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  • ART for CrossFit Athletes

    At Manhattan Sports Therapy, we provide effective therapy techniques to treat a variety of muscle pain and injuries. If you are a CrossFit athlete suffering from back pain, muscle tightness, shin splints, knee injuries, shoulder pain, or other injuries, our Active Release Technique (ART) can provide permanent relief. ART focuses on soft tissue and can correct a variety of musculoskeletal issues ...
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  • Study Reveals Many Lower Back Pain Treatments Are Ineffective

    The Lancet medical journal released a series of 3 papers revealing disturbing facts regarding lower back pain. According to the journal, lower back pain plagues over 540 million people around the globe and is often mistreated by medical professionals. Many working people experience short-term lower back pain and commonly report reoccurring episodes. The most common treatments include the use of ...
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  • Side Effects of Poor Posture

    In many cases, instances of back, neck, and shoulder pain share a common culprit: poor posture. Even if the original source of pain is an injury or a deeper medical issue, it can make pain significantly worse than it needs to be if you slouch, bend from the shoulders, or commit any other kinetic no-no’s when sitting, standing, or moving about. If you struggle to maintain proper posture and are ...
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  • Harvard Now Endorses Chiropractic Care

    Recently, publications produced by Harvard Medical School have referenced the importance and validity of chiropractic care. Most medical establishments do not endorse chiropractic medicine on any level, which is why reading the glowing reviews from a school as notable as Harvard is so surprising. The publication compares chiropractors to primary care positions, declaring them equal in their ...
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  • How Does Cold/Low Laser Therapy Work?

    At Manhattan Sports Therapy , we believe in giving you options. We offer a wide range of services and are committed to taking a creative, personalized approach to every patient and injury. Cold laser therapy is one of many treatments we have learned, perfected, and used to treat a variety of injuries. If you’re interested in learning more about the process or exploring other recovery options, call ...
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  • Odell Beckham Jr. Uses Cold Laser Therapy to Treat Injured Ankle

    Odell Beckham Jr., wide receiver for the New York Giants, recently suffered an injury to his left ankle. According to the NFL.com and SiriusXM’s Gil Brandt, Beckham is seeking therapy through Thera-Lase cell treatment. This cold laser therapy is an effective, non-invasive technique for pain relief and soft tissue injuries. In fact, two years ago, Panthers defensive end Jared Allen successfully ...
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  • ART for CrossFit Athletes

    At Manhattan Sports Therapy, we provide effective therapy techniques to treat a variety of muscle pain and injuries. If you are a CrossFit athlete suffering from back pain, muscle tightness, shin splints, knee injuries, shoulder pain, or other injuries, our Active Release Technique (ART) can provide permanent relief. ART focuses on soft tissue and can correct a variety of musculoskeletal issues ...
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  • Causes of Muscle Cramps and How to Avoid Them

    If you’ve ever had a muscle cramp, sometimes called a charley horse, you know just how painful the experience can be. You might have heard that avoiding muscle cramps is as simple as staying hydrated; however, drinking plenty of water may be only a small part of the story. To help stave off cramps, it is important to understand what causes these muscles spasms as well as their warnings signs. ...
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  • Study Reveals Many Lower Back Pain Treatments Are Ineffective

    The Lancet medical journal released a series of 3 papers revealing disturbing facts regarding lower back pain. According to the journal, lower back pain plagues over 540 million people around the globe and is often mistreated by medical professionals. Many working people experience short-term lower back pain and commonly report reoccurring episodes. The most common treatments include the use of ...
    Continue Reading
  • Harvard Now Endorses Chiropractic Care

    Recently, publications produced by Harvard Medical School have referenced the importance and validity of chiropractic care. Most medical establishments do not endorse chiropractic medicine on any level, which is why reading the glowing reviews from a school as notable as Harvard is so surprising. The publication compares chiropractors to primary care positions, declaring them equal in their ...
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  • 4 Things You Might Not Know About Sciatica

    Do you experience frequent or chronic pain or numbness in your buttocks and legs? If your answer is yes, you may be dealing with sciatica. Sciatica is a nerve issue that can affect the butt and legs, making them go numb or prickly painfully. Although nearly 40% of the populate deals with, or has dealt with, sciatica, this condition is often very misunderstood. Discover 4 need-to-know facts about ...
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  • Tips for Running with Sciatica

    Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment for Runners in Manhattan Sciatica may be painful, but it doesn’t have to disrupt your fitness routine or keep you from running. There are a number of things you can do to eliminate or reduce that radiating, burning sciatic pain shooting through your leg(s) and back: Turn up the heat: Some people have successfully reduced sciatic pain to a tolerable level ...
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  • Why Pre-Operative Therapy Makes a Huge Difference

    Should I Get Rehab Before Surgery? Pre-operative physical therapy, also known as “pre-habilitation” or “prehab,” can make a huge difference when it comes to your recovery. Sometimes pre-operative therapy makes the most sense for people who are having an operation because of a serious injury. This is especially true if: Your injury is debilitating. Your pain and injuries are keeping you immobile. ...
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  • Why Do My Shoulders Hurt When I Run?

    What Causes Shoulder Pain While Running It happened again. Another run cut short by neck and shoulder pain. If anything, you should be feeling the burn in your legs—so why is your shoulder hurting instead? You may be surprised to find out that the shoulder and neck pain you experience while running are caused by the typical culprits: Tension Poor posture Bad form Many Americans (especially those ...
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  • Side Effects of Poor Posture

    In many cases, instances of back, neck, and shoulder pain share a common culprit: poor posture. Even if the original source of pain is an injury or a deeper medical issue, it can make pain significantly worse than it needs to be if you slouch, bend from the shoulders, or commit any other kinetic no-no’s when sitting, standing, or moving about. If you struggle to maintain proper posture and are ...
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  • Painful Work Setups: The Importance of Ergonomic Design

    If you are like the vast majority of Americans who work full-time or even just part-time, then you have felt sore at the end of the workday more often than you would expect. Indeed, for so many people, they feel both soreness and stings of pain each and every day they go to work. Is this just a consequence of manual labor? Or, is there more going on here that needs to be addressed? Your Workplace ...
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