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Physical Therapy

Connecting Passion to the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

With Christine Valerio's combined passion for graphic design and creating positive change in people's lives, she developed With Me, a system of interactive and conversational games that encourage meaningful interaction between people of all ages.

Tips for a Safe Yoga Practice

Rob Schware | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Phil Rolfe, a physical therapist in Boulder, Colorado, who works at a clinic where he sees primarily spine patients. Boulde...

Living Fully by John Howard and Bill Walton

Chris Waddell | Posted 02.08.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

The torture we heap upon our bodies in the name of youthful exuberance, becomes chronic debilitation far earlier than we want.

It's a Balancing Act

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

The issue of brain hemisphere dominance is still being argued among the scientific community, but there is one thing that everyone agrees on: It's ...

Breathing, Manual Therapy and Breast Cancer Recovery

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

It's breast cancer awareness month, and Dr. Alexes Hazen, a breast surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tamar Amitay, of Thrive Physical Therapy,...

When Is It Time To Seek Physical Therapy?

Posted 09.29.2013 | Fifty

Many folks aren't keen to rush into surgery. A study published earlier this year found that physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury a...

A Palliative to Obamacare Discord

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Joseph Cooper

These stories (I'm sure there are others) make vivid the embarrassments and fears of patients; their efforts to deal with deterioration, endure pain, and cope with unhinging and detachment. The reader, the viewer, and the re-reader can take cues from caregivers who ease the way to acceptance.

Tennis Elbow Not Exclusive to the Tennis Enthusiast: How to Manage It and Preventative Strategies

Michael Zazzali | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Zazzali

The competitive tennis player is at obvious overuse risk of stressing these tendons due to the nature of the sport involving gripping the racquet as well the impact of hitting the ball. However, many of my patients have never picked up a tennis racquet yet are diagnosed with this disorder.

Breathing in a Healing Relationship

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

"A healer/client relationship is just that, a relationship; a partnership at best, and like all relationships its success is the responsibility of b...

Running With Scars

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbi Appelquist

During the one year from diagnosis to surgery, I read almost every cancer survivor book I could get my hands on. My go-to of yoga was nixed. And if this physical therapist, who was helping me to stand up straight without crying, said I should start running, maybe he was on to something.

Supporting the War Fighter

Mike Hogg | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Mike Hogg

Service members with loved ones with chronic illnesses are dependent upon the military health care insurance company for treatments and therapies only found in the civilian sector. However, it has become an increasing practice for Tricare to deny military families benefits, leaving many in a precarious position.

Knee Replacement Recovery: Get Ready for the 3 'Powerful P' Experiences

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

The evening after knee replacement surgery, I was startled to see the size of my right leg. Having been sliced and diced, stitched and stapled, it was seemed as if I had gained ten pounds, all in that leg.

Running Form: Simplified (Part 2)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

You'll remember from the previous post that "correct running form asks only that runners eliminate the variables, and reinforce the invariables." In running, while foot-to-ground contact is a given, does nature favor one manner of landing and loading over another? Let's find out.

Running Form: Simplified (Part 1)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

In as many weeks, this five-part blog post series on "Running Form: Simplified" will carefully sift through the particulars of running so that -- like our most ancient forebears or our youngest children -- ultimately, we can just run.

Art as a Form of Therapy

Brian Boyle | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

In the blink of an eye I went from being a high-school graduate to a practically lifeless body on my deathbed. As for the future, it did not exist.

The 8 Best Physical Therapy Methods Explained

Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeremey DuVall From breaks to bruises to bursitis, physical therapists have a special knack for assessing the human body and helping restore i...

What To Expect In Integrative Medicine For 2013

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Loren Fishman, MD

Yoga isn't the only "alternative therapy" that can help patients achieve better outcomes than pills and medical procedures alone. My prediction is that 2013 will see more and more physicians like myself who have added more than conventional Western medicines to their treatments.

Getting to the Core: 4 Myths About Strengthening Your Abs

Stacy Barrows | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacy Barrows

Activating our core muscles has been a mantra by many professionals helping their clients in seeking better overall strength, protecting from back pain and improving performance. But what I learned early in my PT practice is that our brains do not know muscles, only movement.

When You Can't Catch a Break

Mark Bazer | Posted 01.20.2013 | Comedy
Mark Bazer

Here's what you don't want when you visit the ER for a sports injury. You don't want the doctor to tell you nothing is wrong with you -- and then offer you a sling on the way out like a pediatrician giving out stickers.

Children With Brachial Plexus Injury: Making the Impossible Possible

Anat Baniel | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Anat Baniel

October 21-27 is Brachial Plexus Awareness Week. My desire is to introduce an approach to working with children who have suffered injury to the brachial plexus that provides breakthrough possibilities.

Eldercare: The Healing Power of a Rubber Chicken

Ilaina Edison | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Ilaina Edison

Physical therapist Joe Gallagher's patient, a former New York Giants football player now in his 80s, was lying on the floor, stretching to regain flexibility after two total knee replacements. Progress was slow and painful, so Joe went to a reliable resource in his PT toolbox: humor.

Style and Comfort: Ways to Make Your High Heels Work for You

Stacy Barrows | Posted 12.09.2012 | Style
Stacy Barrows

Yes, high heels can be bad for you. But, if you want to wear high heels, here are some tips to wearing them responsibly, remaining as injury-free as possible and enjoying your pumps on a regular basis.

Donna's Cancer Story: Relapse 3.0

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

How to reconcile the girl in our photos, our beautiful Donna, with the photos the doctors order, those inside her body? How, as a parent, do you make sense of what you see in front of you and what the doctors tell you is happening?

HOPE After the Earthquake: Learning to Walk Again

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

The film below tells the story of HOPE volunteer and NYC-based physical therapist Claude Hillel. Claude left New York and traveled to Haiti where he would change countless lives for the better amid unimaginable destruction.

Canine Wobbler's Syndrome

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Wobbler's syndrome is a very common cause of neurologic problems in large and giant breed dogs.