January 25, 2018
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

When And Why You Should Take Your Aches And Pains More Seriously

When And Why You Should Take Your Aches And Pains More Seriously While having aches and pains is common, what many do not understand is that they might be more serious than they think. If you are unsure of the causes of your pain, our Massapequa physical therapists at Park Physical Therapy can help treat your aches and pains, and tell you why you should not ignore them.   There are many reasons why you may be experiencing aches and pains in strange places. One common source of pain is muscle tension. As muscle tension can sometimes be caused by […]
January 18, 2018
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Physical Therapy For Knee Replacement

Physical Therapy For Knee Replacement For those who have osteoarthritis, fractures or any other bone diseases in the joints of the knee, a total knee replacement (TKR) is an option that many people may take. TKR is the process of removing the bones of the knee joint that are causing arthritic pain. These bones, whether it is the tibia, the thigh bone or femur, are usually replaced with an artificial material to fill the void left. However, these types of procedures take a lot of time to heal from and require the most precise and proper care. To ensure you […]
January 10, 2018
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Snow Shoveling Safety

Snow Shoveling Safety Everyone knows that sense of dread when you see a foot of snow on the driveway and know that you’re going to be the one to shovel. Aside from the hard work it requires, shoveling can result in serious injuries, and in some cases, can even be fatal. A study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital saw 11,500 snow shoveling injuries were and medical issues were treated in the United States from 1990-2006. It’s important to stay cautious and smart this winter so that […]
January 3, 2018
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

What is Frozen Shoulder?

What is Frozen Shoulder? Never heard of frozen shoulder? Don’t worry, you’re probably not alone. Affecting around 2% of the general population, frozen shoulder might not be as widespread and prevalent as other physical ailments, but the ramifications of the condition can be quite serious. Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder normally affects people between the ages of 40 and 60, with women being more susceptible to the condition than men. Characterized as pain and stiffness that can possibly leave your shoulder being immobilized, frozen shoulder is when the capsule in your shoulder thickens around the joint, thus limiting […]
December 27, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Benefits of Exercising

Benefits of Exercising Exercising is something that everyone can gain from. Physically and mentally, the body benefits from even the simplest form of physical activity. From doing crunches and pushups to running on a treadmill, anything can help you to get on track to living a healthy life. With the help of physical therapy in Massapequa, experienced physical therapists can give you advice in order to increase your physical health and how you can promote a healthier lifestyle.   Exercise Benefits There are countless statistics of the benefits that exercise offers your body: 35 percent lower risk of coronary heart […]
December 15, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Benefits of Physical Therapy Over Chiropractic Care

Benefits of Physical Therapy Over Chiropractic Care Living through your day-to-day routine can be stressful enough, but when encountered with chronic pain in your body, it can certainly put a burden on your daily activities. As a result, physical therapists and chiropractors are options for people looking to treat their physical injuries. Because both offer the best possible care during your treatment, it may be a difficult decision to make between picking a physical therapist or a chiropractor. However, there are many reasons as to why physical therapy is the more beneficial choice of the two. Physical therapy in Massapequa […]
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 […]