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The Value of Good Posture New York, NY

The Value of Good Posture

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“Sit up straight!” At some point in time, most of us have been told to correct our posture. Posture refers to the alignment and positioning of the body’s parts, particularly the spine, shoulders, and pelvis, while sitting, standing, or moving. Sitting up straight, however, is not just about good manners at the dinner table. Maintaining… Read more

Reasons to Avoid or Delay Knee Replacement Surgery

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Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that replaces damaged or worn-out knee joints with artificial implants. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, approximately 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States. While knee replacement surgery has a high success rate and can be… Read more

Back Pain: Is It a Pinched Nerve?

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We have nerves throughout our entire body. When nerves get inflamed, irritated or pinched, the pain that follows is hard to ignore. One of the most common place for a pinched nerve is in the lumbar back region. However, when back pain strikes, it can be difficult to determine whether you are experiencing a pulled… Read more

Physical Therapy for the Recreational Athlete

You don’t have to run ultra-marathons, star in the NBA or play college soccer to benefit from physical therapy. The same professional rehabilitation services available to pro athletes are also available to weekend warriors and recreational athletes. Regardless of your level of play, we understand how frustrating it can be to suffer an injury that… Read more

What is Frozen Shoulder?

If you suffer from the type of shoulder pain referred to as “frozen shoulder;” you know that it can disrupt your entire life. Putting on clothes, brushing your teeth and hair, opening doors, driving a vehicle, lifting a small child – all of these (plus hundreds of other activities) require the mobility and function of… Read more

The Value of Assessing Your Running Form

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Chances are, no one told you exactly how to run. You just started running as a toddler to get somewhere faster than walking. While we all have our own unique way of moving, if you now consider yourself a “runner,” you may need to take a closer look at your form. When it comes to… Read more

Should You Consider More Yoga?

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Yoga is known for being a unique form of exercise that promotes serenity and mental health. Yoga is a combination of distinct stability exercises and poses. It does not involve high-impact movement. This is ideal for those who are recovering from an injury and still want to keep moving their body in a safe way.… Read more

The Link Between Lifestyle Habits and Bad Joints

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Although you can damage your joint with an injury, “bad joints” are also a common consequence of your lifestyle. Years of engaging in bad habits can set you up for arthritic battles and joint replacement as an older adult. First, you need to educate yourself on which lifestyle habits are bad for your joints, and… Read more

FAQs About Hip Replacement

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If you or your loved one is facing hip replacement surgery, you probably have a number of questions. Learning the facts about your upcoming hip replacement can help you feel more comfortable in your decision and eliminate some anxiety about such a significant surgery. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding hip replacement. What Is… Read more

Preparing for Your ACL Surgery

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Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, knee injuries are painful and debilitating, and can be an unfortunate outcome of playing some of your favorite summer sports. They occur when the ACL ligament in the knee is over-stretched and tears, causing swelling and an inability to walk or continue your normal activities. Surgery is often required for… Read more

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