July 21, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

July is National Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

July is National Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month July is National Juvenile Arthritis awareness month. People think arthritis can only affect older adults, but sadly enough, arthritis is found in about 300,000 children under the age of 16. That is why July is dedicated to children around the world suffering from arthritis.  This month is made to raise awareness along with raise money to find a cure in helping these children. The Arthritis Research Foundation is holding a few ways you can actively participate in supporting Juvenile Arthritis awareness month.  The Arthritis Research Foundation is selling bracelets in packs of 10 […]
July 14, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Neck pain after a car accident? Physical therapy can help.

Neck pain after a car accident? Physical therapy can help. If you are ever involved in a car accident there is a high possibility that you will suffer from some sort of neck pain due to a common condition of whiplash. If you have recently been in a car accident and are suffering from neck pain, starting physical therapy is beneficial to recovering from the injury efficiently and effectively. When you first see a physical therapist you will have to go through a screening process first to determine where the pain is originating from and if there is any further […]
July 7, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Arthritis during the summer months

Arthritis during the summer months Arthritis is a chronic ailment that many middle to older aged adults live with on a daily basis. Suffering from arthritis is something that is painful throughout the entire year. This can be frustrating during the summer months because you are more likely to want to be more active but because of your arthritis pain, you are limited in your range of motion. This is why it is important to take the proper precautions like seeing a physical therapist. Arthritis is the inflammation and swelling of the joints which causes pain and discomfort. A common […]
June 29, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Lyme Disease Safety

Lyme Disease Safety Summertime for many people is the time to be outside as much as possible. The warm weather makes you want to get out and do things that you couldn’t have possibly done in the colder months especially when there was snow on the ground. But now that it’s warm enough for you to be outside, it is the perfect temperature for ticks as well. Lyme disease prevention can be tricky because you normally can’t feel a tick bite and ticks are very small and are hard to see. But as tricky as it may be, it is […]
June 22, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

How to Safely Workout on the Beach

How to Safely Workout on the Beach It’s officially summer time, which means heading out to the beach for some fun in the sun. For those who are interested in staying in shape and working out, a beach workout may be the choice for you. Here on Long Island, there are countless beaches to choose from, as you’re most likely, no more than 20 minutes away from a beach at any given time. Beach workouts are great because they combine the satisfaction of working out with the enjoyment and fun of being outside at the beach. There are many things […]
June 15, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

June Is National Men’s Health Month

June Is National Men’s Health Month June is National Men’s Health Month.  This is the month men should be encouraged to evaluate their lifestyle and start making healthier choices. This month serves as a reminder for men to schedule their doctor appointments and physical, workout more, and make healthier food choices. Men are highly recommended to schedule their annual physical which typically includes blood work to check cholesterol as well as blood pressure. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men.  Cardiovascular diseases often refer to atherosclerosis, which medically means “the hardening of arteries.”  In Latin, atherosclerosis means […]
June 8, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Balance and Summer Footwear

Balance and Summer Footwear With summer approaching everyone is getting ready to replace their winter footwear with flip flops and sandals.  Flip flops may be the summer go-to by freeing your feet from your winter boots, but these forms of footwear increase the risk of falling by sacrificing balance. Podiatrists explains the reason why flip flops and some sandals are not good for balance is because these forms of footwear sacrifices the proper form of walking. While walking, people are supposed to land their foot with the heel first and the ball of the foot following. Flip flops and sandals […]
June 3, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Swimming Safety

Swimming Safety Summer is coming and Memorial Day weekend marked the start of pool season for many of us here on Long Island. It is almost sort of a tradition that after the first kick-off barbecue of the Summer season, Long Islanders flock to pool supply stores, stock up on chlorine, swim float devices, vacuum supplies, etc. to begin the process of opening up the pool for kids, neighbors, family and friends to enjoy over the course of the Summer. Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa wants you to know that there are certain precautionary steps that you should take in order […]
May 25, 2016
food on the grill

Making Healthy Choices This Summer on Long Island

Making Healthy Choices This Summer on Long Island With BBQ season around the corner, it is easy to forget that diet that you’ve been trying to keep and just get lost in the wonderful world of comfort food. Although mostly everyone will be surrounded by delicious yet unhealthy food, it is important to be mindful of what exactly you are eating and how much of it you eat.  Be sure that you are making healthy food choices this BBQ season. One of the easiest ways to still enjoy BBQ season while staying on the healthy side of things as well […]