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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
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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
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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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How to improve balance at home

How to improve balance at home

Balance is an essential aspect of our physical health and well-being, yet i’s often overlooked. However, maintaining good balance is crucial for preventing falls and injuries, especially as we age. If you’ve found that your balance is not up to par, there are many exercises you can do at home to improve it. In this blog post, we’ll go over some easy exercises that you can do to improve your balance.

1. Single-Leg Stands

Single-leg stands are a great way to improve your balance. To perform this exercise, stand on one leg and raise the other foot off the ground. Hold this position for as long as you can without touching your raised foot to the ground or using your arms to steady yourself. Repeat the exercise on the other leg and try to hold the position for the same amount of time. As you become more comfortable, increase the time you spend on each leg.

2. Heel-to-Toe Walk

Heel-to-toe walk is another exercise that helps to improve balance. To perform this exercise, place a line or piece of tape on the floor and walk along it, placing your heel directly in front of your toes with each step. Keep your arms at your sides, and try to maintain your balance as you walk. Repeat the exercise several times, and as you become more comfortable, try to walk faster.

3. Standing on a Pillow

Standing on a pillow is a simple yet effective way to improve your balance. To perform this exercise, place a pillow on the floor and stand on it with one foot. Try to maintain your balance for as long as you can without touching your raised foot to the ground or using your arms to steady yourself. Repeat the exercise on the other foot and try to hold the position for the same amount of time.

4. Tandem Walking

Tandem walking is another exercise that helps to improve balance. To perform this exercise, place a line or piece of tape on the floor and walk along it, placing one foot directly in front of the other with each step. Keep your arms at your sides and try to maintain your balance as you walk. Repeat the exercise several times, and as you become more comfortable, try to walk faster.

5. Yoga Poses

Yoga poses are an excellent way to improve balance. Some of the best yoga poses for balance include the tree pose, warrior III, and the eagle pose. These poses require you to stand on one foot and maintain your balance, which helps to strengthen the muscles in your legs and improve your overall balance.

6. Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a form of martial arts that emphasizes slow, smooth movements and deep breathing. It’s an excellent way to improve balance and coordination, as well as reduce stress and anxiety. Tai Chi can be done at home or in a class, and it’s suitable for people of all ages.

7. Progressive Balance Training

Progressive balance training is a more advanced exercise that involves working on balance in different positions and environments. For example, starting by standing on a stable surface and progressing to an unstable surface such as a balance board or foam pad. As your balance improves, you can move on to more challenging exercises such as standing on one foot or walking on a narrow beam.

In conclusion, improving your balance is essential for preventing falls and injuries, especially as we age. By incorporating these exercises into your daily routine, you can improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. Remember to always start with a comfortable level and gradually work your way up to more challenging exercises. Consult with a healthcare professional before starting any exercise program.

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