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 […]
October 14, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

October is National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month October is National Physical Therapy Month which means it’s the perfect time to think about feeling your best. At Park Physical Therapy, every month is Physical Therapy Month! Park PT provides hands-on treatments for your orthotic, spinal, or various neurological needs.   There are many benefits to physical therapy including avoiding painful surgeries and long recovery time. Physical therapy is proven to relieve pain and tension and allows patients to pick a recovery plan that is better suited to their specific injury. Physical therapists will use exercises and stretches that will improve mobility. The […]
October 7, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

What Happens To Your Back During a Car Accident

What Happens To Your Back During a Car Accident Every time you suffer an impact, from whatever angle your back (spine if you want to get technical) receives some of the impact as it is the primary structure in our body used for balance. Getting rear-ended often puts the brunt of an impact entirely on the spine usually causing whiplash, however in more severe accidents there are more serious injuries that your back might suffer. Ironically the spine is rather delicate despite it being pivotal to absorbing impact, which is why after every car accident some form of back injury […]
October 3, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Common Fall Sports Injuries

Common Fall Sports Injuries It’s not so much about where you fall as it is where you land, unfortunately when playing a sport you rarely have control of either. Controlling a fall is easier said than done and even if you could competently choose which limb to take the brunt of the fall you’re still going to run the risk of trauma or hematoma. The immediate effects of taking a fall is dislocation typically the hip or shoulder joint as a result of landing on an outstretched arm or hip.  Assuming that you will never have an injury throughout the […]