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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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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”

6 Basic Stretches for Office Workers

Working in front of a computer can be surprisingly hard on your body, especially if your posture is less than ideal. Hunching your shoulders, slumping in your seat, or bending over too far can cause pain all the way down your back, from the neck and shoulders to the lower back. It is also a common cause of headaches. Fortunately, regularly stretching coupled with regular breaks can go a long way toward reducing these issues. Here are some basic stretches you can do in the office. Continue reading “6 Basic Stretches for Office Workers”

The Differences Between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

If you have undergone an injury or illness that affects your movement, you may be referred for both physical therapy and occupational therapy. There is a great deal of confusion between the two, and some people believe that they are the same thing. However, there are some significant differences as well as a few similarities. Here is what you should know. Continue reading “The Differences Between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy”

Understanding Physical Therapy for Fibromyalgia

If you or a loved one suffer from fibromyalgia, you understand exactly how debilitating it is. It is a life-altering condition that leaves you feeling achy all over. Even the slightest movements can cause muscle pain or burning. Because you’re so limited in what you can do physically, you feel drained emotionally.

The fact that many fibromyalgia sufferers suffer from insomnia and depression is completely understandable. While most people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia take prescription medications to combat pain, depression, and insomnia, there is no “magic pill” that will alleviate the symptoms. The best opportunity for relief is to combine the medications your doctor recommends with a comprehensive physical therapy regimen tailored specifically to provide relief from fibromyalgia pain.
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