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April 29th, 2019

Lumbar Spine and Intervertebral Discs with Dr. Mark Klaiman: Video

What is the lumbar spine? The lumbar spine and intervertebral discs in the lower back are often the source of pain in that area. What causes their injury? Sometimes it’s due to strain caused by heavy lifting, and in other cases it’s just from years of overuse and general wear and tear. The anatomy of Read More…

April 23rd, 2019

Hip Stability Exercises: Video

If you’re a runner, hip stability is important in preventing runner’s knee and IT band injuries. It is a key part of your training regiment to strengthen your hip rotators, glutes and improve stability. In this video, Point Performance’s Allison Haynes demonstrates three modifications of a hinge, designed to activate your hip muscles and improve Read More…

April 16th, 2019

The Benefits of Water for Recovery and Injuries

Water is integral to your everyday living. It maintains organs and cells, regulates body temperature, moves blood and nutrients through the body, and aids in digestion and many bodily functions. It keeps your skin, nose and eyes moisturized. We all understand that hydration is key, but it can sometimes be hard to discern when hydration Read More…

April 8th, 2019

Physical Therapy and Headaches: Video

Do you suffer frequent headaches for unknown reasons? Do you dread the onset of a migraine? Your physical therapist can help discover the cause of your headaches and help find solutions for them. In this video, Point Performance’s Sara Squires, DPT, explains how a physical therapist will evaluate causes and treatments for your headaches. Head Read More…

April 2nd, 2019

Calf Stretches: Video

Now that the weather is nice, people are getting back outside and running. But with running comes the dreaded tight calf muscles. Tight calves can lead to myriad other problems, like plantar fasciitis and ankle sprains. It’s important to properly stretch and loosen your calves to prevent injury. In this video, Point Performance’s Michal Tekle demonstrates Read More…

March 26th, 2019

Balance Exercises: Video

Many adults struggle with balance issues as they age. But the good news is, through simple home exercises, you can improve your balance. In this video, Point Performance’s Sandra Lee, DPT demonstrates how to challenge the three balance systems (vision, somatosensory system and vestibular system). Directions: Begin with your feet together and hands on hips. Try Read More…