Recent Posts in Sports Therapy Category

  • Should I Ice or Heat My Sports Injury?

    If you’re into sports or fitness at all, you’re probably aware of the simple home remedy of ice or heat to relax and heal sore muscles. Both can help remove waste products and bring in healing cells by increasing blood flow to a particular area of the body. However, using the wrong one can actually slow the healing process and even make the injury worse, so you want to make sure you get the right ...
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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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  • Tips for Maintaining Your Fitness New Year's Resolution

    We’ve officially turned the corner into February, a notoriously difficult month for many people working to maintain their New Year’s resolutions. This can be especially true if your goals involve getting back into shape or pushing past a tricky plateau. Here at Manhattan Sports Therapy, we want to help our clients and readers avoid falling into common pitfalls. Below, we have included and outlined ...
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  • Should You Use Heat or Cold for Sore Muscles?

    There isn’t an athlete on the planet who is unfamiliar with muscle soreness after an intense workout. Many people choose to help alleviate some of this soreness and improve recovery time to get back into the game faster by using either thermotherapy (heat) or cryotherapy (cold). Both have been proven to relieve muscle pain, but which one is best? To answer this old question, it’s important to take ...
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