Physical Therapy

InBody: What it Means and Muscle-Fat Analysis

InBody: What it Means and Muscle-Fat Analysis

InBody

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. 

Working for the Weekend: Physical Therapy on Saturdays

Working for the Weekend: Physical Therapy on Saturdays

If you're like, well, just about everyone else in New York City, then you're already counting down the days till you're free for your weekend workout followed by your favorite brunch. 

Physical Therapy in Westchester

Physical Therapy in Westchester

Not to be overshadowed by its showy neighbor down south, Westchester has some bells and whistles of its own and the riverfront view from our physical therapy clinic there is definitely worth the visit. 

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. 

Physical Therapy Demystified: Acromioclavicular Joint Separation

Physical Therapy Demystified: Acromioclavicular Joint Separation

There's nowhere better than Sloane Stecker Physical Therapy in the Upper West Side to go for physical therapy for your damaged shoulder...unless it's Sloane Stecker Physical Therapy in Westchester. 

Acromioclavicular Joint Separation is a common shoulder injury, especially in most sports and other athletic activities. Most shoulder separation injuries are actually acromioclavicular joint separations. The AC joint connects the scapula to the collar bone. While an AC joint injury is rather common, it can still be easily confused with other shoulder joint injuries. 

Fitness and Fun Facts Newsletter

Fitness and Fun Facts Newsletter

Want to be on the inside track when it comes to your health and wellness? Join our newsletter mailing list and once a month we'll send you news from our office as well as from experts around the world regarding your health and wellness. 

Physical Therapy and Insurance

Physical Therapy and Insurance

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. 

Your Body and You: A Guide To Body Fat

Your Body and You: A Guide To Body Fat

From InBody, a company whose products we love to use in both of our New York offices. You can find InBody 570 in our Upper West Side and Westchester physical therapy offices

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.

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. 

Parkinson's Rehab and Physical Therapy

Parkinson's Rehab and Physical Therapy

After Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's is the most common neurological disorder in the United States, most notably causing physical tremors in the hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face. Other symptoms can include stiffness, physical instability, impaired balance, and a loss of coordination. With sixty thousand Americans getting diagnosed with PD every year, chances are good that you or someone you know is working their way through this disease every day. 

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.

Physical Therapy and Women's Health: Celebrate International Women's Day!

Physical Therapy and Women's Health: Celebrate International Women's Day!

It's never too late to celebrate International Women's Day! In fact, women are so great maybe they should be celebrated everyday, am I right? Self-care is an incredibly important part of a women's health routine and a healthy dose of physical therapy is always helpful when trying to stay in tip-top-shape!

Common Postpartum Myths Debunked!

In recent conversations with women who had either just given birth or who were raising toddlers, or even teenagers, it became clear most of them were suffering from pelvic floor ailments and all of them were resigned to the idea that this was the way their life was now. What they didn’t realize is that there is an entire field in physical therapy dedicated to supporting and healing pelvic floor weakness. Imagine their further surprise when they heard that low back pain during pregnancy was also something a physical therapist could assist in healing as well! Turns out the Upper West Side is no stranger to mothers, and we’ve got the pelvic floor specialists and the facilities that are perfect for them!

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy; Don't Fear Sneezing Ever Again!

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy; Don't Fear Sneezing Ever Again!

Not sure if you need physical therapy for your pelvic floor but have the feeling it might be the answer to your fear of sneezing or jumping on a trampoline??? Or…Not sure what your pelvic floor even is?? Don’t worry, we’ve got quick and simple answers for you to figure out if you are one of the millions of men and/or women in need of pelvic floor physical therapy. Even better, we’ve got the physical therapists who can help you get back into tip top shape if you do find yourself in need!

Prosthetics: Physical Therapy for Below the Hip Amputations

Prosthetics: Physical Therapy for Below the Hip Amputations

Have you ever watched athletes running in New York City’s annual marathon thinking about how there is no way you could ever have the will or dedication to compete only to see a group of runners with below the hip/knee amputations run across the finish line with ease and grace? There’s not a lot more moving than watching athletes hard work pay off as they achieve their dreams, but there is something extra rousing about watching competitors who have adjusted their lives, and their athleticism, to all the demands necessary in adjusting to life with a prosthetic. 

Yes! We take Medicare!

Yes! We take Medicare!

Total joint replacement programs aren't the only area of physical therapy we excel in for our Medicare patients. We also are a great facility for serving patients with gait and balance problems, back problems (spinal stenosis, etc.), or who are in need of relief from chronic pain

Physical Therapy: An Answer to Chronic Pain Syndromes

Physical Therapy: An Answer to Chronic Pain Syndromes

Chronic pain is a serious affliction of pain lasting longer than three months. Often chronic pain is a neurological disorder, sometimes occurring without any damage or injury to the body. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain may not even be a warning to change behaviors or treat damaged tissues and bodily injuries. It can be a little tricky to comprehend, but the brain and nervous system, in an effort to protect the body, go on high alert in chronic pain conditions and can cause pain sensations activated by the brain without any damage occurring in the body.