August 4, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Arthritic Pain

Arthritic Pain What is arthritis? Arthritis develops when the shock-absorbing cartilage that cushions your bone is not able to function properly. This can be from wearing down of the cartilage over the years or just inflammation of your joints. It can’t be treated, but the pain can be minimized. If you are interested in this pain reduction, reach out to Park Physical therapy in Massapequa! People with arthritis usually have stiff joints, mainly because they want to avoid their increase pain levels, but by moving your joints you can help! The less you move your joints the more stiffness and […]
July 28, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Sports Rehab in Massapequa

Sports Rehab in Massapequa One of the most commonly treated conditions by a physical therapist is a sports-related injury. Athletes ranging from toddlers to adults experience sports-related injuries and must be properly treated in order to return to a healthy, active lifestyle. Seven of the most common sports injuries that athletes experience are: Ankle sprain Groin pull Hamstring strain Shin splints ACL tear Patellofemoral syndrome Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)   Experts suggest that while some injuries are not preventable, others can be avoided by performing simple warm-up exercises prior to engaging in the main exercise activity. Unfortunately, the unavoidable does sometimes […]
July 21, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Physical Therapy for Diabetics

Physical Therapy for Diabetics For the most part, people only associate physical therapy with injury treatment and pain relief. Despite this widely-held misconception, physical therapy combines more than just stretching and strengthening muscles. Physical therapists are knowledgeable and well-trained to discover problems within one’s body that may lead to more serious issues. For example, physical therapists recommend people with diabetes create an appointment and begin attending exercise meetings to maintain their best possible health. If you live in or around Massapequa and have been diagnosed with diabetes, Park Physical Therapy can help you start a journey to better physical health. […]
July 14, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Physical Therapy and Dislocations

Physical Therapy and Dislocations Have you been feeling pain or discomfort in your shoulder, knee, hip or ankle? If so, you may have dislocated your joint. A dislocation occurs when the ball and socket that make up the joint come apart. Injury to the surrounding structures may occur because of this dislocation. If you think that you may have experienced a similar issue these areas, come down to Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa where our top priority is to help our patients overcome pain in order to get them back to full strength.   Initial Treatment If you suspect that […]
July 7, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain

Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain For those living with acute or chronic lower back pain,  there are many physical therapy programs designed to help you. Whether you work or live near Massapequa, after several weeks of experiencing lower back pain, it is time to visit a medical professional, like a physical therapist. The most common cause of lower back pain is due to a torn or pulled a muscle and/or ligament. Other causes of lower back pain include: Lifting heavy objects Poor posture Sport injuries Sudden movements that can cause too much stress on the low back, such as […]
June 30, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Back Pain and Medication

 Back Pain and Medication Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa, New York offers many services for our patients suffering from back pain. Back pain can stem from many various causes, including: Arthritis Skeletal irregularities Osteoporosis Bulging or ruptured disks Muscle or ligament strain Back pain can be very debilitating for many patients, which is a major issue because it affects their daily lifestyles. Muscle aches, pains, and limited ranges of motion are all symptoms of what patients experience with back pain. Our physical therapists in Massapequa make it their mission to help alleviate as much of our patients’ back pain as […]
June 22, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Exercise your core to improve ankle function

Exercise your core to improve ankle function Did you know that exercising your core can actually improve ankle function? Many people are unaware of the correlation between core strength, specifically the gluteals, and ankle function. Physically active people are more likely to suffer from an ankle injury than any other injury. People that often suffer from ankle injuries are basketball players, trail runners, and high-heel enthusiasts. The uneven surfaces that trail runners and high-heel aficionados endure put them at high risk for an ankle injury. The lateral movements of basketball players and other athletes increase their risk of ankle injury. […]
June 13, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Physical Therapy for Joint Stress Injuries in Massapequa

Physical Therapy for Joint Stress Injuries in Massapequa Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa works with many different symptoms and causes of joint stress, from sports injuries to overuse injuries, to simple wear-and-tear.  While many joints in your body can become injured due to joint stress, some of the most common injuries occur in the knees and elbows.  Whether your joint stress injury stems from overuse, wear-and-tear, or from playing a sport, physical therapy can help to alleviate your pain and other symptoms and can assist you on your journey to a full recovery. Knee Joint Injuries Knee injuries are among […]
June 4, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Preventing Hamstring Strains

Preventing Hamstring Strains A pulled hamstring is a strain or tear in the muscles and tendons that are along the back part of your leg. If you have pulled a hamstring, there are four common symptoms that you may experience: Sharp or sudden pain located in the back of the leg Muscle will spasm Swelling or bruising may occur If it’s bad enough, you may also feel a split in your muscle The injury usually happens when performing fast or relatively sharp movements. Some factors that usually cause a strained hamstring include: Poor hamstring strength. Many times your quadriceps are […]