• Great Snow Shoveling Tips


    Winter is in full affect here in New York City. Saying, “We are getting hit with a lot of snow” doesn’t even capture the entire picture. One thing that most people are having to do is shovel out the snow around their vehicles, off their driveways, and away from the front door.  

    We want to provide you with some “snow shoveling” tips from and article on popularmechanic.com called ” 16 Cardinal Rules for Snow Shoveling .”

    Here are a few tips they mention:

    • Move snow the shortest distance possible
    • Do the foreground then the background
    • Go easy on the de-icer 
    • Maintain your equipment

    Click  HERE  to read the full article

    It is possible to get injured while shoveling snow, so it is very important to make sure you stretch before and after shoveling.

    Please be safe and careful in this weather.

    From your friends at Manhattan Total Health


  • The History of Acupuncture

    Have you ever wondered where acupuncture came from? Some people may raise an eyebrow on why people are getting needles poked into them, but for many it is a process of healing. The history of acupuncture can be traced back thousands of years in Chinese culture. WebMD has a brief history of acupuncture which you can read here .

    If you are in the New York area and interested in acupuncture contact Manhattan Total Health .

    We have three locations: Westside, Midtown, and Wall Street.


  • What is Runner’s Knee

    Also known as  patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)  runner’s knee  is one of the common injuries to runner’s. Runnersworld.com posted an article about runner’s knee. 

    “PFPS can affect one or both knees. It strikes mostly younger, recreational runners and twice as many women as men, according to the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (Women tend to have wider hips, resulting in a greater angling of the thighbone to the knee, which puts the kneecap under more stress.)” 

    Read the article  here .

    For all of your physical therapy needs visit  Manhattan Total Health    at one of our three locations. 

    • 57 West 57th
      Suite 1012
      New York, NY  
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      5th Floor
      New York, NY 10017
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      Suite 610
      New York, NY 10006