Carlos Arroyo, New York's Orthopedic Physical Therapist

While receiving education on academic scholarship at Long Island University, Carlos received valuable clinical affiliation training at top institutions in the area. Having completed training at Long Island Jewish Health System, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York University/ Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, (Vestibular Rehabilitation Dept.), Beth Abraham Health System and The Center For Rehabilitation, Mr. Arroyo participated and learned with leaders and researchers in physical therapy and healthcare. He has worked with specialists and physicians to all professional NY sports teams and has helped many actors, writers, foreign dignitaries, Olympians and professional athletes return to their desired activities quickly and effectively.

Working primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting since graduating from Long Island University in 2002, he has recently focused his treatment on helping individuals avoid surgery, particularly those with cervical and lumbar radiculopathy.

He currently maintains research interests in the role of sleep and healing, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, the benefits of a Raw Food Diet as it relates to injury and in developing a treatment paradigm for Multiple Sclerosis.

He has developed a treatment method that elaborates on the approach of Robin McKenzie to include other spinal conditions in a more efficient manner.

Mr. Arroyo continually assists individuals with their seasonal athletic activities and maintains interest in boxing, tennis, martial arts, basketball, swimming, golf and football. He will be sitting for the Certified Golf Fitness Instructor examination in 2011.




Heat vs. Ice? Which one do I use?

While both can be helpful and have their place during recovery, there are some guidelines to keep in mind.

Heat is typically more effectve with chronic injuries and relieves stiffness quickly. Ice can relieve inflammation and swelling quickly, often more than oral anti-inflammatories, without affectin your stomach.

Some people have a sensitivity to cold which can make it more difficult to use ice and other treatments are available if this occurs.

As a general rule, if the injury is recent and there is swelling or inflammation, ice should be applied. It should be applied for a period no longer than 10-15 minutes in order to prevent frostbite and tissue damage.

Did you know?

When walking, you don't use your knee muscles to a high degree- in our pampered urban world, many don't realize how weak their knees are until they have to walk in a hilly neighborhood or go up a flight of stairs.