• 4 Reasons You May Need Physical Therapy

    If you have been nursing an injury or are in recovery from surgery, there is a good chance you’ll need physical therapy.

    Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it difficult to do every day tasks. It can also help relieve pain and restore or improve your body and its tolerance in day-to-day exercise.

    If you are not sure you need physical therapy , here are four reasons that you may.

    1. You’ve had an injury : Recovering from a serious injury will take a lot of time and effort, and to heal properly and fully recover mobility to the site of your injury, you will need the help of a physical therapist. If untreated and left to heal on their own, serious injuries may pose larger problems down the road by healing incorrectly, which could lead to loss of mobility or disfiguration.
    2. Health problems : Physical therapy can help to ease symptoms of Parkinson’s disease , multiple sclerosis, COPD, and osteoarthritis, among others. Many patients with these health problems have benefited from physical therapy.
    3. Post Surgery : After surgery you may need physical therapy to help your muscles regain strength and performance. Typically, your doctor will recommend this, but if you would rather err on the side of caution after a surgery and would like to talk to someone about physical therapy, then contact a professional to find out your options.
    4. Tendon tears or pains : Physical therapy will help athletes or individuals with torn tendons or ligaments. In particular, physical therapists treat many clients with torn ACLs, as well as those with meniscus tears.

     

    Not sure you need physical therapy? Want to talk to a professional? Contact the team at Manhattan Total Health . From physical therapy to massage and occupational therapy, the staff at Manhattan Total Health is on hand to help you with all of your bodywork needs. Don’t suffer in pain! Reach out today. 

     

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  • Here At Manhattan Total Health We Always Want To Make Sure That We Supply You With Great Information. Check Out These Great Sites…

    Our recent blog topics have included information on the benefits of massage therapy, why you may need physical therapy, and how to use massage to manage pain. If you are looking for more resources on these topics, then check out this list!

    • Massagetherapy.com has a great article on the benefits on massage, and the effect massage has on the body.
    • Similarly, holisticonline.com has an article on recent studies that have been done on massage, proving its positive effects.
    • Mayo Clinic has a great page on how massage helps to ease stress .
    • Recently, Newsweek did an article on massage, including five surprising benefits.
    • This article on eHow can help you decide if you need physical therapy.
    • WebMD has this article that discusses exactly what physical therapy is.
    • Similarly, this WebMD article talks about how patients with Parkinson’s disease can benefit from physical therapy.

  • 5 Benefits of Massage Therapy

    Massage therapy not only feels wonderful, but it also can have a lot of positive effects on your body and on your overall health.

    Regardless of what may lead you to seek out a massage, whether it is stress, pain or just a luxurious treat for yourself, massage can do wonders to your body and to your psyche.

    Here are five positive benefits of massage therapy.

    1.      Decreased anxiety : Whether you’re a business owner, a full-time employee, a busy mom, or anything in between, these days it’s incredibly easy to get so caught up in the stress of daily life that stress takes a hold of your body, emerging as a knot, a muscle pain, added weight gain, or pain. Regular massages will help to decrease your anxiety and stress level, giving you peace of mind and a way to unwind. High levels of stress are not healthy!

    2.      Increased circulation : Massage therapy can help to increase the blood flow to separate parts of your body, improving your overall circulation and pumping blood and oxygen into vital organs and tissues.

    3.      Lowered blood pressure : For those suffering with high blood pressure, massage therapy may provide some much needed relief. Massage reduces hypertension, which helps to lower blood pressure . This is commonly attributed to the fact that massage stimulates pressure receptors that prompt action from the brain.

    4.      Pain relief : The relief that massage can bring to painful areas is tremendous. Typically, when we are injured or stressed, our muscles take the brunt of the pain, but the actual pain may not be stemming from the area in which you feel the pain. So, for example, if your hamstrings are tight, the problem may be in your joints near your knees or hips. Massage can ease pain relief for those dealing with cancer, those who have injuries, and can help to ease stiffness as well.

    5.      Infant growth : It may sound far-fetched, but studies have proven that massage can help stimulate infants to grow. This is particularly helpful for premature babies who need to gain weight.

    If you are interested in massage therapy and would like to find out more about the positive benefits of massage, then contact the team at Manhattan Total Health , who also specialize in physical therapy, sports medicine, and orthopedic rehabilitation.

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  • 4 Reasons You May Need Physical Therapy

    If you have been nursing an injury or are in recovery from surgery, there is a good chance you’ll need physical therapy.

    Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it difficult to do every day tasks. It can also help relieve pain and restore or improve your body and its tolerance in day-to-day exercise.

    If you are not sure you need physical therapy , here are four reasons that you may:

    1. You’ve had an injury : Recovering from a serious injury will take a lot of time and effort, and to heal properly and fully recover mobility to the site of your injury, you will need the help of a physical therapist. If untreated and left to heal on their own, serious injuries may pose larger problems down the road by healing incorrectly, which could lead to loss of mobility or disfiguration.
    2. Health problems : Physical therapy can help to ease symptoms of Parkinson’s disease , multiple sclerosis, COPD, and osteoarthritis, among others. Many patients with these health problems have benefited from physical therapy.
    3. Post Surgery : After surgery you may need physical therapy to help your muscles regain strength and performance. Typically, your doctor will recommend this, but if you would rather err on the side of caution after a surgery and would like to talk to someone about physical therapy, then contact a professional to find out your options.
    4. Tendon tears or pains : Physical therapy will help athletes or individuals with torn tendons or ligaments. In particular, physical therapists treat many clients with torn ACLs, as well as those with meniscus tears.

    Not sure you need physical therapy? Want to talk to a professional? Contact the team at Manhattan Total Health . From physical therapy to massage and occupational therapy, the staff at Manhattan Total Health is on hand to help you with all of your bodywork needs. Don’t suffer in pain! Reach out today.

     

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  • Pocket Therapy App!

    New Yorkers have a different lifestyle than the average farmer in the Midwest.  The on-the-go way of life in New York City can leave little time for research.

    Here’s an app that will make your sports medicine homework more convenient.        

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-therapy/id358891512?mt=8

    The Pocket Therapy app will allow you to look at various injuries and also offers exercises that can be done to alleviate your pain and discomfort.  This truly is pocket therapy and can make physical therapy in NYC a little easier.

    At Manhattan Total Health , we know all about the busy lifestyle of the average New Yorker, which is why we have 3 convenient locations in New York City.

    We are proud to offer orthopedic rehab, massage therapy, and physical medicine. When you speak with our experts, we are confident that you will be pleased with the detailed and considerate medical care offered. 

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