May 5, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Yoga for Injury Prevention

Yoga for Injury Prevention It is already known that yoga has thousands of health benefits. But did you know that this ancient form of strengthening and stretching is a great practice for preventing injuries?  Yoga’s innate characteristics help strengthen bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons.  A major part of practicing this art is breathing. Breathing is the most basic, but the important part of being aware of your body limitations. So for active people, practicing yoga will boost their performance simply by monitoring their breathing and understanding what they can and cannot do. In turn, whatever limitation they do come across, […]
March 10, 2017
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Treating Pelvic Fractures with Physical Therapy

  Treating Pelvic Fractures with Physical Therapy Pelvic fractures are very unpleasant injuries that can happen to virtually anyone. These injuries occur when a part of the boney structure that makes up the pelvis is broken. It is especially common for the elderly to fracture this bone through accidental falls or complications with osteoporosis. But other accidents- such as motor vehicle collisions or falls from significant heights- can cause mild to severe pelvic fractures in people of all ages. The pelvis is made up of several bones and joints; therefore a fracture in one area commonly results in a fracture […]
March 3, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Concussions Treatment in Massapequa

  Concussions Treatment in Massapequa Concussions are the least severe and most common traumatic brain injury. Concussions are caused by a direct blow to the head, a fall, or another injury that rattles the brain. A concussion can cause internal bruising, damaged blood vessels, or nerve injury. In 2010 alone, approximately 2.5 million people in the United States visited the hospital with traumatic brain injuries. Concussions can affect anyone but often occur in children, teens, and young adults. Because children’s heads are disproportionately large compared to the rest of their body, bumps and fall more likely. Teens and young adults […]
February 24, 2017

What is Vestibular Training?

  What is Vestibular Training? Vestibular disorders arise when there is a problem with parts of the inner ear and brain that processes the sensory information involving the control of balance and eye movement. More than 10 million patients go to a physician with dizziness symptoms every year and it affects patients of all ages. Most cases are not serious but could be the result of an inner ear disorder, caused by a head injury, medication side effects, neck dysfunction, or in extreme cases a neurological or cardiac issue. Vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, and imbalance are symptoms of a vestibular disorder. […]
February 15, 2017
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Treatment for Fibromyalgia in Massapequa

  Treatment for Fibromyalgia in Massapequa Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal rheumatic condition that causes soft tissue or joint pain throughout the body. Affecting more than an estimated 5 million people in the United States alone, it is a common chronic pain disorder that many people struggle to live with every day. While they can vary in each individual, the most common symptoms of Fibromyalgia include widespread pain in soft tissue (often muscles) and joints, and fatigue. Headaches, memory problems, sleep problems, trouble concentrating, and even anxiety and depression are all symptoms known to co-occur with the disorder. The pain […]
February 11, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

What is Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness?

What is Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness? Have you noticed any difference in your balance lately? If you are noticing a lack of balance, swaying, spinning, or dizziness than perhaps you are suffering from persistent postural perceptual dizziness or PPPD. Persistent postural perceptual dizziness is a vestibular disorder. The vestibular system is made up of parts of the inner ear and the brain and they help the control of balance. This disorder is most commonly found in age groups between 30 and 50 years but is not limited to just those. This disorder can have a negative impact on your everyday […]
February 3, 2017
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Treatments for TMJ in Massapequa

Treatments for TMJ in Massapequa Have you noticed any pain, discomfort, or even dysfunction around your jaw joint? Perhaps you are a suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, better known as TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint is essentially a sliding hinge that connects the jawbone to the skull. It allows your jaw to open and close, allowing you to speak and eat. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, as many as 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorders. TMJ disorder is more common among women than men. Individuals experiencing TMJ disorder suffer from the following symptoms: Radiating pain […]
January 25, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Exercise and Impingements

Exercise and Impingements One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is impingement syndrome. This is when various tendons in the shoulder begin to rub against the shoulder blade, causing inflammation, tenderness, and difficulty of motion. More simply, this condition is referred to as swimmer’s shoulder, due to the repeated shoulder motions commonly used in swimming. In addition to swimmers, activities and tasks that require overhead motions can be a leading cause. This can include many different athletes, as well as manual laborers. While improper exercise and physical activity can be the cause of a shoulder impingement, when done […]
January 20, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Slips and Falls – What to avoid

Slips and Falls – What to Avoid Everyone has slipped and fell at one point in their life. A sheet of black ice or a newly cleaned floor can cause you to unexpectedly lose your footing. Often the experience can leave you thinking to yourself how did this just happen; or occasionally embarrassed if others are around to see. Most of the time you can get up and brush yourself off after the incident with minor injury. Unfortunately for some, this experience can have an effect lasting longer than just a moment of embarrassment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics concluded […]