National Childhood Obesity Month: How Physical Therapy can help you get your body on track! September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. It is always important to take the time to examine you and your child’s nutrition and physical routines, and this month is the perfect time to start if you haven’t done so in the past. Staying active is a vital way to reduce the likelihood that you or your child ends up overweight as well as helping with weight loss for those already overweight. For some people suffering from obesity, physical activity is a difficult and painful process. […]
How physical therapy can help shoulder dislocation Physical therapy can help ease the pain and discomfort of a number of injuries. If you have a dislocated shoulder, physical therapy can help to regain normal function of the arm and can be an alternative to surgery if the injury is not severe. If the injury is severe, though, surgery is usually the best and only option. At the initial evaluation with your physical therapist, he/she will ask questions and examine your arm, evaluating your pain level, strength, range of motion, function, and other aspects of the injury. Once the physical therapist […]
Experiencing Tingling and Numbing in your hand? Physical Therapy could be your solution. In today’s technological world, we are becoming more and more reliant on the use of our fingers, hands, and wrists. Most of our day is used typing; whether that be at the office or on your cell phone. Because of this, it is extremely important that if you are experiencing tingling and/or numbness in your wrist, hand or fingers, that you address that issue before it gets worse. Early diagnosis and treatment could mean the difference between a full recovery and permanent damage. In many cases, tingling […]
Physical Therapy for a Dislocated Shoulder When it comes to shoulder injuries, a dislocated shoulder is one of the most common injuries there is. No one wants to dislocate their shoulder, especially not an athlete, but if you do find yourself in the position with a dislocated shoulder, it is important to get on the right road to recovery. Physical therapy is a great way to to get your shoulder back to the way it should be (literally) after a dislocation. When your shoulder becomes dislocated what is actually happening is that it is moving out of its normal position […]
Physical Therapy and Arthritis Many people that suffer from arthritis receive physical therapy. Physical therapy helps to strengthen the joints that can be damaged and inflamed due to arthritis. The exercises and techniques used in physical therapy also reduce pain, reduce stiffness and increase the range of motion. Physical therapy does not just help with current arthritis pain, it also helps to prevent arthritis from causing more damage to joints.
Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is a broad term used for knee pain. Patellofemoral pain is more specifically used to refer to pain in the front of the knee and around the kneecap. This kind of pain is more commonly known as “runner’s knee” or “jumper’s knee” – sound more familiar without the big fancy scientific word?
How Physical Therapy Can Help with TMJ TMJ stands for Temporo Mandibular Joint Disorder. It is extremely common in people who have had jaw injuries in the past, grind or clench their teeth, suffer from arthritis, or are under stress. TMj is characterized by pain or tenderness when opening or closing your mouth while talking or eating, jaw popping or locking, trouble chewing, feeling as if the top and bottom jaw do not meet up properly, and swelling of the face. TMJ symptoms can be alleviated in many different ways. However, one way that is becoming more and more common […]
Balance Training in Massapequa Balance training is often overlooked as cardio or strength training will come first. However, if people truly knew the benefits of balance training it would be a bigger priority than it’s seen to be. With certain balance equipment, you can enhance your overall muscle performance and strength. If you’re in the Long Island area we have Balance training in Massapequa and have had great success from it. Some main benefits to balance training are improved coordination because your muscle systems work together to achieve balance. Therefore your coordination improves making your daily activities enjoyable. Your reduced […]
Rotator Cuff Injuries An injury is the last thing any athlete wants to deal with. For many baseball players, swimmers, and tennis players injuring your rotator cuff is your worst nightmare. Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons located in your shoulder that help your shoulder with movement. The movement that your rotator cuff allows is crucial in many sports which is why it is important to get the right treatment for any injury to it that you may have. A rotator cuff is made up of four tendons and muscles. These are responsible for any movement […]