January 6, 2017
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Habit Building and the New Year

Habit Building and the New Year 2017 is here which means your New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. Instead of jumping right into these goals without a plan, how about starting a habit that brings about long-term change? Forming habits are one of the most efficient ways to meet goals. So let’s say your resolution was to start going to the gym daily or to eat healthy: Most people jump straight in which leads to failure. Research has shown that if you start with a smaller habit you are more likely to succeed. So instead of diving head first […]
January 3, 2017
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Neck Pain Relief in Massapequa

Neck Pain Relief in Massapequa Neck pain is an extremely common ailment for people living near Massapequa. Neck pain  can not only be uncomfortable, but can prevent you from going about your daily routine. Neck pain is common because the neck supports the heavy head and can become easily strained.  Fortunately, in many circumstances neck pain can be treated without surgical care. There are different types of neck pains. One type is acute neck pain. This is due to muscle strain or other tissues in that area like tendons and ligaments that could have been harmed. The causes might be […]
December 23, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

How Physical Therapy Can Help an Amputee Patient in the Long Term

How Physical Therapy Can Help an Amputee Patient in the Long Term Having a limb amputated can be quite traumatic for a person, both emotionally and physically. For many, the first reaction to an amputation is devastation. Despite this, living a full life as a person who has full or partial limb loss is very possible. Physical therapy is a proven factor in helping amputee patients build a fulfilling future. There are various reasons for an amputation including vascular issues like diabetes as well as traumatic injuries. Depending on the location of the amputation as well as the choice to […]
December 16, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Patellofemoral Pain

Patellofemoral Patellofemoral pain often referred as runner’s knee, stems the overuse or injury of the knee. Pain is felt in the kneecap region typically. The cartilage is typically worn down or severely damaged resulting in discomfort. Surgical procedures are costly and often can take longer to recover. Physical therapy in Massapequa can be an alternative that is less painful and expensive. Park Physical Therapy has a fully staffed l team to assist in exercising the knee and using holistic methods to preserve the cartilage.     Treatment Surgery can be costly and stressful. Post surgical rehab can take time and […]
December 9, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Tendonitis Vs Tendinosis

Tendonitis Vs Tendinosis The terms Tendonitis and Tendinosis often gets confused because they both deal with tendons. Although both deal with tendon pain, they are different. It’s important to learn to differentiate between the two so that they are treated and handled accordingly. Tendons are what attach the muscles to the bones; ligaments are similar, but they attach bones to bones. When the muscles and bones are moving frequently, they are putting stresses on the tendons and ligaments that are attached to them. When you start moving your muscles and bones in different ways because of a new activity or you’re […]
December 2, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Physical Therapy and Shoulder Dislocation

Physical Therapy and Shoulder Dislocation A shoulder dislocation occurs when the humerus exits the socket and is over extended past its usual range of motion. If you are unsure if you dislocated your shoulder, some common symptoms include a loud popping or snapping sound, having the movement of the affected arm become significantly limited, or feeling your shoulder move without initiating motion. While this injury will alter your daily routine, it won’t be permanent. Physical therapy can not only help you recover,  but can also help you learn how to avoid this injury from happening again. Prior to physical therapy, […]
November 25, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

The Benefit of Plyometrics

The Benefit of Plyometrics Getting results from simple exercises requires strict commitment and steady set progression. The commitment to exercises is equal in effect to the intensity of the exercises; however, building strength on a tight schedule often proves to be more difficult than crash training sessions. Adapting high intensity routines that does not require expensive equipment or a gym membership provides a means to lessen the frequency of your exercise routine and still get consistent results. Plyometrics is an exercise routine involving jumping to simultaneously stretch and contract muscles. This form of exercise is primarily used for strength training […]
November 18, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa


#ChoosePT There is plenty of controversy surrounding prescription opioids largely in part of their tendency to affect parts of the brain that reign over emotions. Opioids are prescribed to people who have intense chronic pain caused by various conditions. Prescribing opioids has become more frequent as a pre-surgery treatment, even for pain and conditions that are less severe which has lead to a serious addiction epidemic. Opioids are not meant to provide relief for pain in the long-term and are recommended for short-term use without being monitored. Don’t take a risk with taking medication; choose our physical therapy in Massapequa to […]
November 11, 2016
Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Avoiding Neck Injuries

  Avoiding Neck Injuries Neck pain can be caused from anything as small as hunching over a computer screen too long to a rear end collision auto accident. Any activity involving posture or motion has the potential to weigh on your neck, which is one of the reasons why neck pain along with back pain is so ubiquitous. Our spine receives the weight of any impact or posture we choose, so the natural result of odd positions and forceful is spinal damage. Typically the individual joints of the spine–the vertebrae–are misaligned after being subject to a hard impact causing the […]