Performance Physical Therapy Blog

By Kate Vander Wiede Kelley turned to Performance for help with the pain, headaches and mobility limitations that lingered from a past car accident Two years ago, Kelley Parsons was hit by a car while riding her bike to work. The collision left her with a sprained clavicle, pain in her shoulder and neck, headaches … Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm: Kelley Parsons finally found pain relief with Performance

Dr. Michelle Collie and Dr. Brian Hay sit down the Friday before the Boston Marathon to discuss what obstacles the runners could face, their own marathon experiences, and tips for anyone thinking about trying out a marathon themselves. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

By Dr. Brian Hay The “right” body type for running Countless times, I’ve heard my patients say, “I don’t have the right body type to be a runner.” And sure, there are some genetic traits that people might have that make them better or worse at running. But, regardless of your shape or size or … Continue reading Thinking about running? Here’s what new runners should know.

by Kate Vander Wiede After being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, Keith Begnoche turned to physical therapy to help him get back on his feet again When Keith Begnoche first came to the Smithfield clinic in 2016, he was hoping to get treatment for his knee – which he’d injured at his job, working … Continue reading With perseverance and balance training, Keith Begnoche is back on his feet

By Kate Vander Wiede PPT Athletic Trainer Sal Palermo helped save a referee’s life when his heart stopped during a game He was sitting on the bench with his school’s JV Girls Basketball team when it happened: Across the court, he watched as the referee went down. The crowd gasped and fell quiet. His team … Continue reading Saving a Life from the Sidelines

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