Performance Physical Therapy

Lorraine Jackson
I was treated for my neck and shoulders, primarily by Jennifer. I also saw a few other therapists, but not once did I have to repeat my story. The environment of PPT and the friendliness of all the staff made my visits enjoyable! I can’t believe how pain free I am! I’ve been to other therapy places; PPT is TOPS!
Joseph Ford
Always helpful professional knowledgeable. Just an all out great experience.
Eva Dreyer
Before coming to PPT I saw another physical therapist about hip pain. After seven weeks there wasn’t any improvement. A friend recommended PPT and the results were phenomenal! Sean thoroughly tested my range of motion and prescribed several stretching and strengthening exercises. He progressed these weekly. He re-tested my ROM after six weeks and the improvements were remarkable. Plus the pain was gone! Sean will be my PT for life!
linda bradford
From the start of my PT everyone I encountered was very friendly and pleasant. I was impressed with the interaction between staff and how knowledgeable Taylor (PT) as well as the techs were when I asked questions. I would recommend this office!!!
barbara brockett
I came to Performance Physical Therapy several years ago because I had heard good things about them, having been disappointed in other PT practices I had used over the years. Most recently, the last two sets of therapy have been with Jordan Morris, who is an outstanding diagnostician and therapist. He carefully evaluated my aches and pains and the exercises he used and therapies he applied succeeded in vastly improving my strength and flexibility. I would most definitely work with him again if I have any other issues. He is an asset to the practice.
Gary Rose
Knowledgeable, friendly, and great staff well organized.
Karen Riordan
Highly Recommend! I was extremely impressed w/the quality of care I received. The Physical therapist, Sam Bachman, had her Doctorate in Physical Therapy - was up to date on the latest treatments and had me 100% for a shoulder issue in just a few short weeks, after months of pain. I would definatly go back to PPT for any future needs!


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Easy Core Exercises for Women in Their 50s with Orthopedic Concerns: A Guide by Performance Physical Therapy

As women navigate through their 50s, maintaining optimal health becomes increasingly important. For many, orthopedic concerns such as back pain can pose challenges to staying active. In this blog post, Performance Physical Therapy, with locations in Hockessin, Wilmington, and Greenville, Delaware, is excited to share a tailored guide on “Easy Core Exercises” specifically designed for women in their 50s dealing with orthopedic issues.

Understanding the Need for Gentle Core Exercises

As the body ages, maintaining core strength is vital for overall well-being. The core, which includes muscles in the abdomen, back, and pelvis, plays a crucial role in providing stability to the spine and supporting daily movements. For women in their 50s with orthopedic concerns, it’s essential to focus on exercises that are gentle yet effective in building core strength.

Benefits of Easy Core Exercises for Women in Their 50s

1. Alleviating Back Pain: Gentle core exercises can help alleviate back pain by strengthening the muscles that support the spine, reducing strain on the lower back.

2. Improving Posture: As the body ages, maintaining good posture becomes more challenging. Easy core exercises can enhance posture by strengthening the muscles responsible for spinal alignment.

3. Enhancing Overall Mobility: A strong core contributes to better overall mobility, making it easier to perform daily activities and stay active in the long run.

Easy Core Exercises for Women in Their 50s with Orthopedic Problems

1. Seated Marches:
While sitting comfortably in a chair, lift one knee at a time in a marching motion. This low-impact exercise engages the core without putting undue stress on the spine. Perform this exercise for 10-15 repetitions on each leg.

2. Pelvic Tilts:
Lie on your back with your knees bent, and gently rock your pelvis back and forth. Pelvic tilts are excellent for targeting the lower abdominal muscles and are easy on the back. Aim for 2 sets of 10–12 repetitions.

3. Modified Side Planks:
Support your upper body on your forearm while lying on your side and keep your knees bent. Lift your hips off the ground, engaging the side muscles of your core. Hold for 15-20 seconds on each side, gradually increasing the duration.

4. Standing Leg Raises:
While standing and holding onto a sturdy surface for support, lift one leg to the side. This exercise targets the core and improves balance. Perform 2 sets of 12-15 repetitions on each leg.

5. Gentle Cat-Cow Stretch:
Start on your hands and knees, gently arching and rounding your back in a flowing motion. This yoga-inspired stretch promotes flexibility and engages the core muscles. Repeat for 2 sets of 8-10 repetitions.

Tips for Success

1. Start Gradually: Begin with a small number of repetitions and gradually increase as your strength improves.

2. Listen to Your Body: If you experience pain or discomfort, modify the exercises or consult with the experts at Performance Physical Therapy.

3. Consistency is Key: Incorporate these easy core exercises into your routine consistently to experience long-term benefits.

Conclusion: For women in their 50s with orthopedic concerns, easy core exercises are a gateway to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. The team at Performance Physical Therapy encourages you to embrace these gentle yet effective exercises to support your overall well-being. Take the first step towards a stronger core and a more vibrant life. Visit our locations in Hockessin, Wilmington, or Greenville, Delaware, for personalized guidance on your journey to better health.