Cupping is an alternative therapy originating from China that uses cups to create suction on the surface of the skin. This therapy is used to aid in healing and increasing blood flow. Cupping is a helpful treatment for many conditions.
With the iconic Brooklyn Half Marathon just a day away, it’s the perfect time to discuss the best post-race recovery hacks for all you avid runners and marathoners. Running a marathon is no joke, and if you are planning on participating, you’ve likely been preparing for the big day. But have you thought about your post marathon recovery treatment yet?
We take great pride in the work we do with our hands in physical therapy. But what about when you’re at home, on the road, at work, or sippin’ a pina colada on vacation? We like to empower our patients to help them take control of their own lives. Part of this is to help our patients remain committed to their program, and another part of it is to make sure the manual therapy we perform carries over.
Anyone who has experienced the effects of a stroke personally, or through someone you know, understands just how scary they can be, not just during the stroke but after. While these are all very real and common symptoms post-stroke, rehabilitation for stroke patients has advanced significantly and can drastically improve your long-term results, especially when starting physical therapy early.
All too often we see patients come to us with complaints of headaches that are stemming from the base of their skull and projecting to the orbital region. This is a classic cervicogenic headache, which is a real pain in the neck (pun intended). Patients who suffer from this typically lack range of motion in their neck, and have tenderness and pain when pressing on the upper neck region.
cause difficulties with standing and walking and put those affected at a higher risk of falling. Older adults especially are at a higher risk to have these types of issues that can lead to a fall. “According to the CDC, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States and 20% to 30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. Physical therapists can help in risk reduction and prevention of falls.”