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Got A Scheduled Surgery? Plan On Physical Therapy Before & After!

Do you have a scheduled surgery on the books? If so, it’s a wise idea to work with a physical therapist both before and after surgery to optimize your outcome and recovery! Working with a physical therapist prior to your operation — sometimes referred to as “prehab” — can help you to prepare emotionally and physically for the surgery. After your operation is finished, physical therapy can help to ensure a speedy and full recovery. If you have an upcoming surgery planned, contact us to learn more about how physical ...

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Do You Wake Up Feeling Sore? The Culprit Could Be Your Mattress

Imagine waking up after an 8-hour nap feeling completely refreshed. When you slowly awaken, you attempt to sit up… only to be greeted by a backache. When you walk, the aches in your shoulders and neck become more noticeable, but when you stand up, the dull ache in your hips and legs takes over. What in the world is going on? After a good night’s sleep, how can you feel so achy? The answer is more simple than you think:it’s possible that your mattress is to blame. If you don’t believe us, keep on reading to find out how ...

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Kick Hip and Knee Pain With The Help of A Physical Therapist

Hip and knee pain are two of the most commonly experienced pains identified in an adult joint pain reporting survey done by the Centers for Disease Control. This means that if you’re dealing with hip and knee pain, you’re not in the boat alone. We’re sure you’re well aware that knee and hip pain makes it much harder to live the life you want. It doesn’t matter whether your knee hurts, your hip hurts, or you are dealing with pain in both joints — living with this discomfort can hinder your daily routine. There...

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What’s In Your Fridge Could Be Causing Your Pain!

Have you ever thought about the phrase “we are what we eat?” It seems trivial and overplayed, we know, but it’s the truth. Everything we put into our bodies, we essentially become, through our movements, moods, and our levels of health. Watching what you eat can make a world of difference when it comes to managing a chronic pain condition such as arthritis. If you work with a physical therapist to help manage a chronic pain condition, you will probably receive some nutritional advice as part of the process! Physical therapists...

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6 Benefits of Stretching Before and After Your Workout

Do you work out regularly? Working out on a regular basis is a great way to improve and maintain good health. It is critical to make sure you have a good stretching routine in place, however. If you’re not stretching before and after your workout, however, you’re not really taking advantage of a complete workout routine. Stretching exercises are a staple of physical therapy for many reasons. There are several specific benefits of stretching both before and after a workout. Keep reading to learn more about these benefits, as well as ...

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5 Ways to Stay Active While Working a Desk Job

Everyone needs to move during the day. Movement keeps our bodies healthy and our muscles strong. If you sit for the majority of your workday, it’s essential to find a way to get moving more frequently. Regular movement will help mitigate the risks associated with excessive sedentary behavior (like back pain, obesity, and even heart disease), and it can also increase your productivity, mental focus, and job satisfaction. Although it may be hard to admit at first, unfortunately, many people eventually realize that it’s the sedentary n...

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5 Tips To Help You Relieve Back Pain Faster

If you experience pain and discomfort daily, know that you certainly aren’t alone in your dilemma! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 1 in 5 people have chronic pain. One of the most common complaints is back pain, which is typically caused by everyday movements. That’s why we encourage you to consult with a physical therapist who can work with you to address the symptoms and causes of your pain and help you gain better function through physical therapy. What is back pain? “Back pain” is ...

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Are You Relying on Opioids for Pain Relief? Physical Therapy is a Much Better Option.

Nobody likes to live their life in constant pain. Many of us are quick to grab the fastest form of pain relief available to us, even if it presents a possibility of harmful side effects in the future. Thankfully, there’s a better option to pain management: physical therapy. Physical therapy can help you control your pain without drugs, giving you a chance to break away from your opioid dependence. Long-term opioid consumption is not a good solution for managing chronic pain.Opioids and medications are simply bandaids slapped over a much l...

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3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Relieve Your Pain (And Save Your Life!)

Chronic pain can keep you from doing almost everything you enjoy. It can hinder your ability to play sports, to have fun outside with your friends, to get a good night’s sleep, and even from doing your job. So, what are you supposed to do about it? What can possibly be done to improve your quality of life, besides taking prescription medication? Here’s a hint, it’s in the name of Base Physical Therapy…. We’ve got your answer: physical therapy! At our physical therapy clinic, we work with people every day who are d...

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Skipping Stretching Post-Workout Could Be Damaging To Your Health!

We can’t beat around the bush about this any longer: Americans simply are not getting in enough physical activity and stretching each day! We’re leading very sedentary lives, with our jobs and working from home for most of last year. It’s simply not healthy. Healthy adults should be making a point of getting at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity every week. If you already know that you need to be more active, you may be preparing a regular exercise regimen of your own, which is awesome! That’s a great start,...

