Westchester 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. 

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. 

Exercising with Osteoporosis

Exercising with Osteoporosis

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. 

Running May Actually be Beneficial for Knee Arthritis

Running May Actually be Beneficial for Knee Arthritis

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.

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. 

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. 

Physical Therapy Questions? We've Got Answers!

Physical Therapy Questions? We've Got Answers!

If you're thinking about physical therapy, chances are good you're experiencing some pain and have serious questions you want answered. While your specific case will have some specific answers, here are three things you can just about always expect when you sign up for physical therapy. 

Chronic Pain: Is it in the Brain?

Chronic Pain: Is it in the Brain?

If you've been suffering from chronic pain, you might be interested to know that recent studies have gone so far as to claim that there "is no pain without the brain." Hopefully this is a heartening discovery for those suffering from never-ending aches, pains, and spasms, if only because it means there is a whole avenue of treatment you have to explore!

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. 

Run Yourself Fit

Run Yourself Fit

It isn't uncommon to hear people talk about how they would practice yoga, but they're just not flexible enough. Or, even better, it's not uncommon to hear talk about going to the doctor, but not until they're a little bit healthier. It's just as common to hear people talk about wanting to be runners, except they just aren't fit enough to take up the sport. 

Burn, Balance, Build and Blend: Surfing in the UWS

Burn, Balance, Build and Blend: Surfing in the UWS

You heard of SurfSET during its nationwide debut on Shark Tank and hankered to put your skills to the test, and now is the time to finally try it! Offering three stability settings (easy, intermediate, advanced) and four different workouts based on feeling the burn, finding balance, building strength, and finally combining all of these skills together the SurfSET offers a fun, full-body workout that will have you both laughing and sweating more that you have in years!

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. 

The Best Physical Therapist in New York City

Don't be wooed by the individual "best" therapist in the city. This is America and more is always better, right? Why settle for one amazing therapist when you could have an entire office of "the best" practitioners in the city? 

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.