Physical Therapy at Spine and Sports Medicine
Our Physical Therapy department is comprised of New York State licensed professionals with extensive knowledge and training in anatomy, physiology, and the biomechanics of the body. They know how to help you get out of pain and back in action. Our therapists use a hands-on approach in conjunction with specific modalities as needed. The most commonly used therapeutic procedures/modalities are: ...
Healthy Eats UES - Good Health Natural Cafe
Good Health Natural Cafe is a hidden gem for healthy and satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the Upper East Side. Located on 1st Avenue between 74th and 75th, Good Health Natural offers a vast selection of natural/specialty chicken dishes and a wide variety of healthy and tasty vegetarian dishes. Casual setting, great food. Check out their menu. Recommendations Sweet Potato Soup ...
Spine and Sports Medicine & Pain Management
Spine and Sports Medicine was established in New York City in 1993 with one mission: to treat individuals who suffer from acute, chronic, and disabling pain. Whether it is pain you’re experiencing from an acute injury, playing a sport, being involved in an accident, or from a chronic problem, our team of pain management doctors can help. We treat conditions caused by physical or emotional...
Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic in 2011
Via The Environmental Working Group Here at Spine and Sports Medicine we promote a healthy lifestyle to help keep you looking and feeling great. We always recommend eating organic but we also understand that it gets expensive. This list by EWG highlights fruits and vegetables with the most and least pesticide contamination this year. Hope it helps!
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture at Spine and...
Many factors contribute to the visible signs of aging including sun damage, smoking, stress, diet and lifestyle. The skin is our largest organ and reflects the state of our internal health. It is the only organ that we have to take care of from both the inside and the outside. In Chinese Medicine the state of physical health, emotions, and spirit is reflected on the skin, particularly on the...
Best Running Routes in New York City
Mid 70’s, partly cloudy, with a cool breeze. Its a beautiful day for a run in New York City. If you’re looking for a new route to explore or an adventure without the commotion, here are some of the best running routes in NYC. Time Out New York The City’s Best Running Routes Run The Planet Runs in New York Travel & Leisure 4 Great NYC Running Routes Well & Good...
THE TEAM: Meet Tammy Bohne, D.C.
Dr. Tammy Bohne (Chiropractic) attended New York Chiropractic College. As a child her father was misdiagnosed with MS. He endured many tests and complicated procedures before going to a Chiropractor who was highly recommended. The Chiropractor found that he did not have MS and was instead suffering from pinched nerves at the base of his neck. This sparked Dr Bohne’s fascination with the...
Broadway in Bryant Park Tomorrow!
Broadway in Bryant Park offers some of the hottest shows straight from Broadway for your free viewing pleasure. This event runs every Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Here’s the list of shows tomorrow. Anything Goes Phantom of the Opera Fantasticks Hair Traces
I Wouldn't Put My Health In Anyone Else's Hands
“For almost 10 years (I am 22!!) I suffered from chronic ankle sprains from an old soccer injury. After seeing an orthopedist in my hometown who gave me steroid injections in my ankle joint, and a podiatrist who did the same thing, I gave up. When I moved to Atlanta for college, I tried to find another place. I got a diagnosis and inserts for my shoes. Long term, not a good solution....
THE TEAM: Meet Juan-Carlos Izquierdo, D.C.
Juan-Carlos Izquierdo, D.C. Licensed New York State Chiropractor New York State Board Certified B.S. Degree in Applied Psychology from Farleigh Dickinson University Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta Advanced courses in Upper Extremity Diagnosis & Treatment and Lumbar Diagnosis & Treatment at NYU Medical School Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician...
Summer on the Hudson - Mat Pilates!
Strengthen your mind and body with outdoor mat pilates on the Hudson River! The workout is led by Base Fitness Instructors and runs every Tuesday until the end of August. Bring your own mat. Where? Riverside Park South (The Plaza at 66th Street, Manhattan) When? Every Tuesday at 6:30pm. Ends August 30, 2011. Learn more here.
Restaurant 'Month' in New York City
We have some great news for all the food lovers! NYC Restaurant Week has been extended and will now run through September 5. This event offers fixed pricing for lunch and dinner at over 100 New York City restaurants!
