December 16, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

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
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

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
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

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, […]
November 25, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

The Benefit of Plyometrics

The Benefit of Plyometrics Getting results from simple exercises requires strict commitment and steady set progression. The commitment to exercises is equal in effect to the intensity of the exercises; however, building strength on a tight schedule often proves to be more difficult than crash training sessions. Adapting high intensity routines that does not require expensive equipment or a gym membership provides a means to lessen the frequency of your exercise routine and still get consistent results. Plyometrics is an exercise routine involving jumping to simultaneously stretch and contract muscles. This form of exercise is primarily used for strength training […]
November 18, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

#ChoosePT

#ChoosePT There is plenty of controversy surrounding prescription opioids largely in part of their tendency to affect parts of the brain that reign over emotions. Opioids are prescribed to people who have intense chronic pain caused by various conditions. Prescribing opioids has become more frequent as a pre-surgery treatment, even for pain and conditions that are less severe which has lead to a serious addiction epidemic. Opioids are not meant to provide relief for pain in the long-term and are recommended for short-term use without being monitored. Don’t take a risk with taking medication; choose our physical therapy in Massapequa to […]
November 11, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Avoiding Neck Injuries

  Avoiding Neck Injuries Neck pain can be caused from anything as small as hunching over a computer screen too long to a rear end collision auto accident. Any activity involving posture or motion has the potential to weigh on your neck, which is one of the reasons why neck pain along with back pain is so ubiquitous. Our spine receives the weight of any impact or posture we choose, so the natural result of odd positions and forceful is spinal damage. Typically the individual joints of the spine–the vertebrae–are misaligned after being subject to a hard impact causing the […]
November 4, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Physical Therapy and ACL Tears

Physical Therapy and ACL Tears The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a band of tissue that serves as the connector from the shin bone to the thigh bone. A tear in this ligament can occur in a variety of ways such as a direct contact to the knee, landing on your knee when it is stretched out, if you stop in the middle of running, and more. It is common to feel pain immediately after sustaining this injury as well as hear a loud snapping or popping sound. A condition that usually affects athletes, physical therapy can not only treat […]
October 28, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

The Differences Between Ankle Sprains and Strains

The Differences Between Ankle Sprains and Strains While they sound similar, ankle sprains and strains are significantly different in how they occur. An ankle sprain happens when the ligaments in the fibrous tissues stretch or tear. Ankle strains, however, are caused when the muscle or tendon stretches or tears. In both cases, it is recommended to treat this condition with compression, elevation, ice and rest. If the injury is worse than mild, you may require surgery. If you’re recovering from a sprain or strain, our physical therapy in Massapequa can give you the help you need today! For both ankle sprains […]
October 21, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

The Benefits of Strength Training

The Benefits of Strength Training Whether you jog around your neighborhood everyday or lift weights at the gym, fitness is important when trying to live a healthy lifestyle. If you took the big step in deciding to work out (an achievement in itself), you may be overwhelmed at the overabundance of options you have to choose from. To remove this burden off you and help you start fitness program, we recommend strength training. Strength training is crucial in developing a successful and healthy workout routine. From slimming down to bulking up, strength training can help you achieve your goals. By […]