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
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

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 […]
December 16, 2016
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Patellofemoral Pain

Patellofemoral Patellofemoral pain often referred as runner’s knee, stems the overuse or injury of the knee. Pain is felt in the kneecap region typically. The cartilage is typically worn down or severely damaged resulting in discomfort. Surgical procedures are costly and often can take longer to recover. Physical therapy in Massapequa can be an alternative that is less painful and expensive. Park Physical Therapy has a fully staffed l team to assist in exercising the knee and using holistic methods to preserve the cartilage.     Treatment Surgery can be costly and stressful. Post surgical rehab can take time and […]
December 9, 2016
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Tendonitis Vs Tendinosis

Tendonitis Vs Tendinosis The terms Tendonitis and Tendinosis often gets confused because they both deal with tendons. Although both deal with tendon pain, they are different. It’s important to learn to differentiate between the two so that they are treated and handled accordingly. Tendons are what attach the muscles to the bones; ligaments are similar, but they attach bones to bones. When the muscles and bones are moving frequently, they are putting stresses on the tendons and ligaments that are attached to them. When you start moving your muscles and bones in different ways because of a new activity or you’re […]
December 2, 2016
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Physical Therapy and Shoulder Dislocation

Physical Therapy and Shoulder Dislocation A shoulder dislocation occurs when the humerus exits the socket and is over extended past its usual range of motion. If you are unsure if you dislocated your shoulder, some common symptoms include a loud popping or snapping sound, having the movement of the affected arm become significantly limited, or feeling your shoulder move without initiating motion. While this injury will alter your daily routine, it won’t be permanent. Physical therapy can not only help you recover,  but can also help you learn how to avoid this injury from happening again. Prior to physical therapy, […]