Beat the Holiday Weight Gain

Beat the Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday weight gain is no myth. 

If you don't want to wind up with a belly like a bowl full of jelly, then it might be a good idea to make some lifestyle changes around this holiday season. 

Most Americans gain between 1-5 pounds over the holidays but the real problem is they don't ever lose that extra pound or two after the holidays are over. 

Maybe an extra pound isn't a big deal over one or two years, but these few pounds a year can really start to add up. The best bet to keep the weight off is to mind your portion sizes and up your movement, which is good advice for any time of year. 

Suffering from Migraines? Physical Therapy Can Help.

Suffering from Migraines? Physical Therapy Can Help.

Migraines are no joke. 

People who suffer from chronic headaches understand just how much a migraine can keep you from living your life. 

Most people will experience a headache this year, but you'll know if it has advanced to a full-blown migraine attack because you'll be sensitive to both light and sound. Migraine sufferers will likely also experience nausea and appetite loss as well. All in all, a migraine is no joking matter. 

To Cut or Not to Cut: Meniscus Tears & Physical Therapy

To Cut or Not to Cut: Meniscus Tears & Physical Therapy

For years we've been saying you should think twice before you go see a surgeon to take care of your meniscus tear. 

Turns out The New York Times has been saying the same thing for years as well. 

The meniscus helps cushion and stabilize knees. Having a torn meniscus is not uncommon, as of 2013 there were about 700,000 surgeries performed to repair the fibrocartilaginous structure. 

InBody: What it Means and Muscle-Fat Analysis

InBody: What it Means and Muscle-Fat Analysis

InBody

InBody is one of our favorite new tools and we have it at both of our physical therapy locations because the information is so valuable. If you're interested in having the tools to crush your goals and finally understand your own body structure then InBody is exactly the tool you're looking for. 

SculpSure on the Mind??

SculpSure on the Mind??

Have questions about Cynosure's Sculpsure? Like....

How does SculpSure compare to Coolsculpting? (It's better. Way better. More effective, less uncomfortable...the list goes on.) 

Motivation Monday: Runners Unite!

Motivation Monday: Runners Unite!

AlterG. Noraxon. SkillMill. 

Everything a runner needs to train hard and work smart. 

Every few months we like to bond with the running community and support their hard preparation for world-class races (The New York City Marathon!!) by offering complimentary running sessions for one day only. 

Tis the Season

Tis the Season

Swimsuit season may be over, but that doesn't mean you should suffer the standard holiday weight gain. 

You might already be planning those Holiday parties for work and family fun and we all know what that means....it's time to pull out that Little Black Dress and the fitted slacks. It also means you'll have lots of delicious foods to feast on and cold winter weather to lure you in doors and away from your daily run around the Central Park loop. 

Runners and Treadmills and PT's- Oh My!

Runners and Treadmills and PT's- Oh My!

It's that time of the year again folks.  That's right. 

Time for our complimentary runner's clinic!

We've become known in New York City for our physical therapy protocols to get runners back to sport after injury or surgery and we are opening up our Lincoln Square clinic doors to share the love. 

Body Composition and Your Fitness Goals

Body Composition and Your Fitness Goals

When we get new equipment at Sloane Stecker it's always after exhaustive research and with an aim to round out our world class gym with a tool that will help our patients and clients achieve the goals they're working towards. You'll find machines developed by NASA engineers, the latest diagnostic equipment available, and tools used by pros around the world. Our latest addition to our Westchester office is a favorite, trusty tool in our New York City physical therapy clinic- the InBody. 

Physical Therapy in Westchester

Physical Therapy in Westchester

Not to be overshadowed by its showy neighbor down south, Westchester has some bells and whistles of its own and the riverfront view from our physical therapy clinic there is definitely worth the visit. 

Physical Therapy in New York City's Lincoln Square Neighborhood

Physical Therapy in New York City's Lincoln Square Neighborhood

New York, the city that never sleeps. The Big Apple. The best city in the entire world. We all know it and we all love it. One of the benefits of living in New York is being able to work with world class professionals in any field. People who come to New York City to make their lives and careers are tenacious, type-A go-getters. You know because, well, you are one yourself. 

One machine= full body workout.

One machine= full body workout.

World class training equipment is just one of the reasons to check out our New York City and Westchester physical therapy clinics, but boy oh boy, is it ever a good one!

While it is true that all you need to consider yourself a runner is the open road and the will to pound the pavement, it's equally true that the right machine can revolutionize your fitness goals.

Physical Therapy Demystified: Spinal Stenosis

Physical Therapy Demystified: Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis might sound like fun and games, but it definitely isn't something you want to sign up for. Spinal Stenosis is the compression of the spinal cord. The smooth line of the spine gradually narrows until the nerves and vertebrae are pinched, resulting in back pain, legs, arms, neck, and even hands. Where your body feels pain from your spinal compression depends on where in your body the compression is occurring. 

Walking Gait Analysis

Walking Gait Analysis

At our physical therapy clinics in New York City and Irvington, we talk a lot about the importance of gait and stride when running. We should also mention it's just as important to train your gait when walking in your day-to-day lives. This article from Brian Dorfman is a good one for quickly understanding the importance of gait analysis for everyone, athlete or not. 

Fitness Tip Tuesday

Fitness Tip Tuesday

You're crushing your goals like a champ. 

Morning runs around Central Park's loop are your playground and you're seriously contemplating signing up for The New York City Marathon. 

Here's one fitness tip that will help take your fitness prowess over the edge. One word: 

Nutrition. 

Physical Therapy Demystified: Fibromyalgia (FM)

Physical Therapy Demystified: Fibromyalgia (FM)

Fibromyalgia is a condition marked by severe physical discomfort and chronic pain. Most often individuals suffering from FM (fibromyalgia) pursue medication to relieve the pain. Combining prescription medication with physical therapy is a powerful way to combat the chronic and debilitating pain from fibromyalgia. 

Weekend Workout

Weekend Workout

The most important thing I've learned about nutrition is you need to deserve your carbs. 

- Charles Polliquin

This one is for those weekend warriors who are racking up hours in New York City board rooms or putting in serious time at home during the week. One of the big secrets to a long and happy life is to keep your body conditioned and moving well. Skipping workouts during the week might be necessary, but it does mean you need to pack them into your weekend. In short, you've got to earn that brunch every New Yorker loves so much.