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Physical Therapy

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Dr. Sam Morjaria

What You Should Never Tell Your Physical Therapist in Morningside Heights

At Park North Physical Therapy in Morningside Heights, the key to successful physical therapy is open and honest communication with your therapist. Patients are advised not to downplay their symptoms, lie about their homework completion, rush their sessions, pretend to understand exercises they don't, or cancel appointments due to pain without discussing it. The therapists emphasize the importance of transparency to adjust treatment plans effectively and ensure patients' progress and comfort. Contacting Park North Physical Therapy for any concerns or questions is encouraged to provide the best care possible.

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Dr. Sam Morjaria

Can Physical Therapists Prescribe Medication in Harlem?

In Harlem, New York, physical therapists, including those at Park North Physical Therapy, do not prescribe medication as part of their treatment approach. Instead, they focus on holistic rehabilitation methods, assessing whole-body health and guiding patients through exercises and therapies for self-sufficient healing. Under New York law, physical therapists are prohibited from possessing or administering prescription medications, with the only exception being the use of medicinal ions for specific treatments. The goal of physical therapy is to offer pain relief and injury healing through non-invasive methods like manual therapy, exercise programs, NEUBIE therapy, and low-level laser therapy, aiming to reduce dependency on medication for chronic pain and improve the quality of life.

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Dr. Sam Morjaria

Meet Your Park North Physical Therapist: Pape Diagne

Pape has a specific interest in treating a variety of orthopedic injuries via functional training of the body as a whole along with implementation of hands-on manual techniques to alleviate symptoms & improve overall functional performance. With a holistic outlook on life, Pape’s mission at Park North Harlem is to reduce the emotional and physical anguish that comes with injury or illness to help patients get back to living at their fullest capacity!

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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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Dr. Sam Morjaria

Meet Your Park North Physical Therapist: Samuel Lu

Meet one of our Park North Physical Therapists, Samuel Lu.

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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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Causes and Tips for Addressing Muscular Imbalance
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Handbook to Healthier Movement: Warning Signs, Causes and Tips for Addressing Muscular Imbalance

Muscular dysfunction can wreak havoc on your body causing pain, weakness and stiffness. If left unaddressed, they can interfere with your daily activities and even lead to chronic conditions. In this blog post, we'll explore warning signs and causes of muscular imbalances, as well as tactical ways to fix and prevent them. Ultimately, these solutions will help you restore balance, alleviate discomfort and improve your overall well-being.

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Physical Therapy for athletes
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Physical Therapy for Athletes: How to Prevent Sport-Related Injuries and Boost Your Performance

While it can’t prevent all sport-related injuries, physical therapy can help you take a proactive (rather than reactive) approach to training, plus it helps you recover faster, build resilience and even prevent certain injuries from occurring in the first place. Let’s explore the power of physical therapy for athletes and focus specifically on injury prevention through prehabilitation (prehab).

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George Hirsch Story - Park North Physical Therapy
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Regaining Mobility with Physical Therapy: An Inspiring PT Success Story with George Hirsch

At Park North, we’ve helped hundreds of patients regain their mobility and independence. Our most recent inspiring recovery journey was George Hirsch, one of the most iconic movers of New York City and certainly a hometown hero at Park North Physical Therapy. 

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Neurokinetics and physical therapy
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Unraveling the Power of Neurokinetics: Enhancing Physical Therapy Outcomes

Neurokinetics and physical therapy may be considered distinct areas of practice, but they overlap in their shared focus on the rehabilitation and improvement of human movement and function. This blog explores how neurokinetics is revolutionizing physical therapy by providing a deeper understanding of the neural control of movement, ultimately leading to more effective, personalized treatment plans.

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Physical therapy for pain relief and mobility
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Top 10 Benefits of Physical Therapy for Pain Relief and Mobility

This post shares 10 important ways that physical therapy helps you take the first steps to a pain-free lifestyle that keeps you mobile so you can enjoy the quality of life you deserve.

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Physical therapy helps prepare for summer sports
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Start Training Now with Physical Therapy to Prepare for Summer Sports

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.

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Physical Therapy is an Art
Dr. Sam Morjaria

The Art of Physical Therapy: Where Creativity Meets Science

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.

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Low level laser therapy services at Park North Physical Therapy
Dr. Sam Morjaria

Treat Your Pain and Inflammation with Low Level Laser Therapy

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!

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Comparing Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Halima Akter, OTR/L

The Difference Between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

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.

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