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
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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
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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
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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 […]
February 24, 2017
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What is Vestibular Training?

  What is Vestibular Training? Vestibular disorders arise when there is a problem with parts of the inner ear and brain that processes the sensory information involving the control of balance and eye movement. More than 10 million patients go to a physician with dizziness symptoms every year and it affects patients of all ages. Most cases are not serious but could be the result of an inner ear disorder, caused by a head injury, medication side effects, neck dysfunction, or in extreme cases a neurological or cardiac issue. Vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, and imbalance are symptoms of a vestibular disorder. […]
February 15, 2017
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Treatment for Fibromyalgia in Massapequa

  Treatment for Fibromyalgia in Massapequa Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal rheumatic condition that causes soft tissue or joint pain throughout the body. Affecting more than an estimated 5 million people in the United States alone, it is a common chronic pain disorder that many people struggle to live with every day. While they can vary in each individual, the most common symptoms of Fibromyalgia include widespread pain in soft tissue (often muscles) and joints, and fatigue. Headaches, memory problems, sleep problems, trouble concentrating, and even anxiety and depression are all symptoms known to co-occur with the disorder. The pain […]
February 11, 2017
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What is Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness?

What is Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness? Have you noticed any difference in your balance lately? If you are noticing a lack of balance, swaying, spinning, or dizziness than perhaps you are suffering from persistent postural perceptual dizziness or PPPD. Persistent postural perceptual dizziness is a vestibular disorder. The vestibular system is made up of parts of the inner ear and the brain and they help the control of balance. This disorder is most commonly found in age groups between 30 and 50 years but is not limited to just those. This disorder can have a negative impact on your everyday […]