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!


Matt Car Stretches

Breaks, stretches can help avoid strains during long car trips

Written for The News Journal

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I just returned from a trip to Maine which has become an annual event during which I get to do some great kayaking, hiking and relaxing.

My wife and I truly love Maine, and we always say the long time in the vehicle driving is worth it. But, the reality is that after a total of nine and a half hours of actual drive time, more than a few parts of my body are “talking to me.”

I get so many questions from patients almost daily about how to be more comfortable when they are driving, even for short distances.

Certainly, a big part of this is how someone is actually positioned in the vehicle seat. The angle of the back rest, height of the seat and amount of lumbar support are all important factors in determining comfort level.

Of course, we are not all built to the same dimensions. Even though base model cars have decent adjustability with seating, a person over 6 feet tall will have different needs than the person who is 5 feet tall. To complicate matters even more, two people who are exactly six feet tall may have different leg lengths, arm lengths, etc.

So, it is difficult if not impossible to recommend a “one size fits all” guideline to make you perfectly comfortable in your vehicle seat. There are general principles I strive to have my patients achieve when adjusting the seat, but the bottom line is you have to change positions, and often.

Of course, this means stopping and taking breaks on long trips. Most of us just want to get to our destinations as quickly as possible, but this almost always backfires. The fatigue in the postural muscles that are working to support us while driving is insidious.

Our bodies often do not give us clear signals that certain areas are fatiguing. I tell patients that once you starting having pain, you are too late. We have to be more proactive to prevent the muscular fatigue that causes most of our discomfort with sustained sitting.

The other factor about which most of us are unaware is the contribution of vibration. No matter how smoothly your vehicle rides, there is vibration that automatically causes muscles to contract harder. I recommend stopping at least every two hours to give your muscles a break.

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