Straight To The Point Blog

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…

May 9th, 2018

Shoulder Stabilization/ Posture Exercise with Resistance Band: VIDEO

If you suffer from tight shoulders, want some more stabilization in the shoulder area, or develop better posture, using a resistance band to do some simple exercises can help strengthen those muscles. This is beneficial if you tend to sit all day long, or even just to have better strength and posture during your day-to-day Read More…

May 8th, 2018

The Mediterranean Diet: Food for Fighting Inflammation (with recipes!)

by Dr. Laurie Brodsky, HBSc, ND You’ve heard plenty about the Mediterranean diet, but what exactly is it? It’s a great way to reduce inflammation in the body. When it comes to giving the body a well-deserved breather from any type of inflammatory heat, now is the best time to do it. The spring and Read More…

April 30th, 2018

Burpee: How do to it properly (VIDEO)

A burpee is an all-body exercise that’s been hailed for covering all the essentials, for being challenging, but quick. However, it can also be done incorrectly, leading to all sorts of injuries down the road. When you don’t have a lot of time for a regular workout, nothing quite helps give your body a boost Read More…

April 30th, 2018

Seasonal Allergies and Working Out: How to Combine the Two

Seasonal allergies got you down? It’s very possible, with pollen levels through the roof – on your roof, on your hair, on your eyelids, everywhere. You feel stuffy, sick, itchy, tired and uncomfortable. Why would you even attempt to exercise outside in this? But it’s also so beautiful and sunny and warm! You’re in a Read More…

April 18th, 2018

Medical Acupuncture versus Dry Needling

Medical acupuncture and dry needling: what’s the difference? We get this question a lot here at Point Performance since we do offer both treatments. They both use fine needles, and the end goal is to improve function, reduce pain, and increase performance. But their approach and philosophies are very different. Acupuncture is a method of encouraging Read More…