It's painfully obvious that most of us are sitting for too long throughout the day. So I've come up with a weekly program that gets you moving for about 5 mins and up to 30mins daily. Exercises will be posted on our instagram profile and twitter @AltaPTNYC. 1 New entry level exercise a day Monday thru Thursday. 4 Exercises total Do one everyday or add on to your exercises daily. On Friday I'll put all 4 exercises together for a full circuit of exercises. #MoveItMonday starts
By Dr. Clifford Yun, PT, DPT Back pain is one of the most treated diagnosis in health care. From Jan 2017- Feb 2018, in the state of New York alone, Google searches for "Back Pain" averaged per month 3,600 times, "lower back pain" 8,100 times and "sciatica" 12,100 times. As a whole the United States averaged 90,500, 246,000, and 301,000 each respectively. To put this in perspective Google Trends over that same time placed back main at an average rank of 20 and Beyonce at 22
We love our smartphones. Having what is essentially a super computer in our pockets has made daily life so much easier. However, as times goes on, we start to see that, while smartphones can improve our lives, they are causing severe damage to our spine. This wear and tear can lead to spine degeneration, and even surgery. This may seem impossible , but its important to remember that our head can weight between 10-15 pounds. When we tilt our heads forward - like we do for th
The old story of grandpa complaining about his joints or someone saying, “It’s going to snow. I feel my knees.” Has some truth to it. But before we explain the reasoning why the pain comes on we should probably explain what is inside the joint that causes pain. The common complaint of pain to the hands, knees, ankles, etc. come from a prior injury or some form of arthritis. If we look at the anatomy of a joint most of us know that a joint is essentially made of bones coming t
Basic posture correction is not common knowledge. Just look at a baby learning to walk. A baby can never progress from lying on its stomach to standing and walking without a significant amount of trial an error to find it's own center of gravity. Use the simple techniques of finding your Foundation, Elongating your spine, and placing it all in Mid-line. Foundation+Elongation+Mid-line = Posture. Without posture correction we find our selves in what called a kyphotic posture wh
Its #FridayFeeling #FlashbackFriday So I thought I'd repost the video of Kim and show you how much she's changed since our first visit. She equated her posture to a straw that was bent and it was now just unbending a bit and "Feel Happiness Flow In." (fast forward to 4min 25sec to find it). How awesome is that? Yes, I know it sounds like a something out of self help, meditation, weekend retreat. But the truth is that for those of us with back pain, scoliosis, kyphosis, etc..
With summer approaching, I thought it’d be a good idea to address
common summer injuries. Although we’ve covered one or two of these
in the past, I still think they’re worth repeating.
Here are three summer bummers you can avoid:
SPRAINS AND STRAINS
That impromptu game of tennis, basketball, or softball seems
harmless at first, but tight — and let’s say ... experienced — muscles
are less flexible. This means a little bit of warm up goes a long way.
So before jumping in