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May 6, 2022

National Stroke Awareness Month

A stroke is a life-altering medical emergency that can lead to serious complications and, if not treated adequately, can substantially lower your quality of life. Since May is National Stroke Awareness Month, our team at Park Physical Therapy would like to share information about stroke symptoms, what to do, and what the recovery process entails. Continue reading to learn more.  Physical Side Effects of Stroke A stroke is an emergency medical event where a failing artery or blood clot blocks blood flow to the brain. Strokes can be catastrophic and devastating, physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Symptoms after a stroke can […]
April 8, 2022

Gardening Safety: How to Garden Pain-Free

Common garden activities, such as digging, planting, mulching, and raking, can put stress on your muscles and joints. Our physical therapists can treat aches and pains that result from these activities. At Park Physical Therapy, we can address gardening injuries and help relieve your discomfort. Continue reading to learn some tips on how to garden pain-free. Warmup Before Gardening Gardening is a strenuous activity, so one tip is to warm up and stretch before beginning to prevent injuries. The body parts you should focus on stretching should include: Legs. Lower-Back. Upper-back. Neck. Spine. Set Attainable Goals When planning on gardening, […]
March 4, 2022

The Importance Of A Healthy Diet

If you’ve ever wanted to get healthier, you’ve probably been told to eat a healthy diet. The conflicting advice about what’s truly healthy can cause a lot of confusion and even guide you to try unsustainable diets in the name of health. Since March is National Nutrition Month, our team at Park Physical Therapy would like to discuss the importance of a healthy diet and inform you about healthy eating habits. Continue reading to learn more!  Importance of a Healthy Diet Food is a critical tool for a long and healthy life. A balanced diet can promote health, manage weight, […]
March 2, 2022

Preventing Sports Injuries And Pain

Preventing Sports Injuries And Pain No matter where you rank on the athletic scale, by the time spring rolls around, you’re likely at a higher risk of injury. Fortunately, there are several ways you can prevent and treat injuries associated with spring sports. This season, our team at Park Physical Therapy is here to keep you safe and stay playing at your best! Continue reading to learn more.  Preventing Sports Injuries And Pain Participating in seasonal sports and recreational activities are great ways to keep up a healthy and active lifestyle, but injuries unfortunately occur. Recovering from a sports injury […]
February 10, 2022

How Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Cardiac Health

Your cardiovascular health should be a priority all year round. One of the easiest ways to reduce your risk of heart disease is to get active. Given that February is American Heart Month, our team at Park Physical Therapy would like to discuss how physical therapy can improve your cardiac health and overall wellness. Continue reading to learn more.  Heart Healthy Exercise Heart problems are the leading cause of death in America, so it’s crucial to prioritize your heart health. Fortunately, many forms of heart disease are preventable. If you have cardiovascular disease, our physical therapists can work with you […]
January 10, 2022

What To Do If You Slip And Fall On Ice?

Icy winter weather brings along the often unavoidable risk of slipping and falling on ice. While most slips only result in a bruise to the ego, they can also result in painful injuries. At Park Physical Therapy, we want to help you get through the next few months of winter injury-free. Read on for more information about what to do if you slip and fall on the ice this season and how our team can help. What To Do If You Slip And Fall On Ice? We’ve all been there – that moment of panic when we walk too fast […]
December 7, 2021

Important Winter Safety Tips

The season of snow and ice is finally upon us! With this weather comes an uptick in injuries from winter-related activities. These can include anything from slipping on ice to muscle strains from shoveling snow or more severe snowboarding or skiing injuries. Our team at Park Physical therapy has put together a list of winter safety tips to keep you feeling your best this season. Continue reading to learn more!  Important Winter Safety Tips Warm-up – Before heading out into the winter cold, you should warm up. Warming up is crucial for injury prevention during any season. A quick warm-up […]
December 3, 2021

Tips For Staying Active During The Holidays

The holidays are an exciting but often stressful time. People tend to be a lot busier this time of year, and as our to-do lists grow, exercise becomes less of a priority. At Park Physical Therapy, we understand that finding balance during the holidays can be a challenge. We can help you prepare yourself and find ways to exercise over the holidays to maintain your fitness. Continue reading to learn more!  Tips For Staying Active During The Holidays Even if you can’t exercise as much as you would during the rest of the year, you can still find ways to […]
November 8, 2021

What Happens If TMJ Goes Untreated

Do you ever wake up with facial pain? Does your jaw seem to lock or click at the most inconvenient times? If this sounds familiar, you may be dealing with a disorder known as TMD or commonly known as TMJ. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a prevalent condition that hinders the natural function of the jaw. November is TMJ Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to discuss what can happen if you leave this condition untreated. At Park Physical Therapy, we provide comprehensive treatment to help patients overcome this uncomfortable disorder. Continue reading to learn more.  What Is TMJ […]