Total Performance Physical Therapy

Total Performance Physical Therapy's Dr. Heather Moore Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer


North Wales, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/04/2019 -- Patients looking for physical therapy rehabilitation in the Hatboro and Horsham areas have come to trust the specialists at Total Performance Physical Therapy to get them back in the game stronger, better, and faster. Now, the organization is proud to announce that its founder, Dr. Heather Moore, has recently contributed to the Philadelphia Inquirer as a featured columnist.

As an expert in sport-related injuries, Dr. Moore discussed the inevitable uptick of knee injuries during the current running season. In her article, titled "Does Intermittent Knee Pain Mean You Should Stop Running?", she takes a look at some of the common causes of the wide range of knee pain for runners and other athletes. In many cases, the culprit is a muscle imbalance and the resulting overcompensation that the body does to attempt to make up for it.

Dr. Moore stresses that although many individuals may worry that they'll need to stop running for relief to intermittent knee pain, it's not the case in many instances. In fact, the entire staff at Total Performance Physical Therapy are reluctant to tell runners to stop running or take them off a training schedule. Since knee pain can be caused by a variety of factors that don't necessarily need to be in the knee — like muscle weakness in the hip, foot, or another area — it's essential to stay active and address these issues through strengthening and flexibility exercises.

Additionally, Dr. Moore recommended that athletes use a foam roller, which she considers even more essential than stretching. Rolling every area of the legs on a daily basis is critical to preventing muscle injuries to the lower extremities, and pain experienced while rolling can be an indicator that there is an underlying issue with them. For more information on intermittent knee pain, read Dr. Moore's article here.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Heather Moore or one of her expert staff, or to inquire about aquatic therapy services for patients in and around Hatboro and Horsham, contact Total Performance Physical Therapy at 215-703-2529 or visit

About Total Performance Physical Therapy
Led by the nationally-renowned Dr. Heather Moore, Total Performance Physical Therapy is a state-of-the-art center for physical and aquatic therapy dedicated to the physical rehabilitation of athletes of all ages and ability levels. With a Physical Therapy and Coaching Staff that consists exclusively of Doctorate-level physical therapists, Total Performance Physical Therapy employs cutting-edge physical therapy techniques to create personalized programs that address the needs and goals of every patient.