Marathon training is about more than strategically adding miles and then tapering at the right times. Whether you have a series of marathon finishes under your belt or you're getting started on your first 26.2 miles you should be considering physical therapy in your marathon training preparation.
It's the beginning of 2018 and the time has come to finally take your health in your hands.
While you're making resolutions to hit wellness goals make sure to incorporate the health and wellness of your aching body, which might just mean scheduling physical therapy into your new year's plans.
The medical world is awash with quick fixes for "anti-aging" medicine. From eating to live to intermittent fasting to pumping faces full of botox, medical advances and research are helping people from all walks of life walk a little more confidently through the years.
Everyone who steps out into the streets of New York City knows the benefits of yoga. From posters and billboards to yoga studios on every street corner- there is no denying that New Yorkers have embraced the meditative, stress-reducing practice.
We all have someone in our lives (maybe it's even you!) who lives, breathes, and eats fitness. What did you get the girl who has every pair of yoga leggings or the guy with the latest fitness watch or wireless earbuds?
Running is about more than just the gear, so be sure to give your favorite New York City Marathoner more than just a new pair of shoes and fancy running pants this year.
Treat them to a Noraxon Running Analysis from one of our highly qualified physical therapists and they'll be talking about this holiday season for the rest of the year.
It's hard to know what to get people for Christmas sometimes.
That sweater they wanted last week is nowhere to be found and they have every tech gadget they could possibly want. Truly, what do you get the person who already has everything or is just so selfless and content it's impossible to even guess what to give them??
Arthritis is a painful stiffening and inflammation of the joints. The long winter months in New York don't help with the chronic pain that can come with arthritic pain, but working with a knowledgeable physical therapist can.
Winter is upon us and so are the most common injuries of the season.
As the months turn colder and weather becomes more severe the chances of a winter-related injury increase. This might include injury from daily activity, like slipping on ice or strain from clearing snow off of cars or from pathways, or it might be from winter sports and other activities.
On average there are over 100,000 injuries a year from skiing alone with snowboarding adding another 80,000. Those lovely ice skating rinks popping up all over New York City, gracing Bryant Park and Central Park with their presence, they account for upwards of almost 50,000 winter injuries.
You've got a plan to get back-to-sport after your injury or recent surgery and you're not going to let the Holidays get in the way of your goals. You've got too much grit, you are a New Yorker after all.
There's no reason to let celebrations get in the way of your recovery or to let your good times slow down your hard work. Here's a fool-proof plan in just five easy steps to keep you on track over the Holiday season.
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.
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.
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 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.
You're a road warrior.
One of the New York elite.
The loops of Central Park are your playground and you know the city streets of Manhattan's Upper West Side like the back of your hand.
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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.
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.