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 in 2018

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 »

Muscle Recovery – The Name of the Game!

Muscle recovery is the name of game right now!  From Ultramarathon runners, to golfers, to the average Weekend Warrior, everyone wants to reduce muscle soreness and be back to participation as quick as possible.  To facilitate this process as much as possible there are a few easy things all athletes can do to feel better… Read More »

The Performance Academy

We are excited to announce a new partnership with The Performance Academy (TPA). Raleigh Performance Center’s partnership with TPA will begin November 1st. TPA will provide athletes with sports performance training and baseball instruction. The Performance Academy is a group of health and athletic performance experts who are passionate about helping individuals reach their full… Read More »

When is it safe to return to sports after ACL reconstruction?

It is that time of the year with Fall sports back in full swing and basketball around the corner that I see an increase in ACL injuries. Unfortunately, far too many youth athletes are suffering these injuries, and in some cases multiple times. Increasingly, the rate of re-injury has become a significant concern for athletes… Read More »

Dry Needling, Why Didn’t Someone Tell Me About This Before?

Written by: Dennis Meszler, Sports Physical Therapist at Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center in Cary Last week I was working through a treatment session in which I am using dry needling as part of the program.  After we had treated a few trigger points in her anterior hip musculature she said, “so why didn’t someone tell… Read More »

Maintaining Movement and Flexibility

Written by: Walker Cruikshank, CSCS, XPS Maintaining proper mobility and flexibility is critical for us to function well, stay healthy, and pain free.  Many tend to neglect this aspect of fitness, while at the same time continue to stay active in recreational sports or hobbies.  Most jobs can force us into a somewhat sedentary lifestyle… Read More »