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Five Minute Daily Stretches

Noah takes us through five minute daily stretches that we can all do to help maintain our good health.

Five Minute Daily Stretches (for your long term health)

with PT Noah Hyman

We are so pleased to share these health tips from The Bee’s Knees Podcast and KNEE RADIO 1. Podcast host PJ Ewing interviews PT Noah Hyman from First Health Physical Therapy in Manhattan, NYC. Noah takes us through five minute daily stretches that we can all do to help maintain our good health.

About Noah Hyman

With over 28 years of clinical experience in the fields of rehabilitation and fitness, Noah is attentive, compassionate and understands the needs of an individual who is in pain. Having graduated from the Steinhardt School of Education at NYU in 1994 with a degree in Physical Therapy, Noah always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. He has attained advanced training through courses specializing in mobilization techniques (Maitland and Paris Mobilizations & Muscle Energy), soft tissue mobilization, advanced rehabilitation of the shoulder, knee and ankle, The rehabilitation of golf injuries and performance enhancement of the golf swing and various courses in the current concepts of both adult and youth sports medicine. Noah is also in the process of becoming certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). He is known for treating challenging as well as straightforward spine-related injuries.”]Noah’s extensive background in orthopedic and sports medicine includes diverse outpatient clinics throughout the New York metropolitan area. He was affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center (North and South) and interned for Hospital for Joint Diseases and The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

Noah founded First Health Physical Therapy in 2001 because he saw a growing need to provide compassionate and genuine care customized to each individual. He is currently affiliated with NYU, American Physical Therapy Association, NY Physical Therapy Association and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Noah was featured in the book Bone Density Diet: 6 Weeks to a Strong Mind and Body by Dr. George Kessler, MD, on Osteoporosis prevention.

Every hour a few times during the day think about your body and take action.

Here are Noah’s tips:

  • Stand up and reach for the sky
  • Arms down to a T- Position
  • Palm Facing Wall
  • Stand up and Walk Around
  • Toe Raises
  • Kick Leg up while seated
  • Stand and kick yourself in the butt

The Posture Bonus (at your desk)

  • Sit close to your desk and keyboard
  • (do not slouch)
  • Put a pillow in that low back area
  • Wrists should be straight
  • Place your mouse in closer to you
  • Make sure the center of the screen is lined up with your nose
  • Dual screens should be at the same nose level

Note – the podcast is short – you really want to listen to get these tips down.

First Health Physical Therapy

For in-person and 100% remote physical therapy visit Noah Hyman at First Health PT


Midtown Manhattan
119 West 57th Street, Suite 212
between 6th and 7th Avenues
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212 421 1740
Fax: 212 421 1750

Easily accessible by the following subways:

N, Q, R at 57th and 7th Avenue or 5th Avenue at 59th St
F at 57th St and 5th Avenue
1, 2, A, B, C, D at Columbus Circle
B, D, E at 53rd St and 7th Avenue



Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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