April 22, 2014
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

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
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

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 […]
March 25, 2014
track race

Track and Field Injuries

Track and Field Injuries At Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa, we understand spring-time sports are in full swing. Many athletes will be spending long hours in practices, and it is important to remember the potential injuries that come with extensive training. Track and field sports require repetition of powerful explosive movements to refine athletic techniques. As athletes push to perfect these skills, they need to be aware of their vulnerability to injury. Here are some common causes for track and field injuries: Often injuries can be attributed to the surface being trained on, the load of the training, inadequate footwear, and […]
March 21, 2014

March Madness Means More Sprained Ankles

March Madness Means More Sprained Ankles In the midst of basketball season, competitive and recreational teams are spending more time on the court and on their feet. With increased game time comes increased chances of injuries commonly associated with basketball. Most prominently, ankle sprains that result from improper landing will be slowing down players and interfering with their abilities to perform. Basketball players should take extra precaution during the season to stretch and strengthen in order to prevent injury. First and foremost, proper equipment is the easiest measure to take against injury. High-top footwear will offer a level of ankle […]
March 13, 2014

The Risks of Weekend Workouts

The Risks of Weekend Workouts As most of us are preoccupied during the week with our jobs, families, and other obligatory engagements, we tend to write exercise out of our 5-day schedule. We might try to compensate on the weekends, however, by hitting the gym longer and pushing ourselves harder. Though this physical activity greatly contributes to our bodies’ health, there are also some risks inherent to weekend workouts. Since we’re not training our bodies consistently during the week, our muscles can be under-conditioned for the level of exertion we intend for the weekend. If our body is not properly […]
March 7, 2014
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Office Workouts

Office Workouts As we are at the tail end of a long winter and the cold weather still discourages most from going outside, incorporating some simple office exercises into your daily routine can help you stay active. It is easy to become stagnant at work, but keeping your blood flowing with simple stretches and exercises can help with mental functioning and overall productivity. Here are a few stretches to try: Reach over your shoulder to your upper back. With your other hand, grab the elbow and gently pull until you reach a comfortable stretch. While sitting upright in your chair, […]
February 28, 2014

TWO RESPECTED PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICES ON LONG ISLAND COMBINE TO FORM THE PHYSICAL THERAPY ALLIANCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amanda Carnesi Tel: 631.392.4255 Cell: 631.974.1824 Email: Amanda@prescriptionpr.com February 21, 2014 TWO RESPECTED PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICES ON LONG ISLAND COMBINE TO FORM THE PHYSICAL THERAPY ALLIANCE Advance Physical Therapy and Park Physical Therapy Specializing in Sports Rehabilitation, Aquatic Therapy, Pediatric, and Geriatric Care In the New Year, Advance Physical Therapy owner Louis Obergh and Park Physical Therapy owner Raymond Cecora collaborated to form The Physical Therapy Alliance. They now combine their unique specialties and expertise to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded physical therapy experience for their existing and potential patients. Advance Physical Therapy, with two convenient […]
February 25, 2014
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Sprains and Strains

Sprains and Strains Whether you’re an athlete or someone who is not so physically active, soft tissue injuries like strains, sprains, and bruises can happen to anyone. To prevent these common and uncomfortable injuries, reacting in a timely fashion can help you recover quickly. The method to follow is called the RICE method; RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rest: Reduce strenuous daily activities and avoid putting weight or strain on the injured area. Ice: To promote healing and reduce inflammation use an ice pack on the injured area for 10 to 20 minutes at a time from […]