“Thank you to everyone at Peak Performance who have helped me get my strength back after having a double hip replacement surgery. “Thank you to my entire team for cracking the whip and making sure I do 30 reps on each side. There are so many staff members to thank especially to my Physical Therapist, George, Physical Therapy Assistants, Julie, and Physical Therapy assistant, Tyler. I would also like to thank athletic trainer, Joelle, for being such a good sport in competition.
According to APTA (American Physical Therapy Association), A new study has added to the growing body of evidence that beyond its effectiveness as a treatment for the pain itself, there are additional benefits to receiving physical therapy for low back pain (LBP) as a first-line approach: doing so could save money and dramatically reduce the chance of receiving an opioid prescription down the road.
Why should you choose PT as a first option before turning to an opioid prescription? Here are a few reasons:
- Significantly lower costs- patients with low-back pain who received care from a PT first experienced lower out-of-pocket, pharmacy, and outpatient costs after 1 year.
- Decrease in opioid usage– Low-back pain patients reduce their likelihood of receiving an opioid prescription by 87% compared with patients who never visited a PT.
- It’s safer!- Authors point out, “Opioid overdoses have reached epidemic proportions, and opioids have not been found to significantly improve health outcomes. First-line, nonpharmacological methods to treat LBP (low-back pain) have been recommended in the literature; this study suggests that [physical therapy] may be a positive alternative.
Read the full study here.
Individuals Suffering from osteoarthritis, arthritis of the bone, are seeking pain relief mostly felt in the hips, back and knees. However, individuals diagnosed with osteoarthritis are faced with the challenge of how to properly exercise while avoiding pain.
Aquatic Therapy can be extremely beneficial for people suffering from osteoarthritis, when performed in a professional therapeutic facility. One of the many benefits of Aquatic Therapy is that the buoyancy of the water counteracts gravity, decreasing the weight placed on joints.
Pool therapy educates patients on new ways of moving to deal with the effects of osteoarthritis. Exercising in the pool is aimed to get patients active, boost confidence and minimize pain.
Check out the full article here : https://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/pool-therapy-relieve-osteoarthritis-pain
Staff at Peak Performance Physical Therapy came together and dressed in casual wear on Wednesday, May 23rd to contribute to Long Island Cares, a local organization dedicated to feeding those in need on Long Island.
Over 70 staff members dressed down in jeans and sneakers for Casual for the Cause Day. Peak Performance is matching the total amount of donations collected, total donation numbers will be released in the upcoming days.
Check out the staff dressed down in the photos below:
After Nick L. underwent total hip replacement surgery, everything from climbing stairs to walking down the street was a painful struggle. Throughout his time at physical therapy, he started to regain strength and mobility from specific exercises and aquatic therapy.
“I had total right hip replacement on 12/21/18 . I found Chris at Peak Performance in New Hyde Park and couldn’t believe how fast I started to regain my range of motion and strength in my hip and legs. I met Chris for the first time in early January, not being able to navigate stairs without going one step at a time, and was experiencing pain in my right leg when I walked too far. Now, I am practically running up stairs and walking every time I have the opportunity to do so. Once something gets easy for me, Chris changes it up. It is never the same old thing, I am always doing new, more challenging exercised to get all my muscles that have been dormant for months all firing up again. Now, we’re also working in the pool with Aquatic therapy techniques.
Chris is also part of a top notch and extremely knowledgeable team. Every time I’m at a physical therapy session, there are at least 6 staff members at every turn I take, all of them willing to help me. Thanks to my Physical Therapist, Chris, and everyone at Peak Performance- I finally have my quality of life back! “