July 15, 2014
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Living with Heart Disease

Living with Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the country, over a half million people die every year from the disease. But with a three-step rehabilitation process, many people are able to take steps every day to improve heart health. With a mixture of education, exercise, and support it is possible to properly recover from heart attacks or heart surgery. Education is vital to help you and your family and friends understand the causes and risks associated with coronary heart disease. It is important to modify your lifestyle to reduce risk factors. Things, like stopping […]
July 8, 2014

Recovering from a Dislocated Shoulder

Recovering from a Dislocated Shoulder Even though most separated shoulders occur during sporting events, you don’t have to be an athlete to sustain this type of injury. Anyone can dislocate his or her shoulder during a traumatic event such as a car accident so it is important to learn about the recovery process. Physical therapists understand the complexity of the shoulder and can help people make full recoveries from this injury. When people separate their shoulders they cause damage to one of the four joints in the shoulder complex. The acromioclavicular, or AC joint, provides the link between the scapula […]
July 2, 2014

The Truth About Shin Splints

The Truth About Shin Splints Running can be a great way to increase endurance and burn calories. However, this cardiovascular exercise can have its’ drawbacks as well. If people do not train properly or take necessary precautions they can develop many different types of injuries to their feet, ankles, knees, back, or shins. One of the most common injuries a runner can get is shin splints. Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), or shin splints, occurs when a runner’s feet repetitively pound against a hard surface. The recurring impact that a runner experiences with each step can lead to a stress […]
June 25, 2014
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Golfer’s Elbow Recovery

Golfer’s Elbow Recovery Golfing can be a relaxing and sun-soaked activity, especially since Summer has arrived. As with any summer activity, there are always things to look out for. In this case, Golfer’s Elbow is one of them. The proper term for Golfer’s Elbow is known as medial epicondylitis which is an inflammation of the tendon on the bony prominence, also known as the epicondyle, on the inside of the elbow. The forceful repetition of swinging the club during golf can cause the epicondyle to become inflamed because it is where the muscles are working to move the wrist and […]
June 19, 2014

Best Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

Best Foods to Eat During Pregnancy Pregnancy is a wonderful and life-changing experience that prepares you for what lies ahead. Nine months is not only a waiting period but a time to bond with your baby and keep them as healthy as you can. Here are several ways in which you can stay healthy and happy. Your baby, and your post-body will thank you. Eating during pregnancy is a challenge because you are eating for two. When pregnant, you are expected to consume about 300 more calories than you normally would. With that said, it is important to take in […]
June 10, 2014

Strengthen Your Heart: The Advantages of Aerobic Training

Strengthen Your Heart: The Advantages of Aerobic Training Different types of exercises strengthen different parts of your body. Bodybuilders and weightlifters attempt to increase muscle size and strength by performing anaerobic exercises. These types of exercises involve explosive movements that do not require an increase in oxygen consumption. Long distance runners and bikers, on the other hand, participate in aerobic exercises that create a need for more oxygen circulation around the body. Aerobic exercise increases stamina and endurance while strengthening the entire cardiovascular system in the process. Avid runners tend to develop a strong heart and lungs and oxygen is […]
June 5, 2014

Running on the Beach

Running on the Beach As the summer draws near, many people are looking for ways to exercise outside. Gyms are nice but people don’t want to sacrifice time outside in the beautiful summer weather. Running on the beach is a great way to increase endurance and burn calories while enjoying the summer on the beach. The advantages of running on the beach go well beyond the location. Because the sand is soft, runners must exert more force than they do on solid surfaces. This makes running on the beach a strenuous but also efficient workout. Whether you’re trying to lose […]
May 30, 2014

National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

National Skin Cancer Awareness Month Given the warming weather and the increased amount of time we’ll be spending outside this spring and summer, it’s important to consider with seriousness one of this month’s focuses: skin cancer. May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month, so it’s time to educate ourselves about preventative and detection measures, and most importantly to share what we learn with friends and family. Too few people worry about developing skin cancer, yet the Skin Cancer Foundation asserts that 1 in 5 Americans will be inflicted with skin cancer over the course of his/her life. Yet there is hope […]
May 21, 2014
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Exercise Benefits Beyond Body Shape

Exercise Benefits Beyond Body Shape For many of us, the motivation to workout lies in our desire for a lean, fit body. This consideration is heavily in mind given the upcoming bathing suit weather. Yet there are other reasons we should feel inclined to exercise our bodies. We can do more than sculpt our outside appearance- we can also enhance our inner selves. Stress. Put plainly, working out reduces stress. Exercise offers us the opportunity to blow off steam and pent-up energy. It can tire our bodies in a healthy manner and put our minds at ease. Mood. Everyone loves […]