Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chiropractor, Chiropractic - New York City (NYC)

Chiropractor, Chiropractic - New York City (NYC)

NYC Chiropractor Dr. Steven Shoshany Now Certified in Kinesio Taping. Chiropractor NYC

Dr. Steven Shoshany, a Chiropractor at Living Well Medical in Manhattan, is now a Certified Kinesio Practitioner. This technique was made public during the Summer 08 Olympics on the shoulder of Kerri Walsh. What is this tape? Can this tape help you with your bad knee ot painful shoulder? Find out why elite athletes use this tape to help speed recovery of their injuries.
The Kinesio Taping Method enhances healing time and reduces swelling, and is fantastic in getting athletes and weekend warriors back to the activity they love without pain and restrictive braces and supports

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 11, 2008 -- Dr. Steven Shoshany, a chiropractor at Manhattan's Living Well Medical, PC, is now a certified Kinesio Taping® practitioner. Dr. Shoshany's certification is a unique addition to the physical therapy and rehabilitation services offered at Living Well Medical. Dr. Shoshany will offer the method alongside other cutting-edge technologies and protocols, including spinal decompression and cold laser therapy, at his practice, Living Well Medical in Manhattan NYC.

NYC Chiropractor Dr. Shoshany
Developed by Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase more than 25 years ago, the Kinesio Taping Method has quickly become the standard for therapeutic rehabilitative taping. Though Dr. Shoshany has used the Kinesio Taping Method for more than five years, the method has just recently taken the rehabilitation and sports medicine world by storm. The Kinesio® method gained worldwide recognition during the 2008 Summer Olympics when it was worn by many athletes, most noticeably by U.S. Women's Volleyball player Kerri Walsh.

"The Kinesio Taping Method enhances healing time and reduces swelling, and is fantastic in getting athletes and weekend warriors back to the activity they love without pain and restrictive braces and supports," says Dr. Shoshany.

Kinesio Taping is a technique based on the body's own natural healing process. The method uses a uniquely designed and patented tape, Kinesio Tex Tape, for treatment of muscular disorders and lymphedema reduction. The method is applied over and around muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, to relax overused, tired muscles and to support muscles in movement on a 24-hour-per-day basis. It is non-restrictive type of taping that gives support and stability to joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. In contrast, traditional sports taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during a sporting event, obstructing the flow of bodily fluids -- an undesirable side-effect.

Kinesio Taping is also used for preventive maintenance, edema and pain management. It helps the body heal naturally, can be used preventatively, as treatment, in rehab, during competition or as a take-home treatment applied by a chiropractor. The tape can be used for anything from headaches to foot problems, including: muscular facilitation or inhibition in pediatric patients, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxations, herniated disc), knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring, groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, ankle sprains and more.

Kinesio Taping involves two techniques. The first technique gives the practitioner the opportunity to give support while maintaining a full range of motion. This enables the individual to participate in normal physical activity with functional assistance.

The second technique, most commonly used in the acute stage of rehabilitation, helps prevent overuse or over-contraction and helps provide facilitation of lymph flow for a complete 24-hour period. Correctional techniques include mechanical, lymphatic, ligament/tendon, fascia, space and functional. Kinesio Tex Tape can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including cryotherapy, graston technique, massage therapy and electrical stimulation.

Kinesio Taping exhibits its efficacy through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name "Kinesio". Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body, but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms. Consequently, so much attention was given to the importance of muscle function that the idea of treating the muscles in order to activate the body's own healing process came about. Using an elastic tape, it was discovered that muscles and other tissues could be helped by outside assistance. Employment of Kinesio Taping creates a totally new approach to treating nerves and muscles.

For the first 10 years, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other medical practitioners were the main users of Kinesio Taping. Soon thereafter, the method was used by the Japanese Olympic volleyball players and word quickly spread to other athletes. Today, Kinesio Taping is accepted by medical practitioners and athletes in Japan, the United States, Europe, South America and other Asian countries.

About Living Well Medical PC. in Manhattan NYC
Living Well Medical is headed by Dr. Arnold Blank, a medical doctor who specializes in pain management. The facility is a hybrid between the medical and physical therapy industry, providing sports medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic care and herniated disc treatments utulizing non surgical spinal decompression. At Living Well Medical, each patient has an opportunity to meet with the doctor for a full evaluation, fitness test and to identify chronic pain issues. A personalized care plan is established and patients will meet weekly with their doctor, physical therapist and certified trainer to improve their quality of life through a combination of treatment, therapy and exercise.

