• 4 Questions to Ask Your Physiatrist

    Your physiatrist , also known as a rehabilitation physician, specializes in your physical medicine needs.  Your physiatrist will provide valuable information about your overall health and can help restore function to problem areas after injury. To get the most out of your time with your physiatrist, it helps if you ask the right questions.

    Here are 4 questions you should ask before and during your first visit with a doctor of physical medicine.

    1.      Are you qualified?

    You may want to ask if they are qualified as a physiatrist before you even set up an appointment.  It’s important to keep in mind the difference between a personal trainer and a physiatrist.  This difference is crucial for your physical medicine diagnosis and orthopedic rehab.

    2.      What types of injuries do you have experience with?

    Not all areas of physical medicine are the same.  That’s why some of the best centers for total health will offer various treatments.  Your physiatrist may offer everything from medical massage and acupuncture to physical therapy.

    3.      Are there exercises I can do at home?

    Your physiatrist may be able to teach you simple, but effective, exercises that you can do at home to help promote healing and reduce pain.  Stretching is one thing that is crucial for the health of your muscles, and your physiatrist may know specific stretches that can target your problem areas.

    4.      Are my activities conducive to my health?

    You may prefer certain sports and activities, but your physiatrist may be able to recommend activities that are conducive to your overall health. Depending on your physical medicine needs, for example, a physiatrist may encourage a low-impact exercise for you, which will also be a new challenge.

    At Manhattan Total Health , our physiatrists are not only experts, but they are considerate of and dedicated to their patients’ needs. Our experts offer a variety of treatments depending on your needs including orthopedic rehab, massage therapy, and physical medicine. 

    Feel free to visit our website  for more information.


  • 5 Common Exercise-Related Injuries and How to Prevent Them

    Exercise is a wonderful pleasure in life.  It is good for both your physical and mental health.  Unfortunately, this pleasure also comes with the potential risk of injury .  The need for sports medicine and orthopedic rehab can easily happen, especially if you’re not properly warmed-up or push yourself exceptionally hard during a workout.

    Consider these 5 common injuries that may require sports medicine and take note of how they can be prevented.

    1.      Ankle Sprains

    Sprains can be extremely common for runners.  Good advice on preventing sprains is not to over-do it.  If you’re jogging when you are especially tired, then you may be less likely to notice the crack in the pavement or more likely to use less-than-perfect form, which will increase the chance of injury.

    2.      Knee Trouble

    Knee trouble can be extremely common, especially as you get older.  One way to reduce the chance of knee injury is to wear high-quality athletic shoes.  You may also be interested in low-impact exercises, such as rowing, cycling, or elliptical machines.

    3.      Lumbar Pain

    Back pain is extremely common.  The best preventative measure is to increase the conditioning of your core muscles.  Massage therapy has also been a savior for back pain sufferers.

    4.      Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow is when the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender.  This injury does not only happen when you play tennis, either.  Proper form and arm and shoulder strength can prevent this common problem.

    5.      Rotator Cuff

    If you’re playing catch, for example, then it is important to warm-up and stretch beforehand. The rotator cuff injury is a common injury in sports medicine.

    At Manhattan Total Health , we offer physical therapy for NYC.  Our doctors specialize in sports medicine.  We also have experts provide orthopedic rehab, massage therapy, and physical medicine.  


  • Are You Suffering From Any Of These Conditions?

    Common conditions we treat:

    • Back and Neck pain
    • Rotator cuff injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • Migraines/headaches
    • Postural Problems
    • Sciatica
    • Pain associated with pregnancy
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Tennis elbow & Golfer’s elbow
    • TMJ
    • Muscle Cramps
    • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
    • Edema (swelling)
    • …and many more!

    If you are suffering from any of these conditions contact Manhattan Total Health at one of our three New York City locations: Westside, Midtown, or Wall Street.

    We are a physical therapy clinic that can help you with: physical therapy, orthopedic rehab, sports medicine, or sports physical therapy.

  • Manhattan Total Health At The 107.5 WBLS Health Fair

    We recently participated in a Health Fair at “ WBLS ”, the #1 R&B radio station in New York City.  We had the special privilege of having “Egypt” Host of “Middays with Egypt” on WBLS 10am – 3pm, sample our therapeutic massages at this event.

    See how you can have Manhattan Total Health offer therapeutic massages to your employees at your next company Health Fair by visiting us HERE

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  • The Injuries Of The NFL

    It is Superbowl week, so we want to provide you with some interesting football information. One of the biggest topics for the NFL this season is about extending the regular season to 18 games instead of 16 which they have today. One of the arguments that the NFL Player’s Association has about this, is that adding another 2 games to the regular season will put more wear and tear on the players bodies. That is a fact! Injuries throughout the NFL have increased this season from previous years, so adding 2 more regular season games would more than likely make that number increase. 

    Here is an article from eHow.com that discusses “Injury Risk With NFL Players.”

    In this article eHow.com talks about different types of injuries from and ACL tear to turf toe. 

    Click HERE   for the entire article

    If you are going through physical therapy or have questions about sports medicine contact Manhattan Total Health at one of our 3 New York City locations (Westside, Wall Street, or Midtown)

    Have a safe and fun Superbowl Weekend!