Sunday, October 11, 2015
1. Cold and heat.
3. Physical therapy and occupational therapy.
4. Mind-body techniques.
5. Yoga and tai chi.
7. Music therapy.
8. Therapeutic massage.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
The results were encouraging, researchers say, with clear visual evidence of improvements in the exercised legs. Overall hip-bone density increased 2.7% and up to 12% in some parts of the bone.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Located on Broadway near Times Square, our 2,500-square foot facility provides a warm & intimate experience for all guests. #PhysicalTheranyNYC
Therapeutic and Conditioning Equipment:
-Star Trac Knee Flexion and extension selectorized machine
-Cadillac / Trapeeze table
-Barrel and Ladder
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Manual Therapy techniques include gentle soft tissue manipulation and joint mobilization, as well as craniosacral therapy plus more.
-Pre-and Postnatal Care
-Feldenkrais Method - Function Integration
-Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
-Soft Tissue Mobilization
-Trigger Point Therapy
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Half-kneeling rotation: A must-do for those who sit for long periods, this exercise improves upper-spine mobility and enhances rotation.
Lying glute stretch: The mainstay among runners can fend off lower back pain.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
-Jump Squats: Jump squats are very similar to regular squats, but they provide a higher intensity workout to the legs. This will in time stabilize the knees and make ACL tears and injuries less likely.
-Lateral Bounds: Lateral bounds help build stability in the sides of the leg - the lateral movement is unique to this exercise and helps build sideways strength so that you don't tear your ACL while pivoting or quickly changing directions.
-Step Ups: Step ups focus on the calfs, quads, and glutes.
-Leg Extensions: Leg extensions help buildup the quads for knee stability.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
If back pain has left you inactive for a long time, a rehab program can help strengthen your muscles & get back to your daily activities
Additionally, massage may relieve chronic low back pain, especially when combined with exercise and stretching. Researchers noted patients who did all 3 were able to move around easier and had less short term and long term pain. #WebMD
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Physical therapy involves a lifetime of dedication to individual growth and refining of skills. #PhysicalTherapyNYC
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Consider what's inside your forearms, and how to develop arm power and wrist strength: the wrist muscles, bone structure, and tendons can all be strengthened. See how the image on the left shows how intricate your forearms and hands are? Wrist muscles are like tightly wound steel cable that can endure a lot of work and carry a large load for their size. you can workout the extensors and flexors of your forearms, and wrist strength can present a lot of arm power.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Manual therapy - hands-on treatment - is an important component of rehab after a knee sprain. #LiveStron #PhysicalTherapyNYC
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
-Warm up first. Muscles stretch more easily when warm. try walking for a few minutes before doing any stretches.
-Fell no pain. Stretch only to the point of milk tension, never to the point of pain. If a stretch hurts, stop doing it. Reset your position carefully and try again. With time and practice, your flexibility will improve.
-Breathe. Breathe comfortably when stretching.
-Practice often. You'll see the best gains if you stretch frequently - several times a day on as many days of the week as possible.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Through ATM, individuals learn to recognize detrimental habitual patterns of movement that may be contributing to orthopedic or neurological problems, or inhabiting the ability to perform daily activities. The repetition of these non-strenuous sequences of movements teaches the brain to replace dysfunctional movement and thought patterns with new, more efficient movement options.
As one learns to relax and abandon habitual patterns, increased awareness, flexibility and coordination evolve naturally. Participants typically report feeling more relaxed, energized, taller, lighter, and more balanced in posture. Pain and tension often decrease and breathing becomes easier. #CentralParkPT
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Done correctly, it's what prevents injury, not causes it. According to the Global Burden of Disease 2010, low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Instead of avoiding our back altogether, we should be strengthening it to prevent injury. #PhysicalTherapyNYC
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Sit tall in the front of your chair with one outstretched leg. Flex your front foot and raise your leg up. Hold a moment before lowering and repeating on the opposite leg. #CentralParkPT
Thursday, May 7, 2015
SExC classes are the perfect blend of gentle yoga and Feldenkrais that will help mature adults improve balance, strength coordination, walking ability, pelvic floor function and relaxation. Some participants have even exclaimed that they feel sexy again!
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
There's no better way to prevent back pain. Here's why: The hip flexors are muscles on the front of your hips that raise your legs; sitting at a desk for long periods makes them tighten up and lose range of motion. Since the hip flexors run from the top of the thigh bone back to the bottom of your spine, their tightening pulls on the spine, increasing the arch in your lower back and putting pressure on it.http://bit.ly/1DIAhQ2
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Reach and stay at a healthy weight.
Wear well-cushioned shoes, and avoid high heels.
Walk up and down stairs one at a time, leading with your strong leg when you go up stairs or curbs, and with your weaker or sore leg when you go down.
