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
beach volleyball

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
jogging in the park

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 […]
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 […]