Performance Physical Therapy Blog

Smithfield, RI – The American College of Physicians (ACP) released new guidelines to steer doctors away from scribbling scripts for painkillers in favor of noninvasive treatments such as physical therapy for low back pain. This news affects a large population, as low back pain is a close second to the common cold in a list … Continue reading The ACP Gives Physical Therapy a Nod in the Treatment of Low Back Pain – Move over, acupuncture. Physical therapists are adding a new needle to their toolkits, and it may be effective at banishing bodily aches and pains. Unlike acupuncture, an ancient practice that has been said to manipulate the flow of energy or qi to promote healing, dry needling works directly on the painful points in … Continue reading Find out if dry needling is right for you

Dancing for a living, professional ballerina Tara Gragg can’t afford to be injured or in pain. Now her audience, at the Island Moving Company in Newport, can learn Tara’s 5 tips for keeping healthy for the stage. Cross training improves performance and decreases injury risk. Thanks to the guidance of her physical therapist Dr. Kayleigh … Continue reading 5 Tips for Staying Healthy for the Audience

Performance Physical Therapy’s Patient of the Month was awarded to Bristol’s Matt Sorrentino!  Originally from MA, but a resident of Bristol, RI, Matt is an avid competitive ballroom dancer.  “It’s more than a hobby, it’s like a second job to me,” says Matt.  Having been active in the sport for 14+ years, and being highly … Continue reading PPT’s Patient of the Month – Matt Sorrentino

Providence, RI – Turning the calendar page from one year to the next is a time to refocus goals or establish new ones, and the common thread is always a resolve to be better. As members of the healthcare force, physical therapists are accustomed to setting goals for patients on a daily basis but the … Continue reading Physical Therapists Help Patients Select the Right Rehab Professional

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