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