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If you’re planning ahead for a fun, healthy (and injury-free) summer, physical therapy is a great way to prepare for a lively season of sports and recreational activities. We share the benefits of starting a physical therapy program ahead of the summer season in this post.
As physical therapists, it’s part of the job description to leverage our hands and brains to come up with innovative solutions to help our patients achieve optimal health and function. Just like a painter, sculptor or musician, we use our hands to mold and manipulate to deliver an improved final product – in this case, a healthy, pain-free body for our patients. This post explains how physical therapy is a careful blend of art and science.
Active Release Technique is an innovative approach to soft tissue care that utilizes the therapist's hands to break down scar tissue, improve range of motion, reduce pain and restore proper function to affected areas. With its impressive results and growing popularity among athletes, it’s no surprise that ART is quickly becoming the go-to treatment option for patients across the country.
Want to see how low level laser therapy, a safe, effective treatment option for physical therapy, can improve your injuries and recovery? This blog explains how low-energy laser beams accelerate the healing process and provide the relief you've been looking for!
Physical therapy and occupational therapy are both forms of rehabilitation that help patients recover from injuries or illnesses and improve their overall health and quality of life. While both focus on helping patients regain their physical abilities and independence, there are important differences between the two fields. This post explores the distinct roles of physical therapy and occupational therapy and reviews examples of the types of conditions and patients that a PT and OT typically treat.
Everyone wants to get in shape as January approaches, but if you’re currently in pain or limited in your movement and functionality, you may be working twice as hard to reach your goals for a new YOU in the New Year. Don’t let pain or dysfunction slow you down or hold you back - address it FIRST so you can clear the obstacles standing in your way.
We’re so grateful for 2022 and for the opportunity to be your local physical therapy specialists for another year. Since 2008, Park North Physical Therapy was created to serve our community with sports orthopedics, hands-on care and the very latest in education and technology to match your unique wellness needs and goals.
A flexible spending account (FSA) gives you tax-free funds for medical expenses outside your annual insurance coverage. It’s essentially the “use it or lose it” version of insurance. While these accounts may be helpful for hidden costs throughout the year, they do expire when your plan resets.
In this season of gratitude, we’re thankful for our dedicated team of physical therapists who have chosen your health and wellness as their mission. When you’re in pain, suffering from an injury or struggling to move due to your age or condition, it matters who you surround yourself with. You need a helper. A compassionate carer with the expertise to identify the root cause of your issue, develop a personalized program of care and then work alongside you to improve your recovery and functionality as quickly and safely as possible.
Did you know that Park North Physical Therapy features one of the most innovative, effective e-stim machines currently available to target neurological conditions, remove pain and return movement and functionality in patients after just one use?
Every year, thousands of people experience strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s Disease. These same people turn to physical therapy to help regain functionality and independence, but often, traditional PT isn’t enough to keep patients engaged with their programs. Neuro Rehab VR is a Fort Worth-based company offering groundbreaking new technology to make physical therapy more enjoyable and accessible. Their virtual reality programs boost a patient’s motivation and confidence through immersive therapy programs that allow for more effective treatment and faster recovery.
We all know that pilates is a form of body conditioning that targets diverse muscle groups to help build strength, stability, flexibility and coordination. But did you know that Joseph Pilates first developed the Pilates system in an internment camp during World War I as a physical rehabilitation method for his fellow inmates and injured soldiers?
Digitsole Pro technology is an FDA-approved Class II device that has been developed for healthcare providers to measure objective biomechanical data in order to assess and improve mobility disorders. Park North Physical Therapy is proud to be one of the first clinics to put this into practice for our patients!
With the status quo long left trailing in the rearview mirror, Park North Physical Therapy has ushered in a new era of state-of-the-art physical therapy technology and innovative patient care programs to our local community of Uptown Manhattan.
When I say weight training or strength training, what goes through your mind? Most of you will probably think of elaborate machines in the gym, weighted plates and dumbbells. If you aren't much of a 'gym' person, it can all be very overwhelming and intimidating.
As we all are learning more about telehealth and how to implement it, we also want to look to the future it holds for us. It opens up the possibilities to how we can take care and maintain our health. There is a strong potential and future for a hybrid treatment plan.
Most of us have hurt our backs at some point in our lives, as referenced in our previous post (see: acute low back pain). After the acute inflammatory stage is over (usually within 1-2 weeks), and most of the pain has subsided, the question is what is the next step?
How do you prepare yourself for Telehealth? Participating in a telehealth physical therapy session does not require as much to set up as it may seem. True, it’s not in a clinic that’s fitted out with all the equipment and machines that are commonly used, but there are many alternate ways to still receive effective treatment and perform exercises.