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In North Carolina, physical therapy treatment may be initiated by a licensed physical therapist when the patient is referred by a qualified and licensed practitioner. Qualified practitioners include Physicians and Physician Assistants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, Chiropractors, and Podiatrists. Most private insurance also provide direct access to physical therapy without a referral from a physician. Call our office to determine if your insurance supports direct access.

Peak Performance physical therapists are licensed health care professionals who evaluate and treat people with health problems resulting from injury or disease. They measure many aspects of human function including muscle strength, joint range of motion, endurance and balance. They assess where the deficits are causing pain or decreased function, and formulate a treatment plan to promote the patient’s recovery. Many of our therapists specialize in treating specific areas of the body such as the back, neck, hand, or shoulder. Or they may concentrate on pre- and post-surgical care, sports injuries, stroke rehabilitation, or one of the other areas of physical therapy.

Programs are customized to meet each particular patient’s needs. Peak Performance therapists work closely with both patients and their physician to develop effective rehabilitation programs.

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Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy for an appointment: 866-953-1278.
Click below for Specific Specialties:
  • Aquatic Exercise and Therapy
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    Aquatic
    Aquatic exercise is a good choice for maintaining joint range of motion and for enabling patients to continue with their daily activities with less pain or restriction of movement. The buoyancy of the water reduces stress on joints while its resistance helps build muscles.

    Aquatic exercise is an effective method of easing the pain and stiffness of arthritis by exercising in a warm water pool, and it’s an excellent option for anyone wishing to get into shape gently and safely.

    Peak Performance’s aquatic therapy is conducted at Courts Plus, located at 2911 Brunswick Avenue in New Bern and 104 N. Marine Boulevard in Jacksonville, just a short distance from each clinic.

  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
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    Geriatric
    Senior citizens can continue to live an active, enjoyable life regardless of age. Physical therapy for seniors includes blood-pressure control, diabetes control, enhancement of muscle strength and balance, prevention of osteoporosis, and more.

    Peak Performance‘s multidisciplinary team of physical therapists, technical assistants, and athletic trainers are dedicated in helping seniors to be mobile and actively enjoying life. Facilities include a special aquatics program, balance therapy, individualized treatment, and a fitness aftercare program.
    With thirty percent of our patients over the age of sixty, our staff is experienced in evaluating and treating a myriad of injuries and illnesses affecting seniors. Common diagnoses include:

    • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Coordination and Balance Disorders
    • Functional Limitations related to mobility
    • Stroke
    • Sports/Orthopedic Injuries
    • Cardiac and Pulmonary Diseases
    • Joint Replacements
    • Fractures Neck and/or Low Back Pain
    With the guidance from Peak Performance and the adoption of preventative measures, seniors can continue to live an active and healthy life. We do not stop moving because we grow old – we grow old because we stop moving!
  • OCCUPATIONAL Therapy and/or HAND THERAPY
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    General

    Peak Performance also provides consulting services in the field of ergonomic design. Many employers are faced with tradeoffs between efficiency and productivity versus safety and comfort. Good ergonomic assessment and workspace design results in improved efficiency and productivity, and less worker injury.

    A well-designed workplace considers all aspects of the users’ environment so that it “fits the user like a glove.” Peak Performance applies a user-centered approach to ensure users’ biometric, physiologic, and ergonomic needs are achieved in the work environment. Site assessment, ergonomic design and employee seminars are available.
    • Upper Extremity Fractures
    • Sprains or Strains
    • Tendinitis
    • Nerve Injuries
    • Ligament Injuries
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Amputations
    • Arthritis
  • Sports Specific THERAPY
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    Sports
    Whether you are a serious athlete or just want to maintain your regular athletic activity, Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy can help achieve your goals. Our physical therapists and certified athletic trainers go to great lengths to simulate positions played and other environmental considerations to assess movement and to develop training and/or rehabilitation programs to improve ability and enjoyment.

    Regardless of age, the benefits of sound evaluation, patient-specific therapy and training programs improve performance and/or smooth transition to competitive activities.

    Peak Performance offers rehabilitation and/or performance improvement programs in a variety of sports, whether for leisure, school or professional, including those listed here:
    • Running
    • Football
    • Baseball & Softball
    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
    • Weightlifting
    • Lacrosse
    • Cheerleading
    • Soccer
    • Golf
    • Tennis
    • Swimming
    • Exercise Walking
    • Biking
    Free Injury Screening:
    Peak Performance will also perform free injury screenings by appointment. Let our therapist evaluate basic abilities and discuss your specific concerns and we’ll provide a written evaluation and recommendation you can use with your regular medical provider to determine a treatment plan.

    Contact us at 866-953-1278 to setup an appointment at your nearest clinic.
  • Women’s Health and/or Incontinence
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    Womens Health
    Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy offers therapy intervention for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) focusing on female urinary incontinence and pelvic floor muscle weakness. Urinary Incontinence (UI) is defined as the involuntary loss of urine sufficient enough to pose a problem to the person afflicted. People of all ages and lifestyles, the majority of whom are women, are affected by loss of bladder control. Nonsurgical treatment can be very effective in improving this condition.

    Our customized treatment programs are available for both women and men, and may include:

    • Patient education
    • Behavior modification
    • Pelvic floor muscle exercises
    • Biofeedback
    • Electrical stimulation
    Our Women’s Health therapists are specially trained in women’s issues, lymphedema, and pelvic floor dysfunction and are members of the Women’s Health section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Physician referrals are required to initiate treatment, so ask your doctor if physical therapy might be right for you. Please watch the following video for more information.
  • Lymphedema Therapy Program
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    Lymphedema is the chronic swelling of an extremity or other part of the body caused by a deficiency in the flow of lymph fluid from the affected area. Lymphedema develops in patients due to the surgical removing of lymph nodes such as a mastectomy or prostate surgery, by congenital defect, or by destruction of extensive lymphatic pathways due to trauma, surgery or radiation.

    Lymphedema can develop at any time, sometimes months or years after surgery, injury or radiation. Infections, rashes, or inflamed muscles cause the body to send extra healing fluid to the area of inflammation. As this extra fluid with other tissue waste, the extremity swells and hardens. In addition, bacteria can multiply and spread infection rapidly.

    Treatment for patients ranging from mild to severe cases is provided by Peak Performance therapists who are specially trained in lymphedema.

    Contact your physician for a referral for treatment.

  • Anodyne® Therapy Now Available!
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    Anodyne
    Proven by research. Recommended by Physicians. Trusted by patients.

    Anodyne® Therapy is an FDA-Cleared medical device for temporarily increasing circulation and reducing pain, stiffness and muscle spasm.

    Anodyne® Therapy and MIRE™ are registered trademarks of
    Anodyne Therapy, LLC.

    Contact your physician for a simple referral.

    Please call
    Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy for more information toll-free at 866-953-1278, or visit the Anodyne® Therapy website.

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