March 26, 2015
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow What is tennis elbow and how can physical therapy help? Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition caused by excessive use of the extensor muscles in your forearm and arm, specifically where tendons attach to the rounded projections on the outside of the elbow. The same muscles that you use to grip, twist and carry objects with are attached to the lateral epicondyle at the elbow. Therefore, even a movement with the hand or wrist can still cause tons of pain in the elbow. Furthermore, tennis elbow can happen to anyone —- athletes, businessmen, […]
March 17, 2015
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Healthy Spring Recipes for Nutrition Month

Healthy Spring Recipes for Nutrition Month Although not all of the snow has melted, we have finally hit some sun rays and decent weather. That means spring is on the horizon! With that being said, it is time to get your beach body back and indulge in all fruits and vegetables the spring season has to offer. It is March, the last month of winter but also National Nutrition Month. The American Dietetic Association and its foundations have created this campaign to send a friendly reminder to Americans to kick the cookies and reacquaint our bodies with healthy foods and […]
March 10, 2015
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

March is National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month! Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? The goal is to educate people about the importance of physical activity and developing healthy eating habits. March is the perfect month for this because the holiday celebrations are over and the flowers are getting ready to bloom. The weather is changing and so should your nutrition. The nice weather gives many of us the motivation we need to get back into shape. It’s March, so start right now by making better choices for your body! There are many things you can do to get yourself […]
March 3, 2015
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Healthy Winter Recipe

Healthy Winter Recipe One of the hardest things about the winter time is trying to stay healthy. It’s cold, there’s snow on the ground, and all you really want to do is cuddle up with some hot chocolate and a cookie. How are you supposed to stay healthy when your body is craving fats to keep you warm? It might not be as hard as you think! When you are craving something warm on a cold winter’s day, why not make soup? When you use the right ingredients, soup can be extremely healthy and just what you need to warm […]
February 26, 2015
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapy Physical therapy patients are of all shapes and sizes. They have different ailments that can come from every age and demographic. Whether you hurt your ankle playing soccer, have arthritis pain from old age or an infant born with torticollis; a physical therapist may be able to provide the care you need. If your child has a pre-existing condition or simply hurt themselves in a sports game, it is important to fix the problem immediately. Of course, no one wants to walk around in pain, but for children getting their ailments alleviated is even more important. If […]
February 17, 2015
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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is for those who experience dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, migraines, and other inner ear issues. It’s also beneficial for patients who have had a brain injury or a stroke. So, how does vestibular rehabilitation therapy work? After a specialized physical therapist evaluates a patient’s symptoms and medical history, he or she will design an exercise-based program that is right for the patient. Contact our physical therapy in Massapequa to start treatment!   The exercise-based program for vestibular rehabilitation therapy will include a combination of head, body and eye exercises. The reasons for these types of exercises […]
February 12, 2015

Balance Therapy

Balance Therapy Do you have trouble keeping your balance and tend to fall often? Do you often get dizzy or have blurred vision? These are just some symptoms of Vestibular Disorders. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you may need Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy, better known as balance therapy. Treating your balance problems is essential for living a safe and healthy life. All it takes is one bad fall and it could leave you with head trauma or even death. So, what is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)/ Balance Therapy? It is an exercise based therapy program that is used to […]
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 […]