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 […]
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 […]