February 3, 2015
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

February Heart Health

February Heart Health With February upon us, it is time to celebrate American Heart Health!  If you think about it your heart is what keeps you running so it certainly deserves a celebration of its own. The heart typically symbolizes love, so during the month February, you are supposed to show yourself some love and take care of the health of your heart.  The smartest thing you could do is to stay educated and learn about your risks for heart disease and stroke. Believe it or not, Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in the […]
January 26, 2015

TMJ

Your temporomandibular joint is the muscle that connects your skull to your lower jaw. This muscle is crucial in chewing, yawning, and of course talking. Temporomandibular disorders are those that interfere with the functioning of these activities and any other issues with this muscle and joint. Injury, whiplash and other accidents may cause TMJ but there is no clear reason for the disorder. How do you know you have TMJ? Temporomandibular disorder is very painful and can affect one or both sides of your face. This disorder is most common amongst women and people ages 20-40 and can be temporary […]
January 20, 2015
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What is PRP?

What is PRP? Ever heard of a Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP? Well, if you haven’t, I’m here to give you some insight on just how this innovative solution can help you recover and heal from injured tendons and osteoarthritis. This new technology is completely safe and is a new upcoming health treatment in the health field known as orthobiologics. The process actually uses your own blood in order to help you heal from pain and injuries suffered in your bones and tendons. Your blood is made up with platelets. If these Platelets are activated in the body, […]
January 13, 2015
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

How Do Athletes Stay Fresh During Their Off Seasons

How Do Athletes Stay Fresh During Their Off Seasons All athletes, no matter what the sport may be, have an offseason. But, how off are they truly feeling during this time? After the Superbowl, World Series, National Championship, or State Tournament, there comes an offseason.  Although these athletes may not be playing games on a consistent basis, they are still working extremely hard for their careers. There are always nutritional goals, workout programs, regular stretching, and specific sports drills to be done. The nutritional goals in the pros are always set up by the team’s nutritionist. These are specific to […]
January 6, 2015

Proper Footwear for the Winter

Proper Footwear for the Winter We are in the midst of winter, and many of us are still not protecting ourselves and wearing the proper footwear. Most of us by now know that we should cover ourselves with a warm winter coat, hat, gloves and layer up for the cold weather. But, many of us do not take what we wear on our feet very seriously. Cold feet can lead to poor blood circulation, which leads to headaches, cramps, and dizziness. Moreover, be cautious of your feet getting wet in addition to being cold because wet feet along with cold […]
December 29, 2014

The Right Way to Free Weight

The Right Way to Free Weight Exercising with free weight is very beneficial to your muscles, bones, and even cardiovascular system. Every gym usually has an extensive array of free weights somewhere alongside a main wall. There are often big burly men there lifting and dropping 100 pound weights. Don’t worry, this should not intimidate you. Varying in sizes, members can use these dumbbells in whatever activity they chose. Some people use them on the treadmill while doing other exercises like aerobics or simply on their own isolating a certain muscle. Weight-bearing exercises like this are especially good for women […]
December 22, 2014

Direct Access Makes Life Simpler

Direct Access Makes Life Simpler How can physical therapy change your life? Physical therapy is not only great for recovering from an injury, but it is an enormous help in preventing injuries. Did you know that you do not need a prescription to get physical therapy help? You can access PT directly at anytime without a referral. This is one of physical therapy’s most accommodating features. Direct access, also known as self-referral, allows you to seek help from a physical therapist if you feel that something is wrong with your body. However, even those who are fully healthy and fit […]
December 16, 2014
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How Physical Therapy Aids in Osteoporosis

How Physical Therapy Aids in Osteoporosis Being diagnosed with osteoporosis as well as a bone fracture can be a scary endeavor. You may find yourself afraid to engage in activities that could potentially cause a new fracture or worsen your existing injury. However, following a treatment plan created and supervised by a physical therapist can not only help you get back on your feet, but also help you feel confident about doing so. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones, occurring when an individual loses too much bone mass or density, fails to create enough bone mass […]
December 9, 2014
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Holiday Mishap Prevention

Holiday Mishap Prevention Make the most out of this holiday season without having to wind up in the emergency room! The holiday season is one of the most injury prone times of the year, so make sure you stay accident free! Here are some frequent holiday injuries, mishaps, and tips to avoid them! Fires are one of the most common holiday mishaps. Make sure to avoid them by putting out fires in fireplaces after you are done. Fires to Christmas trees are very common as well. The most common instances occur because the Christmas tree lights catch on fire, as […]