Utulizing state of the art equipment like the DRX 9000 spinal decompression unit, Digital radiographic imaging,SpineForce,Erchonia Cold laser equipment,Poweplate and the Kinesis by technogym Living Well Medical provides the most advanced rehabilitation available in NYC.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Certified Kinesio taping practioner in NYC
I wanted to update my blog and let my readers know that I am now a Certified Kinesio taping practitioner or a CKTP.
Although I have been using Kinesio tape for the past 5 years in my practice, now I am official.
This technique has been helpful in my practice in conjunction with the graston technique in alleviating difficult to treat conditions like Carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow, plantar fascitis and many other conditions.
I especially like the taping method for patients that suffer with sciatica and herniated discs.
My protocol for the herniated disc involves treatment on the DRX 9000 spinal decompression table, Spinal decompression Rehab designed to strengthen deep spinal muscles, core strengthening, postural stability and proprioception using the SpineForce.
I also utilize a lumbar orthosis and tape using kinesio tape to assist weak muscles and decrease the swelling in the injured area.

Is spinal decompression for everyone? I have seen patients that I thought would never respond because of pre existing conditions like a previous surgery respond amazingly to spinal decompression and I have also seen patients do everything we recommend and still need medical intervention to alleviate pain. I have seen published success rates from 75%-89% just visit this site has all of Axiom's latest publications and upcoming studies.
I have never seen anyone injured on this table or with this treatment protocol.
In my practice we offer Pain management with a Medical doctor, Acupuncture,Spinal decompression, Cold laser therapy, Physical therapy, Chiropractic, Medical massage and nutritional therapy.

Monday, November 03, 2008

NYC Spinal Decompresion NYC-DRX 9000

NYC Chiropractor-
Spinal decompression in Manhattan.
DRX 9000 in Manhattan.

What is a herniated disc?

The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by small, spongy discs. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. But when a disc is damaged, it may bulge or break open. This is called a herniated disc. It may also be called a slipped or ruptured disc.

You can have a herniated disc in any part of your spine. But most herniated discs affect the lower back (lumbar spine). Some happen in the neck (cervical spine) and, more rarely, in the upper back (thoracic spine). This topic focuses mainly on the lower back.

What causes a herniated disc?

A herniated disc may be caused by:

Wear and tear of the disc. As you age, your discs dry out and aren't as flexible.
Injury to the spine. This may cause tiny tears or cracks in the hard outer layer of the disc. When this happens, the gel inside the disc can be forced out through the tears or cracks in the outer layer of the disc. This causes the disc to bulge, break open, or break into pieces.
What are the symptoms?

When a herniated disc presses on nerve roots, it can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the area of the body where the nerve travels. A herniated disc in the lower back can cause pain and numbness in the buttock and down the leg. This is called sciatica (say "sy-AT-ih-kuh"). Sciatica is the most common symptom of a herniated disc in the low back.

If a herniated disc is not pressing on a nerve, you may have a backache or no pain at all.

If you have weakness or numbness in both legs, along with loss of bladder or bowel control, seek medical care right away. This could be a sign of a rare but serious problem called cauda equina syndrome.

How is a herniated disc diagnosed?

Your doctor may diagnose a herniated disc by asking questions about your symptoms and examining you. If your symptoms clearly point to a herniated disc, you may not need tests.

Sometimes a doctor will do tests such as an MRI or a CT scan to confirm a herniated disc or rule out other health problems
Usually a herniated disc will heal on its own over time. About half of people with a herniated disc get better within 1 month, and most are better after 6 months. Only about 1 person in 10 still has enough pain after 6 weeks to think about surgery.

Can a herniated disc be prevented?

After you have hurt your back, you are more likely to have back problems in the future. To help keep your back healthy:

Protect your back when you lift. For example, lift with your legs, not your back. Don't bend forward at the waist when you lift. Bend your knees and squat.
Use good posture. When you stand or walk, keep your shoulders back and down, your chin back, and your belly in. This will help support your lower back.
Get regular exercise.
Stay at a healthy weight. This may reduce the load on your lower back.
Don't smoke. Smoking increases the risk of a disc injury.
What do most patients experience during treatment? How does it feel? How long does it take?

Spinal decompression and the herniated disc
These are just a few sample questions that a DRX9000 treatment candidate will most likely ask a physician prior to undergoing treatment.

Well, some patients may experience light side effects with this type of therapy. Mild muscular soreness during treatment may occur. The sensation would be similar to what a person might experience at the onset of a new exercise regimen.

Most patients find this therapy quite comfortable and relaxing. During an average 30-minute session, most patients experience a gentle stretch in the lumbar spine and tend to fall asleep.

Adjunctive therapies to non-surgical spinal decompression typically include electrical stimulation and cold therapy. Exercise and/or the use of a lumbar support belt are often prescribed to support the benefits of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy and improve patient compliance.
Dr. Steven Shoshany.
Living Well Medical.Chiropractic,Physical therapy,Pain Management,Accupuncture, Massage. All located at 632 Broadway suite 303 New York, NY 10012