New York Clenchers: How Physical Therapy Addresses Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Orofacial Pain

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complex hinge connecting your jawbone to your skull, facilitating essential functions like chewing, speaking, and yawning. However, when this joint becomes dysfunctional, it can lead to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) and orofacial pain, affecting millions worldwide. While TMDs can have various causes, physical therapy emerges as a non-invasive and…

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The Power of Play: Play Strategies for Child Development 

By: Zahava Sokolow, DPT For adults, physical therapy seems straightforward [although, that’s debatable]: mobilizing and exercising at the direction of a physical therapist with the goal of decreasing pain or increasing function so you can live life. But what does PT look like for a newborn, infant, or child who you can’t easily give instructions…

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Staying Upright on the Slopes! Tips for Skiing Safely…

Understanding Skiing Related Injuries: Staying Safe on the Slopes. Before hitting the slopes, it’s essential to understand the types of injuries that skiers may encounter. By being aware of these risks, you can take proactive steps to prevent them and ski more safely. Tips for Staying Safe on the Slopes: Now that we’ve covered the…

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Hand Therapy Services

Hand therapy is a specialized area within physical therapy that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities, including the wrists, forearms, elbows, and shoulders. The goal of hand therapy is to optimize the function of these body parts and improve the individual’s ability to perform daily activities. At…

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The Healing Touch: Enhancing Blood Flow Through Massage

    In our fast-paced modern lives, stress, sedentary lifestyles, and various health issues can negatively impact our blood circulation. Fortunately, one natural and effective way to improve blood flow is through the art of massage. This ancient healing technique not only relaxes the mind and body but also stimulates blood circulation, promoting overall well-being.…

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Pain vs Soreness

Pain and soreness are related sensations, but they have distinct characteristics and causes: 1.Pain: 2. Soreness: In summary, pain is a broader and more complex sensation associated with injury or illness, while soreness is a milder discomfort typically linked to physical activity and muscle fatigue. Understanding the difference between the two can help in identifying…

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How Do I Build Good Sleeping Habits?

Building good sleeping habits is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. Here are some tips to help you develop healthy sleep habits: 4. Limit exposure to electronic devices before bed: The blue light emitted by electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers can interfere with your sleep. Avoid using these devices for at least…

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