Normatec Recovery Boots

Normatec Recovery Boots By: Walker Cruikshank, CSCS, XPS Performance Coach With today’s athletic landscape being as competitive as it is, most athletes are looking for a way to gain an edge on the competition. Hard work is essential, but most people tend to overlook the importance of recovery. This is where Normatec Recovery Boots will play… Read More »

Low Back Injury Prevention

Did you know that low back pain is the single leading cause of disability world wide?  This is according to a study performed by the Global Burden of Disease in 2010.  It is also one of the most common reasons for missed work in the U.S. and will impact up to 80% of people in… Read More »

When to go back to competition after an injury

Written by: Suzanne Blakeney PT, DPT, CSCS Another play-off season is upon us and with it the endless speculation and discussions about who’s hurt and how long their absence will affect their team. That leads us to ask larger questions about return to sport timelines, and why some injuries seem to take longer than others.… Read More »

The effects of stress on your body

Written by: Ashley Yartin, MS, LAT, ATC at Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center Insomnia. Migraines. Stomach Discomfort. What do these three conditions have in common? Besides being common ailments in the human body, these symptoms are most likely attributed to increased stress in a person’s life. On Monday, April 16th, Stress Awareness Day will be honored around… Read More »

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy By Brian Schiff, PT, OCS, CSCS Blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy is one of the newer techniques being used in the sports medicine field. Our staff has been utilizing personalized blood flow restriction (PBFR) therapy since November 2017 using the Delfi personalized tourniquet system (PTS). It has been credited with helping… Read More »

What is a Trigger Point?

What is a Trigger Point? By: Matthew Hillsinger, GWU Physical Therapy Student   Throughout my time at Performance Center in Cary, patients have asked me what is a trigger point? I wanted to use this time to educate everyone on the importance of self-trigger point release as well as the proper technique for this intervention.… Read More »

When should I stop?

When should I stop? Written by: Suzanne Blakeney, PT, DPT, CSCS   “Ouch! Is this normal? Am I hurting myself? Should I just ignore the pain and push through?” Whether you are sticking fast to your New Year’s resolution, gearing up for another season of races, or preparing for your next sport season you have probably… Read More »

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Thrive

Written by: William Parker, CSCS, USAW Level 1 It’s that time of year again.  The presents are opened, goodies are eaten and now New Year’s resolutions are a common topic of discussion.  Unfortunately, the statistical history of our culture suggests that upwards of 92% of the changes people attempt will result in disappointment.  Some reoccurring… Read More »

Holiday Travel Tips

Written by: Ashley Bowyer, PT, DPT, CSCS, PES It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  The holidays are here again and that means lots of travel to see family and friends to celebrate together. Unfortunately, that usually means extra long periods of sitting in planes, trains, and automobiles, leaving most people stiff and sore… Read More »