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!

WE HELP YOU QUICKLY REGAIN THE ACTIVE LIFESTYLE YOU LOVE.

Your Game Plan for Safe Ladder Use

Safe Ladder

As summer draws to a close, and the weather cools, many homeowners start reaching for ladders and tools to begin much needed repairs and painting jobs both inside and outside the house.  As a physical therapist, I see many patients who sustain injuries from doing work around their homes.  While some of these injuries are traumatic in nature, most of them are more subtle strains and sprains.  My patient’s recent visit brought to light some of the problems anyone can encounter using a ladder.

I must state the obvious and note that any work with a ladder must be conducted with the utmost safety in mind.  The National Safety Council has excellent tips and techniques to ensure that you are safe when working with or on any ladder (see www.nsc.org). 

Check out our video here:

There are a number of potentially stressful situations for the body when working on a ladder.  Let’s start at the “top”. 

Fear not. Some simple measures can be done to avoid having these stresses turn into injuries.

1. Be aware of the tendency to arch the neck, head and spine backward when you are working on a ladder.

2. Preserve your knees and calves with these exercises. These exercises will reduce the accumulated strain on the rear of the knee from standing in the hyperextended position on the ladder.

3. Then, to preserve the arch of your foot, here are some best practices and tips.

So go ahead and dust off that ladder and attack those fall projects.  Practicing these simple tips and exercises will go a long way to making sure you stay healthy as you work on turning your house into a beautiful home.