August 6, 2014

Understanding Diabetes

Understanding Diabetes Diabetes seems like a very common disease today. About 14 million people in the United States have some form of diabetes. However, most people don’t fully understand the symptoms, implications or treatment options for people suffering from diabetes. Many people suffering from diabetes are unaware of it, causing the disease to go untreated which can ultimately be life-threatening. Education is the ultimate treatment for diabetes, by learning about the disease people will be able to know if they have diabetes and can begin the various treatment options available. Our physical therapy in Massapequa can give you the help and […]
July 29, 2014

Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects People of All Ages

Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects People of All Ages When most of us think about arthritis we picture it affecting elderly people. However, in reality, this disease can strike people of any age. Many elementary and middle school children around the country suffer from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. This condition is characterized by swelling, pain, and tenderness in various joints and can make it difficult for children to play in the schoolyard or learn how to ride a bike. While this is a very difficult condition for children to live with it is treatable and many cases do not last more than a […]
July 22, 2014
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Understanding Fibromyalgia

Understanding Fibromyalgia Everyone experiences occasional aches and pains due to soreness and general muscle fatigue. However, if you suffer from chronic pain and fatigue you should seek medical attention as you may be suffering from a common type of rheumatic disease known as fibromyalgia. This condition causes pain in the ligaments, tendons, and muscles and left untreated, can disrupt a person’s daily routine. If someone you know has fibromyalgia, contact our physical therapy in Massapequa for help! The two main symptoms of fibromyalgia are pain and fatigue of the muscles and the areas of the body where the muscles meet the […]
July 15, 2014
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Living with Heart Disease

Living with Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the country, over a half million people die every year from the disease. But with a three-step rehabilitation process, many people are able to take steps every day to improve heart health. With a mixture of education, exercise, and support it is possible to properly recover from heart attacks or heart surgery. Education is vital to help you and your family and friends understand the causes and risks associated with coronary heart disease. It is important to modify your lifestyle to reduce risk factors. Things, like stopping […]
July 8, 2014

Recovering from a Dislocated Shoulder

Recovering from a Dislocated Shoulder Even though most separated shoulders occur during sporting events, you don’t have to be an athlete to sustain this type of injury. Anyone can dislocate his or her shoulder during a traumatic event such as a car accident so it is important to learn about the recovery process. Physical therapists understand the complexity of the shoulder and can help people make full recoveries from this injury. When people separate their shoulders they cause damage to one of the four joints in the shoulder complex. The acromioclavicular, or AC joint, provides the link between the scapula […]
July 2, 2014

The Truth About Shin Splints

The Truth About Shin Splints Running can be a great way to increase endurance and burn calories. However, this cardiovascular exercise can have its’ drawbacks as well. If people do not train properly or take necessary precautions they can develop many different types of injuries to their feet, ankles, knees, back, or shins. One of the most common injuries a runner can get is shin splints. Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), or shin splints, occurs when a runner’s feet repetitively pound against a hard surface. The recurring impact that a runner experiences with each step can lead to a stress […]
June 25, 2014

Golfer’s Elbow Recovery

Golfer’s Elbow Recovery Golfing can be a relaxing and sun-soaked activity, especially since Summer has arrived. As with any summer activity, there are always things to look out for. In this case, Golfer’s Elbow is one of them. The proper term for Golfer’s Elbow is known as medial epicondylitis which is an inflammation of the tendon on the bony prominence, also known as the epicondyle, on the inside of the elbow. The forceful repetition of swinging the club during golf can cause the epicondyle to become inflamed because it is where the muscles are working to move the wrist and […]
June 19, 2014

Best Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

Best Foods to Eat During Pregnancy Pregnancy is a wonderful and life-changing experience that prepares you for what lies ahead. Nine months is not only a waiting period but a time to bond with your baby and keep them as healthy as you can. Here are several ways in which you can stay healthy and happy. Your baby, and your post-body will thank you. Eating during pregnancy is a challenge because you are eating for two. When pregnant, you are expected to consume about 300 more calories than you normally would. With that said, it is important to take in […]
June 10, 2014

Strengthen Your Heart: The Advantages of Aerobic Training

Strengthen Your Heart: The Advantages of Aerobic Training Different types of exercises strengthen different parts of your body. Bodybuilders and weightlifters attempt to increase muscle size and strength by performing anaerobic exercises. These types of exercises involve explosive movements that do not require an increase in oxygen consumption. Long distance runners and bikers, on the other hand, participate in aerobic exercises that create a need for more oxygen circulation around the body. Aerobic exercise increases stamina and endurance while strengthening the entire cardiovascular system in the process. Avid runners tend to develop a strong heart and lungs and oxygen is […]