Performance Physical Therapy Blog

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

Before Loretta came to Performance she was burdened by severe pain and could only take a few steps using her walker before having to take a rest. Loretta states, “I was not able to get around on my own.  I was completely dependent on a walker.”  Loretta started treating at our Douglas Avenue clinic in North … Continue reading Patient Success Story – Loretta

Congratulations to East Providence’s Angie Leonardo, who reached an 1,000 point milestone on Feb 10th.  Angie is only the second female in East Providence High School history to reach this accomplishment.  The other girl to reach that milestone was Michaela Wiggins in 2011.  Angie scored 27 points in helping her team to a win over EWG. … Continue reading EPHS Athlete hits 1,000 point milestone – Dance had been a part of Isabella’s life since she was 3 years old. At 12, she was looking forward to attending a summer intensive program with the Joffrey Ballet in New York. But a goal she had worked to achieve her whole life, seemed in jeopardy when she was diagnosed with a hip … Continue reading Dancer Recovers From Hip Injury With Physical Therapy

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