Joseph Rendina PT, DPT, OCS, Author at Iron Health Physical Therapy & Cryotherapy
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Are You Suffering from Sciatica?

Are You Suffering from Sciatica?

Pandemic has entirely shifted workforce to online at home service. In these times, sitting prolonged on a chair working with your back rounded. Slouched posture/C curve puts a lot of stretch on discs, ligaments stretched out beyond their limit.Even after work, you just casually binge over Netflix, still in a twisted posture. You call itContinue Reading »

How to sleep with back pain?

How to sleep with back pain?

Sleeping with back pain is challenging. You keep twisting and turning throughout the night to get that right position to sleep for a couple of hours, but all in vain. Although sleep plays an adequate role in the healing process of back pain, you feel restless and agitated throughout the night due to pain. ItContinue Reading »

What To Do When You Have a Bulged Disc

What To Do When You Have a Bulged Disc

A bulging or herniated disc occurs when an intervertebral disc, which serves as a cushion between the vertebrae, loses its typical shape and compresses a spinal nerve. To understand what a bulging or herniated disc is, let’s dive into what a intervertebral disc is. An intervertebral disc has two main parts: an outer shell ofContinue Reading »

Healthy Hips for Athletes

Healthy Hips for Athletes

The hips are a power house of the body. Hip strength, development, and mobility are crucial to success in any athlete venture. I treat too many athletes with hip injuries that require them to miss practice time from their sport or even stop working out! The majority of hip injuries I see happen either early inContinue Reading »

ACL Reconstruction Review

ACL Reconstruction Review

What To Watch Out For During TreatmentACL reconstruction is surgery to replace a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a major ligament in your knee. ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction (Examples: basketball, soccer, football, and other field/contact sports.) In reconstruction, the torn ligament is removed and replaced withContinue Reading »

External Rotation Exercises

External Rotation Exercises

A lot of people perform these exercises incorrectly at the gym. We mostly see excessive movement and lack of required isolation needed to correctly target these small stabilizing muscles.Steps for Success1Shoulders down and back2Arm slightly abducted3Externally rotate to slightly beyond neutralDisclaimer: If you continue to experience unbearable, reoccurring pain, be sure to schedule an appointmentContinue Reading »

Lat Stretch

Lat Stretch

The Latissimus Dorsi muscles are targeted during to maintain upright posture during front rack dominant movements. Ensuring they’re primed properly for the work ahead and responsive to avoid injuries is crucial during these exercises. Elbows together while raising the arms above head. Keep spine neutral throughout stretch. This will help engage the front rack position andContinue Reading »

3 Exercises for Shoulder Pain

3 Exercises for Shoulder Pain

1Side Lying ER of Shoulder: This is a great exercise to help strengthen the posterior rotator cuff muscles that support and stabilize the shoulder joint. 2Standing Horizontal Shoulder Abduction: Here we’re engaging bigger muscles while still activating some of the rotator cuff. The subscapularis, anterior deltoid, pectoralis major, teres major, and lats are engaged toContinue Reading »

Reduce Knee Pain With Exercise

Reduce Knee Pain With Exercise

Reduce Knee Pain With Exercise Knee pain can occur from various conditions and is either organic or mechanistic. Organic pain originates from a serious root condition such as disease. This includes inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture, or cancer. Mechanistic pain mainly forms through bad posture, muscle weakness, or overactive muscles. Many of our patients come in with mechanisticContinue Reading »

From Chronic Back Pain to Strength Training

From Chronic Back Pain to Strength Training

Success Story: From Chronic Back Pain to Strength TrainingPatti’s great one-on-one treatment at Iron Health resulted in complete relief from chronic back pain. Listen to Patti’s experience below: Listen to Patti’s story, then experience the Iron Health difference for yourself. We provide quality physical therapy in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Our patients come from Chappaqua, Ossining, Croton-on-Hudson, Tarrytown,Continue Reading »

What To Expect With a Hip Replacement

What To Expect With a Hip Replacement

Rehabilitation after hip replacement is an essential step to recovery. Most patients undergo surgery because they are limited in activities they once enjoyed. Often times the pain that was present prior to surgery resolves quickly after surgery if proper steps are taken to recover. After surgery you may experience pain free mobility due to the jointContinue Reading »

Foam Rolling How To’s

Foam Rolling How To’s

A foam roll is typically used to massage areas of the body, with muscle tightness, through myofascial release. Below is a video discussing all the great reasons why you should try foam rolling; especially for relief of back pain: For other health tips, subscribe to our Youtube Channel here for weekly updates. Disclaimer: These exercises will notContinue Reading »

Major Improvements After Physical Therapy

Major Improvements After Physical Therapy

Before Ammar came to Iron Health, he experienced pain in both shoulders and both knees. When Ammar’s doctor advised him of the poor mobility and acute tearing in his problem areas, he knew it was time for physical therapy. Watch below to listen to Ammar’s Iron Health experience. Listen to Ammar’s story, then experience the IronContinue Reading »

Living Life Without Back Pain

Living Life Without Back Pain

Annette’s Success StoryBefore Iron Health, Annette was losing nights of sleep. Two months later she feels “better than 100%.” Listen to Annette’s experience below about life without back pain: Listen to Annette’s Story about Life Without Back PainListen to Annette’s story, then experience the Iron Health difference for yourself.  We provide quality physical therapy in BriarcliffContinue Reading »

Addressing Your Child’s Knee Pain

Addressing Your Child’s Knee Pain

Very often, young athletes come to our office with knee pain limiting their participation in sports, dance, and fitness activities. Several factors, including over-use from repetitive participation in sports, muscular imbalances, and malalignment, contribute to children’s knee pain. Misalignment of hips and knees can range anywhere from a weak core and hip to muscle shortnessContinue Reading »

What To Expect With Total Knee Replacement

What To Expect With Total Knee Replacement

Knee Arthroplasty is commonly used when a patient cannot achieve pain relief from an unstable knee joint. This can be due to Osteoarthritis, which can make walking, climbing stairs, and getting up to move very painful. Many times this leads patients to participating in a total knee replacement. You’ll most certainly find yourself looking forContinue Reading »

The Right Way to Stretch for Exercise

The Right Way to Stretch for Exercise

Stretching is an extremely important part of an exercise routine. Did you know that there are different types of stretch that you should do before a workout versus afterwards? The two types of stretching are dynamic stretching and static stretching. There are more types, but for this post we will only go in the two aforementioned.Continue Reading »

Relieve Hip Pain Without Medication

Relieve Hip Pain Without Medication

Pain in the body can originate simply from muscle tightness or weakness. Therefore, the preferred route to relieve pain in physical therapy is through loosening and strengthening of the muscles around the problem area. One of the main causes of hip pain is from prolonged sitting. Whether it be at your desk or in your car,Continue Reading »

4 Ways to Prevent ACL Injuries

4 Ways to Prevent ACL Injuries

Protecting the ligaments in the knee are crucial for injury prevention. We use the knees daily to perform second nature movements such as walking, driving and bending. If any pain or injury occurs in this location of the body, simple daily functions become difficult to perform or complete. In this post, we will educate ourselves onContinue Reading »

Getting Back to My Passions

Getting Back to My Passions

Stefani’s Success Story: Recovering from TendinitisStefani shares her experience at Iron Health. She has tendinitis in her shoulder, but the treatment at Iron Health has got her back to doing what she’s passionate about. Listen to Stefani’s story, then experience the Iron Health difference for yourself.  We provide quality physical therapy in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Our patientsContinue Reading »

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