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 […]
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 […]