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 […]
October 12, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Benefits Of An Active Lifestyle

Benefits Of An Active Lifestyle If you are looking to improve your overall health, a more active lifestyle is key. The physical therapists in Massapequa, New York at Park Physical Therapy are here to offer you advice on how to become more active to help you live a healthier lifestyle.  If you are unsure of how to start your lifestyle changes, here are the benefits that exercises pose on the body: Weight control Combat diseases Diabetes Arthritis Stroke Depression Certain Cancers Improved mood Boost energy Better sleep Longer lifespan If you want to become more active, physical therapy is a […]
October 6, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Physical Therapy for Post Back-Surgery

Physical Therapy for Post Back-Surgery Unfortunately, the majority of people experience some form of back pain/discomfort at some point in their lives. These issues can lead to the patient pursuing a relief through back surgery, however, this isn’t always effective in ridding the individual of chronic pain. If surgery is deemed necessary, then a patient should consider Park PT, a Massapequa physical therapy practice that can provide post-surgical rehabilitation.   Causes of back pain/discomfort Herniated Disc The most common complaint people experience with back pain is distress in the lower lumbar area. This could potentially be a side effect suffered […]
September 27, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Foods that can negatively impact your joints

Foods that can negatively impact your joints Your joints are some of the most useful parts of the body, especially if you live an active lifestyle. Things like warm-ups, stretching, and proper form when being active are essential to staying healthy. However, many people fail to realize that nutrition plays an equally important role. Certain food choices have been shown to have better healing effects than medication. Yet despite these benefits, too much of certain foods can have drastic negative effects on your body and your joints. Your overall health stems from the food you eat. If you are suffering […]
September 15, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Sciatica Treatment in Massapequa

Sciatica Treatment in Massapequa Not a lot of people know about the conditions that come with sciatica. The term is used to describe a collection of symptoms associated with the sciatic nerve root compression. Park Physical Therapy located in Massapequa has been working for clients suffering sciatica conditions. The goal at Park Physical Therapy is to give the highest quality care to each patient. The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest in the body, running from the base of the spine and down through both legs. When the nerve becomes pinched or compressed, patients can experience a range of […]
September 8, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Treatment for Wrist Injury in Massapequa

Treatment for Wrist Injury in Massapequa Can you imagine not being able to use your hands? This is the position you will be left in if you don’t take care of your hands. A sprain is a common wrist injury in Massapequa for all sorts of athletes. All it really takes is a loss of balance. As you slip, you automatically stick your hands out to break your fall. Once your hands hit the ground, the force of impact bends it back towards your forearm. This could possibly stretch the ligaments that connect the wrist and hand. The result is […]
September 1, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Flexibility

Flexibility Have you ever wished that you were more flexible? There is no need to worry because you are not alone! Although, it is common for people to wish that they were more flexible but they do not practice to achieve their wish. If you feel stiffness or tightness and can not seem to put your shoes on in the morning without some serious effort, then flexibility training is exactly what you need! Luckily for you, Park Physical Therapy  in Massapequa treats patients who are dealing with flexible issues! Flexibility is needed to perform everyday activities with relatives ease. To […]