Performance Physical Therapy Blog

After Maria Iannotti had hip surgery, she turned to physical therapy to regain strength and speed By Kate Vander Wiede Back when Maria Iannotti was a high school junior, the road to healing stretched out long in front of her. After months of right hip pain, Iannotti underwent surgery in her junior year to repair … Continue reading Push for 10: Getting back on the water after surgery

by Kate Vander Wiede Just four days before her final performance in the Island Moving Company’s The Nutcracker, high school senior Flora Grilli sprained her ankle. “I was devastated,” Grilli said. Every fall for the last nine years, she had performed as a snowflake, sugarplum or rose in The Nutcracker. But now Grilli was unable … Continue reading Getting back on pointe in time for opening night

Performance Physical Therapy would like to congratulate Sydney Vilardi for receiving the Performance Physical Therapy Scholarship Award.  Sydney was captain of both the girl’s soccer team and girl’s lacrosse team at East Providence High School.  Sydney helped to lead the girl’s soccer team to their first team state title during the fall season.  She will be attending Assumption … Continue reading East Providence Student-Athlete receives Performance Physical Therapy Scholarship Award

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

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