantar’s Fasciitis

April 12, 2017

If you have ever had a burning feeling along the bottom of your feet, it might be due to inflammation in the tendons in the bottom part of your foot, called the plantar fascia. When this area gets aggravated by overuse, heel spurs or other problems, you can develop plantar fasciitis, which means, literally, inflammation of the […]


Stand Up Straight!

February 27, 2017

by John Bradley, DPT This article was first published in the News Journal on February 23, 2017. You can go to the original article and watch the video by clicking here Most of us adults can still hear those words echoing in our heads decades later, often spoken by a parent or teacher who was […]


Pretty Feet and Protected Ankles, Part II – Ankle Stability

February 20, 2017

This is Part Two of our Series about Strength Training and Tips for Dancers and Gymnasts from Dr. Julianne Wood Ankle Stability As discussed in part 1, sickling (when your foot rolls inward) can be a contributing factor to ankle sprains, but another factor is ankle stability. You would think spending all that time on […]


If Your Knee Hurts, Check Out Your Hip!

January 27, 2017

By John Bradley, DPT This article first appeared in the News Journal on March 6, 2012 I have seen countless numbers of patients with a primary complaint of knee pain. The causes of the pain are many and varied. Arthritis, sprained ligaments, and torn cartilage often top the list of reasons why a knee can be […]