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 […]
February 3, 2017
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Treatments for TMJ in Massapequa

Treatments for TMJ in Massapequa Have you noticed any pain, discomfort, or even dysfunction around your jaw joint? Perhaps you are a suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, better known as TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint is essentially a sliding hinge that connects the jawbone to the skull. It allows your jaw to open and close, allowing you to speak and eat. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, as many as 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorders. TMJ disorder is more common among women than men. Individuals experiencing TMJ disorder suffer from the following symptoms: Radiating pain […]
January 25, 2017
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Exercise and Impingements

Exercise and Impingements One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is impingement syndrome. This is when various tendons in the shoulder begin to rub against the shoulder blade, causing inflammation, tenderness, and difficulty of motion. More simply, this condition is referred to as swimmer’s shoulder, due to the repeated shoulder motions commonly used in swimming. In addition to swimmers, activities and tasks that require overhead motions can be a leading cause. This can include many different athletes, as well as manual laborers. While improper exercise and physical activity can be the cause of a shoulder impingement, when done […]
January 20, 2017
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Slips and Falls – What to avoid

Slips and Falls – What to Avoid Everyone has slipped and fell at one point in their life. A sheet of black ice or a newly cleaned floor can cause you to unexpectedly lose your footing. Often the experience can leave you thinking to yourself how did this just happen; or occasionally embarrassed if others are around to see. Most of the time you can get up and brush yourself off after the incident with minor injury. Unfortunately for some, this experience can have an effect lasting longer than just a moment of embarrassment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics concluded […]
January 6, 2017
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Habit Building and the New Year

Habit Building and the New Year 2017 is here which means your New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. Instead of jumping right into these goals without a plan, how about starting a habit that brings about long-term change? Forming habits are one of the most efficient ways to meet goals. So let’s say your resolution was to start going to the gym daily or to eat healthy: Most people jump straight in which leads to failure. Research has shown that if you start with a smaller habit you are more likely to succeed. So instead of diving head first […]
January 3, 2017
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Neck Pain Relief in Massapequa

Neck Pain Relief in Massapequa Neck pain is an extremely common ailment for people living near Massapequa. Neck pain  can not only be uncomfortable, but can prevent you from going about your daily routine. Neck pain is common because the neck supports the heavy head and can become easily strained.  Fortunately, in many circumstances neck pain can be treated without surgical care. There are different types of neck pains. One type is acute neck pain. This is due to muscle strain or other tissues in that area like tendons and ligaments that could have been harmed. The causes might be […]
December 23, 2016
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How Physical Therapy Can Help an Amputee Patient in the Long Term

How Physical Therapy Can Help an Amputee Patient in the Long Term Having a limb amputated can be quite traumatic for a person, both emotionally and physically. For many, the first reaction to an amputation is devastation. Despite this, living a full life as a person who has full or partial limb loss is very possible. Physical therapy is a proven factor in helping amputee patients build a fulfilling future. There are various reasons for an amputation including vascular issues like diabetes as well as traumatic injuries. Depending on the location of the amputation as well as the choice to […]