November 10, 2015
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Tommy John Surgery

Tommy John Surgery Tommy John Surgery (TJS), or it ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, is a medical procedure where a ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body. The replacement tendon is from either the hamstring, forearm, or foot of the patient. This surgery is extremely popular in the world of collegiate and professional athletes, most notably baseball, as it has proven to be very successful in providing the athlete with the power and range of motion they possessed prior to their injury. At our physical therapy in Massapequa, we can treat you today! […]
November 3, 2015

Cross Country Injuries

Cross Country Injuries Cross country is a competitive sport combining a repetitive motion with repeated force on the body over an extended period of time and physicians estimate that nearly 80 percent of runners become injured each year. Cross country injuries are most likely impact, motion, or bone related. Top injuries that most cross country runners face are: 1. Runner’s Knee Runner’s knee, or patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is pain around or behind the kneecap. The knees receive extra stress from to the consistent pounding force of running, whether it be from the pavement, from running downhill, or because of […]
October 27, 2015
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Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome Compartment syndrome develops when swelling or bleeding occurs within a compartment in a limb. If blood flow to the muscle and nerve cells are disrupted, it can increase pressure on the capillaries, nerves, and muscles in the compartment. Compartment syndrome usually occurs in the front compartment of the lower leg, but can also occur in different compartments of the leg, arms, hands, feet, and buttocks. Compartment syndrome is classified as being either acute or chronic. Acute compartment syndrome is a medical emergency, usually due to a traumatic injury, and must be addressed immediately to avoid irreversible consequences, such […]
October 20, 2015
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National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month By celebrating National Physical Therapy Month annually in October, we are reminded that taking care of our body is vital to our health. The goal of this month is to raise awareness of how important physical therapy can be to your well being. Physical therapy is a way to improve mobility, decrease pain, and promote an overall healthy lifestyle. Physical therapy is an excellent alternative to having surgery or taking medicine as this form of treatment uses individualized treatment plans and can help to promote your fitness and energy levels. Your physical therapist will use a […]
October 13, 2015
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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.
October 6, 2015
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Posture Related Problems and How to Prevent Them

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 […]
October 1, 2015
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Physical Therapy After Total Knee Replacement

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 […]
September 22, 2015
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Vistibular Physical Therapy in Massapequa Park

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 […]
September 15, 2015
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National Childhood Obesity Month: How Physical Therapy can help you get your body on track!

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. […]