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March 18th, 2020

Tips and Tricks for Using Walking Poles: Video

Spring is here and there’s no better time to hit the trails. Research shows going downhill with trekking poles can reduce strain on the knees by 12 to 25%. Point Performance has some tips and tricks for putting a spring in your step by using trekking poles on your hikes and long walks. In this Read More…

March 9th, 2020

Important Information Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients, Your health and safety are our primary concerns. With the spread of COVID-19 from the coronavirus, we want to assure you that we are monitoring the situation closely, particularly as we see the first local cases pop up.  It’s important to us that you feel secure when visiting our offices and our gyms Read More…

February 3rd, 2020

Cold Weather Aches and Pains and What to Do About Them: Video

When the temperature drops, does your pain level go up? For many patients, there is a tie between cold weather and aching joints. In this video, Point Performance’s Michal Tekle explores the causation and remedies for this phenomenon. There have been a lot of studies conducted, but results remain inconclusive. One theory is that the Read More…

January 21st, 2020

Balance Exercises: Video

Standing on one leg is a good test of how your balance is, but it does not emulate good balance in the real world. Very rarely are we forced to stand like a flamingo. Instead, balance comes into play while walking and moving. Having good balance is important for all movement. Balance exercises can improve Read More…

January 6th, 2020

Avoiding Winter Falls: Video

Snow days can mean sledding, hot cocoa and a movie by the fire. But they are also dangerous. Snow and ice mean an increased risk of fall. Every year, there are 3 million hospitalizations related to falls. That’s one in every four people over the age of 65, and as you age, the rate of Read More…

December 20th, 2019

How to Create New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

New Year’s resolutions. Yes, it’s that time of year again. When thoughts turn to making our selves all shiny and new—with intention, purpose and results. But before we’re very far into the New Year, our resolution is a thing of the not-so-distant past. It’s no wonder that the beginning of a new year is the Read More…