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Athletic Performance

sports injury from playing pickleball
Dr. Sam Morjaria

8 Pickleball Injuries Prevention Tips for Harlem Residents

Pickleball, a sport combining elements from badminton, tennis, and ping-pong, is gaining popularity, especially among older adults, for its fun and health benefits. Despite its appeal, there's a risk of injury, with common issues including tennis elbow, sprained ankles, and lower back pain. Park North Physical Therapy in Harlem offers tips for preventing such injuries, emphasizing the importance of proper warm-up, technique, and physical therapy. Physical therapy plays a crucial role in enhancing balance, coordination, and strength, reducing the likelihood of injury while enjoying pickleball.

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minda dentler park north physical therapy patient
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Park North Patient Feature: Q&A with Ironman World Champion Qualifier & Wheelchair Athlete, Minda Dentler 

Minda Dentler is an Ironman World Champion Qualifier and Wheelchair athlete, who was also a former patient at Park North Physical Therapy in Harlem. Minda describes how the skills she learned in PT helped her train and recover from injury. In addition to her athletic career, Minda is also a TEDX speaker and children's book author. Check out our interview with her to learn more about her incredible life experience.

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park north partners with FSH
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Park North Physical Therapy Partners with Harlem Figure Skating Organization for Upcoming ‘Soul on Ice’ Event

Park North Physical Therapy proudly announces our continued collaboration with Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH), a vital youth development organization that has been uplifting the Harlem community since 1997. This partnership is rooted in our shared commitment to empowering young girls, especially girls of color, by providing educational and leadership opportunities alongside the art of figure skating.

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youth athletes physical therapy
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Helping Young Athletes in Upper Manhattan Get Back in the Game With Physical Therapy

At Park North Physical Therapy, we're passionate about helping young athletes reach their full potential. Yet, the pressure to perform can lead to pushing through pain, risking lasting injuries. Dr. Sam Morjaria, owner of Park North Physical therapy in Harlem and Morningside Heights, explains the unique challenges young athletes face and how we guide them on the path to recovery.

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pt-for-golf-injuries
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Drive Away Common Golf Injuries with the Power of Targeted Physical Therapy

Spending time on the golf course or at the driving range can be a great way to improve your health and well-being. However, suffering from common golf injuries can keep you away from the green and limit your movement. Learn how physical therapy exercises can alleviate pain caused by common types of injuries for golfers. At Park North Physical Therapy in Upper Manhattan, we help avid golfers hit the green with confidence. Visit us if you want to strengthen your golf game and have a speedy recovery. 

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active recovery techniques in new york city
Dr. Sam Morjaria

8 Active Recovery Strategies You Should Try After the NYC Marathon

With the NYC Marathon scheduled for Sunday, November 5th, the excitement and preparation are reaching their peak. But equally important to your race strategy is your recovery plan. Proper post-marathon recovery is crucial in avoiding injuries and ensuring quick healing. Park North Physical Therapy is dedicated to aiding your recovery with some insightful tips and techniques, specially tailored for the aftermath of the demanding race. 

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runners-guide-to-cross-training
Dr. Sam Morjaria

The Runner’s Guide To Effective Cross-Training and Improved Performance

With the NYC Marathon only two months away, many local runners seek ways to improve their performance and safeguard their bodies. At Park North Physical Therapy in Harlem and Morningside Heights, we're not only focused on holistic training techniques but also on the advanced methods to assess and improve your gait using specialized technology like Digitsole. Our therapists have developed a list of cross-training exercises for runners to improve your athletic performance. Let us guide you through more productive running workouts in and out of the season. 

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warm up for your workout
Dr. Sam Morjaria

How to Properly Warm-Up for Your Workout from a Physical Therapist Perspective

Warming up before exercise can prevent injury, boost performance and mentally prepare you for your workout. We are breaking down some essential warm-up tips for tp make the most out of your next workout.

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sleep and physical therapy
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Improving Your Odds For Injury Recovery and Athletic Performance By Getting Better Sleep

Learn more about how sleep affects your recovery in physical therapy and your overall athletic recovery. Plus, a few tips from Samuel Lu about how to get better sleep.

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