Cross Check CrossFit: Reducing CrossFit Injuries

From sprains and strains to more serious conditions like tendonitis and stress fractures, thepotential for injury is a concern for many CrossFit athletes. Fortunately, physical therapy canplay a pivotal role in reducing the risk of injuries and keeping CrossFit enthusiasts performing attheir best. In this blog, we’ll explore how physical therapy can help prevent injuries…

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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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The Power of Physical Therapy in Reducing Neck Pain

Neck pain is a prevalent and often debilitating condition that can affect each of us. From everyday strains caused by poor posture to more severe issues like herniated discs or arthritis, the neck is a delicate and vital part of the body. Physical therapy emerges as a holistic solution, addressing not just the symptoms but…

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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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What is Schroth Method?

The Schroth Method is an evidence-based, therapeutic exercise treatment for Scoliosis, a spinal condition characterized by an S or C curvature of the spine in the coronal plane. Schroth has been validated to assist in Scoliosis curve reversal in children, either in concert with bracing or as a standalone treatment, depending on strict criteria. It…

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Is Knee Mobility Necessary?

For many of our daily tasks, a range from 0 degrees of knee extension to 120 degrees of flexion would be more than enough to complete them successfully. Nonetheless, I like to prepare the body to be ready for whatever life might throw our way. Imagine a wet surface that isn’t easily visible. We tend…

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