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Summer is here and that means everyone from the elite runner to the weekend hiker will be out and about trying to shake off the winter blues. As you increase your activity level, you may find that you aren’t as physically capable as you once were, or maybe you have been ignoring a nagging pain for far too long or perhaps there’s a longer race distance looming on the horizon. Whatever the reason, just as a regular oil change promises to keep your car running at its peak performance, a...
Posted on 2017-07-28
We typically feel we are at the mercy of what our bodies are feeling and experiencing.  Often, I hear a common story from my patients of ‘I didn’t do anything different, and I just woke up with this pain!’  We feel that we are blindsided by pain.  Especially as New Yorkers, we are very focused on our productivity.  We try to get more done at work.  We push ourselves to get further benefit out of our workout.  We try to maximize our quality time w...
Posted on 2017-02-17
“Doesn’t Everyone Fall When They Get Older? Quick Fall Facts and Prevention Strategies” Fall Facts Falls are a really big deal if you are over the age of 65. Over 25 of those falls cause serious injuries like a broken bone or head injury (concussion or traumatic brain injury). While many older adults fall, falling is not a normal part of aging and many falls can be prevented. Fall Prevention You may be asking yourself, “Well, what can I do to reduce my risk for fallin...
Posted on 2017-01-20
By Marian Williams, PT Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement. Common symptoms of this movement disorder include tremors, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), and postural rigidity and instability.  These manifestations can significantly affect one’s quality of life, and as the disease progresses, often these individuals become more sedentary due to mobility and balance problems. Evidence suggests that exercise, especially of ...
Posted on 2016-11-30

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