Last updated 10 months ago
Chiropractic medicine focuses on treating disorders that affect the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, including back and neck pain, headaches, joint pain, sciatica, and fibromyalgia. Many of the chiropractic treatment methods utilized to treat these conditions can also help benefit pregnant women. Continue reading to learn more.
It Reduces Discomfort
The weight gain and changes to the pelvic ligaments due to increasing hormone levels during pregnancy often lead to back pain. Many women try to reduce their pain by maintaining proper posture, wearing the right shoes, avoiding poor lifting techniques, and sleeping on their side. While these are all good habits to develop, chiropractic medicine has been shown to be extremely effective in treating the back, neck, and joint pain associated with pregnancy.
It Improves Chances for Natural Birth
The changes to the pelvic ligaments responsible for back pain during pregnancy also change the shape of the pelvis itself. When the pelvis is misaligned, the baby struggles to achieve the best possible position for delivery. According to the American Pregnancy Association, pelvic misalignment can interfere with your ability to have a natural delivery, and often results in a cesarean delivery. By undergoing chiropractic treatment, you can help restore pelvic misalignments and increase your chances of a non-invasive delivery.
It Decreases Risk of Spinal Misalignment
In addition to back pain and pelvic misalignment, pregnant women often experience changes to the alignment of their spine, such as an increased spinal curve or a protruding abdomen. Spinal misalignment can also cause pregnant women to alter their posture, therefore increasing their risk of additional spinal conditions over time. For this reason, many physicians recommend that their patients undergo spinal adjustments and other chiropractic treatments during pregnancy.
For more information about the benefits of undergoing a chiropractic adjustment, contact Manhattan Total Health at (888) 614-9257. Our New York facility also offers physical therapy, massage therapy, and sports medicine.
Last updated 11 months ago
Manhattan Total Health is a full service physical medicine and rehabilitation facility that relies on alternative and traditional methods to optimize your holistic health care. Click on the links below to learn even more about how our massage therapy, sports medicine, and orthopedic rehab services can re-educate your body’s function.
Are you considering treating an injury or chronic condition with massage therapy? The Huffington Post offers nine healthy reasons to book a massage today.
Read this Daily Beast article to learn how medical massage can decrease your fibromyalgia pain and reduce your blood pressure.
You can learn more about the structure of your rotator cuff and related sports injuries with these frequently asked questions from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
If you suffer from a chronic condition such as back pain, read this Mayo Clinic article to find out how physical therapy and massage therapy can help you.
Find out everything you need to know about the medical benefits of acupuncture with this article from Medical News Today.
If you live in the greater New York City area, call Manhattan Total Health today at (888) 614-9257 to find out how our services can help you. Our Wall Street, Midtown, Westside, and Grand Central locations are convenient to the Downtown and Upper East Side areas and our committed staff is dedicated to working as a team to improve your body’s total function.
Last updated 11 months ago
In physical medicine, your body’s rotator cuff consists of four muscles and tendons that play a critical role in stabilizing the shoulder joint. If the rotator cuff muscles are compromised by a sports injury or accident, the shoulder joint becomes unstable and may even become dislocated. If you have suffered a rotator cuff injury, speak to your physician about your options for orthopedic rehab and physical therapy, and be sure to review this helpful guide to the rotator cuff’s structure and function.
The rotator cuff is actually a large tendon made up of four muscles that together form a cuff over the upper end of your arm. These muscles, called the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor, comprise a single tendon unit that allows you to lift and rotate your arm. The rotator cuff also keeps the ball of your shoulder within its socket.
The two muscles that comprise the posterior, or rear, part of your rotator cuff are the infraspinatus and the teres minor. Together, these muscles work to move the shoulder away from the body.
A rotator cuff injury may be caused by a fall, a sports-related accident, or simply chronic wear and tear. Located on top of the shoulder, the superior rotator cuff is the most frequently injured tendon. If the superior rotator cuff becomes inflamed from overuse or athletic activity, you may suffer from tendonitis or even a torn tendon.
Finally, the subscapularis makes up the anterior, or front, part of your rotator cuff. The subscapularis is responsible for the internal rotation of the humerus, which allows your arm to make circular motions.
Did you know that massage therapy can ease the pain of a rotator cuff injury? To learn more about how a comprehensive physical therapy plan can medically treat this orthopedic injury, call Manhattan Total Health of NYC today at (888) 614-9257. Our team of therapists helps clients in Manhattan, Wall Street, and Downtown New York City recover from injuries to find full body strength.
Last updated 11 months ago
Are you considering massage therapy as part of your holistic plan for physical therapy or simply to relax? As you will learn in this video, a deep tissue massage can effectively target tense areas and treat sports injuries.
First, you will fully undress. Your massage therapist will begin by warming up your body with long strokes before applying deep pressure and friction to specific areas of your body. Deep tissue is effective in getting to the fascia, or deeper layers of muscle, which can be especially helpful for individuals with chronic pain such as fibromyalgia.
Manhattan Total Health is proud to offer a range of physical therapy, massage therapy, and sports medicine services to Downtown NYC, Midtown, and the Upper East Side. Visit our website to learn more about our healing and rehab services or call (888) 614-9257 today to set up an appointment.
Last updated 11 months ago
A soothing massage can help anyone relax and unwind, but did you know that massage therapy is actually an important part of physical medicine? A medical massage can effectively treat everything from sports injuries to orthopedic issues and joint pain by targeting your specific problem areas. To learn more about the advantages of this holistic healing therapy, contact your licensed masseuse, and read on to review these tips for maximizing the benefits of your medical massage.
Once your doctor has evaluated your specific medical condition, ask if massage therapy is right for you. Physicians frequently recommend this special field of physical medicine to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia, sports injuries, restless leg syndrome, migraines, and pregnancy pain. Be sure to discuss your medical history with your masseuse to ensure your safety and allow her to accurately target your problem areas.
Once you have expressed your concerns, goals, and expectations with your massage therapist, you should relax your mind and body completely to get the most out of your experience. If you have difficulty relaxing into a massage, try deep breathing exercises. Inhale from your stomach upwards toward your chest cavity, and exhale through your mouth for five cycles.
After your massage, your therapist will remind you to drink extra water to flush the toxins from your body. Because the pressure from your therapist’s hands pushes lactic acid through your muscle tissue and into your bloodstream, water helps hydrate your body fluids, allowing your blood to process and eliminate toxins.
In order to maximize the benefits of medical massage, talk to your therapist about your continued holistic physical therapy plan. An intense deep tissue massage may cause slight soreness the next day, so prepare yourself with a light dinner and a deep, restorative sleep.
If you live in New York City, you can schedule a massage today by calling Manhattan Total Health at (888) 614-9257. Our locations are convenient to Wall Street, Downtown, the Upper East Side, and Midtown; and our experienced masseuses can pinpoint your problem areas and coax tension and stiffness from your sore muscles.