Thursday, September 25, 2014

4 Physiotherapy Tips for Swimming #PhysicalTherapyNYC

1. Be mindful of body rotation.
2. Enter the water with a flat hand.
3. Maintain good posture.
4. Incorporate bilateral breathing into your swim workout.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stationary Bike: Biking is a good way to increase strength and range of motion.

Make sure you have the right positioning of the legs. At the bottom of the pedal stroke, the bend in the knee should be 15 degrees. Start with 10 minutes and slowly increase your time.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

#ConsumerReports: Back Pain Survey March '13 has helpful info on Pg 2+

46 percent said that it interfered with their sleep, 31 percent reported that it thwarted their efforts to maintain a healthy weight, and 24 percent said that it hampered their sex life. #PhysicalTherapyNYC

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Passive-lock single-leg hip raise #MensHealth #PhysicalTherapyNYC

It’s not just slumping that hurts your posture. Simply sitting can be harmful, too.  For instance, when you sit constantly—as most of us do—the muscles on the fronts of your hips become short and tight. What's more, your glutes—or butt muscles—actually forget how to contract. The combination of tight muscles on the front of your hips and weak muscles on your backside causes your pelvis to tilt forward. This pushes your lower abdomen outward, making your belly protrude—even if you don't have an ounce of fat. Worse, it also puts more stress on your lumbar spine, which can lead to lower-back pain.