Blog Posts from the Breaking Through Team

The team at Breaking Through Intensive Therapy genuinely loves what we do. There is nothing more rewarding than having a patient, who was previously in pain and frustrated with an inactive lifestyle, declare their excitement with being able to move again without pain. We are proud that by using The One80 System we have found an effective way to treat our physical therapy patients, one-on-one, getting to the root cause of their dysfunction, in less sessions.  This not only gets them back to doing what they love faster, it saves them money by not paying for endless physical therapy sessions.

In our blog posts you can find patient success stories as well as general tricks and tips for optimizing your own body and its ability for fully functional movement. Use the category tabs to filter the blog posts in order to search for the specific topic you're interested in.

If you have a question you would like to see answered in a post, or you have a patient success story you feel comfortable sharing, please let us know.

Stay Pain-Free While Traveling

Vacation! The word itself conjures images of relaxation, exploration, and creating lasting memories. But for some, the excitement of travel can be tempered by the worry of travel-related pain and stiffness. Long car rides, cramped airplane seats, and unfamiliar activity levels can leave you feeling sore and achy, putting a damper on your adventures... At […]

Is Neurofeedback Safe for All Ages?

NeurOptimal Neurofeedback for Everyone: From Kids to Seniors! Can neurofeedback be used with children? Can it be used for older adults? Yes and here's why: Non-invasive: Unlike medication or surgery, NeurOptimal® is a non-invasive technique. It simply monitors your brainwave activity and provides feedback, allowing your brain to self-regulate. Gentle approach: NeurOptimal® uses a gentle, non-directive approach. […]

Linear vs. Nonlinear Neurofeedback

Linear Neurofeedback Linear neurofeedback is more commonly found and used. This type of neurofeedback is usually used to “treat” a diagnosis. The treatment usually begins with brain mapping. Brain mapping is a non-invasive and non-drug procedure used to identify any area of abnormality linked to symptoms. It is used to read what’s going on in […]

Help Training for Marathons: Think Different. Run Different. Let’s Get Started!

Training for marathons, half marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks and all running events is something we do best. If you're a runner than you likely know the Cleveland Marathon is just about 3 months away!  The marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 18th & 19th. Are you ready? We can […]

Neurofeedback for Child Anxiety: Help for Your Anxious Child

What is Child Anxiety and Can Neurofeedback Help? Symptoms of child anxiety can include feelings of restlessness, fatigue, lack of concentration, irritability, headache, stomachache, feelings of worry, and sleep disorders. Some people can experience panic disorder which can cause panic attacks. Panic attacks can present as heart racing, sweating, chest pain, trembling and feeling out […]

Knee Pain Specialists. Breaking Through isn’t Just an Option, It’s the Solution!!

Knee pain can cripple your stride, turning every step into a painful reminder of what you can not do. Here's a secret, Breaking Through uses the patented One80 System® which isn't fancy equipment, medical device or another symptom modification gimmick, it's your ticket back to walking, running and jumping pain free. Understanding How The Knee […]

PT for Runners: Why Runners Are Racing to One80 PT for Injury Recovery and Prevention

Whether you're a track runner, a trail runner, a marathon runner or run for fun, runners are racing to the patented One80 System® for PT that's effective for injury recovery and prevention. Setting the Pace with PT for Runners The road to recovery, and the path to prevention, shouldn’t be a solo sprint. At Breaking […]

The One80 System®: Natural and Effective Approach to Eliminate Pain, Restore Motion and Build Strength

You Want Natural Pain Relief Without the Hocus Pocus. Whether it’s chronic pain or a recent sports injury, our unique physical therapy system restores your motion, eliminates your pain, and builds up your strength and endurance. And we do it without machines, gimmicks, drugs or lotions. You won't need an MRI. We won't tell you […]

NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback to Improve Stress and Anxiety (Just in Time for the Holidays)

If you go into any store right now you’re bombarded with stocking stuffers, decorations, and artificial Christmas trees. This creates pressure to get everything done. If you’re putting together a party or family gathering, that brings on a whole new level of stress. Neurofeedback: A Proactive Way to Help with Holiday Stress & Anxiety At Breaking […]

Maximize Sports Performance with The One80 System®

Traditionally, warming up has been associated with static stretching, which involves holding a position to elongate the muscles. While this method can be beneficial, recent studies suggest that it may not be the most efficient way to prime your body for optimal performance. That's where The One80 System® comes in, revolutionizing the art of warming up. Our […]

Neurofeedback for Performance Anxiety

Performance anxiety can feel like a heavy burden to those who perform in some way. Your mind may be muddled as if there is too much going on in your head, or you may feel like you forgot everything you’ve ever practiced or rehearsed! Neither are ideal situations for performing. Whether it's sports, singing, dancing, fitness competitions, instrumental performances, academic […]

Does Neurofeedback Help With Sleep?

Importance of Sleep for Overall Health Sleep is not a luxury, it is a necessity for good overall health and well-being. Research has shown that sleep plays a vital role in strengthening the immune system, protecting heart health, regulating weight, improving mood, and can even affect memory.  In short, a good night's sleep is essential […]

NOT Your Typical Physical Therapy: “Think Different, Move Different, Be Different.”