In a Rush? Best & Worst Fast-Food Breakfast
WebMD “Best and Worst Fast-Food Breakfast” Subway BEST CHOICE - Egg White and Cheese Omelete Muffin Melt (140 calories) WORST CHOICE - 6” Sunrise Subway Breakfast Melt (470 calories) Starbucks BEST CHOICE - Egg White, Spinach, and Feta Wrap (280 calories) WORST CHOICE - Cranberry Orange Scone (490 calories) McDonalds BEST CHOICE - Egg McMuffin (300 calories) WORST...
Warning Signs of a Serious Running Injury
Running injuries are very specific due to the repetitive nature of the sport, and ankle injuries are the most common sport-related injury. Many common conditions affect runners, including tendonitis, bursitis, shin splints, ankle and Achilles problems, and more. “Common foot and ankle injuries include sprains, strains, and stress fractures or bone injuries,” says Dr. Kessler. “Many of these...
Go Healthy Lifestyle! No More Excuses.
EXCUSE: “I don’t have the time.” You are never too busy to get healthy. Focus on making minor changes first. Getting healthy means feeling physically and mentally stronger, faster, and more energized. Limit your intake of coffee-based drinks, fast foods, and drugs. Take a few minutes in the morning and evening to get your blood flowing and stretch out your muscles. ...
The 30 Best Hydrating Food Options
Cucumber Watermelon Mixed Greens Tomato Sauce Chicken Noodle Soup Eggplant Applesauce Zucchini Cantaloupe Popsicles Via Shape.com Top 30 Hydrating Foods Hit the jump for 20 more hydrating food options. Bell Peppers Pear Romaine Lettuce Pineapple Carrots Mango Apple Grapefruit Yogurt Strawberries Oranges Raw Broccoli Raspberries Celery Blueberries Raw Spinach Red...
Spine and Sports - A Team Approach to Physical...
At Spine and Sports Medicine, conveniently located in midtown, we offer a comprehensive team approach unique in Manhattan. Our board-certified physical therapists work with our expert physicians, neurologist, chiropractors and dentist to manage your pain and solve the underlying cause. The team at Spine and Sports Medicine approaches your healthcare from every angle to provide an accurate...
Top 20 Foods For Better Blood Circulation
Oranges Tangerines Grapefruit Grapes Blueberries Watermelon Strawberries Guava Papaya Cantaloupe Hit the jump for 10 more foods that can improve blood circulation. Avocados Tomatoes Almonds Pumpkin seeds Sunflower seeds Salmon Cayenne pepper Turmeric Ginger Garlic
10 Tips for Exercising in Extreme Heat
Drink minimum 8 glasses/water per day (10-14) Stretch thoroughly before and after you exercise Ease into your workout, don’t rush in the heat! Wear lightweight clothing that breathes easily If you’re out of shape, don’t make today your Day 1 Know your limitations, stop if you feel woozy/lightheaded Stay indoors during the day, exercise at your gym Outdoor addicts,...
The 7 Best Indoor Pools in Manhattan
Indoor Pools (Downtown) Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 1 Clarkson St. (b/w 7th Ave & Hudson Street) 1 Indoor Pool Asser Levy Rec Center East 23rd Street and FDR 1 Indoor Pool Free Admission for Teens Under 18 Chelsea Piers Sports Center Pier 60 (23rd St & Hudson River) 1 Indoor Pool Overlooks the Hudson River Expensive $$$$ Chelsea Recreation Center Pool 430 West...
25 Snacks With 100 Calories or Less!
WebMD “25 Super Snacks With 100 Calories or Less” 6 Cups Microwave Popcorn 1/2 Cup Slow-Churned Ice Cream Mini Quesadilla Cottage Cheese and Cantaloupe 3 Crackers with Cheese 14 Almonds 6 Whole-Grain Pretzel Sticks Baked Apple Cheese-Stuffed Pita Pocket Blueberry Smoothie 1/3 Cup Edamame 3/4 Cup Frozen Mango Cubes Eight Baby Carrots with Hummus Apple Slices with Peanut...
