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January 7th, 2019

Serratus Shoulder Exercises: Video

Often when we talk about building shoulder muscles or working on posture, there is a heavy focus on pinching back and bringing the shoulder blades together. However, it is important not to forget the muscles that move the arm forward, especially the serratus muscle. The serratus anterior muscle wrap around ribs and moves the scapula Read More…

January 2nd, 2019

Leg Exercises for Ski Season: Video

Ski season is upon us and it’s never too early to start getting your legs ready for the fresh powder. There are lots of great ski mountains within driving distance of Bethesda. Two exercises that can really help you Vonn the slopes are tuck squats and lunges. Both of these exercises put you in positions Read More…

December 20th, 2018

HIIT (High Intensive Interval Training) Workouts: The Benefits and How-To

The weather outside is frightful and the idea of a long run outside is even scarier. Winter and cold weather doesn’t mean you need to spend hours on the treadmill or freezing outside—in fact, with a quick high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, you’ll be warm in no time. HIIT has gained popularity in recent Read More…

December 13th, 2018

Foam Rolling for Thoracic Spine Flexibility: Video

 You only need one simple tool to increase your arms mobility and flexibility of your thoracic spine: the foam roller. In this video, Point Performance’s Adam Gershowitz, DPT, illustrates how to use a foam roller to stretch your thoracic spine which increases your ability to bend backwards. Directions: Start with the foam roller perpendicular Read More…

December 11th, 2018

Happy Holidays from Point Performance!

Everyone at Point Performance wishes you a happy holiday season from the newly expanded and redesigned waiting room!

November 28th, 2018

The differences among an orthopedist, physiatrist and physical therapist

There are many orthopedist practices in Bethesda, but how do you know if that’s what you need for your injury? If you suffered a recent injury to the skeletal system, will you need an orthopedist, physical therapist or physiatrist to help you? What is an orthopedist? Orthopedists are doctors who specialize in bones. Their focus Read More…