September 22, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Chondromalacia and Physical Therapy

Chondromalacia and Physical Therapy Young adults who regularly exercise or participate in sports may complain about knee problems from time to time. Don’t ignore the warning signs of knee pain, your loved one could be suffering from Chondromalacia. Chondromalacia Patellae also known as “runner’s knee” is a condition where the cartilage between the femur and tibia weaken and deteriorate to a point where the bones of the knee begin to grind together causing pain.  This condition is commonly found in teenagers, young adults, and the elder generation who suffer from arthritis. The younger generations are affected do to participation in […]
September 15, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Physical Therapy in Massapequa Injuries sometimes require more to heal than simply waiting for the pain to dissipate. Whether you have had a fracture or sprained ankle to prevent a resurgence or even exacerbation of an injury rehabilitation may be necessary. Ailments obtained from sports, work, or even surgery all better stand to be corrected rather than neglected until the pain subsides, this much most people can agree with, however even remaining idle too long can cause injury as well.   What We Treat Physical therapy is typically thought to be reserved for athletes and people engrossed in manual labor, […]
September 8, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Body Conditioning for Soccer

Body Conditioning for Soccer Soccer is known as “football” in South America, is a sport that is played around the world and is one of the most popular sports out there. Playing soccer requires a wide range of fitness skills using various parts of the body, not just your feet. The focus of soccer coaches is mainly geared towards skill development and endurance training. Both are important for athletes to practice but their are other factors to take into consideration for soccer players. Strength is often viewed of little importance in soccer, unlike in football. Soccer players need to be […]
September 1, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

The Benefits of Pre-Rehab for Total Joint Replacement

The Benefits of Pre-Rehab for Total Joint Replacement Rehabilitation is typically received after the surgery is done however some doctors are now recommending “prehab.” Prehab is a fairly new concept to many that start therapy programs at least six weeks before surgery begins. Starting on rehab sooner can help patients to recover sooner and improve their outcome. The benefits of utilizing rehab techniques prior to surgery can sometimes be seen 24 hours after surgery. Park Physical Therapy located in Massapequa treats a variety of orthotic injuries including total joint replacement. Therapists at Park Physical Therapy recommend patients receiving rehabilitation before […]
August 24, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

What is gait training?

What is gait training? A new style of therapy that is being used today is gait training. A lot of people may be wondering what exactly gait training is. Gait training is a type of physical therapy that helps improve your ability to walk and primarily focuses on walking as the type of exercise. It is a very important and beneficial type of training for those who suffer from having trouble walking or balancing themselves. Gait training can be recommended for anyone who has experienced an injury or illness, especially those that affect one’s ability to walk easily and balance. […]
August 17, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Common car accident injuries and how Physical Therapy can help

Common car accident injuries and how Physical Therapy can help Car accidents happen everyday and can cause many different types of injuries to almost every part of your body. The extent of these injuries can vary based on the circumstances of the crash and the severity. If you are ever in a car accident and sustain an injury having a physical therapist to help along with recovery is an important step.  Physical therapists can do many things for you and will help get you back to your normal self as quickly as possible. Some of the most common injuries that […]
August 11, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

How balance training improves your quality of life

How balance training improves your quality of life. Balance training is an essential part of any fitness plan; many people don’t think to incorporate balance exercises into their routine because they are unaware of the benefits. Balance is a major component of fitness and can benefit you on a daily basis; it will not only allow you to not have to worry about falling over and injuring yourself, but will help strengthen your core. Balance training will improve many different things for you and the exercises are also very easy to do and can be done with many variations. One […]
August 4, 2016
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Warm Ups for Beach Volleyball

Warm-Ups for Beach Volleyball We’re right in the middle of summer, and with the 2016 Summer Games being held in Rio, you may be inspired to get active by some of your favorite events. Beach volleyball is a big event at the games and is popular on Long Island during the summer. The first time beach volleyball was introduced as an Olympic event was in 1996 in Atlanta and has only soared in popularity since. Beach volleyball is a fun way to get outside on the beach. Beach volleyball works out various muscles groups, more than regular volleyball, because it […]
July 27, 2016
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Having surgery soon? The benefits of starting Physical Therapy before.

Having surgery soon? The benefits of starting Physical Therapy before. If you are about to undergo surgery, it is a good idea to start physical therapy before. Many studies have found that preoperative physical therapy has led to very significant drops in healing time post-surgery, including a reduction of postoperative physical therapy time. The physical therapy done before surgery strategically focuses on, as little as one to two sessions per week leading up to the surgery is all that it will take. Starting therapy before surgery will also be more cost efficient in that the overall process is quicker so […]