Warm up before activities.
Avoid activities that make one side of the pelvis higher than the other, such as running in only one direction on a track or hiking or doing yard work sideways on a slope. Keep your hips level.
Sleep on your uninjured side with a pillow between your knees, or on your back with pillows beneath your knees.
Stretch after an activity, when your muscles are warm.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Follow these steps to help protect your back and prevent back pain:
Do back-strengthening and stretching exercises at least 2 or 3 times a week.
Stand and sit up straight.
Avoid heavy lifting. If you do lift something heavy, bend your knees and keep your back straight. This way, your leg muscles will do most of the work.
Stay active and eat a balanced diet.
If you are overweight, lose weight to help lower the strain on your back.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma may lead to the development of stress on muscle fibers and the formation of #triggerpoints. #AFTPJournal
You may have regional, persistent pain resulting in a decreased range of motion in the affected muscles. These include muscles used to maintain body posture, such as those in the neck, shoulders, and pelvic girdle. Trigger points may also manifest as tension headache, tinnitus, temporomandibular joint pain, decreased range of motion in the legs, and low back pain.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
As one learns to relax and abandon habitual patterns, increased awareness, flexibility and coordination evolve naturally.
Through ATM, individuals learn to recognize detrimental habitual patterns of movement that may be contributing to orthopedic or neurological problems, or inhibiting the ability to perform daily activities. The repetition of these non-strenuous sequences of movements teaches the brain to replace dysfunctional movement and thought patterns with new, more efficient movement options.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
1. Fatigue, for example, significantly increases your chances of developing low back pain
2. During your period.
3. When it’s super cold.
4. When you’re distracted.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
-Treadmill: With jogging or running, the high-impact activity may not be helpful if low-impact is the goal
-Elliptical: the instability of the footplate could put strain on the hip.
-Stationary Bike: Care should be taken when positioning the seat on a stationary bike. If the seat is too high or too low, existing hip pain could be aggravated.
•-Treadclimber: a risk of too much compression, which can be strenuous on the hip and hard on the knees
-StairMaster: If lowest impact is the goal, then this can stress the joints more than other machines
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Many shoulder problems are caused by the breakdown of soft tissues in the shoulder region. Using the shoulder too much can cause the soft tissue to break down faster as people get older. Doing manual labor and playing sports may cause shoulder problems.
Shoulder pain may be felt in one small spot, in a larger area, or down the arm. Pain that travels along nerves to the shoulder can be caused by diseases such as:
-Disease of the spine in the neck
Thursday, February 5, 2015
When treating an ACL injury, the key is controlling the instability of the knee. Repeated instability not only hinders athletic performance, but more importantly increases the risk of further injury to the cartilage and other ligaments of the knee.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
-Your back pain gets progressively worse
-The pain radiates to your leg(s) or causes weakness
-You experience bladder or bowel changes
-Your pain affects your balance or walking
-Your pain persists for more than two months.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
-Eat foods high in Vitamin D and calcium and/or take supplements to get the recommended daily intake. Both play an important role for muscular strength and bone health.
-Wear footwear with non-slip tread and add icegrippers over your footwear when the temperature is below freezing.
-Take a cellphone with you - it's a good way to let people know your plans and call for assistance if needed.
-Choose cleared sidewalks and well-lit routes.
-Avoid carrying objects that are too heavy or bulky and may cause you to lose your balance.
-Plan ahead to make sure you have enough time to get to your destination without rushing.
-Stay active with strengthening and balance exercises that can be done inside or out. Strong muscles and bones are important in preventing falls and getting around safely.
-Ask for assistance or tap into community resources.
-Have a plan. If you experienced a fall, what would you do? Knowing your next steps can assist in getting help as quickly as possible and may even save your life.
-Ask yourself if you are at risk.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Cubital tunnel syndrome can cause an aching pain on the inside of the elbow. Most of the symptoms, however, occur in your hand. #AAOS
-Numbness and tingling in the ring finger and little finger are common symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment.
-Ulnar nerve entrapment can give symptoms of "falling asleep" in the ring finger and little finger, especially when your elbow is bent.
-Weakening of the grip and difficulty with finger coordination (such as typing or playing an instrument) may occur.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
-urinary problems, such as an urgent need to urinate, painful urination or incomplete emptying of their bladder
-constipation, straining or pain during bowel movements
-pain or pressure in the vagina or rectum
-heavy feeling in the pelvis or a bulge in the vagina or rectum
-muscle spasms in the pelvis
Thursday, January 1, 2015
One study found that people who underwent osteopathic manual therapy (OMT), for 12 weeks saw a 30% reduction in their pain level.
In osteopathic manual therapy (OMT), an osteopath or chiropractor moves your back muscles using hands-on techniques such as stretching, light pressure, and resistance.