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5 Fun Ways To Get Active Again

We lead pretty sedentary lives, especially with the way most of us have had to work from home over the past 12 months or so. Because of this, it’s important that we take advantage of the free time we do have to get out and do something active. According to HHS, “More than 80% of adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, and more than 80% of adolescents do not do enough aerobic physical activity to meet the guidelines for youth.”Finding the time or the motivation to exercise is diff...

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Opioid Consumption Can Be Fatal; Feel Better with Physical Therapy Instead!

Have you ever been prescribed opioid medications for healing after a serious injury? If your answer is yes, think again! Opioids are not meant for healing. They’re only band-aids that mask painful symptoms and don’t do a single thing to take care of the underlying cause of your pain. Opioids also pose a large threat of fatal overdose as well, but physical therapy is here to help reduce that possibility. Long-term opioid consumption is not a good strategy for managing chronic pain. In addition to the risk of addiction, opioids simply...

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Recognizing and Treating Herniated Disc Pain With Physical Therapy

Have you noticed excruciating back pain that wasn’t around a few months ago? The cause may be a herniated disc. You might be wondering, how can you tell for sure whether you have this specific problem? And if you do have a herniated disc, what can you do about it? These questions don’t have to add confusion and frustration to your physical woes. At our physical therapy clinic, we see disc herniations frequently among our patients with back, arm, and/or leg pain. If you’re experiencing discomfort in any of these areas, let one ...

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If Stress-Related Headaches Are Holding You Back, You Need To Read This

If you’ve ever experienced the sensation that your head is smashed in a clamp, chances are you knew straight away that what you were experiencing was a headache. However, did you know that there are different types of headaches, and this one is referred to as a stress-related headache? Headache pain can keep you from enjoying your life. Whether the pain starts in your neck, the back of your head or front and center behind your eyes, stress headaches can derail your entire day. We’d all like to think that something as simple as reduc...

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Don’t Let Stress-Related Headaches Control Your Day. Physical Therapy May Help

Headaches affect the lives of millions of people every year. There are several different kinds of headaches, including sinus headaches, hormone headaches, and migraines. Did you know that different types of stress can also play a role in causing headaches? It’s unfortunate but true. In fact, stress-related headaches are considered one of the most common headaches that people have. It’s important to understand how a stress headache differs from other types, the causes of these types of headaches, and how a physical therapist may be a...

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Aches and Pains Keeping You From Enjoying Your Mornings? Physical Therapy Can Help!

Let’s face it, some of us just aren’t morning people. The reason for that varies — sometimes you just want a little extra shut-eye, and other times, it’s because morning presents aches and pains to you that you’d rather avoid. Do you leap out of bed excited at the thought of experiencing another morning – or do you just lie there, afraid to move because of the pain you’re likely to feel? Aches and pains are never welcome, and they can start your day off with low spirits when you’re forced to deal ...

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Fight Back Against Chronic Pain: Let a Physical Therapist Help You

It’s important to lead a healthy, strong, and active lifestyle. If you suffer from a chronic pain condition, this kind of lifestyle is not always easy to have. If the very thought of going out and exercising with your aches and pains leaves you feeling uncomfortable or nervous, know that there is a simpler solution to gaining the active lifestyle you desire. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 1 in 5 people have chronic pain. In fact, approximately 80 percent of Americans have experienced (or will experienc...

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LONZO BALL AND JUSTIN VERLANDER – GROIN INJURIES: RISK FACTORS & PREVENTION

With summer in full swing, people are spending more time outdoors enjoying their favorite recreational activities. In the past few weeks, I’ve noticed an increase in groin pain complaints, especially in soccer and ultimate Frisbee athletes. I’ve also noticed several occurrences in sports media mentioning athletes with groin pain: June 4th, Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers leaving during the third inning against the Chicago White Sox due to “groin tightness,” and July 10th Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers r...

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BASE PHYSICAL THERAPY RECEIVES 2020 BEST OF MANHATTAN AWARD

HOW DOES THIS AWARD HELP MY COMPANY? Displaying this award in your place of business has several benefits for your company: Strategic ValueToday, small businesses and entrepreneurs are facing the challenges of an increasingly competitive local economy. While many businesses have taken on various initiatives to continue to grow, a select few have been able to benefit from the strategic value of business awards.Sales ToolPaula Arnold, owner of SmarterTech Business Systems, learned firsthand from a former manager that a business award can be an ac...

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OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

We are excited to announce that our Williamsburg Brooklyn office will reopen on July 14, 2020. Our temporary hours will be Tuesday 9AM-2PM (first appointment at 9AM, last appointment at 2PM). We will open more days and hours as needed. The Brooklyn Athletic Club (BAC) continues to be closed. Please use the entrance to the left of the BAC entrance on Berry street. There will be a buzzer to unlock the door. The entrance will open up to the elevators, which you will take directly to the 3rd floor. ​ WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT OU...

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