Welcome to the Virtual PT NYC Event page. Our mission at VirtualPT NYC is to help as many people as possible live the best life they possibly can. With this in mind, we are hosting a free monthly event with one of our PT’s to discuss their specialties.
Our therapists provide safe and positive online physical therapy services to reduce pain, and improve quality of life. There is nothing more important than your health!
Most of us have hurt our backs at some point in our lives, as referenced in our previous post (see: acute low back pain). After the acute inflammatory stage is over (usually within 1-2 weeks), and most of the pain has subsided, the question is what is the next step? Many people are able to go back to their previous activities and daily lives with decreased and minimal pain. However, whether consciously or subconsciously, there may still be some fear of movement, especially the action or motion that brought about the injury in the first place. It’s important to not let that fear dictate how you move and live your life. You want to be able to go back to all the things you want to do without any hindrance. Even though the pain is gone, not doing anything and addressing the issue could potentially lead to a higher chance of reinjuring your back. In order to prevent future injuries, strength is key.
The core, glute, and low back muscles are important muscles to target. You also want to use that action that hurt you to strengthen you. For example, if you hurt yourself squatting down to pick up an object, instead of avoiding squatting, use squats to strengthen yourself, so you can squat in the future without fear and pain. It’s very simple if you think about it. If something is stronger, it is less likely to break or tear. The same principle applies to your body, if it is stronger, it will be less likely to get reinjured. Don’t let fear of movement guide how you exercise and return to your daily life, instead take control of that fear and use it to help you to prevent future injuries and strengthen yourself.
Back pain is one of the most common pains developed and has been proven to be the leading cause of disability worldwide. Fortunately, many measures and techniques are readily available and surgery is usually never recommended for back pain the majority of the time. Experiencing chronic back pain and need some assistance getting back to a more comfortable lifestyle? Here at Virtual PT NYC, we offer Lower Back Pain Treatment in NYC, to provide medical care to our patients even during these challenging times of social distancing.
Your back pain is considered chronic if it lasts more than 3 months at a time. In some cases, it can be difficult to pinpoint the initial cause of chronic back pain using imaging and testing. However, there are a few conditions which are some of the main reasons why chronic back pain may be present. Most cases of chronic back pain are usually age-related or caused by an injury, but as far as specific conditions go, the most common causes due to conditions include:
• Spinal arthritis
• Spinal stenosis
• Herniated and/or bulging of a disc
• Myofascial pain syndrome
If you are experiencing back pain it is important to be able to pinpoint your specific symptoms. These symptoms may include but are not limited to:
• Muscle aching
• Shooting or stabbing pain
• Radiating pain down your leg
• Pain that increases when bending, lifting, walking, etc
Are you experiencing chronic back pain and looking for ways to relieve it? Lower Back Pain Treatment in NYC, is now available to help you reduce your pain immediately. Our certified and specially trained physical therapists are ready to create an individualized plan specifically for you and your recovery. Physical therapy exercises for chronic pain may include:
• Retraining your posture
• Testing the limits of your pain tolerance
• Exercises involving stretching and flexibility
• Aerobic exercises
• Core strengthening
Due to the current situation of COVID-19 and social distancing orders, we have been working tirelessly to perfect our methods in virtual technology to make sure you get the exact care that you need to live a more comfortable life. In need of Lower Back Pain Treatment in NYC? Contact us or learn more by visiting our website and scheduling an appointment today!
Stretching helps to keep your muscles strong, flexible, and healthy. Stretching can be more challenging for some individuals depending on their age or health condition. Physical therapy can help you achieve your goals through stretching and other exercises, significantly if your abilities are hindered due to an injury. Virtual PT NYC offers online physical therapy in Staten Island to help you move better, ease pain, and take care of your body.
We have all heard that we are supposed to engage in 30 minutes of physical activity a day, but did you know that stretching every day can also be very beneficial? Of course, building muscle and achieving aerobic fitness is excellent; however, flexibility is necessary too. Stretching is not something that will make you more flexible or give you other benefits in a day. The more your stretch, the more results you will see.
Stretching is a great way to keep your muscles healthy, strong, and flexible while maintaining a range of motion in the joints. Our body is made up of muscles from head to toe. It is essential to stretch your entire body, especially those that help with mobility such as your calves, hamstrings, hip flexors, and quadriceps. It is also vital to focus on stretching the upper body, such as your shoulders, neck, and lower back. As previously mentioned, stretching once won’t leave you with results. Stretching is a process that involves commitment. Becoming flexible through stretching is different for everyone. For some people, it takes weeks and for other months. If you are at a certain place where you feel you see benefits from stretching, you must keep maintaining it and stretching daily.
Stretching is very beneficial and helps you maintain a healthy and agile body. It is not only beneficial to your body but also to your mind. Some of the main benefits of stretching include:
• Flexibility - the more you stretch the more flexible your muscle will be and the easier it will become.
• Posture - stretching is a great way to improve one’s posture. Bad posture is very common but is not a permeate problem. Stretching strengthens your muscles and encourages proper alignment.
• Injury Prevention - preparing your muscles prior to exercising will decrease your chances of injury. Stretching also helps your muscles become warm and stretched which allows movements to become easier, lowering the likelihood of injury.
Increased nutrients and reduced soreness- stretching actually increases blood supply which also increases the nutrient supply to your muscles, the increased flow of blood supply also reduces soreness and increases your energy level.
• Calmed mind - stretching helps to give you a mental break and allows you to recharge and refresh the blood flow throughout the body
• Release tension - many people don’t know that you can actually carry stress in your muscles. When you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed your muscles tighten however stretching can avoid this.
Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind the next time you stretch:
• Stretch for 10 minutes every day
• Get advice from a physical therapist to avoid injury
• Warm-up your muscles before stretching
• Hold each stretch for 10 to 30 seconds
• Focus on proper form and posture
• If you feel, pain you should not continue (at most you should feel mild discomfort)
• Breathe comfortably while stretching
If you are looking for online physical therapy to help with stretching, look no further than Virtual PT NYC for Lower Back Pain Treatment in NYC. Our physical therapists provide the highest quality care from the comfort of your own home so you can be treated without the hassle of travel. We are devoted to helping you feel your best and are eager to give you our undivided attention. Visit our website for more information or contact us today with any questions.