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The Winter Cold Can Aggravate Your Joint Pain: Here's What You Can Do Dec 10th, 2018

As the weather gets cold and wet, you may experience joint pain and stiffness, especially in load-bearing joints, such as your ankles, knees, and hips. Whether the pain is minimal or severe, you don’t have to put up with it all winter. Our team at In Touch NYC Physical Therapy...

Top 5 Ways Pilates Can Help With Upper Body Injuries Nov 14th, 2018

You’ve probably heard of pilates, one of the fastest-growing exercise trends in the world. You probably also think of it as the thing moms do to get out of the house and spend time with their friends. While this is true, there is so much more to pilates than its...

3 Ways Pilates-Based Physical Therapy Differs From Other Physical Therapies Oct 17th, 2018

You’re probably fairly familiar with Pilates, the exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s. While this fitness phenom shares some movements with yoga, it’s an entirely different form of exercise. Pilates builds muscle strength as well as flexibility. The focus of Pilates is on: Strengthening your core Improving...

Why Pilates is A Great Option for Individuals New to Exercising Sep 26th, 2018

We all know we need to exercise regularly in order to look and feel our best. Regular exercise can improve flexibility, stabilize your core, help maintain balance, strengthen muscles, alleviate stress, and provide a whole slew of additional health benefits. And that rush of mood-boosting endorphins is amazing!There are as...

I Am Overweight: Can Pilates Help? Aug 22nd, 2018

Effective weight loss, and moreover, keeping the weight off, is a struggle for so many people. Just take a look at the magazines displayed at the checkout; nearly every one promotes the latest diet, miracle supplement, or exercise trend, and promises unrealistic results, in many cases.These miraculous results would be...

How Does Pilates Help With Injuries? Jul 30th, 2018

Pilates offers far more than exercise for lycra-clad women at the gym or dancers looking to develop long lines. It can help you rehab from injuries that wreak havoc on your everyday function. Injuries can often be a result of muscle imbalances that occur through the way you move --...

3 Ways Pilates-Based Physical Therapy Will Improve Your Health Jun 20th, 2018

Pilates, as first developed by Joseph Pilates in the first few decades of the 20th century, had its roots in rehabilitation. He first began to envision Pilates — what has become a series of exercises on a mat and the machine called a reformer — with fellow bedridden internees during...

How Does Pilates Differ from Other Exercise? May 18th, 2018

Joseph Pilates developed his system of exercise, first called “Contrology,” in the early 20th century. It quickly caught on with dancers and others interested in perfecting their posture, improving range of motion in their joints, and strengthening their core. Pilates is an entirely different way to exercise, especially compared to...

Tips for Preventing Sore Hips, Knees, and Shoulders from Keeping You Awake at Night Apr 20th, 2018

When you have chronic pain, nighttime can be tough. Between 50-90% of people with chronic pain have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. And it turns into a vicious cycle. At In Touch NYC Physical Therapy, we know that when you don’t sleep well, your sensitivity to soreness and pain...

Dispelling Myths About Your Back Mar 28th, 2018

Back pain and back injuries are two commonly misunderstood issues. If you’ve injured your back or you’re dealing with pain, you’re not alone. Roughly 80% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. Getting better means understanding the underlying mechanisms of your back problem and implementing the...

How Building Core Strength Protects Your Back from Injury Feb 15th, 2018

There’s a reason health and fitness enthusiasts sing the praises of core training. At In Touch NYC Physical Therapy, Keith Chan offers Pilates-based techniques to help you build a rock-solid core for optimal strength, flexibility, and movement. You can have stronger muscles, better posture, pain-free movement, and a strong injury-resistant...