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  • ART for CrossFit Athletes

    At Manhattan Sports Therapy, we provide effective therapy techniques to treat a variety of muscle pain and injuries. If you are a CrossFit athlete suffering from back pain, muscle tightness, shin splints, knee injuries, shoulder pain, or other injuries, our Active Release Technique (ART) can provide permanent relief. ART focuses on soft tissue and can correct a variety of musculoskeletal issues ...
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  • Odell Beckham Jr. Uses Cold Laser Therapy to Treat Injured Ankle

    Odell Beckham Jr., wide receiver for the New York Giants, recently suffered an injury to his left ankle. According to the NFL.com and SiriusXM’s Gil Brandt, Beckham is seeking therapy through Thera-Lase cell treatment. This cold laser therapy is an effective, non-invasive technique for pain relief and soft tissue injuries. In fact, two years ago, Panthers defensive end Jared Allen successfully ...
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  • ART for CrossFit Athletes

    At Manhattan Sports Therapy, we provide effective therapy techniques to treat a variety of muscle pain and injuries. If you are a CrossFit athlete suffering from back pain, muscle tightness, shin splints, knee injuries, shoulder pain, or other injuries, our Active Release Technique (ART) can provide permanent relief. ART focuses on soft tissue and can correct a variety of musculoskeletal issues ...
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  • Causes of Muscle Cramps and How to Avoid Them

    If you’ve ever had a muscle cramp, sometimes called a charley horse, you know just how painful the experience can be. You might have heard that avoiding muscle cramps is as simple as staying hydrated; however, drinking plenty of water may be only a small part of the story. To help stave off cramps, it is important to understand what causes these muscles spasms as well as their warnings signs. ...
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  • 4 Things You Might Not Know About Sciatica

    Do you experience frequent or chronic pain or numbness in your buttocks and legs? If your answer is yes, you may be dealing with sciatica. Sciatica is a nerve issue that can affect the butt and legs, making them go numb or prickly painfully. Although nearly 40% of the populate deals with, or has dealt with, sciatica, this condition is often very misunderstood. Discover 4 need-to-know facts about ...
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  • Drugs Should Be a Last Resort to Treat Acute Lower Back Pain

    Besides surgery, many people believe that the best way to relieve back pain is taking medication. However, new studies suggest that painkillers should only be treated as a last resort to back pain relief. According to the American College of Physicians (ACP), pills should only be prescribed after physical therapy treatments had failed. The respected organization issued new guidelines to doctors in ...
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  • 4 Things You Might Not Know About Sciatica

    Do you experience frequent or chronic pain or numbness in your buttocks and legs? If your answer is yes, you may be dealing with sciatica. Sciatica is a nerve issue that can affect the butt and legs, making them go numb or prickly painfully. Although nearly 40% of the populate deals with, or has dealt with, sciatica, this condition is often very misunderstood. Discover 4 need-to-know facts about ...
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  • Benefits of Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain in the muscles and joints can make it difficult and miserable to conduct your day-to-day life. Common treatments include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, as well as ice and heat. But when these options are not as effective as they should be, acupuncture is an option worth considering. Acupuncture is part of a traditional Chinese medicine that has been around for ...
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  • What is Runner's Knee?

    Patellofemoral pain syndrome, also known as “runner’s knee,” is considered the most common running ailment. The stress from running can cause irritation under, slightly above or below the kneecap, which is why runner’s knee isn’t a specific injury. Common causes of runner’s knee include: Overuse, especially if you constant perform repeated bending or high-stress exercises such as lunges or ...
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  • Painful Work Setups: The Importance of Ergonomic Design

    If you are like the vast majority of Americans who work full-time or even just part-time, then you have felt sore at the end of the workday more often than you would expect. Indeed, for so many people, they feel both soreness and stings of pain each and every day they go to work. Is this just a consequence of manual labor? Or, is there more going on here that needs to be addressed? Your Workplace ...
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