Straight To The Point Blog

June 26th, 2018

Achilles Tendonitis: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

by Robert Gillanders, DPT Achilles tendonitis is a foot/ leg injury usually sustained by athletes, weekend warriors or people who work on their feet all day. The pain ranges from soreness or tenderness in the lower leg area to striking pain. What is the Achilles tendon? The Achilles tendon is a thick tendon which connects Read More…

June 19th, 2018

Hamstring Stretch: Video

The hamstrings are often a tight spot for many people, and it’s easy to overdo a stretch. In this video, Point Performance physical therapist Michal Tekle, DPT, demonstrates how to do a simple hamstring stretch that also mobilizes your sciatic nerve. Lie down on the ground with your back flat. Raise one leg with the Read More…

June 11th, 2018

Plantar Fasciitis: How to Diagnose, Treat and Prevent

by Robert Gillanders, DPT Plantar fasciitis is a type of heel pain. It’s one of the most common foot pain and noticeable because we spend so much time walking or standing on our feet every day. It’s mostly found among runners, overweight individuals and people who wear poor shoes. While it’s a real pain – Read More…

June 5th, 2018

Visual Aid for Physical Therapy Home Exercises: Video

Some people are visual learners, and that includes those in physical therapy. Your homework is essential to improving your performance, but how do you know if you’re doing it correctly? Point Performance’s Lauren Borro demonstrates an easy visual aid that helps maintain proper form, using tape placed over the hip bones. By standing in front Read More…

May 30th, 2018

Summer Injuries: How to Avoid Them

Summertime means long, exuberant days spent outside playing, exercising, and just enjoying. But it also comes with increased injuries. In fact, emergency rooms experience nearly 34,000 visits just in summer alone, particularly on weekends. They range from grill and open fire burns to near drownings, dehydration and heat stroke, insect bites, and sports injuries. What Read More…

May 22nd, 2018

Thoracic Spine Stretch: Video

If you sit all day long, which many of us do, you’ll notice you don’t turn your thoracic spine very much. That’s the area between your waist and your chest, and it can start to feel crunched down the more still you sit. Physical therapist Allison Haynes, DPT, demonstrates a great and simple way to Read More…