The 14 Best Outdoor Pools In Manhattan
Outdoor Pools (Uptown) Manhattan Plaza Health Club Pool & Roofdeck 482 W 43rd Street (b/w 9th & 10th Ave) 1 Outdoor/Indoor Pool (retractable glass atrium roof) Rooftop pool, reasonably priced John Jay Park Pool 77th Street and Cherokee Place 1 Outdoor Pool Free Admission Diving Asphault Green Pool 555 E 90th Street 1 Outdoor Pool & 50m Olympic Indoor Pool...
The First Step: Identify the Source of Your Pain
Before we speak, we listen. Arriving at a diagnosis and treatment plan begins with a thorough understanding of your life, activities and symptoms. No one knows your body better than you. Help us pinpoint the source of pain so that we can work with you to move beyond that pain to wellness and ease of motion. What are your symptoms?
Free Outdoor Summer Movie Showings Tonight in NYC
8:15pm: Madagascar - Trailer Where? Joyce Kilmer Park, Bronx, NY Details here 8:30pm: The Kids Are All Right - Trailer Where? Pier 63 at 23rd Street & West Street, Manhattan, NY Details here 8:40-11pm: Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Trailer Where? Pier 1 in Riverside Park South, Manhattan, NY Details here
NYC Big City Fishing at Hudson River Park!
It’s Big City Fishing time! The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation offers an incredible fishing program for you and (mostly for your kids) at Hudson River Park. They provide formal instruction and supply rods, reels, and bait for free! What Else? Introduction to ecology and water quality Overview of Hudson River environment and fish species Microscopes provided to view plankton...
6 Summer Foods for Weight Loss!
Watermelon Chilled Soup Grilled Veggies Salads Low/No-Cal Beverages Fruit-Based Desserts Read full story at WebMD
Dr. Brian Kessler
Dr. Brian Kessler, Medical Director at Spine and Sports Medicine “New York City is tough on the body. Hard work and long commutes cause not only aches and pains, but also trauma to the body. I believe in helping people return to a pain-free life. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to receive the highest quality pain management and rehabilitation. Whatever the cause of your pain, we’re...
Free Yoga in Bryant Park Mats Provided!
Take advantage one of the great free athletic programs available in New York City: Yoga in Bryant Park. You’ll have a chance to work with expert instructors from Lululemon Athletica and if you don’t have a mat, they can provide one for you. Check out the 77 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga
5 Best Ways to Fix & Prevent Lower Back Pain
Wear comfortable/supportive shoes when you’re in your house or running local errands. New York City streets can take a toll on your body if you’re walking a few miles a day in your most stylish pair. Work on walking and standing with strong posture. Your spine takes a beating every time you slouch! Check out these Tips to Maintain Good Posture. Get your blood flowing and stretch,...
"My Back Has Never Felt Better"
“I came to Spine and Sports a few months ago hoping to finally get treated for a chronic lower back pain that has persisted for nearly my entire adult life. I’d never had the insurance coverage before to go to a physical therapist, so now that I have a grown-up job, I decided to treat myself to some health care. I didn’t really know what to expect from a physical therapist,...
Soldier Ride Hamptons for Biking Enthusiasts!
” Soldier Ride is a Wounded Warrior Project initiative that provides rehabilitative cycling opportunities across the country to help wounded warriors restore their physical and emotional well-being. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for the public to participate in a cycling event that honors the men and women of our military who sacrificed so much.” Via BikeRide.com Date:...
Our Philosophy at Spine and Sports Medicine
Imagine this. When you get here it’s all about you. You’re “it”. The entire visit with your physical therapist or doctor is centered around giving you an experience uncommon in today’s impersonal medical world. After all, you are a dignified human being with specific needs that require talented people who truly care, delivered in a spa-like environment that is...
Soldier Ride Long Island for Biking Enthusiasts!
“Soldier Ride offers the public a chance to ride alongside as our warriors promote their positive message of recovery. The event raises funds for WWP programs and initiatives that ensure this generation of wounded warriors is the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in our nation’s history.” Via BikeRide.com Date: Friday July 22, 2011 Location: New...
7 Best Ways to Fight Muscle Soreness
Muscle soreness is a completely natural feeling. The painful sensation you experience tells you that your immune cells are working hard to rebuild your damaged muscle tissue. It’s important to understand the best ways to prevent and recover from muscle soreness. 7 Best Ways to Fight Muscle Soreness Stay hydrated, drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water/day Allow for proper rest and...
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