Massage: Medical Treatment Or Indulgence?

How is a medical massage different from a regular massage? Today, more and more orthopedic practices are offering complimentary treatment protocols, like medical massage. Research is showing that many of these methods, including yoga, acupuncture and PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy, as well as massage, are often quite effective.   Besides studies showing the value of complementary…

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Complementary Medicine or Alternative Medicine?

Are complementary medicine and alternative medicine the same? Medical practices have been changing. More and more physicians are incorporating methods into their practices that, in the past, were not considered to have a place in standard medical care. To find hard proof of that you need to look no farther than BlueCross BlueShield, one of…

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Is Cupping a Recognized Medical Massage Technique?

What is cupping and what is it used to treat? While many products and innovations that are lauded as cutting edge and break-throughs are truly new and potentially life-changing, have you ever noticed how many are simply updates or practices that were actually in existence years ago? One good example of that is a seemingly…

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What Is Complementary Medicine?

What is the difference between complementary medicine and alternative medicine? Healthcare choices can be overwhelming, to put it mildly. This is so for a variety of reasons. The type and structure of the medical insurance plan a family chooses calls competing concerns into play before we ever get to the point of making an appointment….

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Massage Is Not Just for Relaxing Anymore

Is there really such a thing as medical massage or is it just a temporary “make you feel good” technique? Who doesn’t love a massage? Typically, it is an entire hour devoted to someone else creating a relaxing experience that is totally focused on you. Aches and pains are, hopefully, coaxed out of muscles and…

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We Are Now Pleased To Offer Therapeutic Yoga!

As our complementary medicine program continues to evolve, we are pleased to offer yoga as an additional rehabilitative tool for our patients. Please read more about this exciting opportunity and learn more about our instructor Jessica and yoga style.  Initially, yoga will be offered in a semi-private or private setting in our Great Neck office….

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Functional exercise programs improve chronic back pain

The field of physiatry is based on the goal of enhancing and restoring functional ability as well as quality of life in patients with injuries or disabilities. An article in this week’s Wall Street Journal highlights the use of this type of treatment of patients with chronic back pain who have been unsuccessfully treated with surgery or narcotic medications with a…

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Acupuncture Shows Benefit for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture has been used to treat a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain.  In a new article from JAMA, researchers performed an individual patient data meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain and found that acupuncture treatments reduced pain better than sham and placebo treatments.

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