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Injury

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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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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exercises for hip bursitis
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Discover Pain-Free Living With These Exercises for Bursitis in the Hip

Do you experience frequent pain due to hip bursitis? This common condition impacts those with inflamed bursae or fluid-filled sacs in the hip. Bursitis tends to cause muscle aches or stiffness which can keep you from doing what you love. Even standing or sleeping is much more difficult because of the inflammation. Here are 6 helpful tips to reduce your hip pain.

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Shoulder-pain-at-night
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Sweet Dreams, Not Shoulder Pains, Relieving Night Time Shoulder Discomfort with Park North Physical Therapy in NYC

At Park North Physical Therapy, we believe that restorative sleep is not a luxury but a cornerstone of your health. If shoulder pain is keeping you from the peaceful slumber you deserve, it's time to address it head-on. Let's explore how physical therapy can be your ally in overcoming shoulder pain caused by sleeping and help you greet each morning refreshed and pain-free.

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SLAP tear case study at Park North PT in New York City
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Park North Physical Therapy Case Study: Elizabeth’s Journey Recovering from a SLAP Tear

At Park North Physical Therapy in New York City, we believe that rehabilitation can often prevent surgical intervention. To highlight the power of PT, we’re showcasing one of our clients as a case study. Elizabeth's journey showcases how our therapists can help people manage pain and, in many instances, prevent surgery.

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recovering after joint replacement
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Recovering From Joint Replacement Surgery, Physical Therapists Answer Your Most Commonly Asked Questions

After surgery, the most critical phase of your recovery journey begins. In order to regain full range of motion and strength, physical therapy is essential for joint replacements. A comprehensive post-operative PT care plan includes mobilization, strengthening of the surrounding muscles and tissues around your joint and pain management. We know that undergoing surgery can be an overwhelming process, so we’re breaking down the most frequently asked questions we get from our patients about joint replacement care to help you feel more at ease.

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prehab for joint replacements
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery with Physical Therapy

Joint replacements can be life-changing procedures. They offer relief from chronic pain and help you get back to your favorite activities, like walking around Central Park or biking the Brooklyn Bridge.However, preparing for joint replacement surgery can be intimidating, especially during the recovery process. At Park North Physical Therapy, we’ve helped hundreds of patients with hip, knee, shoulder and other partial or total joint replacements. To encourage an efficient rehab process, we’re helping you prepare for surgery with everything you need to know about pre-operative physical therapy.

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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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Sam Morjaria

Strong Ankles, Powerful Performance: How to Prevent Recurring Ankle Injuries with Physical Therapy

Discover effective techniques to strengthen your ankles and prevent ankle sprains with Park North Physical Therapy. Learn why ankle injuries are common among athletes and how you can improve your ankle stability through balance training and conditioning exercises.

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Flexable Spending Accounts
PNPT

Use Your Flexible Spending Account Before You Lose It This Year

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. 

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Physical Therapists Care
PNPT

Giving Thanks for PTs Who Make Your Health Their Mission

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.

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Patient using the NEUBIE
PNPT

Incredible Rehab Benefits of the NEUBIE Device for Physical Therapy

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?

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Merrithew Pilates Reformer Training and Stability Chair
PNPT

The Benefits of Merrithew Pilates Reformer Training and Stability Chair

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?

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Running with Digisole
PNPT

Increase Athletic Performance and Reduce Running Injuries with Digitsole

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!

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Patient using neubie for rehabilitation
PNPT

Physical Therapy Technology Brings the Future of Patient Care to NYC

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.

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Woman demonstrating a back stretch
Samuel Lu

Overstretching

Can you stretch too much? A common misconception that people have is that stretching is always necessary to prevent injury. People believe you should always be more flexible, and that the more flexible you are the lower the likelihood is of getting hurt.

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Man demonstrating lower back pain
Samuel Lu

Acute Low Back Strain

Techniques used after pulling your back. “I pulled my back and can’t move” is a phrase many of us have said at some point in our lives. It happens. Lifting heavy boxes during a move, doing yard work, or cleaning your floor are common ways.

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Woman exercising back after injury
Samuel Lu

Rehabbing and Preventing Low Back Injuries

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?

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Man over stretching example
Samuel Lu

Stretching to prevent injuries is a misconception

A common misconception that people have is that stretching is always necessary to prevent injury. People believe you should always be more flexible, and that the more flexible you are the lower the likelihood is of getting hurt.

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