Straight To The Point Blog

June 29th, 2017

Video: Proper Dumbbell Lifting Technique

Free weights (such as a dumbbell) are an excellent way to build strength and muscle. However, poor technique can result in soreness and injury. In this video, Point Performance’s medical personal trainer, Danny Rodriguez, demonstrates the proper method to lifting a dumbbell. Here, he aims to rotate the thorax over a stable pelvis. By standing Read More…

June 22nd, 2017

Neck Pain From Texting

Do you have neck pain? Do you stare at your phone—a lot? We might have found a culprit. While the pain isn’t permanent—yet—it can become a chronic issue, particularly among children whose entire lives have revolved around the phone. Cervical pain and arthritis can be expected to grow in the next several years, as people Read More…

June 14th, 2017

Diagnosing and Treating Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tears

  By Dr. Mark Klaiman, MD Torn shoulder rotator cuffs are a common injury, particularly among those over 60 years of age. While causes vary from individual to individual, it may stem from overuse (heavy manual labor, weight training, repetitive motion), arthritis, aging, acute injury, or general wear and tear. While physical therapy and surgery Read More…

June 8th, 2017

Swimming Back Into the Season

Swimming is a fantastic way to exercise because of its low-impact and all-body workout. And even though the pool’s open, do you feel like you can only swim four laps before you’re huffing and puffing? Here are some tips to ease yourself back in the water. Warm up outside the pool. Take a five-minute brisk walk Read More…

June 7th, 2017

Senior Athletes Who Inspire Us to Exercise

Photo credit: GCSC Think you’re too old to become an athlete? That your knees “can’t take running” or that you simply don’t have the stamina? Hardly. Studies have shown that exercise—even a few days a week—can increase longevity, assert independence, reduce risk of falling, improve cognitive skills, reduce risk of heart attack and stroke, and provide Read More…

May 23rd, 2017

Video: Abdominal Muscle Ultrasound Exam

Use of ultrasound imaging for the abdominal muscles is a reliable method for physicians and physical therapists to view how those muscles are supporting the back. This is particularly reliable following back injury or pain, and when abdominals need to be re-strengthened in order to increase back support. To do so, your therapist will can Read More…