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What Causes Back Spasms?

A back spasm is the involuntary contraction or tensing of the muscles in the lower back. This can range from infrequent and mild discomfort to severe pain that makes it very difficult to move. The spasm can be caused by overuse, muscle strain, or injury to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support your spine. Even poor […]
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How much screen time is OK for your kids?

What’s Recommended? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued these guidelines for screen time: Babies and toddlers up to 18 months old: No screen time, with certain exceptions. Toddlers 18 months to 24 months: Some screen time with a parent or caregiver. Preschoolers: No more than 1 hour a day of educational programming, together with a parent or other […]
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Why do I need to Balance?

It is important to challenge the limits of stability in order to improve balance.  We can help you do it safely.   #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapybayside #balancetraining #stability #balance #fallprevention #fallrisk A video posted by The Physical Therapy Doctor (@theptdoctorbayside) on Jun 22, 2015 at 11:23am PDT Feel Free To Contact Us: Phone: (718) 747-2019 Email: adriana@theptdoctor.com Address: 212-73 26th […]
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Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy includes stretching, manual traction, and pressure points.  We use these techniques and others to directly increase the restricted area.   #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapybayside #painrelief #lowerbackpain #backpain #sportstherapy #myofascialrelease #neckpain #stretching #manualtherapy A video posted by The Physical Therapy Doctor (@theptdoctorbayside) on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:08am PDT   Feel Free To Contact Us: Phone: (718) […]
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Move Without Restriction

Manual Therapy is applying a hands on treatment directly to the restricted joint, muscle and fascia, thereby increasing the ability to move easily. #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapybayside #manualtherapy #myofascialrelease #painrelief #movementexperts #stretching A video posted by The Physical Therapy Doctor (@theptdoctorbayside) on Jun 22, 2015 at 11:27am PDT Feel Free To Contact Us: Phone: (718) 747-2019 Email: adriana@theptdoctor.com Address: 212-73 […]
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Checklist For Athletes To Consider To Enhance Sleep

Quiet environment Maintain room temperature (~18 degrees celsius) Ensure that bedding/clothing does not cause an environment that is too hot Sleep routine: consistent time each night for falling asleep to begin and waking up Avoid caffeine and food/fluid ingestion Leading up to sleep Avoid usage of electronics before sleeping Napping no later than mid afternoon […]
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How Sleep Regenerates the Body

In today’s fast-paced world, we often put the needs of careers and money before taking care of the one vehicle that we cannot replace: Our Bodies. Generally speaking, we don’t get enough sleep. At all. We find creative ways to stay up later and wake up sooner: pulling all-nighters to study for tests, waking up at […]
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How To Improve Your Health

1. Drink more water. Your body is 90 percent water and needs water for almost every function.  Many of the aches and pains, headaches, and other symptoms we experience would lessen if we just drank more water. 2. Go for a brisk walk. Your body was made to move. Your heart is a muscle that needs movement to function […]
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