Thursday, March 27, 2014

How Whirlpool Contrast Therapy Works #PhysicalTherapyNYC

There are many different ways whirlpools can be used in physical therapy. One such way is contrast - alternating warm and cold water flow every few minutes. Cold water makes the arteries contract, reducing blood flow. Warm water makes arteries expand, increasing blood flow. By alternating, a pumping effect is created, thus reducing swelling.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

How Icing Works

The application of ice is a technique used in physical therapy on injuries less than 48 hours old. It slows the blood flow to the injured area, reducing the potential for scar tissue to build after damage to a muscle, tendon, or ligament. The ice should not be applied for more than 20 minutes at a time.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How Heat Works

The application of heat is a technique used in physical therapy on injuries more than 48 hours old.  It increases the blood flow to the injured area, reducing pain and stiffness. The surface applied should be warm but not create any discomfort on the skin.

Monday, March 10, 2014

#PelvicFloor disorders are more common than you think.

Nearly 1 in 3 women experience some form of symptom. Our effective and specialized treatment approach dramatically improves and often even completely resolves Pelvic Floor Disorders. The specially trained Physical Therapists at Central Park Physical Therapy utilize state of the art technology & proven therapeutic strategies to develop an individual treatment plan that is sensitive to the concerns of our patients.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

How Soft Tissue Mobilization Works

Soft Tissue Mobilization is technique used in physical therapy to eliminate scar tissue. After an injury, the body sends blood to the injured area as part of the healing process. This extra blood can create scar tissue, which can limit mobility. Soft Tissue Mobilization targets the danger area and safely puts force on it to restore normal tissue texture.