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!


Rest Stops & Travel: Why It’s Important to Do Rest Stop Stretches While Traveling

Rest Stop Stretches

The summer travel season is here and many of us are planning on taking family vacations via cars. This may just be to the beach, or perhaps a longer trek to visit family many states away.

I have written in the past about the dangers of sustained postures, especially sitting, and the negative effects on the muscles of the neck and back. There is, perhaps, no more stressful sustained posture than sitting in a car, particularly if you are the driver. Driving today is inherently challenging with more traffic volume, more aggressive driving, and frequent back-ups due to accidents and construction. Another factor of which few people are aware, is the effect of vibration on the body. Any time we are exposed to vibration, muscles all over the body can become tense.

There is vibration in every vehicle no matter how smooth riding it may seem. This muscle tension is most often felt in the neck and back, and is one of the leading reasons that people visit a physical therapist for treatment. The ironic thing about this is that the remedy for the muscle tension is extremely simple. Travelling in a car as either driver or passenger also gives you the opportunity to take steps to minimize the effects of the sustained sitting. Contrast this with air travel where you are confined to the environment of the airplane and thus, much more limited in taking steps to get relief from the sitting.

I just recently made a driving trip to and from Boston.

I was fortunate to have my brother and father with me, so we had plenty of drivers available to take turns should one of us get fatigued. Despite the fact that we all took turns, we made several stops during the six and a half hours it took to negotiate the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Connecticut Thruway, which, by the way, seem to get longer every time I make that trip.

As we pulled into one of these rest areas, I noticed a woman performing a series of stretching exercises right next to her car. It was impressive, because she went through a collection of no more than five or six stretches for both the upper and lower body. It took just a few minutes. She actually had a smile on her face when she got back into the car! To me, as a physical therapist, I knew full well why she was smiling. She felt better! Very simply, she performed exercises which relieved muscle tension that was building in her shoulders, neck, back and legs. I think we call all identify with feelings of stiffness in various areas after sitting in a car for long periods. No one wants to arrive at their destination in pain or stiff. That is surely no way to start a vacation.

Here is my “Rest Stop Regimen” of stretching that can be done easily and quickly. Hold each of the stretch positions for 10 seconds and do 2 of each.

This little program should take no more than 2 minutes. I think that is a good trade-off for arriving at your destination feeling good. Just think of the national trend that could result from this. At rest stops all over the country, travelers will be stretching in masses. Maybe that would ease “tension” on the road and make for happier travels!