Manhattan Total Health is excited to announce the GRAND OPENING for the NEW Grand Central location this Monday, August 1st. Call to schedule your appointment today and after your visit let us know what you think.

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    At Manhattan Total Health in NYC, your recovery is our goal. We offer  services  designed to help you feel better faster. Call us today at (917) 720-2689 for more information.

  • Signs You May Benefit from Acupuncture


    Acupuncture is a treatment option that many people find to be very beneficial to their mental and physical wellbeing. Due to its effectiveness, this traditional Chinese medical practice has found its way into physical therapy and sports medicine clinics across the country. You may benefit from acupuncture if any of the following apply to you:

    • If you have physical pain in your joints or experience musculosketal pain, such backaches, headaches, knee pain, or hip pain, then acupuncture may be able to the perfect solution. Because acupuncture causes the body to release endorphins, pain that comes from the joints or muscles is blocked by the body’s own natural reactions. Any form of pain, whether the result of a sports injury, an automobile accident, medical conditions, or post-surgical recovery, can be treated with acupuncture.
    • If you are experiencing an extreme amount of stress or having trouble relaxing, then give acupuncture a try. Endorphins are pleasure hormones, and they have a calming, relaxing affect when produced by the body during acupuncture treatment. Regular acupuncture sessions at a qualified massage therapy center can keep stress under control and promote more relaxed, stable feelings.
    • If you are suffering from nausea and vomiting, then you will benefit from acupuncture treatments. Whether you are feeling sick from medication, an illness or disease, or from pregnancy, you can gain relief from that horrible stomach-rolling feeling with the help of acupuncture. If you’re pregnant, then be sure to speak with your OBGYN before undergoing any treatment.

    At Manhattan Total Health , we offer acupuncture as part of our expansive repertoire of services. We also offer massage therapy , sports medicine , and orthopedic rehab services. Call our offices at (917) 720-2689 for more information or to book an appointment with one of our trained staff members.


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  • What is Physiatry and How Can a Physiatrist Help You?

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    Looking at the word “physiatrist,” you might think that it’s simply a misspelling of “psychiatrist.”  But although both disciplines aim to heal a person after a traumatic event—psychiatrists mentally, physiatrists physically—the two are extremely different.  To learn what a physiatrist is, read on:

    A Physical Discipline

    Physiatry is a field of medicine that focuses upon rehabilitation and physical medicine.  Physiatry is largely concerned with patients who have suffered serious injuries or conditions that have led to ongoing problems, as well as illnesses that cause chronic pain.  If you’re injured on the job or during a sporting event, then you’ll probably also want to see a physiatrist.  Physiatrists are also interested in helping patients with neurologic problems.

    How Can a Physiatrist Help Me?

    Physiatry is a discipline with a variety of applications.  Patients with sports injuries or even repetitive stress injuries from work can benefit from working with a physiatrist.  It’s people who have suffered from severe and debilitating injuries who can benefit most from working with a physiatrist, however.  Patients who have had strokes, spinal cord or brain injuries, amputations, sports injuries, burns, and numerous simultaneous injuries are often sent to a physiatrist.  A physiatrist then coordinates the group effort to help get a patient well; a group effort that might involve specialists such as:

    • Speech-language pathologists
    • Psychologists
    • Physical therapists
    • Recreational therapists
    • Social workers
    • Rehabilitation nurses
    • Occupational therapists

    The physiatrist keeps track of all of these different people and the work they’re doing with a patient, managing the patient’s care and working towards more progress.  If you’ve been in a serious accident, then you should definitely consider having a physiatrist manage your care.


    If you or a loved one has suffered a debilitating injury and you believe that physiatry might be a solution, then you should consult with Manhattan Total Health .  Manhattan Total Health specializes in physical medicine, or physiatry, as well as complementary disciplines like physical therapy, sports medicine, orthopedic rehab, and massage therapy .  For more information, call (917) 720-2689 today.


  • The Most Common Injuries Treated in Sports Medicine


    By staying active and maintaining a healthy diet will help you achieve reduced stress levels, increased overall energy, and a more toned body over time.  Although exercise can be exciting and beneficial, you do run the risk of injury, regardless of what type of workout routine you follow.

    Fortunately, professionals who specialize in sport medicine can offer services such as massage therapy and orthopedic rehab so you may get back on your feet as soon as possible.  If you are curious as to which injuries are most common in the sports medicine world, then the following list will pique your interests:

    • Knee Injuries

    As arguably the most important joint in the body, your knee contains a variety of bones, ligaments, and cartilage.  Unfortunately, it’s rather susceptible to injury.  If the cartilage in your knee starts to wear down, then you may experience arthritis, which has made a name for itself as a painful and common condition.

    • Shin Splints

    Also known as a cumulative stress injury, shin splints occur when the muscles or bones of the lower leg experience trauma due to a sudden increase in exercise activity.  Muscle trauma can be caused by running on hard surfaces, while bone trauma is the result of microscopic fractures in the two lower leg bones.

    • Sprained Ankle

    Ankle sprain classifications vary widely based on severity and are caused by the stretching and tearing of ligaments around the ankle joint.  A sprained ankle can be sustained if you apply too much weight to a foot while it is inverted.  Common causes are landing incorrectly when running or jumping.


    If you would like to take care of an injury via physical therapy here in New York City, then Manhattan Total Health is happy to help you.  Featuring services such as orthopedic rehab and sports medicine, we are committed to making a change in your body for the better.  Visit us online or call us at (917) 720-2689 for more information.



  • Manhattan Total Health New Location Is Opening On August 1st!

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    At Manhattan Total Health, your recovery is our goal. We offer  services designed to help you feel better faster. Call us today at (917) 720-2689 for more information.

  • Looking for more information about our recent blog topics? Visit these helpful sites.


    If you would like to learn about the common injuries of the sports medicine world or if you would like to learn how to get rid of that bothersome headache or backache, then be sure to take a look at these following helpful and informative web pages.

    • Be sure to take a look at this Mayo Clinic article which explains the common causes of back pain at work .
    • Forbes.com has consulted with an exercise expert to come up with this article which explains all about back pain.
    • Take a look at this interesting Ithaca Journal story about how ultrasound may be useful in treating sports related injuries.



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    At Manhattan Total Health, your recovery is our goal. We offer  services designed to help you feel better faster. Call us today at (917) 720-2689 for more information.

  • Have a safe and fun holiday weekend from your friends at Manhattan Total Health

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    If you would like to take advantage of the best of  physical therapy   available in New York City, then  Manhattan Total Health  would love to work with you.  We can offer you  massage therapy orthopedic rehab physical medicine , and other services that will have you operating at peak performance.  Give us a call at (917) 720-2689 for more information.