Cellulite is just about unavoidable, most people have a bit here and there by adulthood, but even so it's not a welcome addition to the thighs, stomach, or arm area for most of us.
In case you were wondering, cellulite is a dimply or lumpy appearance of the skin caused by fat deposits pushing through connective tissue. Cellulite is more common in women, but men can also experience this "cottage cheese" affect. The good news is, there are steps you can take to lessen the appearance of cellulite or prevent it if you're one of the few it hasn't happened to yet.
It's summertime and as New Yorkers we know this means heat waves followed by rain storms followed by the perfect sunny day on the beach. Summer in the city means filling nights with Shakespeare in the Park, ball games at Yankee Stadium, and street fairs.
Not as fun as it might sound. Interstitial Cystitis is also commonly known as Painful Bladder Syndrome. Symptoms include pain and/or pressure in the bladder and the need to urinate immediately. Often there is a relief from these symptoms after urination, which might also happen with great frequency.
It's National Running Day and we love the sport so much we are going to celebrate all week!
First, an ode to running. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways!
If you've been diagnosed with Osteoporosis you already know the challenges exercising can present, and how necessary it is for your future health and wellness. Once you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis it's time to turn to medical experts for help in creating the perfect plan to continue exercising and building your muscle and bone strength.
Mondays are important in setting the tone for your health goals. Helping people create a healthy lifestyle is one of our missions as physical therapists in New York City. Whether you're getting back to sport after an injury or surgery, are an amateur athlete looking to push yourselves to the next level, or just need to get back on your fitness routine after falling off the wagon, we have the hack for your fitness success. Monday motivation, here we come.
It's that time of the year again- beaches are getting crowded and the Hamptons are waiting for New Yorkers to get up and out of the heat. Maybe you didn't have time to get your laps in around the Central Park loop or log your running miles with your training group like you'd planned, but that doesn't mean you can't confidently work your way into your swimsuit. Body Sculpting to the rescue!
As physical therapists our job is to make sure we're on top of the most compelling research in body mechanics, efficiency, form, and healing. It's our job to make sure you're logging miles on the Central Park loop or crossing the New York City Marathon finish line. Whether you just want to run without your usual aches and pains, are looking to get back to sport after injury or surgery, or want to crush your previous record times-- we have the training program and the latest research for your goals.
Knee cartilage degeneration from years of pounding the pavement makes intuitive sense--there are few activities that require you to absorb the shock of 2.5-5 times your body weight repetitively like running does. For people who do get diagnosed with knee arthritis, it can be a helpful coping mechanism to come up with a reason why they developed the disease.
For the past twenty-two years Jennifer Anniston has been stunning and wowing audiences with her sleek physique. Part of Anniston's appeal is her "girl next door" beauty and the impression that her long legs can be achieved without the glitz and glam (or big bucks) of the rich and famous.
Jennifer has always credited her fitness routine of yoga, pilates, and cardio to her timeless beauty, but her newest fitness secret is taking Hollywood by storm: Physical Therapy.
Nocturia is a condition in which the afflicted patient has to get up throughout the night to relieve themselves. That is, one must get up often while sleeping due to the need to use the restroom.
The "anti-gravity treadmill" was originally invented by Robert Whalen, a biomechanics researcher at NASA Ames Research Center, in the 1990s. Whalen designed a treadmill that would let astronauts run in a more natural way. The design, patented in 1992, encloses a treadmill and the astronaut's lower body in an airtight chamber. Lowering the air pressure inside the chamber pushes the astronaut down, simulating gravity.
New York City is alive with the sights and sounds (and heat....) of Spring and it's proving why this is the best time of the year to take running drills to the next level. The days are longer and warmer and they're leaving just about everyone with more energy and joie de vivre. After a long winter inside, there's not much that's better than stretching your legs for a long run through Manhattan's Upper West Side or along the river in Westchester.
Here's another diagnosis that might not seem too familiar. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among American men. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer and are preparing for a prostatectomy, then you will be preparing to recovery from your surgery with physical therapy. We have the answers for your post-prostatectomy rehabilitation questions.
It's that time of the week again........
Get that six pack without taking a beating from the waves at Rockaway or train to get stoked for the weekend!
Either way, our SurfSet workouts will have you starting your week off on the right foot and give you that head-start on the rapidly approaching bikini season.
You know you've been living with a lot of pain for some time now, but going to a doctor for answers has left you even fuzzier and more confused than before. You wanted answers and all you got was a script for physical therapy and some mumbo jumbo diagnosis.
Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Not only do our New York and Florida offices have the most cutting edge equipment for your fitness and therapy needs, we've also got qualified and passionate physical therapists who are happy to answer your questions.
In 1980, the USDA released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which labeled fat as bad and ultimately gave credence to the idiom “you can’t unring a bell.” Have you noticed the abundance of low-fat or fat-free options on the shelves? Do your friends refuse to eat a particular food because it has “just too much fat?” Despite current popular opinion, since the release of those guidelines, national obesity rates have skyrocketed from approximately 15% to 35% of the population today.
Running has long been a popular sport due to its accessibility and cardiovascular benefits. The styles of running are as varied and diverse as the individuals who take part in the sport; from sprinting to marathoning to even a light jog at the park after work, running is a sport in which almost anyone can partake in.