Health and fitness goals require a certain amount of knowledge to really be successful. Most of the time people focus purely on the knowledge required around diet, nutrition, and physical conditioning but put little attention on their personal body composition.
It's been a while since we've reviewed our insurance policy and since it isn't getting any simpler, now seems like a good time to have a refresher course on getting through your physical therapy without a big hassle from your insurance company. Getting through your insurance coverage plan can seem daunting, but there's light at the end of the tunnel and we're here to help you figure out the details.
If you're a mover and a shaker then it's a pretty solid bet you've had difficulty with tight hamstrings at some point in your life.
Hamstrings are composed of three posterior thigh muscles, or the long (often tight) strip of muscle in the back, upper leg. This powerful bundle of muscles originates right below the gluteous maximus and attaches on the tibia, or it starts right below the butt and ends just around the knee.
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The mere mention of body fat conjures images of overweight, beer-bellied men or women with their jelly bellies and thunder thighs.
This is why you’ll find thousands of articles about losing body fat, or magazines loaded with front cover headlines that promise to get rid of x amount of body fat in x days.
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 Aniston has been stunning and wowing audiences with her sleek physique. Part of Aniston'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.