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Meet Uschi! Our Patient of the Month

Meet Uschi! Our Patient of the Month
As founding director of A4 Studio, a graphic design firm, Uschi Weissmüller sees the beauty in life no matter the challenge.  Uschi was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 15 years ago, an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. According to a study done by the National MS Society, nearly 1 million people are living with MS in the United States. This is more than twice the origi...
Posted on 2021-03-26

How Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy helps with Adolescents with Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disease that is characterized by the presence of uterine lining tissue anywhere outside of the uterine cavity. It’s a chronic disease and it affects 1 out of 10 women during the reproductive age. With every menstrual cycle, this tissue proliferates creating lesions that may cause pelvic pain and infertility. Laparoscopy with biopsy has been the gold standard for diagnosing the disease, although more recently vaginal ultrasound and even presumptive diagnosis based on symp...
Posted on 2021-03-25

What is Pediatric Pelvic Physical Therapy?

What is Pediatric Pelvic Physical Therapy?
Although millions of children and teens suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction, it often takes a long time to receive the right treatment. In children, the pelvis serves many vital functions. It’s the center connection point between a child's upper and lower body; it is core to how they move, breathe, and regulate normal bodily processes like bowel and bladder function. If your child is having troubles with his/her bladder, please know they are not having these issues on purpose. Punishing ...
Posted on 2020-12-24

Terry P.: Patient of the Month

Terry P.: Patient of the Month
Terry Persina is a force of nature. Diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 3 years ago, Terry believes to stay independent, you must be responsible and regimented. ALS is a progressive neuromuscular disease that often slowly robs the body of its ability to use its upper extremities, walk, speak, swallow, and breathe. An average of 1 to 2 per 100,000 people are diagnosed with ALS every year throughout the world.  "Having been diagnosed with ALS has given me clarity in my life. T...
Posted on 2020-11-22

Aquatic PT is Back!

Aquatic PT is Back!
Aquatic Physical Therapy is Back! The Pool is OPEN! We are excited to announce that on Monday, October 19th, we will be back in the water, offering Aquatic Physical Therapy. All sessions will be held in accordance with the NYC Dept of Health and CDC. As with all of the land-based physical therapy programs, we are practicing safe protocols. Call today to schedule your aquatic physical therapy session. We can't wait to see you in the water!
Posted on 2020-10-15
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