One morning, about a month ago, I walked out of my Brooklyn apartment on a quick mission to buy shampoo and ended up having six drops of CBD, the cannabis-based elixir, administered beneath my tongue by a Coloradan named Bodē. Such things are liable to happen in New York City these days. Bodē was in Zoë’s Beauty Products, my local cosmetics store in Greenpoint, talking up a line of CBD tinctures to the women behind the counter. It was obvious from his laid-back vibe, and his R.E.I.-inspired look, that he was not from the area.Read More
I stopped smoking weed my senior year of college. I woke up one February morning, mouth still fuzzy, lying on top of my covers with my winter coat, scarf, and boots still on— I’d been too disoriented to get them off the night before—and thought, you know what? I don’t have to do this. As a result I’ve spent most of the past decade politely but firmly passing on joints, and, more recently, edibles and vape pens, sitting on the curbs outside of dispensaries while my friends picked up pre-rolls and loose flower with their medical recommendations.Read More
You’ve probably heard the term “CBD” before. From bud and vape oils to bath bombs and body lotions, everything is getting infused with the stuff. Cannabidiol—its real name—is said to relieve pain, anxiety, and a range of disorders. Just last month, the FDA approved Epidiolex, a CBD-based drug, to treat two major forms of epilepsy.Read More
On June 25, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug based on compounds found in marijuana. This decision comes despite the fact that the US Drug Enforcement Agency lists the plant itself as a schedule 1 drug—meaning it has no recognized uses with a high potential for abuse.Read More
There's a lot of confusion when it comes to the differences between hemp-derived CBD and marijuana-derived CBD. JJ Southard, Vice President of Products at Damian Marley's Stony Hill Corp. (OTC:STNY) commented "It's vital for CBD consumers to know the differences for a multitude of reasons including efficacy, legality and more." Let's get back to basics and walk you through CBD, the two plants that contain it, and more.Read More
Though Americans spend an estimated $80 billion to $100 billion each year in hopes of easing their aching backs, the evidence is mounting that many pricey standard treatments — including surgery and spinal injections — are often ineffective and can even worsen and prolong the problem.
A study published Wednesday in the journal Health Services Research suggests trying physical therapy first may at least ease the strain on the patient's wallet in the long term — and also curb reliance on opioid painkillers, which carry their own risks.Read More
In 2004, I sustained a lower back injury. I wasn’t able to walk or bend or work for 2 weeks. I tried to treat myself. I went to see the best doctors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and colleagues, but nothing really worked long term. I discovered that nothing was truly wrong with me except that my body was out of balance; I had areas of incredible tightness and areas of weakness. All I needed to do was unwind and reconnect while regaining balance and strength. This revelation brought me to GYROTONIC® .Read More
Dear Friends of Manhattan Physio Group,
We would like to share with you that Manhattan Physio Group will no longer be participating on the social media network, Facebook.
While it was helpful to have utilized this platform as a way to connect with friends far and wide, it became evident that Facebook is not a network medium that falls in line with our ethics and standards.
As a healthcare facility, we must make your privacy a priority. Per current events, we believe that Facebook is unable to insure a safe and protected forum for social interaction at this time. Therefore, Manhattan Physio Group must say “Farewell”.
We think it is worthwhile to raise awareness on how abdominal procedures, pregnancies, tummy tucks, hernia repairs, and Cesarean sections affect your core, posture, and health. The anecdote below illustrates the impact of core weakness and how to improve it.
Two years after undergoing an abdominal surgery, a long-term patient and friend who has completed 80 Marathons and 20 Ironman triathlons over the course of 15 years challenged me to complete an Ironman triathlon within a year. “How can you treat triathletes if you yourself haven’t raced yet?” he asked jokingly. (A full Ironman triathlon is a tough race. The course consist of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run).Read More