December 8, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

TMJ

TMJ Are you experiencing a stiff jaw lately? If so, you might have what’s known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. At Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa, our therapists can help relieve your jaw pain through a series of special treatments. But before you come to us, be sure you read about the symptoms of the disorder beforehand. While the causes of TMJ are hard to determine, one may get it from all sorts of factors including arthritis, injury, or even just genetics. If you have experienced a tear in the jaw, or are a long-time teeth grinder, you may […]
December 1, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy If you are suffering from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, otherwise known as complex regional pain syndrome, our physical therapists in Massapequa here at Park Physical Therapy may be able to help. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a rare condition of the nervous system that causes severe pain usually throughout the arms, but sometimes to the legs or hips. The symptoms of RSD are defined by three stages: Acute: burning, flushing, swelling, sweating, pain, and tenderness. This can show up early through x-rays. Dystrophic: early skin changes of shiny, thickened skin and contracture with persistent pain. Decreased swelling and […]
November 30, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

How to stay safe in the snow

Snow Safety With the temperatures dropping and winter approaching, it is important to learn about how to stay safe during the cold weather. With all of our routine winter activities underway, including holiday decorating, snow shoveling, playing winter sports and even driving in snow, keep reading to learn more about snow safety. If you’re looking for physical therapy in Massapequa, to help you today, visit Park Physical Therapy today!   Shoveling snow Shoveling snow can be a laborious activity that takes up much of our time during these cold winter storms. Because it can put quite a strain on the […]
November 27, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Proper Footwear for Different Sports

Proper Footwear for Different Sports Not all footwear is created equal! The types of athletic shoes vary widely because each is designed to ensure that the athlete operates at peak performance while playing the game. So, how do you know which shoes will serve you best during the game? We recommend that you see your shoes as specific tools for getting a job done. Use your running shoes for running, just as you would use a saw to cut a piece of wood, and know that Park Physical Therapy is always available to assist the members of our Massapequa community […]
November 22, 2017
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How does whiplash occur?

How does whiplash occur? Whiplash occurs when a force pushes the body forward while the head stays behind it. This results in the head rocking up and back, which has the ability to tear muscles, ligaments, and tendons. When those muscles contract, the head goes forward and results in possible ligament damage, which can seriously affect someone’s health. As a result of these injuries, proper physical therapy is necessary for proper recovery. Luckily, Park Physical Therapy accepts no-fault insurance in Massapequa so that everyone has an opportunity to heal.   Whiplash can be sustained in a variety of ways: Car […]
November 18, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month: Physical therapy and your overall health   What should you know about Diabetes? There are two different types: type 1 and type 2. Around 50% of people with type 2 diabetes do not experience any of the common symptoms of Diabetes. Diabetes is now considered a global epidemic. You could be at risk without knowing it. Diabetes is considered a risk factor for multiple different ailments including blindness, heart disease, and kidney disease.   What does physical therapy have to do with diabetes? Implementing an exercise regimen with a physical therapist can be beneficial, as […]
November 3, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

K-Laser Therapy in Nassau County

K-Laser Therapy in Nassau County K-Laser Therapy has been very effective in the past for patients with all different kinds of injuries. The therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT),  involves red and near-infrared light to penetrate through the skin and muscle, targeting the cells to speed up the healing process. The K-Laser increases the temperature gradient in your body, allowing for blood to flow to the specific targeted area. In fact, K-Laser has been shown to decrease pain in patients with acute and chronic neck pain. If you’re looking for K-Laser therapy in the Long Island area, Park […]
October 27, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

October is National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month Join us this October in celebration of National Physical Therapy Month. We at Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa enjoy taking this time to not only reflect on how far our community of physiotherapists has come in the near century since its beginning, but also to reaffirm our commitment to helping people lead better lives today through the healing process of natural movement. Your success as a physical therapy patient will rely on your willingness to take an active role in getting yourself better. If you can promise us that you are committed to working hard […]
October 23, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Stretching to Reduce Risk of Injury

Stretching to Reduce Risk of Injury From our first gym class in Elementary School we have been taught that stretching is good for us. Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa, NY is here to tell you that it’s true! Stretching helps by relaxing your muscles and increasing blood flow and nutrients to your cartilage and muscles. The main reason we recommend stretching is because it reduces the risk of injury.   Benefits of Stretching: Encourages an optimistic outlook Fortifies posture Enables flexibility Increase stamina Decreases risk of injury Improve energy levels Promotes blood circulation Improve athletic performance Reduced soreness Reduces cholesterol […]