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Flexable Spending Accounts
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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
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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
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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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Neuro Rehab VR For Physical Therapy
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Benefits of Neuro VR for Physical Therapy | Park North PT

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.

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Merrithew Pilates Reformer Training and Stability Chair
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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
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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
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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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Occupational Hand Therapy at Park North Physical Therapy
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Outpatient Occupational Therapy Services Improve Pain, Functionality and Recovery

As Park North Physical Therapy has grown into a second location, we’ve seen first-hand the daily struggles our uptown community faces as so many live with long-term pain or limited functionality.

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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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Woman running up stairs
Samuel Lu

Improving Your Ankle Mobility

Ankle mobility is very important for many functional activities. While ankle stability and strength are often addressed during ankle injuries, mobility plays a big role as well.

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Athletic man running outside
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Quad Strength

The quadriceps are one of the most important groups of muscles for having good healthy knees.

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Woman demonstrating squats
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The Benefits of Squats

There is a reason why squats are commonly called the king of exercises.

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Woman demonstrating squat positions
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How deep should you squat?

We’ve covered the benefits of squats. Now the next question many have is how deep should you be squatting?

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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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Senior couple stretching in front of computer using telehealth exercises
Samuel Lu

Stretching: Dynamic vs. Static

When you wake up first thing in the morning or before a workout after sitting at work all day, your muscles are stiff and cold, and to suddenly hold a stretch for a period of time can actually cause more harm than good.

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Senior exercising at home in front of computer using telehealth
Samuel Lu

Finding motivation to stay in shape with closed gyms

Everyone has the same questions. How can I continue to be motivated to stay in shape and stay active with the gyms closed during this time? There are still many ways you can challenge yourself physically.

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Couple strength training with light weights
Sam Morjaria

Misguided perception: More weight means stronger

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.

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A diverse group of people fitness training
Samuel Lu

Changing a weakness to a strength doesn’t happen overnight

Despite having high-pressure jobs, families and/or a busy New York social calendar, they find the time to come in and we work together to achieve goals and improve quality of life.

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