June 22, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Exercise your core to improve ankle function

Exercise your core to improve ankle function Did you know that exercising your core can actually improve ankle function? Many people are unaware of the correlation between core strength, specifically the gluteals, and ankle function. Physically active people are more likely to suffer from an ankle injury than any other injury. People that often suffer from ankle injuries are basketball players, trail runners, and high-heel enthusiasts. The uneven surfaces that trail runners and high-heel aficionados endure put them at high risk for an ankle injury. The lateral movements of basketball players and other athletes increase their risk of ankle injury. […]
June 13, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Physical Therapy for Joint Stress Injuries in Massapequa

Physical Therapy for Joint Stress Injuries in Massapequa Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa works with many different symptoms and causes of joint stress, from sports injuries to overuse injuries, to simple wear-and-tear.  While many joints in your body can become injured due to joint stress, some of the most common injuries occur in the knees and elbows.  Whether your joint stress injury stems from overuse, wear-and-tear, or from playing a sport, physical therapy can help to alleviate your pain and other symptoms and can assist you on your journey to a full recovery. Knee Joint Injuries Knee injuries are among […]
June 4, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Preventing Hamstring Strains

Preventing Hamstring Strains A pulled hamstring is a strain or tear in the muscles and tendons that are along the back part of your leg. If you have pulled a hamstring, there are four common symptoms that you may experience: Sharp or sudden pain located in the back of the leg Muscle will spasm Swelling or bruising may occur If it’s bad enough, you may also feel a split in your muscle The injury usually happens when performing fast or relatively sharp movements. Some factors that usually cause a strained hamstring include: Poor hamstring strength. Many times your quadriceps are […]
May 26, 2017
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What is Snapping Hip?

What is Snapping Hip? If you hear a popping sound or feel a snapping sensation in your hip when you are participating in everyday functions such as walking, rotating your leg around, or getting up from a chair, you may be suffering from snapping hip. Although most cases are usually painless, it can be bothersome. Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa, on Long Island, can help reduce symptoms through various treatments. Typically harmless, Snapping Hip can eventually lead to joint damage or pain. There are three ways the condition can originate. The two most common types are internal and external snapping […]
May 17, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Physical Therapy for Sprained Thumbs in Massapequa

Physical Therapy for Sprained Thumbs in Massapequa Park Physical Therapy located in Massapequa works with many patients to ensure safe and effective physical therapy. Park Physical Therapy believes each patient deserves individual attention for the different accommodations each patient needs. Park Physical Therapy treats sports injuries along with many other services. A sprained thumb is a common result of sports injuries and physical therapy is the answer to entering the road of recovery. Sprained thumbs can be caused from the thumb bending out of its normal range of motion. The ulnar ligament, the most common ligament to be injured in […]
May 12, 2017
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Functional Mobility

Functional Mobility Functional mobility is described as any basic movement a person makes to perform the activities of daily living.  Many people that suffer from pain are physically mobile enough to fill most of their needs, the motion strains the muscles required to accomplish these tasks. To reach the full potential of your body’s movement, your tissues and joints need to be mobile enough to take on the pressure from any type of activity ranging from lifting a pencil to a sofa.  If you have been previously hurt or sick, functional mobility can be very difficult and those suffering should […]
May 5, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Yoga for Injury Prevention

Yoga for Injury Prevention It is already known that yoga has thousands of health benefits. But did you know that this ancient form of strengthening and stretching is a great practice for preventing injuries?  Yoga’s innate characteristics help strengthen bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons.  A major part of practicing this art is breathing. Breathing is the most basic, but the important part of being aware of your body limitations. So for active people, practicing yoga will boost their performance simply by monitoring their breathing and understanding what they can and cannot do. In turn, whatever limitation they do come across, […]
March 10, 2017
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Treating Pelvic Fractures with Physical Therapy

  Treating Pelvic Fractures with Physical Therapy Pelvic fractures are very unpleasant injuries that can happen to virtually anyone. These injuries occur when a part of the boney structure that makes up the pelvis is broken. It is especially common for the elderly to fracture this bone through accidental falls or complications with osteoporosis. But other accidents- such as motor vehicle collisions or falls from significant heights- can cause mild to severe pelvic fractures in people of all ages. The pelvis is made up of several bones and joints; therefore a fracture in one area commonly results in a fracture […]
March 3, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Concussions Treatment in Massapequa

  Concussions Treatment in Massapequa Concussions are the least severe and most common traumatic brain injury. Concussions are caused by a direct blow to the head, a fall, or another injury that rattles the brain. A concussion can cause internal bruising, damaged blood vessels, or nerve injury. In 2010 alone, approximately 2.5 million people in the United States visited the hospital with traumatic brain injuries. Concussions can affect anyone but often occur in children, teens, and young adults. Because children’s heads are disproportionately large compared to the rest of their body, bumps and fall more likely. Teens and young adults […]