Parkinson’s Disease and Physical Therapy in Brooklyn, NY. “Do not hold a patient’s coat as long as he can put him on by himself”, says the main advice to a family whose member is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Despite numerous medical achievements, there are still conditions which cannot be avoided regardless of the quality of one's life. These would include degenerative diseases, and among them is Parkinson’s.
Pain is not something you should tolerate, especially during and after pregnancy while stress is out of the question. My team here at Evolve physical therapy in Brooklyn can assure you that there is much that can be done to make your pregnancy as painless as possible.
It is known that exercising enhances both physical and mental health, but the real question is – when do its effects actually start making a change in your body? The answer is a quite relieving and studies have shown that …
What is Prehabilitation Therapy? Prehabilitation, or prehab, is a combination of aerobic exercises, strength training, and individual treatment plans to prepare a patient who is about to undergo surgery.
Rock Steady Boxing Family Appreciation Day Hosted By: Evolve Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation and Sparks of Life Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. March 3rd, 2019. Free to Attend! RSVP by Feb 25th.
Forget about the daily pain and discomfort! My team and I can take you through a series of exercises to increase your strength and flexibility. We can target any affected soft tissues and help you regain mobilization.
As an athlete, it is important that you can get back on the field as soon as possible after an injury. Here at Evolve, my team and I specialize in many sports physical therapy and rehabilitation services
An Occupational Therapist (OT) helps to access people suffering from physical or even mental illness. Your OT will work with you to evaluate your injury, formulate a therapy plan to help you reach your goals, and assist you with exercises and treatment during the duration of your injury.
Have you struggled with finding the right treatment plan for your scoliosis? At Evolve Physical Therapy in NYC, we want to see you find relief from any discomfort caused by your condition…
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Active release technique (ART) is a popular treatment method used to improve range of motion and flexibility and help correct soft tissue restriction. It's one of the fastest growing treatment methods in physical therapy and sports rehab practices today. Active Release Therapy provides practitioners with an effective tool to help treat muscular pain syndromes and stiffness, therefore improving athletic performance.
What is BPPV?
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder of the vestibular system in the inner ear. This system is responsible for coordinating head and eye movements and plays a large role in balance. Dysfunction occurs when calcium carbonate crystals break loose and fall from their original resting position in the utricle (see photo below) into one of the semicircular canals, which typically sense movements of the head. Once this occurs, the brain receives a signal that the head is moving, even though this is not the case.
What is hip impingement?
Femoracetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition in which bone spurs grow on the joint surfaces of the hip. These bone spurs eventually lead to irritation of the structures at the hip, which may lead to soft tissue damage such as labrum tears and potentially arthritis.
The two types of FAI are cam lesions and pincer lesions. Cam lesions develop on the head of the femur, therefore affecting the shape of the bone. Pincer lesions form on the pelvic surface of the hip joint. There are also situations in which both of these types of lesions are present…
What is the thoracic spine?
The thoracic spine is the middle portion of the spinal column that connects the neck to the lower back region. It consists of 12 separate segments that serve as connections for the ribs, which protect many vital organs including the heart and lungs.
What are cervicogenic headaches?
A cervicogenic headache is caused by dysfunction in the neck, whether it be from stiff joints in the upper cervical spine or from tension in the muscles near the base of the skull. Pain from this type of headache is typically felt around the skull, temple regions, and eye sockets…
What is the ACL?
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a crucial stabilizing structure at the knee joint. When intact, it will prevent the lower leg (tibia) from moving forward on the thigh bone (femur). The ACL is commonly torn in athletes and may require surgical intervention in order to repair it. This structure does not heal on its own mainly due to its poor blood supply and twisted structure of collagen fibers. This twisted structure leads to frayed ends and therefore, cannot heal without assistance (surgery in this case)…
What is Achilles tendinitis?
