• Get to Know Dr. Rose Drago

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    At Manhattan Total Health, we are able to provide patients with a comprehensive healing and wellness experience thanks to our diverse and talented staff of physicians and specialists. Dr. Rose Drago brings her expertise in the field of chiropractic medicine to our practice, having practiced chiropractic medicine since 1999.

    Dr. Drago strives to pay close attention to her patients’ individual needs while making care recommendations that she would provide to her own family members. Her dedication to this higher level of care has gained her recognition from Pi Tau Delta for Excellence in Chiropractic Studies. She has also studied under the Universal Healers Association for Reiki Level II certification to further enhance the care she can offer to patients.

    To meet the entire staff at Manhattan Total Health, schedule a consultation at one of our four convenient NYC locations. We will provide you with a free half-hour massage and consultation, so call us today at (212) 832-9127. 

  • A Look at Some Common Athletic Injuries

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    Athletes tend to get hurt more often than other people, because they put their bodies through more stress than the average person. From high-intensity practices to performances on the field, there are many opportunities to sustain injuries while participating in athletic activities. In this article, you’ll get a look at a handful of the most common sports injuries that all athletes should watch out for.

    Ankle sprains

    A quick turn on your feet or a slip on the field might be enough to twist your ankle in the wrong direction, causing stress to the ligaments in this frequently injured joint. A minor sprain can be treated with the RICE method, but more severe sprains might be more painful than fractures and may require immediate medical attention.

    Ligament injuries

    The ligaments of the ankle are not the only ligaments at risk for overstretching and tearing. The ACL in the knee is often injured in athletes who have to run, jump, and make quick maneuvers. A characteristic sign of ligament injuries is sudden pain and popping, which can indicate a tear in the soft tissue.

    Tendonitis

    The most common type of tendonitis faced by athletes is tennis elbow, which can affect all types of athletes. Tendon injuries of this nature are usually caused by repetitive motions that put excessive stress on the connective fibers between the bone and muscle.

    Muscle tears

    Putting too much stress on tight muscles might cause muscle strain or tears, which can be incredibly painful and lead to significant instability. The hamstrings are among the most frequently torn and strained muscles, because they are under consistent stress from running, bending, and twisting.

    As you recover from sports injuries , Manhattan Total Health can help you get back on your feet with physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical massage. Call us at (212) 832-9127 or visit our website to learn how we can help you stay on top of your game.