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In the running world, October is a busy month! Fall marathon season is in full swing, and we’ve got people in our community running Wineglass, Steamtown, Chicago, Marine Corps, New York, Philadelphia … to name just a few.
Lots of races … and lots of miles on those already weary marathon legs that have been going strong since the summer.
In order to reach new limits of pace, distance and achievement, it’s important to balance the effort with a recovery plan. Post-workout recovery enables your body to rebuild itself in response to all the stress you place on it during periods of hard effort.
Finish Line Physical Therapy has some great tools that will provide relief after long weeks of training, prepare you to be your best on race day and help you recover faster after you’ve crossed the finish line.
For most people, getting a massage falls into the “nice to have” category. It’s something you might do once or twice a year because mom gave you a gift certificate for your birthday. But when it comes to training for a distance event, consider thinking about soft tissue work as one tool in your toolbox when you look at your overall health and overall training plan.
Massage that emphasizes functional soft tissue therapy helps to release the soft tissue restrictions that often cause pain and inhibit movement. In tandem with regular stretching, foam rolling and mobility work, massage can promote better blood flow to help reverse the repetitive movements and daily stresses of training. Be nice to your body so it will be nice to you on race day!
Prepare your body for race-day by scheduling a massage 5-7 days before the race. Or help expedite your body’s recovery with a post-race massage 2-3 days after you cross the finish line. Call the office today to schedule an appointment with Sara Hunninghake, our staff LMT!
NormaTec Compression Sleeves
We may or may not have started calling these the “magic sleeves” around the office. The NormaTec compression sleeves are one of the best tools for increasing circulation, decreasing inflammation and speeding up recovery. Particularly beneficial after a long run, intense workout or a RACE, the sleeves use a unique massage pattern to provide dynamic compression to the limbs, thereby enhancing the movement of fluids. Even spending as little as 20 minutes can help an athlete recover faster than waiting for the body to recover on its own.
[Read more about the science behind NormaTec recovery.]
Finish Line PT patients are welcome to use the sleeves for free as part of their rehab. We welcome non-patients to use them for a nominal fee. Call the office today to schedule an appointment, and let the sleeves work their magic!
110% Play Harder
Finish Line PT is partnering with 110% Play Harder to provide quality products that help our patients reach their individual finish lines.
110% Play Harder creates products that allow you to transition from high performance to active recovery in one step. The combination of compression plus ice or heat therapy helps to speed recovery, enhance performance and decrease chance of injury. 110% zoned, gradient compression helps to reduce swelling and increase circulation while you’re working out. 110% compression plus ice/heat provides you with a mobile post-recovery tool that is both convenient and simple to use.
Gone are the days of trying to awkwardly wrap a bag of ice around your knee or use saran wrap to ice your ankle (plus, is it ever tight enough?). 110% products allow for targeted placement of reusable inserts that can be frozen or heated up in the microwave to prevent swelling and reduce inflammation.
To view the complete product line, check out the 110% online store. We’ve got samples of all their products in the office in case you want to check them out before ordering.
We are excited to announce that Finish Line Physical Therapy is expanding!
Starting November 3, we will begin seeing patients at “Finish Line East,” our new location inside of Halevy Life at 212 East 57th Street (at 3rd Avenue). Conveniently located near major subways on the east side, our second location will be in a stunning, spacious, marble-floored former art gallery.
The main Finish Line location in Chelsea will continue to serve as the hub for all scheduling, insurance inquiries and general questions.
Other than a different address (and for our east-side patients, less travel time!), we hope everything about Finish Line East will feel familiar! The hours will also be 6:45 a.m. to 8:15 p.m., and treatments will be 45 minutes one-on-one with the PT.
We remain committed to the highest quality of care, service and personal attention that you have come to expect at Finish Line. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: our goal is for our patients to receive “five-star service” in an environment that inspires, supports and challenges you to be your best.
We couldn’t have asked for better partners in achieving that goal than Halevy Life, an industry-leading private gym that offers a service-based – not usage-based – membership model. Halevy Life “Raises the Bar” by training every client as if she or he is a professional athlete – and by delivering intelligently designed, systematic, scientific and progressive programming from top-tier coaches.
From the first day I opened Finish Line Physical Therapy, providing the highest quality of care, service and personal attention has always been our top priority. Next to a patient seeing results from physical therapy, nothing else makes us happier than hearing how a person’s experience was the best they’ve ever had.
Even as we’ve grown over the years, our aim remains the same: to provide each patient with “five-star service” in an environment that inspires, supports and challenges you to be your best.
With that goal always in mind, we will transition to 45-minute treatments, one-on-one with the PT, beginning on September 2. All evaluations and follow-up appointments will be 45 minutes with the physical therapist, providing even more one-on-one time for the therapist to further enhance the patient’s manual treatment and exercise program.
Don’t worry – our wonderful aides will still be around the clinic to greet you when you arrive and keep the office running smoothly. However, now you’ll be spending more time under the watchful eye of your PT to complete therapeutic exercises.
We’ve also updated our cancellation and no-show policy to ensure all of our patients have the same opportunity to receive the best care possible. We maintain a strict 12-hour notification cancellation policy with the following in place for late cancels or no shows:
- 1st Late Cancel/No Show – Fee Waived
- 2nd Late Cancel/No Show – $50 Fee
- 3rd Late Cancel/No Show – $75 Fee
- 4th or More Late Cancel/No Show – $100 Fee
We remain committed to doing everything possible to help you achieve your goals. Let us know if there’s ever anything else we can do to make your experience even better!
After running my 3rd marathon, I needed some serious help. I spoke to tons of people I knew from various running groups and on Twitter and they all said the same thing - go to Finish Line. Back there now proactively as I prepare for my next marathon after my hip and knee started bothering me. Feeling fantastic and more ready than ever. — Ben W.
Finish line is awesome. A few years back I started experiencing knee pain while running. They were super helpful identifying the issue (IT band tightness), and working with me with deep tissue massages, foam rollers, and strength building exercise to get me back up and running quickly. — Jonathan W.
I like the environment too; it feels more like a gym than the sterile environments I'm used to seeing at standard clinics. Everyone around the place is in a general good mood -- none of that grumpy New York customer service crap. They all seem to be athletes too. They worked with my insurance as well to get the price reasonable. — Vincent D.