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.
Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is a broad term used for knee pain. Patellofemoral pain is more specifically used to refer to pain in the front of the knee and around the kneecap. This kind of pain is more commonly known as “runner’s knee” or “jumper’s knee” – sound more familiar without the big fancy scientific word?
How Physical Therapy Can Help with TMJ TMJ stands for Temporo Mandibular Joint Disorder. It is extremely common in people who have had jaw injuries in the past, grind or clench their teeth, suffer from arthritis, or are under stress. TMj is characterized by pain or tenderness when opening or closing your mouth while talking or eating, jaw popping or locking, trouble chewing, feeling as if the top and bottom jaw do not meet up properly, and swelling of the face. TMJ symptoms can be alleviated in many different ways. However, one way that is becoming more and more common […]
Balance Training in Massapequa Balance training is often overlooked as cardio or strength training will come first. However, if people truly knew the benefits of balance training it would be a bigger priority than it’s seen to be. With certain balance equipment, you can enhance your overall muscle performance and strength. If you’re in the Long Island area we have Balance training in Massapequa and have had great success from it. Some main benefits to balance training are improved coordination because your muscle systems work together to achieve balance. Therefore your coordination improves making your daily activities enjoyable. Your reduced […]
Rotator Cuff Injuries An injury is the last thing any athlete wants to deal with. For many baseball players, swimmers, and tennis players injuring your rotator cuff is your worst nightmare. Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons located in your shoulder that help your shoulder with movement. The movement that your rotator cuff allows is crucial in many sports which is why it is important to get the right treatment for any injury to it that you may have. A rotator cuff is made up of four tendons and muscles. These are responsible for any movement […]
How PT can help stroke patients Recovering from a stroke can often be a long process. Victims will usually start the rehabilitation process right away while they are still in the hospital. This rehabilitation process will differ in length depending on the individual’s stroke. A key member in getting you back in good health condition after your stroke, is your physical therapist. After your stroke you will begin physical therapy once your doctor says you are ready. The reason why physical therapy is important for stroke patients is because it will help you learn and relearn anything that the stroke […]
Injuries from Running Running is a very common activity for most people and is a great way to get fit and stay healthy. However, many people actually injure themselves from running because they either push themselves too hard or overuse their muscles. As a runner, there are definitely different measures you can take to avoid these injuries and being aware of the most common running injuries is one of the first steps you can take. Runner’s Knee Runner’s knee (also called Patellofemoral pain syndrome) is a common overuse injury and causes irritation in the cartilage right underneath the kneecap. Pain […]
Why Park Physical Therapy Is Best There are many different options to consider when picking a Physical Therapist. Not all therapists offer the same treatment programs or have the same equipment. It is important to shop around to see who offers the things you need. Some practices are very limited in the services they offer, which is why Park Physical Therapy may just be the best option for you. With a wide range of services, with a very convenient location, combined with one-on-one care, Park Physical Therapy is simply the best option for physical therapy on Long Island. Including physical […]
What Is Gait Training? One of the most important services a physical therapist can offer his or her patient is gait training. Gait training can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of injuries. Patients who have suffered from strokes, broken legs, knee replacements, joint injuries, or other injuries can all benefit from receiving gait training from their physical therapist. Come to our physical therapy in Massapequa and get treated today! If you find yourself in a situation where you need help standing or walking properly, then gait training is something you should consider. The primary goal of gait […]