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Your Lymphatic System

Ever wonder why chronic pain doesn't get better despite all your therapy and medications? Your lymphatic system may be the problem. If the body can't rid of cellular waste during the healing process, the inflammation simply stays in the tissues causing pain. If it can't get out of the body, you can't get better.


The lymphatic system is the clear liquid that surrounds the cells of your body. Except for cartilage, nails, and hair, your entire body is bathed in lymph. You are literally swimming in lymphatic fluid, so its nickname is the Body Aquarium.


Think of a body with a defective lymphatic system as this dirty fish tank. The fish will probably die in a dirty environment like that. That being said your muscles, bones, and organs cannot properly function in an environment like that either.


Now a properly functioning lymphatic system will clean the fish tank.  Think of the filters and pipes underneath the fish tank as the lymphatic system. This is a much better environment for fish to live in, as well as our muscles,  bones and organs. In fact, if your body could talk it might just tell you that you cannot get well in the same environment you got ill within!



Our Physical Therapists, Dr. Stephanie Idjadi, Dr. Kate Zhang, and Dr. Eric Bayer, attended a Lymphatic Drainage course hosted by Dr. Perry Nickelston, on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at Essential Fitness in Manhattan, New York.  Dr. Perry Nickelston is a Chiropractic Physician who is an expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical and trigger point soft tissue therapy.  He is also one of the pioneers in lymphatic therapy and teaches healthcare professionals all over the world on how to treat their patients more effectively. You do not need to live in a dirty fish tank anymore!


When you get so used to feeling awful you just assume that's the way it is. You forget what good feels like. Well, you don't have to suffer. Give us a call at 516-829-0030, for more information.


Dr. Stephanie Idjadi, DPT, CAFS, FMT Dr. Stephanie Idjadi, DPT received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the New York Institute of Technology. She has done research in Parkinson's and was published in the International Journal of Health Sciences. Stephanie began her career at Reddy-Care Physical Therapy nine years ago as a physical therapy aide while also working on marketing, recruiting, human resources and many other administrative activities. After graduating in 2015 Stephanie started her career with us as a physical therapist. As the clinical director of our Great Neck clinic, she supports a team of 9 therapists. In her role, she ensures that clinical care is delivered to the highest standards so that patients can achieve their goals.

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