NOT Your Typical Physical Therapy: "Think Different, Move Different, Be Different." Critical thinking drives our assessments as we attempt to determine the root issue that is holding you back. This separates us from many of the medical model therapy clinics and talk-based counseling. We are One80 providers and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback providers which sets us apart […]

Neurofeedback for Kids in School

Is your child struggling with school? Are they having trouble paying attention, completing homework, or keeping up with their peers? Do they lack confidence? NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback for Kids of All Ages If so, you may want to consider NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback. NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, brain-training program that can help kids of all ages improve […]

7 Reasons Athletes Choose Us for Sports Therapy and Rehab

#1. Customized Care. One-on-One Sports Therapy Treatment We focus on finding the root cause of your specific issue with an extensive functional evaluation each session. You will be seen one-on-one for manual therapy treatment and progress through customized reinforcement exercises. #2. Science-Based Process and Treatment Strategies Rather than relying on symptom modification gimmicks, Breaking Through […]

Best Neurofeedback Myths, Busted!

Myth: Allow at least two nights sleep between neurofeedback sessions. BUSTED! This is also false. The NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback is so safe that sessions can be run even twice per day if you want.  Because it doesn’t push the brain, NeurOptimal® cannot hurt you nor create side effects.

Do I Need An MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging, MRIs, are common imaging used to diagnose a variety of orthopedic or musculoskeletal conditions. However, many people are not aware that they may not need an MRI at all. According to a study published in the journal Radiology, only 1 in 5 MRIs actually lead to a change in treatment plan. This means that […]

CrossFit Champion Credits Neurofeedback for Better Performance

Steve Hamming is an impressive athlete. Maybe most widely known as the CrossFit Games Master's World Champion in 2014 he competed in the CrossFit World Championships four times. He has also earned gold medals in the USA track and field master's division, 7 National championships in Fast pitch softball and 2016 Olympic weightlifting National champion. […]

Neuropeak Neurofeedback Used in “Quarterback” Series Compared to NeurOptimal®

In last week's post, What is the Neurofeedback on Netflix’s Quarterback Series?, we wrote about the benefits of neurofeedback for athletes, as Kirk Cousins demonstrates in the series. The type of neurofeedback Kirk uses is called Neuropeak Pro. At Breaking Through we use NeurOptimal®.  There are several types of neurofeedback, so how do you know […]

What is the Neurofeedback on Netflix’s Quarterback Series?

Quarterbacks and Neurofeedback To kick off football season, we wanted to bring attention to a connection between football and neurofeedback, a service we offer at our clinic! In the Netflix series “Quarterback,” Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins discusses his use of neurofeedback to help him stay focused and engaged during games.  (Neurofeedback is mentioned in the […]

Physical Therapy for Foot Drop: Patient Returns to Dance After 10 Years!

Shoulder Pain: Makes Work Difficult and Eliminated Dance, Workouts and Activity We recently had the pleasure of working with a young lady, Trish. She came to the physical therapists at Breaking Through with complaints of left shoulder pain that would bring her to tears and was limiting the “fun” activities she enjoyed.  With the intensity […]

Effective Physical Therapy for Baseball Sports Rehab

What is Physical Therapy for Baseball Sports Rehab? Physical therapy is a form of treatment that helps athletes recover from injuries by utilizing a wide range of therapeutic exercises and activities. This treatment is aimed at restoring physical function, reducing pain, and preventing further injuries. Physical therapy for baseball sports rehab is a specialized form […]

Overcoming Plantar Fasciitis: Our Effective PT Will Get You Back on Your Feet ASAP!

So, what exactly is plantar fasciitis? It's a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, called the plantar fascia. This can happen from overuse, improper footwear, or even just standing or walking for long periods of time. Athletes, especially runners and dancers, […]

Understand Sports Injury Basics to Get Effective Sports Injury Treatment

With football season in full swing, and basketball season on the horizon, we thought taking a look at sports injury basics can help our student team athletes, and parents of our team sport athletes, to avoid sports injuries. By understanding sports injuries we can treat them more effectively when they happen.  And injuries don't just […]

How to Pick the Best Running Shoe for Supination, Pronation and Injuries or Pain

Dr. Josh Palcic, Physical Therapist at Breaking Through, knows about running. As a runner himself, and a father of children on cross country teams and other running sports, Josh hears this question a lot, "what's the best shoe for running?" This video goes into more detail about the pros and cons of running shoes made […]

Is Stretching Bad for You? Why Stretching is NOT Your Friend.

Stretching the wrong way, long, static stretching, can do more harm than good. Stretching can decrease an athlete's performance, lead to increased fatigue and actually lead to more feelings of "tightness." First, let's define "stretch" and then explain why stretching is NOT your friend. When We Say Stretching is NOT Your Friend, What is "Stretching?" […]

Affording Neurofeedback and Intensive Therapy: Applying for Grants

Many of our families experience great success with neurofeedback in just a few sessions and  realize it would be more cost effective to either purchase or rent their own NeurOptimal®'s Portable Neurofeedback device for home use. However, although renting is more cost effective than paying for individual sessions, and purchasing your own device is the […]