The Achilles tendon is the thick band that connects the rear calf muscles to the heel. Achilles tendinitis is considered an overuse injury and may be caused by a sudden increase in physical activity and is commonly seen in the running population. Some risk factors for the development of this condition may be improperly fitting footwear, a stiff ankle and foot, weakness of the muscles that act on this region, and over-pronation of the foot during walking or running.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is one of the most common symptoms associated with lower back pain. It refers to the sensation of burning pain that tends to radiate from the buttock down the leg. The distance the pain travels is typically correlated to the extent of the irritation effecting the nerves. The name “sciatica” comes from the sciatic nerve, which is one of the largest nerves in the body…
What does tennis elbow mean?
“Tennis elbow” is the nickname given to a condition known to the medical community as lateral epicondylitis (also seen ending in -osis or -algia). This name describes the region from which the pain originates on the outside of the elbow…
What is Assisted Stretching?
Assisted Stretching is a hands-on method of stretching in which a person is gently supported through a series of stretches by a trained practitioner. Assisted Stretching is more effective than stretching by yourself because the practitioner stabilizes your joints in positions that allow you both to isolate and stretch one muscle at a time while expanding your fullest range of motion.
What is the plantar fascia?
The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that runs from the lower surface of the heel to the beginning of the toes. This fibrous band of tissue is placed under tension during walking and other activities in which you place weight onto the feet. This tension creates support and stabilization of the arch of foot, which will help stabilize the entire lower extremity during these types of activities…
What is the rotator cuff?
The rotator cuff is the name given to the group of 4 muscles that originate from different positions on the shoulder blade and connect to the humerus (upper arm). These muscles all work together to ensure stability of the shoulder joint during movement (dynamic stability). When isolated, each of these muscles acts on the humerus and moves the shoulder joint in different directions…
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
The carpal tunnel is the space formed by the bones of the wrist and hand that allows passage of the median nerve along with tendons of muscles that move the joints of the hand. This space is typically about an inch wide, however it can be made narrower in the presence of irritation and swelling of any of these structures.
What is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions that affects the lumbar spine (lower back). It is common for people with stenosis to feel tightness and pain that radiates from the low back and buttocks down into both legs.
It is estimated that only about 5% of people with spinal disorders actually require surgery (Eidelson, 2018). So, what are the other 95% of people expected to do? This is where physical therapy comes into play. There are many methods your PT will use in order to help address the issue causing your pain and discomfort.
Foam Rolling has become one of the more popular health and fitness topics over the past few years or so. These tools can be found in many different shapes, sizes, and colors with varying textures and firmness to fit everybody’s apparent need. If you google this, you will find claims that foam rolling can help you improve range of motion, muscle strength and performance, and decrease pain…
The warmup phase is easily one of the most forgotten components of an exercise program these days. Would you intentionally leave it out if I told you that it could lead to increased performance and results during your workout?
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a major cause of chronic pain and disability in our society today. People with arthritis typically report deep, aching pain in the joints affected as well as stiffness and inability to get up and get right out of bed in the morning. The most common treatments for this painful condition include cortisone injections aimed at decreasing inflammation, over-the-counter NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), and knee replacement surgery once the condition significantly worsens…
What is Anterior Hip Pain and what are it's causes?
Anterior hip pain is most often caused by a strain in the hip flexor muscles which are located at the front of the hip. A strain, which is a injury to a muscle or tendon, causes a painful sensation to the hip which heavily contributes while walking, running or squatting. These strains are common with overtraining, strength imbalances, poor technique, inflexibility and forceful contractions such as kicking and sprinting.
Is Physical Therapy Covered by Health Insurance?
Though your insurance company may allow many physical therapy visits per year, they usually also reserve the right to do a pre-check to ensure that the treatment you’ll be receiving will be medically necessary or able to make a positive change.
What is direct access?
Direct access is the legal term that states that patients can go straight to a physical therapist to receive treatment, and do not have to get referrals from physicians, which can cause delays and be costly. The term has different conditions in every state, but direct access is available in all 50 states in the US, which means that patients are put at the focus of the treatment plan, and are allowed to receive faster and cheaper services than when required to go through a physician.