Are you looking forward to a summer that’s much more promising than the summer of 2020? Don’t let the arrival of summer catch you by surprise. Westchester’s health and wellness experts are ready to help you get summer ready, so you can enjoy every moment from beginning to end.
Getting a good night sleep: Advanced Dentistry of Westchester
Eliminating a post-partum belly bulge: Func Physio Physical Therapy
Delivering personalized holistic medical care: Glenville Medical Concierge Care
Staying smart about summer workouts: HSS Westchester
Maintaining a healthy and fit beach body: Michael Perrotti Fitness
Getting your “Red Carpet” glow: Skin Care By Krystal
Supporting services for the legally blind: VISIONS
Effectively treating elbow pain: VT2 – Vitale Therapy & Training
Keeping eyes safe in the sun: White Plains Hospital Physician Associates
Q. My spouse says I snore and neither of us gets a good night sleep. Can I do something easily to help?
A. YES! Advanced Dentistry of Westchester is now offering Solea Sleep, a new laser therapy that provides rapid relief from snoring using ultra-low laser energy to tighten and stiffen the collagen in the soft palate, reducing vibrations that cause people to snore. This simple, non-surgical, non-oral appliance procedure provides relief for a year or longer, takes only 15 minutes to perform, and allows patients to return to their normal routine immediately after the office visit with no discomfort. We are also offering a 15% discount on the Solea Sleep therapy during the first two weeks of July.
Kenneth Magid, DDS
Advanced Dentistry of Westchester
163 Halstead Ave
Q. What is Mommy Pooch and what can you do about it?
“Mummy Tummy“ or “Mommy Pooch” is a term that is often used for bulging belly that many women experience after giving birth. Many report that they still look pregnant, see a bulge in their belly, or are unable to engage their abdominal muscles efficiently. In many cases, it is due to separation of abdominal muscles during pregnancy that causes this appearance of the abdomen. It also can be responsible for causing lower back pain. A skilled post-partum physical therapist can release tight structures to improve alignment, help you strengthen the right muscles, and improve the appearance and function of the abdomen.
Func Physio Physical Therapy
1600 Harrison Ave, Suite G106
Q. Where can I find an excellent, knowledgeable physician, skilled in integrative and functional medicine, in a concierge practice?
A. The newest member of the team at Greenwich’s award-winning practice, Glenville Medical Concierge Care, Erika Krauss, DO, brings deep expertise and a passion for truly holistic care. Board certified in internal, functional, and metabolic nutritional medicine, Dr. Krauss is dedicated to preventing disease by addressing all aspects of a patient’s health, including diet, activity, sleep hygiene, and stress management. The approach is ideally suited to Glenville Medical’s small, personalized concierge medicine practice, where time for patients to talk — and for physicians to compassionately listen — has been a cornerstone since its founding in 2015. The group offers extended, attentive, and readily available appointments, an individualized, preventive plan for health, and a distinctive philosophy of care: “We consider every member of our practice a cherished part of our extended family, and treat them exactly that way.”
Drs. Steven Mickley, Judith Shea, Jeffrey Puglisi, Ralph Cipriani, and Erika Krauss
Glenville Medical Concierge Care
7 Riversville Rd
Membership Info: 914.370.8828
Q. When is the best time to exercise?
A. We all want to get outside and exercise in summer. But heat and humidity can take their toll on even the best-conditioned athletes. It’s important to make your summer runs, bike rides, and outdoor pursuits safe and productive. Avoid summer exercise from 10 am to 4 pm when heat and humidity are most oppressive. If lunch hour is your only option, look for shade where it’s cooler. Stay hydrated throughout the week, not just before or after exercising. If you start a workout dehydrated, your body can’t catch up. Common signs of dehydration are dizziness, nausea, and headaches.
Q. How can I avoid overuse injuries?
A. Early warning signs of overuse injuries in your foot or ankle, for example, might include tightness, soreness, swelling, limited mobility, or intense pain. Start slowly at the beginning of the summer or if trying a new sport. This will help your body get used to the heat and the new activity. Steer clear of jumping in too fast, like playing two hours of tennis to start the season. Dynamic stretching and joint mobility exercises prior to and after activity will help avoid injury.
