learning to run

Posted on June 12, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

There are a number issues that most novice runners have – and quite frequently more advanced runners – their foot does not land under their body – nowadays everyone is focusing on the midfoot – but still everyday I see runners of all skill level with slow cadence, minimal knee flexion, too little hip extension, […]

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What is that tingling in my leg?

Posted on April 19, 2011 by admin No Comments

Sciatica also termed radiculopathy implies that the radicular nerve (nerve root) in the low back is being irritated or pinched by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or other lower back disorder. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back all the way to the foot and toes. Sciatica pain can be experienced anywhere along this […]

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physical therapy for the work environment

Posted on April 9, 2011 by admin No Comments

so often when I correct peoples posture – I address not only the way they sit or interact with their work environment – but moreover I end up correcting the work environment – in basic terms this results in me adjusting their chair – height, depth, angle, softness, curve – and then there is the […]

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Young Athletes, Knee Pain and Injuries.

Posted on March 28, 2011 by admin No Comments

I was walking home the other day, and I overheard some teenagers talking – one of them said she always had to ice both her knees after the soccer games because they hurt so much – she said it in such a matter of fact way, and as if it was ok – or just […]

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The other side of Torticollis (CMT) – Plagiocephaly.

Posted on March 19, 2011 by admin No Comments

By far the most common diagnosis one treats for pediatric physical therapy is torticollis- also referred to as congenital muscular torticollis or wryneck – and often added to the diagnosis is plagiocephaly. Plagiocephaly can certainly sound intimidating. Many Parents of my NYC pediatric physical therapy patients will have researched both diagnosis. It is a lot […]

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Office chair posture and low back pain.

Posted on March 8, 2011 by admin No Comments

Treating a lot of patients in the New York City area one is exposed to a large amount of postural issues – one aspect is the way we sit at our desks – the point I want to highlight here – and I could mention a few – but this picture really shows it – […]

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Physical therapy does work for tennis elbow

Posted on March 4, 2011 by admin No Comments

I came accross this article: http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2009/10/21/2009-10-21_mount_sinai_.html Physical therapy does work for tennis elbow – also known as lateral epicondylitis– yes it does not always work in 6 to 8 weeks but eventually it does work – and as ever this becomes an issue with health insurance- the more important issue is these types of problems […]

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