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Cervical Retraction Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled up towel behind your neck. Tuck chin like you are nodding ‘yes’. Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times. EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS TRY THESE EXERCISES TO RELIEVE NECK PAIN

Ekta serves as the senior therapist at our Rockefeller Center facility. She completed her Bachelors in Physical Therapy from Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physical Therapy, Mumbai, India, affiliated to Mahrashtra University of Health Sciences. Ekta received her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy, with a concentration in musculoskeletal disorders and related physical therapy, from the University of Pittsburgh. She specializes in orthopedic, sports and spine physical therapy and has received specialized training in various manual therapy techniques and is continuing to enhance her hands-on therapy by taking multiple continuing education classes. Ekta completed the clinically demanding certification in functional manual therapy (CFMT) from the Institute of Physical Arts (IPA). Ekta is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Professional (CKTP). In her personal time, Ekta enjoys hiking and biking. Dr. Ekta is Senior Physical Therapist at our Rockefeller Center clinic. Call (646) 562-0617 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ekta, today! DR. EKTALUND PT,MSPT,CSCS,CKTP STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Levator Scapulae Stretch Place the arm on the affected side behind your back and tilt your head downward to the opposite armpit. You can use your opposite hand to guide your head further for an added stretch. Hold for 15-20 seconds and repeat 3 times.

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DIRECT ACCESS WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Physical Therapy is Easier to Get Than You Think! • A physician referral • Therapy may begin

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How Exercise Is Believed to Help Alzheimer’s Exercise can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s for those who are exhibiting early symptoms, as well as reduce the risk of developing the disease for those who have a strong genetic predisposition to the condition. Exercise also improves balance and coordination, which reducestheriskof injuryfromafallandthereby reduces risk of inhibited mobility. How Physical Therapy Supports Alzheimer’s Disease PhysicaltherapyhelpstostaveoffAlzheimer’s by combining target exercises and physical activitywithcognitivetrainingandsocialization. Designed to introduce the best practices to support optimal cognition, you will learn a

seriesofexercises,helpful lifestylestrategies, and get the encouragement you need to be successfulwithyourworkoutplan.Bystaying active,exercisingyourmindandbody,managing stress and doing your best to live an overall healthy lifestyle,youwillputyourself inthebest positionpossibletoputofftheadvancementof Alzheimer’s and enjoy life for years to come. Don’tattempttofightAlzheimer’sonyourown. Getting involved in a prevention program can pair you with the skills and support you need to stay healthy. Call us at (917) 763-7825 to find out how we can help make a prevention plan that’s right for you.

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