• Did You Know We Specialize in Sports Medicine?

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    Sports medicine specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating sports or exercise related injuries, specifically the rotation or deformation of joints or muscles caused by engaging in such physical activities.

    As a multi disciplinary practice, Manhattan Total Health also specializes in Sports Medicine. Our sports medicine team includes medical doctors, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, and physical therapists. Because of the competitive nature of sports, a primary focus of sports medicine is the rapid recovery of patients. We also treat our non-competitive patients in a similar way. The whole goal is to allow our patients to return to their chosen activities quickly.

    Our team at MTH goes one step beyond most practices by offering a preventative phase of physical medicine. It includes the proper education and motivation of the patient so that they can protect their biomechanics in order to enjoy their activities. This gives them effective movement patterns and will also improve their performance.

    Some of the most common sports related injuries treated at MTH are:

    • Muscle Pull
    • Neck Strain
    • Tennis Elbow
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Lower Back
    • Runner’s Knee
    • Shin Splints
    • Sprained Ankle
    • Achilles Tendon
    • Foot Arch


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  • How are You Feeling at Work?

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    Here are some statistics about wellness at work .


    • Productivity-cutting physical complaints affect 13% of the U.S. Workforce
    • Headaches are the most common source for lack of productivity, equaling 5.4% of total lost work time.
    • Backaches are the second most common source for lack of productivity, equaling 3.2% of total work time.
    • On any given week, 1 in 8 workers has a common and treatable pain condition that affects their ability to work.
    • On any given week, 1 in 8 workers will lose 5 hours of productivity due to a pain condition.

    -Study produced by Walter Stewart, November 2003  Journal of American Medicine

    A wellness program can help your employees conquer the most common and disruptive ailments, including headaches and backaches.  Call Manhattan Total Health today at (917) 720-2689 for more information about our wellness programs and  physical therapy  options.

  • 4 Questions to Ask Your Physiatrist

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    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.