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By John Wilbert MS, PT This month marks the 12 year anniversary of the 1st iPhone release date. As our dependence on our phones increases physical therapists and other health care providers fear that the ” tech neck ” diagnoses will also increase. What is “Tech Neck?” The longer a person looks down at a...
By: Lindsay Butterfield, PT, DPT, CSCS Muscle weakness is one of the most common issues that we see when a patient begins physical therapy. General weakness can be found accompanying both acute and chronic injuries and can also be seen in healthy populations, such as older adults or those with a previous injury. Consequences associated...
In part 1 of Pregnancy and Physical Therapy I discussed why pregnancy can be so taxing on the musculoskeletal as well as some common orthopedic problems experienced by pregnant women: Low back pain, sacroiliac pain, pubic symphysis pain, foot and ankle pain, rib cage pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome just to name a few! If you haven’t...
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For most women and couples, pregnancy is an exciting time. The female body changes at a remarkable speed as it prepares to bring a new life into the world. However, as the body changes nearly every day, pregnancy can begin to tax the musculoskeletal system. Through different stages of pregnancy, physical therapy can be a...
By: Olayi Oyekanmi, PT, DPT, CSCS As healthcare professionals, we want nothing more than to help you return to your prior level of function. In order to be successful with your physical therapy (PT) program, there are several factors that come into play. The most important factor is your compliance with your prescribed home exercise...
By: Jason Roth PT, SCS By this time of year most of us are wrapping up the fall baseball season. Setting up our players’ off seasons is vital to next year’s success, future health, and overall performance. While some parents and coaches are rushing to get their players signed up for training sessions, pitching instruction,...
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IT’S TAPER TIME! With 3 weeks to go until the NYC marathon, taper time has begun. Tapering is one of the most important parts of marathon training, but one of the hardest to implement. Many people fear cutting back their training as they believe it will hurt their performance. However, reducing mileage before the race...
It’s marathon training season, especially here in NYC, as we are just 12 weeks out from the New York City Marathon! One of the unavoidable downfalls of training for a fall marathon is having to run through the heat and humidity of the summer. For every 10 degree increase in air temperature above 55 degrees,...
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WHAT IS CROSSFIT? “CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for...
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  Spring weather has finally arrived! Many runners have started to run outdoors after the long winter. They are increasing their mileage as they train for a half or full marathon. The Bridgehampton Half and 5K is quickly approaching this weekend, with many more races to follow. A common error while training for a race is the runner...