Kathleen Romito MD


Massage Therapy

What is massage? Massage is rubbing the soft tissues of the body, such as the muscles. Massage may be helpful in reducing tension and pain, improving blood flow, and encouraging relaxation. Massage therapists usually apply pressure with their hands, but they can also use their forearms, elbows, or feet. There are at…

Flatfoot (Pes Planus)

Defines flatfoot, its causes, and who is affected by the condition. Lists symptoms and discusses treatment options. Offers pictures of exercises that may help.

Nerves of the Arm

Three main nerves run past the elbow and wrist to the hand. Median nerve. This nerve passes down the inside of the arm and crosses the front of the elbow. At the wrist it goes through a “tunnel”-called the carpal tunnel-made up of the wrist bones and a tough band of connective tissue (ligament). The median nerve…

Patellar Dislocation

The kneecap (patella) is normally positioned over the front of the knee joint at the base of the thighbone (femur). A kneecap can be dislocated, or moved out of its normal position, when: The inner edge of the kneecap is hit, pushing it toward the outer side of the leg. This can happen more easily if there is patellar…

Bridging

The bridging exercise works the muscles around your lower body and hips. Do not continue with this exercise if it causes pain. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Your knees should be bent about 90 degrees. Find your neutral spine position. You will hold it during the exercise. Neutral…