5 Restorative Yoga Poses For Any Age and Physical Ability

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Following a back injury, it is difficult to return to a regular routine. A lot of time is spent trying to heal and strengthen your back. Stretching, relaxing and managing stress will help heal any back pain. Restorative yoga poses use gravity to release muscular tension without strain in the hips or back.  During these restorative poses, deep breathing allows … Read More

Breaking Common Physical Therapy Misconceptions

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We’ve asked our knowledgeable therapists and trainers to correct misconceptions they hear in and around the office. Read on to find out what you might be doing wrong! ​ Misconception #1: When playing sports, you need to stay on your toes for speed and agility. This is one that I hear a lot. You don’t actually want to be on … Read More

Post NYC Marathon: Christina Ramirez

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We did it fellow marathoners! Whether you were a first timer like me, or experienced, we passed that finish line during Sunday’s New York City Marathon and completed a momentous goal! Of course, after that much physical activity, the muscle soreness is inevitable. I am personally in the midst of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) today and hating every time … Read More

NYC Marathon Training (Part 3) The Anterior Tibialis a.k.a Shin Muscle

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By: Christina Ramirez DPT, CKTP  We are about five weeks away from the New York City Marathon which means running longer distances than most runners are used to running. I had an on-again, off-again running routine of about 15-20 miles per week leading up to training for the marathon. I have also run numerous half marathons, two on back-to-back days, but … Read More

Intellectual Benefits to Running (Part 2)

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By: Christina Ramirez  PT, DPT, CKTP As a runner, I like to think that running is one of the most enjoyable and healthy ways to exercise; but the reality is there are many ways to exercise and gain many benefits from physical fitness, to positive emotional health, to intellectual growth. A recent article in the New York Times, written by Gretchen … Read More

NYC Marathon Training (Part 1)

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It is Marathon training season; at least here in New York City. Over 50,000 people are training for the New York City marathon that will take place on November 6 this year, and I am one of them! My name is Christina Ramirez, and I have been a recreational runner for about 3 years now, completing my first half marathon … Read More

Easing Body Pain Can Be Simple With These Products

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Too often we find ourselves sore, tight and in pain from sitting in the same position for too long or from simply not moving our muscles often enough. A quick fix is not the ultimate problem solver, but it can be a great temporary solution until you can see a professional. Below, we listed multiple relatively cheap and simple products … Read More

Importance of Core: Part 5

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1. U/L Arm Raise on Rockerboard Stand on a rockerboard with your feet hip width apart and toes facing forward. Engage your core by drawing your belly button to your spine, and find your balance on the board. Stand straight and draw your shoulder blades down your back. Raise one arm up over your head while maintaining your core support. … Read More

A Runner’s Guide to New York City

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After 6pm on summer weekdays, walking down the street also means jumping out of the way for the multitude of runners taking advantage of the cool evenings. For many, running is a lifestyle. You know your local running shop, the best trails, and the various running groups. It is a way to clear your head and get the exercise your … Read More

8 Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga is a therapeutic practice used by people for centuries. It has restorative powers that can cure body aches and pains, as well as clear the mind. There have been many studies that show it can help with depression and anxiety. To say the least, yoga has many benefits and we’ve put together a list of these benefits below. 1. … Read More