Thursday, May 22, 2014

#PelvicTilt #PhysicalTherapyNYC

Lie on your back with your knees bent. In this relaxed position, the small of your back will not be touching the floor. Tighten your abdominal muscles so that the small of your back presses flat against the floor. Hold for five seconds then relax. Repeat three times and gradually build to 10 repetitions.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The five most essential ingredients for an athlete whose main weapon is the shoulder:

1. Sports-specific technique
2. Flexibility
3. Core stability
4. Rotator cuff control
5. General strength
The primary goal of these five areas of intervention is, in a word, balance.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

#Anklesprains often occur when running, walking on uneven ground, or jumping.

Usually, people are told to rest, elevate the foot, apply ice, and use an elastic wrap to reduce swelling. This treatment is typically followed by exercises that can be performed at home. Although the pain and swelling usually improve quickly, more than 70% of people who sprain their ankles continue to have problems with them and up to 80% will sprain their ankles again. This suggests that it is important to better care for ankle sprains. One option is manual therapy, where the therapist moves the ankle and surrounding joints to help restore normal joint movement. 2013;43(7):456. doi:10.2519/jospt.2013.0504