• Want More Physical Wellness Tips Read These Articles…

    Are you looking for more information on how to relieve pain while on the job? Do you want to know more about when it’s time to see a physiatrist? These websites have all of the information you need to keep your body feeling great!

    • Head over to this page from eHow.com to learn more about an exercise that will help you prevent shoulder pain throughout the day.
    • Find out more about what a physiatrist is on this page from the Association of Academic Physiatrists official website.

     

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  • 3 Signs You Will Benefit from Visiting a Medi-Spa for Physical Therapy

    Hydrotherapy—the use of water for physical therapy—has been around for thousands of years . Towns such as Bath, England and Spa, Belgium were built around natural hot springs and people would travel for miles seeking the health and relaxation benefits of hot water. Modern medi-spas have even more to offer, including physical therapy, massage therapy, and sports medicine, all of which are performed by licensed doctors.

      Are You Looking for Total Health Care?

    Medical spas treat the whole person, not just a symptom. Medical spas can include physiatry visits, which examine a patient’s physical, emotional, and social needs together, rather than looking at each of these areas as isolated and needing separate treatment. Medical spas may offer consultation on diet and exercise programs, along with sports medicine and orthopedic rehab.

      Want a Complete Approach to Pain?

    All too often chronic pain sufferers are just given prescription drugs. By using a multi-treatment approach that can include hydrotherapy, physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic medicine, and more, patients can be assured that they are receiving the most effective treatments for their problems.

      Tired of Just Being a Number?

    Today, people expect to be shuffled in and out of the doctor’s office where most of the employees don’t even know the patient’s name. Medical spas specialize in more personal treatment while staying under the discretion of medical professionals, including licensed medical doctors, chiropractors, and massage therapists.

     

    Are you ready for total health care? Check out Manhattan Total Health , New York City’s premier medical spa and wellness center. We offer physical therapy, sports medicine, physical medicine, massage therapy, and orthopedic rehab. With three convenient locations in New York City, there is no excuse not to call today.

     

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  • What a Chiropractor Can Do to Bring Your Body Back to Alignment

    Are you looking for relief to your back pain? Chiropractors work to help reduce back pain and restore mobility by using hands-on realigning of the spinal column. Chiropractic medicine is an effective physical therapy method for relieving back pain without medication.

    How does chiropractic medicine help back pain?

    Research shows that chiropractic medicine relieves many types of back pain, especially lower back pain. Along with physical therapy, chiropractic medicine can also help restore normal range of motion. Researchers theorize that spinal manipulations may take stress off surrounding tissues, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which is how chiropractic medicine may relieve back pain and restore normal functioning.

    What techniques do chiropractors use to treat back pain?

    What chiropractors call an “adjustment” is a realignment of the spinal vertebrae or other bones in the body. Spinal manipulations are performed by the chiropractor applying pressure to the spine in order to press the vertebrae back into proper alignment. Chiropractors may also perform some physical therapy, giving a patient advice on stretching exercises that will help keep the spine properly aligned.

    What can help along with seeing a chiropractor?

    For chronic back pain or back injuries, getting physical therapy or massage therapy along with seeing a chiropractor can help recovery . Tight, tense muscles may push vertebrae out of alignment, which could cause any adjustments a chiropractor makes only temporary. Also, tense muscles can make it difficult for chiropractors to perform an adjustment. A multi-treatment approach to treating back pain, including massage therapy or physical therapy, has the highest success rate.

     

    If you’re tired of your sore back and think that chiropractic medicine, massage therapy, or physical therapy may be for you, then check out Manhattan Total Health , a New York City health center specializing in physical therapy, sports medicine, physical medicine, massage therapy, and orthopedic rehab. We have three convenient locations in New York City—in Westside, Midtown, and on Wall Street. Contact us to make an appointment today!

     

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  • 4 Questions to Ask Your Physiatrist

    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  in NYC, 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. 

    Feel free to visit our websit e for more information.

     

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  • How to Relieve Pain While on the Job

    We are the hard workers of society. We go into work everyday, ready and willing to give it our all. It’s not easy doing your job, but somebody’s got to do it! Taking pride in your work is one of the most important factors in maintaining a strong and productive work ethic. But all of those long hours spent at work can take their toll on a number of different parts of your body. You may find yourself  feeling pain in your knees, back, shoulders, or even find that you’re getting a lot of headaches while at work.

    Visiting a physical therapist every time you feel a crick or kink isn’t an option for everyone. Luckily, there are a variety of ways that you can help relieve your pain from work—while on the job! Some common pain-reliving techniques include:

    • Getting up and walking around. Sitting at a desk for hours each day can lead to pain or discomfort in the knees. Standing up and letting your legs do some walking will help keep blood flowing properly, preventing knee pain .
    • Shrugging your shoulders throughout the day. This is especially helpful for those who work in an office setting and spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer or telephone. Moving your shoulders up and down helps relieve any tension that may build up throughout the day.
    • Preparing for your day of work. Stretching before a day in front of the computer can help your body handle staying in one position for so long—just like stretching before exercise helps your body prepare for the workout.

    Here at Manhattan Total Health, we offer a Wellness While at Work program to help New York City employees learn how to handle pain and strain from work with some easy exercises. We also specialize in massage therapy, sports medicine, physical medicine, and orthopedic rehab. Contact us today for more information!

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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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  • 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.

     

    Physical Therapist Working a Female Knee