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Manhattan Physical Therapy

Manhattan Physical Therapy and Pain Center is a leader in pain relief and injury recovery located in Midtown New York City. The four specialized physical therapists on staff go beyond standard physical therapy by challenging their client???s bodies to build core strength, flexibility, and increase range of motion.

Manhattan Physical Therapy and Pain Center has an excellent track record of success treating back pain caused by strains, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome, spondylolisthesis or whiplash injuries.

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Physical Therapy for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, where the spine goes sideways instead of being in correct alignment. It is most often diagnosed in otherwise healthy adolescents just before puberty as well as in those with other health conditions, such as cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis. For severe cases of scoliosis, wearing a brace or undergoing corrective surgery may be required. In addition to, or instead of, these measures, physical therapy can be beneficial even for mild cases of scoliosis. Here are some of the ways that physical therapy can help with scoliosis.

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What You Should Know About Manual Physical Therapy

If you are suffering from an injury or chronic pain condition, manual physical therapy may be able to help. Physical therapy is a broad-based field that treats disorders of functional movement. The goal is to restore function and range of motion while eliminating pain. Manual physical therapy is a specific type of physical therapy that is generally used in conjunction with other forms of physical therapy. Here is what you should know. Continue reading “What You Should Know About Manual Physical Therapy”

Understanding Myofascial Release

Myofascial release therapy (MFR) helps to alleviate tightness and shortening in the muscles. Many people seek this treatment after an injury or when coping with chronic pain in a part of the body that contains soft tissue, such as the shoulder, back, or hip. Myofascial release can also help alleviate symptoms of such conditions as migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Here is what you should know. Continue reading “Understanding Myofascial Release”

3 Tips for Better Sleep

Everyone has a poor night’s sleep now and then, whether due to stress or jet lag. In general, one lost night of sleep will leave you feeling miserable but will not have long-lasting effects on your mind or body. The more nights in a row that you have disturbed sleep, though, the more compounding effects you will experience. Here are a few tips for better sleep.

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Ice vs. Heat: When to Use Which Treatment

Temperature therapy is highly useful in treating all sorts of pain, inflammation, and muscle stiffness, regardless of the cause. It is inexpensive and easy to use. Yet many people are unsure which situations call for ice, and which would be better treated with heat. As a general rule, ice is best for acute injuries, inflammation, and swelling, while heat works better for muscle stiffness or pain. Here are some more details. Continue reading “Ice vs. Heat: When to Use Which Treatment”

Protecting Your Hands While Using Handheld Devices

Handheld technology is evolving rapidly, forcing our bodies to constantly adapt to new smartphones, tablets, and other devices. With a staggering 95% of Americans owning a cell phone, 77% owning a smartphone, and 50% owning a tablet, there are innumerable opportunities for hand and wrist injuries. In fact, nearly 15,000 Americans per year are now treated for these injuries, and age does not seem to be a contributing factor. Constant use of devices is our new reality, and so are wrist and hand injuries. Here are some ways to protect yourself.  Continue reading “Protecting Your Hands While Using Handheld Devices”