Arthritis is a painful stiffening and inflammation of the joints. The long winter months in New York don't help with the chronic pain that can come with arthritic pain, but working with a knowledgeable physical therapist can.
Winter is upon us and so are the most common injuries of the season.
As the months turn colder and weather becomes more severe the chances of a winter-related injury increase. This might include injury from daily activity, like slipping on ice or strain from clearing snow off of cars or from pathways, or it might be from winter sports and other activities.
On average there are over 100,000 injuries a year from skiing alone with snowboarding adding another 80,000. Those lovely ice skating rinks popping up all over New York City, gracing Bryant Park and Central Park with their presence, they account for upwards of almost 50,000 winter injuries.
You've got a plan to get back-to-sport after your injury or recent surgery and you're not going to let the Holidays get in the way of your goals. You've got too much grit, you are a New Yorker after all.
There's no reason to let celebrations get in the way of your recovery or to let your good times slow down your hard work. Here's a fool-proof plan in just five easy steps to keep you on track over the Holiday season.
Holiday weight gain is no myth.
If you don't want to wind up with a belly like a bowl full of jelly, then it might be a good idea to make some lifestyle changes around this holiday season.
Most Americans gain between 1-5 pounds over the holidays but the real problem is they don't ever lose that extra pound or two after the holidays are over.
Maybe an extra pound isn't a big deal over one or two years, but these few pounds a year can really start to add up. The best bet to keep the weight off is to mind your portion sizes and up your movement, which is good advice for any time of year.
Migraines are no joke.
People who suffer from chronic headaches understand just how much a migraine can keep you from living your life.
Most people will experience a headache this year, but you'll know if it has advanced to a full-blown migraine attack because you'll be sensitive to both light and sound. Migraine sufferers will likely also experience nausea and appetite loss as well. All in all, a migraine is no joking matter.
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.
When we get new equipment at Sloane Stecker it's always after exhaustive research and with an aim to round out our world class gym with a tool that will help our patients and clients achieve the goals they're working towards. You'll find machines developed by NASA engineers, the latest diagnostic equipment available, and tools used by pros around the world. Our latest addition to our Westchester office is a favorite, trusty tool in our New York City physical therapy clinic- the InBody.
New York, the city that never sleeps. The Big Apple. The best city in the entire world. We all know it and we all love it. One of the benefits of living in New York is being able to work with world class professionals in any field. People who come to New York City to make their lives and careers are tenacious, type-A go-getters. You know because, well, you are one yourself.
World class training equipment is just one of the reasons to check out our New York City and Westchester physical therapy clinics, but boy oh boy, is it ever a good one!
While it is true that all you need to consider yourself a runner is the open road and the will to pound the pavement, it's equally true that the right machine can revolutionize your fitness goals.
Spinal Stenosis might sound like fun and games, but it definitely isn't something you want to sign up for. Spinal Stenosis is the compression of the spinal cord. The smooth line of the spine gradually narrows until the nerves and vertebrae are pinched, resulting in back pain, legs, arms, neck, and even hands. Where your body feels pain from your spinal compression depends on where in your body the compression is occurring.
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.
Want to earn that Labor Day barbecue this afternoon? Here are some quick ideas to get your heart beating and your calorie log ticking.
We'll keep it simple with this 12 minute Labor Day HIIT workout from the 12 minute athlete.
The most important thing I've learned about nutrition is you need to deserve your carbs.
- Charles Polliquin
This one is for those weekend warriors who are racking up hours in New York City board rooms or putting in serious time at home during the week. One of the big secrets to a long and happy life is to keep your body conditioned and moving well. Skipping workouts during the week might be necessary, but it does mean you need to pack them into your weekend. In short, you've got to earn that brunch every New Yorker loves so much.
Physical therapy is well utilized to recover from injury or surgery, but one of the best uses of a physical therapist is in injury prevention. Looking at physical therapy as a source of preventative care will help individuals avoid injury, chronic pain conditions, and often even surgery.
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.
Cirque du Soleil is one of the most famous theater production companies in the world. The company began in 1984 with a small troupe of performersnear Quebec City and quickly became renowned for its striking mix of circus arts (without animals) and street performance. Now in its third decade, Cirque du Soleil has 19 shows that perform around the world. Each brings a blend of imaginative costumes, lighting, music, and of course, gravity-defying performers.
To ensure talented performers can withstand an incredible 476 shows per year on average, the Cirque du Soleil team needed a reliable way to incorporate body composition analysis to support performance.
Head of Performance Science for Cirque du Soleil’s, Bryan Burnstein researched several options and ultimately decided on tracking body composition analysis using InBody because he felt it delivered the most value to his artists and operational teams. See how InBody helped some of the world’s most talented actors, singers, and artists become more durable performers by optimizing their body composition.
Cirque du Soleil’s Quest to Become More Data Informed
"Functional" is a trendy word in all things health related of late and it's no surprise why, especially for busy and driven New Yorkers. Functional is the basis of optimization and when it comes to health this makes the difference between making and breaking your goals. If you haven't taken a look at how to make your life more functional, then now is the time and the best place to start is with your body and how you move day in and day out.
Scoliosis is a common ailment affecting about six to nine million people in the United States. Most people's first introduction to scoliosis is with a test in grade school where a nurse feels the length of the spine looking for curves. These tests are looking for unnatural curvature of the spine, generally known as "c" or "s" curves.
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.
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