Bio

Peggy W. Brill, a Sharecare expert, is a world-renowned, board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy with 18 years of clinical experience and has taught her "Core Program" and "Instant Relief" around the world. Brill owns and maintains Brill Physical Therapy’s three private practices, two in Manhattan. Brill is the author of two books, THE CORE PROGRAM: 15 Minutes A Day That Can Change Your Life and INSTANT RELIEF: Tell Me Where It Hurts and I’ll Tell You What To Do. She has successfully helped thousands to relieve pain and return to the joy of actively living.

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Location:

  • New York, NY

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  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:

    What could happen if I let acute back pain go untreated?

    It's important to treat acute back pain properly; if ignored it can become chronic back pain, or progress to nerve problems or degenerative spine changes. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill explain why you should seek treatment for acute back pain. Read More
  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:

    Why is my back pain worse in the morning?

    Back pain in the morning is typical, due to poor sleeping position, not enough movement the previous day or muscular weakness. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill, explain how her "belly blaster" exercise can help provide stability and reduce pain. Read More
  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:

    Why is low back pain so common?

    There are lots of vertebrae, nerves and muscles in the back, so there is a lot of opportunity to develop pain if you move the wrong way. Watch me describe an exercise that can restore the normal curvature of your back. Read More
  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:

    What causes muscle spasms?

    Muscle spasms are very common, and tend to occur when your muscles and your spine are out of sync, for whatever reason. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill discuss why muscle spasms happen, and how a foam roller can help to relieve spasms.  Read More
  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:

    What are the benefits of foam rolling?

    Foam rolling is a great way for the tissues and muscles to get gentle movement, and it also helps mobilize the back and open up the posture. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill explain the benefits of foam rolling and the proper way to do it.  Read More
  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:

    How can I reduce back pain from a slipped disc?

    A slipped disc in the back can create a lot of pain; a good natural solution is white willow bark. In this video, physical therapist Peggy Brill explains how white willow bark works to treat pain safely and naturally, and the best way to use it.  Read More
  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:

    How can I treat a muscle strain?

    Muscle strain is like a paper cut inside the muscle; that tear in the muscle can create a lot of pain. In this video, physical therapist Peggy Brill explains how an ingredient in emu oil works to promote healing and pain relief by reducing swelling. Read More
  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:

    What is emu oil?

    Emu oil comes from the bird itself; it has powerful ingredients that have been shown to have curative powers for pain and swelling. In this video, physical therapist Peggy Brill explains why emu oil is a good natural treatment for pain and swelling. Read More
  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:

    What sex positions are best for women who have back pain?

    For women with low back pain, extension or flexion can provide relief; lying on her back supported by a pillow, or propped on elbows in an extended position. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill discuss ideal sex positions for women with back pain.

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  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:

    What position is best for sex if I am pregnant and have back pain?

    If you are pregnant with back pain, it's best to have your back supported, with the spine in a neutral position. Watch as physical therapist Peggy Brill discusses how communicating with your partner is key, and how pillows can provide support.

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  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:

    How can I avoid back pain during sex?

    To avoid back pain during sex, you need to be evaluated and diagnosed properly; then you need to communicate with your partner to find what's most comfortable for you. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill discuss how to prevent back pain during sex.

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  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:

    Can I have sex if I have arthritis?

    You can definitely have sex if you have arthritis; finding comfortable positions to manage the pain properly and using support (pillows) is key. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill discuss how you can enjoy a healthy sex life with arthritis.

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