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
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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 […]
May 19, 2016

Spring Sports – What You Need to Know About Concussions

Spring Sports – What You Need to Know About Concussions One of the best things about the end of the winter for athletes and weekend warriors alike is that it marks the beginning of Spring sports season. Spring boasts a number of different sports and is a popular time for non-athletes to trim the fat and get back into shape after a long and sedentary winter. There are plenty of ways for people whether you are an athlete or weekend warrior, to get back in shape after a long period of time in order to prepare yourself for the upcoming […]
May 17, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Protecting your Knees from Injury during Physical Activity

Protecting your Knees from Injury during Physical Activity Your knees; they take more of a beating then you would think. It doesn’t take much to put strain on your knees and cause an injury to them. One of the biggest causes of knee injuries is through physical activity, like sports or working out. A lot of the time, people will injure their knees during activities like these because they don’t take the time to warm up. Warming up is crucial to your overall physical well-being when it comes to participating in different sporting events or working out at the gym. […]
May 4, 2016

May is National Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Fitness and Sports Month Did you know that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? Designated in 1983 by the President’s Council on Fitness, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month was created to promote a healthier way of living for Americans and to bring awareness to how important it is to stay fit and physically active. Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa is proud to represent National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Park PT is driven to providing excellent quality care to its patients. Park PT has been serving patients in the Massapequa area, as well as […]
April 27, 2016
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What Is Prehab?

What Is Prehab? Prehab is an emerging trend in the medical field in which a patient can prepare their body prior to surgery or for athletes who want to avoid pain, injury, or missing time on the field. Prehab exercises can easily be added to a fitness routine and will effectively build strength and stability while improving mobility and balance. Research has also shown that patients will be better off after surgery if they do prehab before being operated on. Prehab focuses on strengthening and developing the muscles and joints that will help prevent injury. Michael Schletter, a writer for […]
April 21, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Why You Should Go to a Hand Therapist for Physical Therapy

Why You Should Go to a Hand Therapist for Physical Therapy Hand therapy refers to the evaluation and treatment of impairments or injuries to the upper limbs, including the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Hand therapy is an extension of occupational therapy and can treat patients affected by an accident, trauma, or conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, or arthritis. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) states that a hand therapist is “proficient in the treatment of pathological upper extremity conditions resulting from trauma, disease, congenital or acquired deformity.” A hand therapist may achieve an […]
April 13, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

April is National Occupational Therapy Month The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) has designated the month of April as National Occupational Therapy Month. An occupational therapist is a healthcare professional who uses a holistic approach in order to help people restore daily functions of everyday life, and can help people of all ages, genders, and abilities get back to either doing the things they love to do or the things essential for living a life without pain or discomfort. National Occupational Therapy Month began in 1980 and has gone through many changes with the field in the past couple […]