Q. What’s the value of strength training?
A. Strength training can improve your other workouts and reduce injuries. Muscle imbalances are often a cause of overuse injuries. Try resistance bands for the upper body, body weight squats and lunges, and core strengthening. The focus is to strengthen major muscle groups like the shoulders, quads, glutes, and hamstrings.
Constantine A. Demetracopoulos, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Foot and Ankle
Q. How can you maintain your beach body with a budding social calendar?
A. Summer bodies are made in the winter. Summer is not the time to try to get in shape. With an increase in social events, the goal should be to maintain the progress you made earlier in the year. There are five key factors to focus on that will help you stay in shape. First, you must track your overall calorie intake — second, focus on getting enough high-quality protein each day. Third, weight train three days a week. Fourth, get high-quality sleep. Fifth, strategically plan cheat meals each week so you can enjoy all the events summer has to offer.
Michael Perrotti Fitness
Q. What non-invasive treatment do you recommend to get glowing, camera-ready skin before a special event?
A. Coolifting is a carboxy spray delivering a hydrating Hylauronic Acid serum to the skin that leaves you looking and feeling tighter, firmer, and luminous in as little as five minutes. It’s the perfect “Red Carpet” facial before a special event and can be done on all skin types, with no discomfort or downtime. The results are immediate and can be longer lasting with a series. Plus, you can resume your normal skin-care routine the next day! Book your treatment today at skincarebykrystal.net. For more information or questions Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skin Care By Krystal
445 Hamilton Ave, Suite 100, Studio 23
Join VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired for a day of golf and tennis at Quaker Ridge Golf Club on September 27, 2021 and support VISIONS FREE services for legally blind residents of Westchester, Rockland, and the Lower Hudson Valley. Through overnight summer programs for families at VISIONS Center on Blindness in Rockland County, VISIONS, a nonprofit, enables blind people of all ages to stay active, engaged, and connected by teaching community mobility, in-home daily living skills, and technology training. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call toll free: 888.245.8333.
VISIONS/ Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
111 Summit Park Rd
Spring Valley, NY
Q. How can I get rid of my elbow pain? Is it “Tennis Elbow” even if I don’t play tennis?
A. One of the more common injuries I see in active adults is lateral elbow pain, commonly referred to as “Tennis Elbow.” You don’t have to play tennis to get lateral epicondylitis. Activities such as weightlifting, gardening, and carpentry can also lead to lateral elbow pain. The first thing you want to do when you notice some pain is to modify the activities that trigger your pain. Treatment for lateral epicondylitis can include physical therapy, self-massage, strengthening and stretching, and icing. Visit my Instagram @vitale_t2 for more detailed explanations of lateral epicondylitis and other musculoskeletal injuries.
Jeff Vitale, Owner
VT2 – Vitale Therapy & Training
346 N Main St
Q. What type of sunglasses are most effective?
A. The sun’s UV rays not only cause glare, but can be a serious threat to our eyes and the delicate skin around them. Most sunglasses, including prescription glasses, have UV protection embedded in the lens rather than coated over it. The best way to find out if sunglasses have UV protection is to look for a label, specifically one that says UV 400. These block at least 99% of UV rays and 75-90% of visible light. Additionally, sunglasses with larger lenses or wraparound-style frames will provide better protection against UV rays reaching your eyes from all angles.
Q. Are dark lenses better for your eyes?
A. A misconception about sunglasses is the darker the lens, the better protection against the sun. Lens color and tint actually have nothing to do with protection against UV rays. Sunglasses with dark lenses that do not offer adequate UV protection can be quite harmful, because the dark tint causes the pupils to dilate, letting more harmful light into the eyes.
Q. Do sunglasses ever wear out?
A. Most cheaper brands or sunglasses which are usually only coated with UV eventually lose their UV protection, whereas prescription sunglasses in which the UV film is embedded in the lens do not. The typical expiration of a pair of sunglasses is two years to three years when the coating on the lens gets damaged and it’s no longer effective. We all want to look good in our sunglasses, but the main objective should be finding a pair that are stylish and safe to wear.
Lauren Elizabeth Adams, MD, Dermatologist
White Plains Hospital Physician Associates
185 Kisco Ave
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