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Your Purse Can Be Causing More Damage Than You Think

Neck and back pain are by far the most common orthopedic conditions. And probably the most common way women strain their necks and pull their backs is by carrying a purse. On top of this stress to your body, having a purse weigh on your shoulder every day is a sure way to damage the joint.

Our shoulder joints are very mobile only because the ball of our upper arm bone…

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Yoga For Pelvic Pain

Chronic pain, especially pelvic pain that continuously flares up, is usually a result of your body overcompensating for your pain. The pelvic floor muscles will tense in order to guard what they think is an injured area. This will put pressure on nerves in the area and cause stiffness, resulting in pain.

Yoga is a great tool for reaching pelvic floor muscles and allowing them to relax. There are…

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When To Visit A Physiatrist

History of the Specialty

The field of Physiatry, also known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has evolved over the decades.

Two World Wars played an integral part in the birth of the specialty. During World War I, Physical modalities were used by physicians of physical therapy and strangely, radiology to help injured soldiers. At the onset of WW2, focus was broadened to include rehabilitation and

PRP Blog Post NY Bone and Joint

The TRUTH about PRP Injections

There has been rapidly growing interest in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections. In particular, more and more patients are interested in these novel injections for alternative, non-surgical treatment of their osteoarthritis. After all, there are so many claims from so many different health care providers about PRP. What can a patient believe? What patients can truly benefit? This review of the most relevant, true data and evidence

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Health Considerations Female Runners

Issues Unique to Female Runners
The female runner has unique risks with respect to repetitive stress, acute injuries and performance. The risks and types of injuries change as women age. Healthcare professionals must consider the anatomic, bio-mechanical, and hormonal factors that are unique to women when caring for the injured female runner.
Running Through the Life Span
The Adolescent Runner
As a female runner ages,…

Return to normal weight quicker with pregnancy exercise

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

Regular exercise is one of the easiest ways to protect your body from joint and muscle pain, especially during pregnancy, but the benefits don’t end there. While you may have to switch up your usual workout routine due to the extra weight, the benefits of exercising during this time are long-lasting for both you and your baby. Take a look below at my thirteen…

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