Parkinson’s disease can be conquered!

Parkinson’s disease can be conquered!

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.

After Pregnancy Physical Therapy

After Pregnancy Physical Therapy

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.  

Prehabilitation for Sports Related Injuries

Prehabilitation for Sports Related Injuries

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 …

Sports Physical Therapy- Common Sports Injuries

Sports Physical Therapy- Common Sports Injuries

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

The Benefits of Occupational Physical Therapy for the Workplace

The Benefits of Occupational Physical Therapy for the Workplace

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.

How Can Physical Therapy Help with Pain and Discomfort Caused by Scoliosis?

How Can Physical Therapy Help with Pain and Discomfort Caused by Scoliosis?

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…

NBC Nightly News Covers Rock Steady Boxing at Evolve NY Physical Therapy

NBC Nightly News Covers Rock Steady Boxing at Evolve NY Physical Therapy

Evolve NY Hosts Rocksteady Parkinsons Boxing, Tapped for NBC Nightly News TV Section; Set to Air Oct. 20, 2018 6:30p.m.

Is Active Release Therapy Right For Me?

Is Active Release Therapy Right For Me?

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 and How Can PT Help it?

What is BPPV and How Can PT Help it?

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 and How Can PT Help?

What is Hip Impingement and How Can PT Help?

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 Are Cervicogenic Headaches and How Can PT Help?

What Are Cervicogenic Headaches and How Can PT Help?

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…

ACL Tears: Do They Always Require Surgery?

ACL Tears: Do They Always Require Surgery?

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 and How Can Physical Therapy Help It?

What is Achilles Tendinitis and How Can Physical Therapy Help It?

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.

How Can Physical Therapy Help My Sciatica?

How Can Physical Therapy Help My Sciatica?

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…