• Need Physical Therapy? Read these great articles and come in and visit Manhattan Total Health

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    We hope you have enjoyed our recent blog topics about how to take care of yourself after acupuncture and the common causes of back pain. Here are some websites and articles to give you more information about these topics.

    • Check out this page to learn more about subluxation and how it can cause back pain.

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  • What Are the Most Likely Causes of Your Back Pain?

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    Back pain is a crippling ailment that affects many people.  But, before you seek out the services of a physical therapist or a massage therapist, read through the following common causes of back pain to pinpoint the source of your discomfort.

    • Muscle strains are a very common cause of back pain. There are over thirty muscles in your back, and straining, pulling, or tearing just one can cause serious back pain. When you consider how much we use our backs for in our daily lives—just the simple act of standing uses back muscles —it’s no wonder that we strain those muscles, resulting in back pain.
    • Subluxation or misalignment of the vertebrae in the back can also cause pain. The bones in the back are meant to line up a certain way, and when they don’t, the result is painful. Taking good care of your back by maintaining good posture and using proper lifting techniques can help keep your back in line.
    • Herniated discs also cause a great deal of back pain. These happen when the cushioning surrounding the discs in the back fails and the delicate nerves compress. Repetitive motions and injuries can cause herniated discs, so be sure to rest adequately after any intense strain on your back.
    • Osteoarthritis and other medical conditions affecting the bones, ligaments, tendons, and joints in the back can cause severe back pain. Spinal stenosis that develops on its own or is caused by osteoarthritis can be very painful.  This condition causes the spinal canal to narrow, restricting the drainage of fluids and flow of blood.
    • Some other systemic medical conditions, like fibromyalgia, cause an intense amount of back pain. This pain can be debilitating, and often requires immediate attention from a physical therapist or other orthopedic professional.

    Come to Manhattan Total Health for physical therapy in New York City. Call us at (212) 832-9127 to schedule your massage therapy or sports medicine appointment today.

     

     

  • Thinking about taking a run? Make sure you stretch out before and after the run…

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  • Have you stretched today? Here are some great stretches to help improve your flexibility…

    Are you looking for  physical therapy in NYC ? Give Manhattan Total Health a call today at 888.614.9257.

  • Sports Medicine Information: Relieving Neck Pain

    Many of us carry our stress and tension in our necks, which can result in stiffness and pain. Relieving that neck pain can be as simple as doing a few neck stretches. Watch this video to learn more about how to eliminate your neck pain.

    As the video shows, a simple neck stretch can work to strengthen the core muscles of your neck, which will help you maintain better posture and reduce the stress you hold in your neck. Remember, if you have sharp pain in your neck, then you should head to your physical therapy center for help.

    For physical therapy in New York City, come to Manhattan Total Health . We also offer massage therapy and orthopedic rehab. Call us at (212) 832-9127 to book your appointment today.

     

  • Care Tips for After Acupuncture

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    Acupuncture is a treatment method, often used in conjunction with physical therapy, sports medicine, and massage therapy, that aims to relieve various aches and pains. To experience the maximum benefit from your treatments, you should take special care of yourself before and after your treatment sessions.  Use the following aftercare tips to get the most out of acupuncture:

    • Schedule your acupuncture appointment outside of a busy schedule and give yourself time to rest afterwards. You probably don’t want to head into an important business meeting right after your treatment, but a nice relaxing chat with a close friend or your spouse is a good idea. You may feel very relaxed when you are done with your acupuncture, and you want to allow your body to stay in that state of relaxation for as long as needed.
    • Don’t plan any physical activities for several hours after your acupuncture treatment. A slow walk is generally okay, but don’t overexert yourself or try to run a marathon.
    • Don’t eat a large meal after your acupuncture session. Avoid alcohol consumption as well. Eat a small, light meal, and drink plenty of water—you might try a cup of green tea to help rejuvenate your body and mind.
    • Keep a list of any changes you experience. Sometimes, symptoms will briefly worsen after acupuncture, but don’t worry; this is a typical side-effect of an effective treatment session. Take note of these changes so you can discuss them with your acupuncture provider . Also, write down how you felt after your appointment and in the days following your treatment to monitor the treatment’s efficacy.

    At Manhattan Total Health , we incorporate acupuncture into our sports medicine, massage therapy, and orthopedic rehab services. If you are looking for physical therapy in New York City, then come to our offices. Give us a call at (212) 832-9127 to schedule your appointment.

     

  • Stretch Out Monday: Benefits of Stretching

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    The weekend has come and gone. Now it is Monday and you are back at the office. Make sure that you don’t keep your muscles tight and that you stretch them out.

    In an article from sparkpeople.com there is a great stretching guide that they provide us wit that mentions the benefits that you can expect from a stretching program. Those benefits are:

    • Reduced muscle tension
    • Increased range of movement in the joints
    • Enhanced muscular coordination
    • Increased circulation of the blood to various parts of the body
    • Increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation

    Every Monday Manhattan Total Health is going to feature something else about stretching. If you want us to post about something specific let us know. 

    Are you looking for physical therapy in NYC ? Give Manhattan Total Health a call today at  888.614.9257.