IN CONVERSATION: BREATH & THE MIND BODY CONNECTION

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We at Thrive are so fortune to collaborate with many types of rehabilitation, exercise, and movement specialists in the New York City area.  Pilates has long been one of our staff’s preferred exercise tools, and we dearly love and appreciate the expertise of the staff at Mongoose Bodyworks, a Pilates studio that is neighbor to […]

     

Postpartum Services at Thrive

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THRIVE INTEGRATED PHYSICAL THERAPY POSTPARTUM SERVICES Seeking to Become Your Women’s Health and Wellness Destination at All Stages of Life Thrive Integrated Physical Therapy has, for many years, been serving with diligence and passion our friends and neighbors in lower Manhattan.  We pride ourselves on being a comprehensive center for the orthopedic management of nearly […]

     

Diastasis Recti Treatment: Emphasizing an Individualized Approach

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There is no such thing as a one size fits all approach to diastasis recti (DRA) management. Just as no two persons are the same, no two DRAs are either. The separation of the linea alba often times reflects dysfunction, but what generates and perpetuates said dysfunction is different in all people. While this may seem obvious, many people come to me seeking a quick fix, or looking for the internet resource, book, or exercise DVD that will solve all their problems. While there are some wonderful resources out there, ultimately creating an individualized approach to DRA management based on the patient’s unique physical attributes, activity requirements, and goals is the best way to enable healing.

                 

Who Are Physical Therapists, What Do We Do, and How Are We Unique in the Medical Landscape?

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Hello out there, Thrive loyalists.  To those of you who spend much time inside our clinic, you might find this blog topic odd given your familiarity with physical therapy.  That said, I have many times been asked, by persons I’m in process of evaluating, what IS physical therapy?  I grew up with a physical therapist […]

           

Physical Therapy and Low Back Pain: What The New York Times Didn’t Say

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On February 13, 2017, The New York Times published an article saying to the world what physical therapists have known for years: medication should not be the first line of defense in low back pain management.  Specifically, it recommended “avoiding prescribing opioid pain killers and…that persons should stay active and wait it out.”1   The article […]