Making the Bladder Gladder!

Making the Bladder Gladder!

It's hard to find an outlet to discuss problems with your bladder control. Anything from frequent to painful urination might make you feel like an outsider with your friends, but you might be surprised by how many people suffer from urinary dysfunction. When it comes down to it there's generally a way to make your bladder gladder, but you've got to have a conversation with your doctor and physical therapist first!

Monday Motivation: Gems From the Web

Monday Motivation: Gems From the Web

Remember, Mondays set the tone for your week. Set the pace with yours by getting that workout in and eating clean! Need help? We've got SculpSure to jump start your weight loss and personal training to keep you fit!

Earn Brunch: Weekend Workouts for New Yorkers

Earn Brunch: Weekend Workouts for New Yorkers

There's nothing like Spring in New York and a lazy Saturday morning followed by brunch with friends on a side walk in the Upper West Side. Unfortunately those pancakes and huevos rancheros are packed with calories and can really throw off your fitness and wellness goals. Here's how you can beat those lazy Saturday morning calories without leaving the lazy solitude of your own home. 

Wattbike Workout

Wattbike Workout

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Motivation Monday-- Workout Ideas to Start Your Week Strong

Motivation Monday-- Workout Ideas to Start Your Week Strong

We all know the way you tackle your Mondays matters and here are some ideas we have gathered from around the world wide web to help you squeeze that ever important workout into your busy day. 

If you often find yourself with very little time on your hands and you haven't given HIIT workouts a try then you're in luck. High intensity interval training is a great way to burn calories and will kick the old, "I just don't have time," excuse to the curb. 

Post- Mastectomy Physical Therapy

Post- Mastectomy Physical Therapy

According to breastcancer.org about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. With odds like that chances are high you have been directly affected by breast cancer in the course of your life. The good news is that the medical community is aggressively researching the disease and constantly developing new treatments and refining existing ones to help people beat the odds and join the long list of survivors. 

Trouble in High Heels? We've Got Tips to Help You Rock the Red Carpet!

Trouble in High Heels? We've Got Tips to Help You Rock the Red Carpet!

So maybe you don't have any plans to walk the red carpet in the near future, but you do have a great pair of Louis Vuittons you wish you could wear without having back pain the next day. Beauty doesn't have to equal pain. We can help you make the changes you need to so you can walk the streets of New York City in heels without paying for it later. 

Motivation For Your Monday

Motivation For Your Monday

Did you know.....

People who work out on Mondays are happier throughout their week?

This is actually true and there is a slew of scientific research to back it up. Surveys show the average person doesn't crack a smile until 11:30 AM on a Monday morning....unless you've had your morning workout! Those endorphins go a long way to making your Monday morning happier, faster, and carrying the good vibes throughout your entire week. 

Weekend Health Tips

Weekend Health Tips

Spring has sprung and like any good New Yorker you're probably eager to take advantage of the sunny weekend forecast before spring showers roll in. Here are some ideas to maximize your fun in the sun and in the city. 

Can Lasers Help Speed Physical Therapy Treatments?

Can Lasers Help Speed Physical Therapy Treatments?

For the past 60 years lasers have been revolutionizing medical treatments and have been FDA approved in the US since 2002. If you haven't taken advantage of the accelerated healing powers of lasers, you're in for a treat. Our physical therapy offices in the Upper West Side and Westchester have been utilizing lasers for cosmetic and physical therapy procedures to stunning results. 

MR4 Super Pulsed Laser for Physical Therapy Treatments

MR4 Super Pulsed Laser for Physical Therapy Treatments

It's a brave new world and lasers are at the forefront of medical technology. At our physical therapy clinics in New York City and Westchester we utilize the MR4 Super Pulsed Laser to manage pain and treat physical ailments towards a speedier recovery. The power of pulsating light to encourage tissue regeneration is one of the most effective and non-invasive ways to treat your chronic pain issues. If you haven't given it a try before and have been dealing with persistent pain or are just looking for a new approach to recovery, you'll want to take the MR4 Super Pulsed laser for a spin. 

Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Once you've been diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) you'll find yourself with a physical therapy appointment you might not be too excited about. While PFD is a common condition in both men and women, it is not a widely talked about ailment and can leave those diagnosed hesitant about their upcoming pt appointment. While PFD can range from incontinence to constipation to pain during sex, you can still expect a few simple things from your physical therapist regardless of your specific diagnosis. 

What's My Pelvic Floor, Again?

What's My Pelvic Floor, Again?

In recent years doctors, celebrities, and basically everyone around town has been more and more open to health issues surrounding the pelvic floor, but it can still be tricky to get pelvic floor dysfunction diagnosed. If you're having pain during urination, sex, or just frequent urination you might be one of the many who suffer from PFD. 

Marathon Recovery, At Your Service

Marathon Recovery, At Your Service

Congratulations!!!

You trained hard, you ran your best, and you finished the NYC half marathon like a champ!

Now it's time to rest and recover like a champ, too. Most people have a rigid training schedule they adhere to, but not everyone knows they need to pay attention to how they recover just as much as they need to prepare and train for race day. Your recovery plan will set the tone for your next marathon and will help color how you remember this one. 

How to Get Rid of Your Baby Pooch

How to Get Rid of Your Baby Pooch

You gave birth months ago, maybe even longer, but no matter how much you diet and exercise you just can't get rid of that baby pooch. First of all, cut yourself some slack. Having a baby is a lot of work and requires so much from your body. You've done an incredible thing and deserve time to relax and love your new role as a mother and celebrate your body and the awesome thing it's just done. Still, that pooch can be uncomfortable and frustrating. More interestingly it might be a condition called Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, which can be helped with physical therapy. 

Prenatal Physical Therapy

Prenatal Physical Therapy

Pregnancy is a time of great change mentally, emotionally, and physically. We might not be able to help you with shrinking pregnancy brain or hormonal mood swings, but we certainly can lend an expert hand when it comes to hip and back pain. Don't just take your swelling ankles sitting down, give prenatal physical therapy a try and ease the distress and discomfort so you can enjoy your pregnancy with as little pain as possible. 

As your pregnancy progresses your body changes, obvious, right? As your body structure changes your internal organs shift to make room for your baby and your bones start to change as well. The extra weight you're carrying can change the way you sit, stand, and walk which can only exacerbate any pain you're experiencing from these shifts in your anatomical structure. Working with a physical therapist can help alleviate this pain as they administer treatments and offer exercises to help you adjust around your changing body. The technical term for the discomfort you might be experiencing in your pelvic bones is pubic symphysis dysfunction, but all you need to know is this will be experienced as a pain in the hip and pubic region and that we can help. 

This is a special time to bond with your baby and the discomforts you feel during it should be as minimal as possible. If you're living through your pregnancy experiencing hip, back, or other joint pain physical therapy could be just the thing you're looking for. 

 

 

Calling All Runners!

Calling All Runners!

On February 25th at 9 AM our stellar therapists will gather at both of our locations in the Upper West Side and Westchester to offer runners across New York get the low-down on their stride and gait.

Apply for the NYC Marathon AND a Complimentary Running Analysis

Apply for the NYC Marathon AND a Complimentary Running Analysis

No marathon training program is complete without a professional running analysis. In fact, you can avoid injury and cut time off your personal record by working with a physical therapist as you start logging miles in preparation for the big race. Good thing we have a complimentary running analysis in both our Westchester and Upper West Side Physical Therapy offices.