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
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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 […]
May 14, 2014

May is National Older Americans Month

May is National Older Americans Month In addition to being National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, May is also National Older Americans Month. Over the next few weeks, our nation will be acknowledging and celebrating its older citizens who have greatly contributed to the progress and construct of our current society. In addition to displaying due reverence, we should also make an effort to increase awareness and consideration for the health and safety of our older Americans. Our health issues and concerns change over time, and this month’s focus encourages us to consider preventative measures against ailments whose likelihoods increase […]
May 7, 2014
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Battling Blood Pressure in Upcoming Months

Battling Blood Pressure in Upcoming Months Blood pressure is a concern among many, and the surest way to address high levels is to monitor and alter our dietary habits. Increased activity and a lower weight are advantageous, too, and the upcoming months of warm weather will make it easier to get outside and remain active. Yet as we do increase our activity levels, we also increase how frequently we reach for drinks and snacks to refuel our bodies. Gatherings with friends and families are sure to entail delectable, celebratory foods, so keeping our diets in check will prove harder during […]
April 30, 2014
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Proper Pitching Mechanics Prevent Injury

Proper Pitching Mechanics Prevent Injury Pitching is a strenuous activity that, when done incorrectly, can lead to serious arm problems. It is crucial to teach pitchers proper mechanics from a young age in order to reduce stress on the pitchers’ arms and reduce the chances for injury. The growing trend among youth baseball organizations to promote throwing year round further demonstrates the importance of proper mechanics. All of the extra throwing that pitchers these days are doing is adding to the stress put on their shoulders and elbows and increasing their chances of injury. A report conducted by Major League […]
April 22, 2014
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Swinging Safely: A Consideration for Golfers

Swinging Safely: A Consideration for Golfers A golfer’s form is a serious matter, as improper swing technique can lead to serious injuries and pains in the shoulder, back, and neck regions. In fact, swing mechanics are so important and delicate that most amateur golfers who have not received proper training experience some discomfort that stems from their swinging. This can be dangerous, and mild discomfort can develop into a more serious issue if the habit is not corrected. Improper swinging usually occurs as a result of inadequate strength or flexibility. Since the golfer’s goal is often to achieve maximum distance, […]
April 15, 2014
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Chronic Neck and Back Pain

Chronic Neck and Back Pain Maybe you’ve felt that twinge or pull on the side of your neck that prevents you from turning your head fully left or right, or perhaps you’ve felt the sharp stab in your back that leaves you confused since you were only sitting down. These episodes of pain often go away on their own after time, but breaking a few bad habits can help lessen the frequency of neck and back pain. Spend less time at your computer. We all get sucked in by what we do at the computer, only to realize when we […]
April 1, 2014
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

TMJ Syndrome

TMJ Syndrome Many people, more women than men, have TMJ or temporomandibular syndrome. Most of the symptoms disappear in two weeks because your jaw joint rests and recovers when you are unable to chew. But during its duration TMJ can be extremely uncomfortable and has various symptoms that can cause inconvenience to everyday life. Here are some characteristics of TMJ syndrome that can help you identify it.   Causes: Trauma Disease Wear and tear from aging Habits such as teeth grinding or clenching Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis Symptoms: Pain in the facial muscles and jaw joints may radiate to the neck […]