March 25, 2014
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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
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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
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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 […]
February 18, 2014
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Nutrition in Athletics

Nutrition in Athletics Whether you are an avid athlete working out every day or someone who exercises once a week, nutrition is an important consideration in overall health and athletic performance. The body requires carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, fats, water and minerals as essential nutrients. For athletes or people who are physically active, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates will provide the body energy during these activities. Fats, though we are now conditioned to avoid them, are the most concentrated source of energy. Fats are generally present in pork, poultry, beef, dairy products, nuts, oils, and chocolate. Too much fat intake can cause […]
February 14, 2014

Little Leaguer’s Elbow: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Little Leaguer’s Elbow: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention Children are starting sports early on in life and face enormous pressure to compete. While competition and ambition are healthy, there also runs the risk of young baseball players developing “little leaguers’ elbow” which is a result of repetitive stresses of incorrect throwing. Symptoms: Little Leaguers’ Elbow now encompasses all of the stress changes related to youth pitching, specifically overuse injuries involving the flexor tendons of the wrist. The repeated trauma of pitching; throwing curve balls and other breaking pitches place increased strain on the wrist. Symptoms such as pain and tenderness at […]
February 4, 2014

Aerobic Exercise: An Excellent Workout for The Heart

Aerobic Exercise: An Excellent Workout for The Heart The term aerobic means “with oxygen” while anaerobic means “without oxygen.” Aerobic exercise is any activity which creates an increased need for oxygen over an extended period of time. Such activities include walking, jogging, cycling, cross-country skiing or aerobics classes. Anaerobic exercises are quick explosive activities such as sprints, weightlifting, football or baseball. Aerobic exercise trains the heart, lungs and cardiovascular system to deliver oxygen more efficiently to every part of the body. An aerobically fit cardiovascular system is more efficient therefore the heart beats fewer times per minute in order to […]