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Blog Archive

FASCIAL COUNTERSTRAIN II Jan 26th, 2021

Your body is smart. It has the innate capability to heal itself. So why is your neck still bothering you after all these years? In the past, you may have gone to therapy, got rid of your problem, and then had it come back. Or your problem improved by 50%...

Fascial Counterstrain Part 1 Sep 10th, 2019

Hello, my name is Dmitry Shestakovsky, doctor of physical therapy and co-owner of Midtown East Physical Therapy (www.midtowneastphysicaltherapy.com), and I would like to introduce you to my 3-part blog series on Fascial Counterstrain, where the field of Physical Therapy is moving forward. Think about the last time you experienced a significant...

How Kinesio-Taping can help YOU Dec 17th, 2018

Feel like a PRO at MTE PT with Kinesio-taping You may have noticed bright markings on volleyball player’s shoulders or synchronized swimmers backs during the recent Olympics in Rio, Brazil. Are these accessories? War paint to intimidate foes?  The answer is its Kinesio-tape. And, no, you don’t have to play...

Shoulder the Burden Dec 17th, 2018

As most of you know after reading my blogs, that I practice an osteopathic form of manual medicine called Strain/Counterstrain. Over the past 13 years that I have used this technique, I have witnessed many instances where patient’s felt like they would never get better only to be positively surprised...

Don't Run From The Pain Dec 17th, 2018

IT BAND SYNDROME: I dedicate this blog to all my patients who sacrifice each year in running the New York City Marathon and always challenging me to disseminate information about treating IT BAND SYNDROME. As you have become accustomed to in my blogs I will approach the treatment from an...

Strain/Counterstrain: The Answer to Sciatica! Dec 17th, 2018

Strain/Counterstrain can heal Back pain and Sciatica for GOOD Do you suffer with back pain or leg pain when you stand or walk? Do you have pain when you sit for long periods of time or drive? Do you ever experience pain, numbness or tingling into your butt, groin or...

Three Easy Stretches to Relieve Lower Back Pain Dec 17th, 2018

Working as a Physical Therapist in the fast-paced style of New York City, I quickly began to appreciate the prevalence of low back pain that so many New Yorkers suffer with due to long hours sitting behind a desk. I also became acutely aware of how little time my patients...

8 Tips for Avoiding Ankle Sprains Dec 17th, 2018

8 Tips for Avoiding Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are incredibly common and usually occur when the joint twists unnaturally because of an awkward foot plant, instability on uneven ground, or application of undue force. A sprain usually affects the ligaments or tendons of the joint, causing pain and making it...

Top 5 Common Causes of Knee Pain Nov 13th, 2018

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints for patients of Omega Physical Therapy, and it’s really no surprise. Over time, the stress and strain that your knees undergo every day take a toll on your joint health. This leads to a number of issues, including pain, inflammation, and...

How to Protect Your Knees While Exercising Nov 7th, 2018

Your knees allow for a range of movements while bearing nearly the entire weight of your body; plus, they’re made of several moving parts, including bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. This makes them especially vulnerable to injury: if any of those components pulls, tears, or wears out, knee pain results....

Physical Therapy: Your Secret Weapon for Healthy Aging Oct 18th, 2018

Everyone knows that staying active is vital for good health at any age. As we get older, our need to stay active becomes even more important. But just when they need it most, many men and women find pain getting in the way.Sometimes we find that our shoulders are a...

A Strong Core Is Your Biggest Defense Against Lower Back Pain Sep 26th, 2018

Your back is engineered with incredible strength and flexibility. But it’s also prone to developing an entire host of issues.Since many nerves run throughout your spine and into your body, an issue in your lower back can result in hip problems, leg pain, and more.The lower back is prone to...

The Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them Aug 1st, 2018

If you live an active lifestyle, you’re likely to suffer from some type of sports injury at some point. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to prevent an injury. 5 Common Sports Injuries You Can Avoid 1. An Ankle Sprain More than 25,000 people in America sprain their ankle...

Physical Therapy: A Drug-Free Remedy for Back Pain Pregnancy Jul 31st, 2018

A growing baby puts a lot of stress on the back of a mom-to-be. This pain is often located right where your spine and pelvis meet, at the SI – or sacroiliac – joint. Though non-pregnant women might not think twice about taking a few over-the-counter pain medications to ease...

5 Tips for Getting Back in the Game After an ACL Injury Jun 22nd, 2018

Your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most important structures in your knee, where it stabilizes rotation and controls back-and-forth motion. It’s also one of the most commonly injured ligaments, especially if you participate in football, basketball, skiing, and soccer.Following an ACL injury, rehabilitation and temporarily restricting...