As a Physical Therapist, there are many exercise and manual therapy tools that I have at my disposal, and as Physical Therapist that specializes in running, I have almost 2 decades of hands on Physical Therapy experience with runners and athletes of all shapes and sizes. But for the last 3 years, I've been using a tool, the first ever in both Elizabeth and Jersey City for Physical Therapy patients, that has made my process so much more streamlined and efficient for knee pain
When back pain hits, it can be very hard to think of what to do first. All of my Physical Therapy patients display the same feelings of shock, confusion, and depression over not being able to do the things that they were normally accustomed to doing.
For Jaimele, that was playing football. As a competitive weekend warrior athlete, his participation in his football league was interrupted by severe back pain due to a fall.
In order to help my Physical Therapy patients in Elizabeth and Jersey City get back in to tip top shape after experiencing a setback due to the symptoms of sciatica creeping up on you, l have created what I like to call "The 3 Phases of Healing." These 3 phases create realistic, definable goals that you, the patient, can use to measure your progress on how your Physical Therapy is progressing. So let's go through each one, shall we?
We are happy to announce that Physical Therapist Dr. Asha Koshy and Physical Therapist Assistant Diana Raa are now certified in the LSVT BIG method for Parkinson's Disease treatment, making the Elizabeth clinic the first Physical Therapy clinic in Elizabeth, NJ to offer this revolutionary treatment for Parkinson's Disease.
Wherever you go, it's hard not to see those barefoot running shoes, even in discount stores like Marshalls and TJ Maxx. From the Vibram line to the Nike Free line, and every brand in between, it seems like everyone has a model of barefoot running shoes on the market that they've been marketing extremely hard. But are they really good for you?
Sciatica. In my experience in Physical Therapy, my patients in Jersey City and Elizabeth have definitely heard the term before, but there is a struggle to really define what it is. In order to clear up this confusion, I thought it would be a great idea to jump right in and define what sciatica is, plus go into common causes for the condition.