Sunday, October 11, 2015

8 non-invasive pain relief techniques that really work. #HarvardHealth

Book an Appointment now to help relieve your pain with therapeutic massage, biofeedback, yoga, physical therapy and customized at-home exercises.

1. Cold and heat.
2. Exercise.
3. Physical therapy and occupational therapy.
4. Mind-body techniques.
5. Yoga and tai chi.
6. Biofeedback.
7. Music therapy.
8. Therapeutic massage.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Hopping for 2 minutes a day can help bone health in older men, U.K. researchers say. #WebMD

Participants did the daily hopping exercises for a year. The exercises involved movements in different directions to distribute stresses and strains throughout the hip.

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

We offer state-of-the-art equipment, hammer strength and life fitness, and leading edge technology.
-Gym Area
-Classroom Area
Therapeutic and Conditioning Equipment:
-Star Trac Knee Flexion and extension selectorized machine
-Pilates: Reformer
-Cadillac / Trapeeze table
-Wunda Chair
-Barrel and Ladder
-Pliometric boxes

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Manual Therapy techniques include gentle soft tissue manipulation and joint mobilization, as well as craniosacral therapy plus more.

Hands-On Treatment provided at #CentralParkPT are provided to specifically address your pain and rehabilitation needs. Trusted by thousands of patients, and respected by hundreds of doctors, book an appointment convenient to your schedule for:
-Craniosacral Therapy
-Pre-and Postnatal Care
-Feldenkrais Method - Function Integration
-Joint Mobilization
-Muscle Energy
-Neuromuscular Reeducation
-Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
-Soft Tissue Mobilization
-Therapeutic Massage
-Trigger Point Therapy

Sunday, September 13, 2015

15 natural back pain remedies #CNN

Talk to you doc about these 15 expert-approved natural back pain remedies, and find out if they are safe and appropriate for you.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Stretching out the hip flexors can alleviate a lot of lower back pain.

Low-back pain is plaguing the nation! And if you, bike, or sit too much, tight hips could be contributing to the ache around your spine. A major hip flexor muscle, the psoas, not only draws the thigh toward the abdomen, but is also attached to the five lowest vertebrae of the spine. When the psoas shortens and tightens from activities like sprinting or cycling, it can pull on the vertebrae, creating a sensation of tightness in the low back. The good news is that stretching out the hip flexors can alleviate a lot of lower back pain. Once you are warmed up, and after every workout, you should stretch your psoas.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Military Muscle | 6 therapeutic stretches to help you look & perform better #MilitaryTimes

These static stretches are normally done in two, sometimes three, reps. The most lengthening happens on the second and third rep.
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

5 Simple Exercises You Can Do To Prevent #ACL Injuries

-Squats: Squats are the perfect exercise for the legs. They do a great job strengthening the quads and glutes, which will help stabilize the leg overall and prevent ACL injuries.
-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

Our physical therapists can guide you through stretches, strength exercises, and low-impact cardio that will help you be fitter without straining your back. #CentralParkPT
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

Relieve Hip Pain and Tightness #PhysicalTherapyNYC

Whether you are sedentary or athletic you will regain your energy by coming to this workshop. You will feel as if you are walking on air. Your stride will lengthen. Your hip joints will feel lubricated. Your legs will move more easily. Free yourself from hip tightness, tension and pain.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

What is #incontinence? Doctor’s advice on treatment, products and THOSE pads. #Daily_Express

Although it is not always possible to prevent, a healthy lifestyle may reduce your chances of developing urinary incontinence.
-Healthy Weight
-Drinking Habits
-#PelvicFloor Exercises

Friday, July 24, 2015

Physical therapy involves a lifetime of dedication to individual growth and refining of skills. #PhysicalTherapyNYC

It also means treating the whole person, addressing both the physical and mental aspects of each patient, and interacting with them in such a way that allows for a relationship of thrust and respects to be built. - MEHRBANOO MEHRROSTAMI, PT

