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 […]
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 […]