New York Physical Therapy

New York and Westchester Physical Therapy

New York and Westchester Physical Therapy

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. 

Physical Therapy and Aging Gracefully

Physical Therapy and Aging Gracefully

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. 

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. 

Patient Reviews

Patient Reviews

If you can't tell how much we love our physical therapy clinics (with those water views in Westchester and that city skyline in Manhattan) then you're not reading closely enough. It's not just our prime New York locations or our cutting edge equipment that make our physical therapy clinics world class, it's our patients and physical therapists. You won't find anywhere else in the city that is as comfortable, as well equipped, or staffed with a wide array of talented therapists. 

How Alcohol Can Affect Your Body Composition

How Alcohol Can Affect Your Body Composition

If you begin a conversation about alcohol, you’re likely to get a chorus of varied opinions.

Your one friend swears that her daily glass of red wine will ward off cardiovascular disease, even if it’s at the expense of her six pack abs. Meanwhile, your gym buddy has a zero-alcohol policy in an effort to remain as lean as possible and avoid the dreaded “beer belly”.

Is it really possible to consume alcohol and still maintain a healthy body weight and composition?

The answer is somewhat complicated and likely depends on your ultimate goals.

Let’s delve a little deeper into the relationship between alcohol and body composition.

Summertime and the Living is Easy

Summertime and the Living is Easy

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. 

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. 

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. 

Runner and You've Never Heard of Noraxon? Get Ready for your Life to Change!

Runner and You've Never Heard of Noraxon? Get Ready for your Life to Change!

Noraxon is at the forefront in technology for monitoring and analyzing biomechanics, the study of human movement to better understand athletic performance. For 25 years Noraxon has been providing the technology necessary for physical therapists, athletics and sports professionals, and other movement based healing modalities to best serve their patients or athletes. 

Physical Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Physical Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA is an autoimmune disease, a disorder caused by the body's tissues being attacked by it's own immune system, which results in swelling and inflammation of the joints. This inflammation can severely inhibit movement and cause pain in the areas of the afflicted joint. While joint pain and inflammation are the most commonly known side effects of this disease it can also afflict pain on tendons, muscles, and ligaments. In some cases infections and organ damage are also side effects of RA. 

Physical Therapy: Don't Put off Until Tomorrow What You Should Do Today

Physical Therapy: Don't Put off Until Tomorrow What You Should Do Today

No one likes going to see the doctor, whether that doctor is the dentist, general practitioner, or even a physical therapist. Even though everyone knows preventative care is always a better option than fixing something once it is broken, there's still a reluctance to take a chance and go see the doc before things get really bad. What if regular trips to your favorite physical therapist could save you from a costly (both in time and money...) surgery later on down the line? Perhaps then you'd be more likely to call in and schedule your appointment sooner rather than later.

Post-Surgical Physical Therapy Tips: 3 Ideas to Make Your PT Routine Stellar

Post-Surgical Physical Therapy Tips: 3 Ideas to Make Your PT Routine Stellar

In case you are (or, actually, in case you aren't) a big planner, we've got some tips for your post-surgical recovery that will make your physical therapy routine at least one thousand times more enjoyable. Follow these three easy tips and you'll be on your way to recovery before you even start your rehab routine. 

Getting Back to Sport With a Sports Rehab Program

Getting Back to Sport With a Sports Rehab Program

In short, find a physical therapy office that is dedicated to get you back to sport because they know how important competitive sports (of any level) are from personal experience. They'll understand the drive to get back to your game and will design the most effective sports rehab program to get you moving again, better than before. Work with therapists who understand the fine art of manual therapy, it'll do wonders in your recovery. If you're really committed to your sport of choice, come in for some personal training. It might just be the thing that keeps you in the game. 

Physical Therapy: The Secret Weapons for Gait and Balance Disorders

Most people take for granted the ability to walk the streets of New York City, something we all do for miles on end every single day. When just getting one foot off the ground is a struggle, however, you're suddenly painfully aware of all the miles between subways, the height of bus steps, and the endless expanse of stairs in any walk-up apartment. Having a strong gait and steady balance aren't just a nice idea, they're necessary for any New Yorker anxious to get out and about in the city.

Osteoporosis: Don't Let it Break Your Back

Osteoporosis: Don't Let it Break Your Back

Osteoporosis is an ailment that weakens bones and bone tissue, leaving bones weak and susceptible to breaks. While there are osteoporosis sufferers of all genders and ages, the disease usually affects post-menopausal women and seniors due to the gradual loss of bone density that occurs during the aging process. The best way to combat osteoporosis is to live a healthy lifestyle from a young age (peak bone density levels are reached around age 25) but physical therapy can definitely help cases of fully developed osteoporosis or healing from fractures due to this condition. 

Injury Prevention Programs on the Rise

Injury Prevention Programs on the Rise

Coming to physical therapy BEFORE you have an ALC injury?? Sounds crazy, doesn't it? However, when you think about the benefits it starts to make a lot of sense. First of all, injury prevention is only going to make you better, faster, stronger, and more competitive in your sport of choice. It's like personal training, but with an expert not only in physical fitness but also in body mechanics.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Symptoms 101

Pelvic floor pain can often manifest as referring pain, making it difficult to tell if the issue is with your pelvic muscles at all. For women the more obvious symptoms of pelvic pain syndrome might range from pain during sexual intercourse, rectal pain, leakage, incontinence, or constipation. Men might consider pelvic floor disorders if they experience consistent erectile dysfunction, testicular pain, bowel/bladder malfunction, or issues of the prostate. However, since pelvic floor pain can manifest as referring pain it is also important to pay attention to radiating low back, thigh, abdominal, and pelvic pain as this might be occurring due to issues with the pelvic floor.

Sprains and Strains

Sprains and Strains

We've all been there. You're playing tennis in Riverside Park one Friday after work and you are about to send a glorious backhand sailing over the net, when out of nowhere a tennis ball makes its way under your foot and you crash, in all your glory, to the ground. You know before you even try to stand up  your ankle has twisted and you see crutches in your imminent future. 

The Geometry of Running

The Geometry of Running

Once you're comfortable with that idea (running is falling forward!) you can start to take a look at stride angles. The stride angle is the angle of opening between the legs, measured from the hips to the knees. The larger the stride angle, the more ground a runner can cover. Studies have shown that for every one degree you increase you stride angle, you increase your stride length by two percent. It doesn't sound like much, but when you're running a race and your stride angle is six degrees larger than your opponent's, that means you're covering twelve percent more ground than the guy next to you. Good luck keeping up with that.

Achilles Tendon Physical Therapy

Achilles Tendon Physical Therapy

A tear in the Achilles can feel like a shot up your calf as the connective tendon snaps and releases the tension it creates between the base of your muscle and top of your heel. As with a meniscus tear, you might be able to address this injury with a carefully thought out physical therapy plan and avoid surgery altogether. Which is, as always, where Sloane Stecker Physical Therapy comes into the picture!