Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness month where we focus our attention at the national level on early diagnosis and raising funds for research for a cure. Since the year 2000, breast cancer deaths have gone down each year. However, breast cancer is still the second highest cause of death in women. 1 in 8 women are expected to have invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Because of early detection and continued research, more women are surviving each year.
Posture Related Problems and How to Prevent Them Posture issues are extremely common in today’s world. Whether incurred from a physical trauma or from a lifetime of poor habits, bad posture can have serious health ramifications. Aches and pains in your muscles and joints, as well as persistent fatigue, are common ailments due to poor posture, with more serious ailments including osteoarthritis, depression, and difficulty breathing. The first area to consider is your work environment. If you work in an office, sitting at your desk for hours on end can wreak havoc on your back. To start, be conscious of […]
Physical Therapy After Total Knee Replacement Effective rehabilitation goes hand in hand when a total knee replacement surgery is your only option. Physical therapy is a crucial component that can make the outcome of your surgery a success. A physical therapist will examine your lifestyle and rehabilitation needs in order to provide a personalized movement exercise regimen. He or she will assist you in going through each healing stage, with the first being the regaining of motion at the knee joint. While you must initially keep your knee as straight as possible, you will regain the ability to bend throughout […]
Vestibular Physical Therapy in Massapequa Park Although it may not sound like a common practice, vestibular rehabilitation is one of the most important treatments when improving balance and symptoms from vertigo and other conditions. Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa practices this type of therapy and can improve the quality of everyday life for those suffering from various conditions. Vestibular physical therapy can improve various aspects of everyday life if performed correctly. A person suffering from a balance disorder such as vertigo can find it difficult to go about their day with any sense of normalcy. Vertigo can give the illusion […]
National Childhood Obesity Month: How Physical Therapy can help you get your body on track! September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. It is always important to take the time to examine you and your child’s nutrition and physical routines, and this month is the perfect time to start if you haven’t done so in the past. Staying active is a vital way to reduce the likelihood that you or your child ends up overweight as well as helping with weight loss for those already overweight. For some people suffering from obesity, physical activity is a difficult and painful process. […]
How physical therapy can help shoulder dislocation Physical therapy can help ease the pain and discomfort of a number of injuries. If you have a dislocated shoulder, physical therapy can help to regain normal function of the arm and can be an alternative to surgery if the injury is not severe. If the injury is severe, though, surgery is usually the best and only option. At the initial evaluation with your physical therapist, he/she will ask questions and examine your arm, evaluating your pain level, strength, range of motion, function, and other aspects of the injury. Once the physical therapist […]
Experiencing Tingling and Numbing in your hand? Physical Therapy could be your solution. In today’s technological world, we are becoming more and more reliant on the use of our fingers, hands, and wrists. Most of our day is used typing; whether that be at the office or on your cell phone. Because of this, it is extremely important that if you are experiencing tingling and/or numbness in your wrist, hand or fingers, that you address that issue before it gets worse. Early diagnosis and treatment could mean the difference between a full recovery and permanent damage. In many cases, tingling […]
Physical Therapy for a Dislocated Shoulder When it comes to shoulder injuries, a dislocated shoulder is one of the most common injuries there is. No one wants to dislocate their shoulder, especially not an athlete, but if you do find yourself in the position with a dislocated shoulder, it is important to get on the right road to recovery. Physical therapy is a great way to to get your shoulder back to the way it should be (literally) after a dislocation. When your shoulder becomes dislocated what is actually happening is that it is moving out of its normal position […]
Physical Therapy and Arthritis Many people that suffer from arthritis receive physical therapy. Physical therapy helps to strengthen the joints that can be damaged and inflamed due to arthritis. The exercises and techniques used in physical therapy also reduce pain, reduce stiffness and increase the range of motion. Physical therapy does not just help with current arthritis pain, it also helps to prevent arthritis from causing more damage to joints.