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 […]
May 6, 2015

May is National Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Fitness and Sports Month Physical activity is very important, regardless of age or body type. Everything from cardiovascular health, bone condition, increases in muscle mass, and even brain functions, can be improved from physical exercise. There are many small changes one can make in their daily lives to make a huge difference. A short walk after a meal or push-ups after waking up and before going to bed are small ways to change your physical health. It is recommended that adolescents get 60 minutes of activity a day, as they are still developing. Kids who do, have […]
April 28, 2015

Preventing Golf Injuries

Preventing Golf Injuries Spring is upon us and with that comes…golf! one of the most popular sports in the United States today. Golf is also one of the leading sports to cause injury. With non-professional weekend golfers usually hurting themselves from poor swing mechanics and lack of proper warm-ups and stretches. Even professional golfers get an injury from overuse so there are a few things to keep in mind next time you pick up the club. An important golf motion tip is to make sure to move the hips and shoulders together! This motion will prevent the hyperextension and bending […]
April 21, 2015

Cycling Injuries

Cycling Injuries Cycling is an activity that many people of all ages can participate in. Whether it be for fun, or for sport, it is important to take the proper precautions before going cycling, as serious injury could occur. Constant, repetitive motions can cause injuries in many areas and joints, including the neck, back, feet, and elbows. At Park Physical Therapy, we recommend that you take these precautions before participating in the fun activity of cycling. Stretching is crucial when it comes to any sort of physical activity. It is important to also do the correct stretches at the correct […]
April 14, 2015
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Sciatica And How Physical Therapy Can Help

Sciatica And How Physical Therapy Can Help Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in the back becomes compressed or irritated. It encompasses a general feeling of pain in the legs. The pain usually starts in the lower back and makes its way down the sciatic nerve, which is located on the back of the legs. Some symptoms of sciatica include pain on only one side of the buttocks or leg, as sciatica rarely causes pain in both, a burning sensation that gets a lot worse with sitting, and difficulty moving the afflicted area. Sciatica can be what is causing your […]
April 7, 2015
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

National Stress Awareness Month

National Stress Awareness Month According to the American Institute of Stress, 77 percent of people experience regular physical symptoms of stress. 77 percent is way too much. That is why since 1992, April has become the National Stress Awareness Month. Stress affects every aspect of human behavior. It affects your health, personal life, and work performance. Now that we are in April it is a time to evaluate our lifestyles and our choices. Many of us can eliminate certain aspects of stress in our life but just the thought of changing gives us even more stress! There are a lot […]
March 31, 2015

Physical Therapy and Golf

Physical Therapy and Golf The spring is so close and there is a lot to look forward too! The weather is warming up and there is an abundance of activities to take part in. One of those activities that many enjoy is golf. Being outside on the beautiful greenery just makes a person feel so relaxed. It’s important to slowly get back into the “swing” of things. Most people think they can pick up right where they left off and be great. Take time to do a few stretches and practice your swing. Golf injuries aren’t fun. A few tips […]