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
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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
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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 […]
April 5, 2016

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety If you are an avid cyclist, you know that your safety is a key component you need to think about when riding. It’s important to know the laws of the road and follow the traffic signs as it will help keep you safe and avoid an accident or injury. Biking is a fun activity, but it’s important to know how to go cycling safely so you can enjoy it. When going cycling on the main road or where cars will be, it is important to bike in the same direction as the traffic and not to go against […]
March 29, 2016
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Joint Pain and How Park Physical Therapy Can Help

Joint Pain and How Park Physical Therapy Can Help Your joints support your body and allow you to move, and if you experience joint pain, you know how great it can affect your daily life. Joint pain can affect all joints in the body, but it most commonly affects the knees, hips, and shoulders. Joint pain has many causes including arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, gout, and injury. Thankfully, physical therapists are medical professionals trained to treat joint pain, with long-term pain relief as a primary goal. Arthritis is a common ailment affecting millions, which is characterized by inflammation of one or […]
March 22, 2016

Why You Should Go See a Physical Therapist If You Are Experiencing Lingering Pain

Why You Should Go See a Physical Therapist If You Are Experiencing Lingering Pain There are countless benefits of regularly visiting a physical therapist that many people may not be aware of. Pain management is one of the various reasons why people should see a physical therapist. If you have been seeing a physical therapist for a certain amount of time and your pain is lingering afterward, it may be wise to continue seeing the physical therapist until you are virtually pain-free, but if you are experiencing lingering pain without visiting a physical therapist, you should meet with one to […]