Saturday, July 18, 2015

#Feldenkrais Functional Integration #PhysicalTherapyNYC

Skillful, supportive touch slowly and gently guides the body into improved ways of moving. We can detect habitual holding, tension or restriction and simultaneously facilitate a release of the restriction and help you find freedom in your joints and muscles. Improved coordination, flexibility and balance, as well as relief from chronic pain, stress and anxiety are experienced. #CentralParkPT

Friday, July 10, 2015

Get Aligned: The low back and hips relate directly to the hamstrings. #PhysicalTherapyNYC

A fixated or "stuck" sacroiliac joint, for example, can inhibit normal pelvic and hip extension, causing hamstrings to have to work overtime or inhibiting them due to subtle pain signals. Dysfunction of joints in the low back, or even disc problems, can also wreak havoc. Get structurally aligned before launching into an exercise program that might ingrain your problems.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Expert Advice: You're Only As Strong As Your Weakest Muscle Group #phillymag

When demands placed on one muscle are too heavy to bear, another less suitable muscle will take over to support the weight. #CentralParkPT

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wrist Strength #NHLHockeyIce #PhysicalTherapyNYC

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

Two Exercises for Preventing and Rehabbing #TennisElbow

Keep in mind resting an inflamed tendon is vital to returning it to a properly functioning muscle/tendon. #CentralParkPT

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Exercise: An effective prescription for joint pain #HarvardHealth #PhysicalTherapyNYC

...the right exercises performed properly can be a long-lasting way to subdue ankle, knee, hip, or shoulder pain. For some people, the right exercise routine can even help delay or side step surgery. your goal should be to pair gentle, targeted joint workouts with a simple walking routine. Your doctor should advise you before you begin a new exercise program, but these simple stretching tips are important to any workout.
-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

Awareness Through Movement (ATM) #Feldenkrais #PhysicalTherapyNYC

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

Don't be afraid to train your lower back. #PeopleMag #HarleyPasternak

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

All exercises should be performed within pain tolerance. #PhysicalTherapyNYC

Pushing to extremes of motion beyond pain tolerance does not enhance function but rather increases discomfort and prolongs rehabilitation. #CentralParkPT

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Move to Help Prevent Joint Pain #WebMD #PhysicalTherapyNYC

Keep joints healthy by keeping them moving. The more you move, the less stiffness you'll have. Whether you're reading, working, or watching TV, change positions often. Take breaks from your desk or chair and move around. #CentralParkPT

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mark Cuban Foundation aids U-M research on growth hormone's impact on ACL recovery

Despite advances in surgical techniques and accelerated rehabilitation, the nearly quarter of a million patients who suffer #ACL tears each year still experience permanent weakness and muscle loss. #PhycialTherapyNYC

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gentle #BackPain Stretch #PhysicalTherapyNYC

#CentralParkPT personalizes your at-home exercises and stretches according to your individual needs.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Seated Hip Flexor Lifts #HipPain #PhysicalTherapyNYC

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

FREE Seniors Exercise Class

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!

Tuesdays are FREE for Seniors!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Save Your Spine: STRETCH YOUR HIPS #MensHealth

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.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

To prevent and ease hip pain during work, play, or daily activities: #UofMHealth

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

One of the best ways to prevent back pain is to keep your back muscles strong. #AFTPJournal

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

The Genetics of Being Injury-Prone #TheAtlantic

Knowledge of genetics alone won't keep athletes from getting hurt. But it may, at the very least, reveal those at higher risk and help minimize future problems.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

5 Times You Are Prone to Sports Injuries #Shape_Magazine

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.
5. Post-stretch.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Insightful Exercise Machine Pros & Cons for Chronic Hip Pain #EverydayHealth

-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

What Causes Shoulder Problems? #NIAMS

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:
-Gallbladder disease
-Liver disease
-Heart disease
-Disease of the spine in the neck

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Understanding Anterior Cruciate Ligament (#ACL) Injuries #UWhealth

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

Back injury red flags and warning signs #ClevelandClinic

-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

The following are some tips to help people of all ages stay fall-free this winter

-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

People with pelvic floor disorders may experience:

-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.