July 8, 2015

Injuries from Running

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 […]
July 1, 2015
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Why Park Physical Therapy Is Best

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 […]
June 24, 2015
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What Is Gait Training?

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 […]
June 17, 2015

Common Shoulder Injuries

Common Shoulder Injuries The shoulder is a commonly used area of the body, which means that it is prone to many different types of injury. Injuries to this region can be caused by deterioration, injury, and even disease. Some common afflictions that you probably have heard of include dislocation, separation, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff disease or tear, fracture, and conditions related to arthritis. Treatment can be very different for many of these injuries, but it is best to spot the symptoms early on to ensure that you get the most in-depth treatment possible. When the shoulder is dislocated, a doctor […]
June 10, 2015
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Parkinsons and PT

Parkinsons and PT Parkinson’s disease is a very scary and limiting degenerative disease that affects up to 60,000 Americans every single year. It can cause tremors, stiffness in movement, or moving more slowly than before. While it is best to be caught early on, it is often hard to spot, as it also does not affect most people who will get Parkinson’s disease before they hit their 60’s. There is no known cure, but there are treatments that make the symptoms more manageable and allow people to live as comfortably as possible. Physical therapy, as well as exercise, are great […]
June 3, 2015
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Meniscal Tears

Meniscal Tears Meniscal tears are one of the most frequently occurring injuries of the knee. They are very common in people who play contact sports, but anyone can be afflicted. The meniscus are two rubbery pieces of cartilage in-between where the thighbone and the shinbone meet in the knee. They act as shock absorbers and keep the joint stable. There are many different types of meniscal tears, but it is important to remember that they can happen to almost anyone. Generally, instantaneous tears happen in athletes. This can happen after twisting a knee or being tackled in a contact sport. […]
May 28, 2015

National Running Day

National Running Day The first Wednesday in June has become known as National Running Day!  They have deemed many days of the year as National “Whatever” Day.  While some are funny and seem to be nonsense like National Yo-Yo day later this week (the 6th of June for you Yo-Yo enthusiasts), by observing National Running Day, you can really do your body some good.  With Heart Disease being the leading cause for death in the United States, which kills nearly 787,000 people a year according to The Heart Foundation, getting out and running on June 3rd may be just what the […]
May 20, 2015

Shin Splints

Shin Splints Shin splints are a common ailment- millions are affected each year. While they are irritating, they are also easily treatable if caught early on. There are many things that can cause shin splints, which is why they are so common. Knowing the symptoms and seeing a therapist are the first steps in getting treatment. The term “shin splints” encompasses essentially all kinds of pain along the shin bone. This can include soreness or swelling of the afflicted area. Shin splints can be caused by several things, such as overuse of a swollen muscle, stress fractures, flat feet, or […]
May 12, 2015

Exercising Outdoors

Exercising Outdoors Spring is finally here and the weather is great! After a long winter of staying indoors, we can finally go outside and enjoy the fresh air. Did you know that it is proven that the more time you spend outside, the better it is for your health? Who doesn’t love spending time outside when the weather is nice? Here are a few reasons why spending time outdoors is beneficial for your health! -Spending time outside makes you happier and less stressed. -Exercising outdoors changes up the scenery that you constantly see indoors. -Running or walking outside burns more […]