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To our valued patients, As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to impact many people and countries around the world, all of us here at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West remain committed to the health and safety of our patients and staff. We understand that as an essential business it is our responsibility to alleviate the pressure COVID-19 has put on our local Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care facilities while maintaining an environment that adheres to the highest standards of safety and sanitation. In order to continue serving our community during these unprecedented times, we have made significant changes to our daily protocols in accordance with mandates set forth by both local and federal agencies...

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Our Areas of Expertise

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TMD

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, or TMD, is a classification of mechanical dysfunction involving the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). The TMJ is the joint that allows for open and closing of the jaw. The most common cause for this limited or altered range of motion of this joint is due to the position of what is known as the articular disc. When the forward slide or translation is blocked there may be painful or pain-free clicking along with limited range of motion.

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Rotator Cuff / Shoulder Pain

A rotator cuff tear is a very common issue within the United States, more than 3 million cases per year. The rotator cuff is a tear in the tissues connecting muscle to the bone (tendons) around the shoulder joint. This injury could be very irritating considering it depletes your shoulders full range of motion, makes your shoulder feel weaker, and if you play sports it could make it hard for you to throw in any type of way. Thankfully, this injury is usually easy to fix- all you need is rest, ice, and physical therapy.

Hip Bursitis

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, which allows for a large range of motion, which creates the possibility for instability and other conditions. Hip bursitis has risk factors that may increase the likelihood of experiencing the symptoms. These risk factors include overuse of the hip, any trauma to the hip including a fall, bone spur or calcium deposit or leg length discrepancy.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar surface of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis is generally more common in females, patients who are overweight or work in a job that requires long periods of time on feet or periods of time walking on hard surfaces. Symptoms usually pain in the bottom of the foot, difficulty walking, tightness in calf musculature, and inability to stand for long periods of time.

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Migraine Headaches

Migraines are a type of headache that are severe, usually affect one side of the head and create a pulsing/pounding sensation in the patient. Migraine causes are not generally well understood at this current time. Symptoms of migraines may appear one or two days before a migraine will present. These include: mood changes, neck pain, increased thirst and urination and yawning.

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Elbow Pain

Elbow pain is a common complaint of athletes, individuals who play tennis, golf or bowl, or persons who have suffered a collision or traumatic injury. Elbow pain can be excruciating! There are three specific elbow pain related conditions.

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ACL / MCL

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears are a very common injury to the young athlete. We see more of these injuries in women due to the anatomical architecture of the lower extremity as it relates to the knee. Approximately two-thirds of all knee injuries are of the non-contact type. At the time of an ACL injury, the patient may hear a loud pop. Additionally, they will feel severe pain and inability to continue activity.

The MCL (medial collateral ligament) is a band of tissue that runs along the inner edge of your knee. Injury to this tissue is often caused by sports, or an awkward twist or motion that could cause the MCL to over-stretch or tear. The MCL is very important, seeing that it helps to keep your knee stable. Most people can tell when their MCL is injured, you feel pain along the edge of the knee, you may have heard a “pop” sound when injuring it, and you may find it hard to walk. Overall, the MCL is not something you should let heal on its own. If you believe you have injured this tissue, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Back Pain

Discomfort occurring anywhere in the spine or back. Very common and can be caused by a lot of things.  You may have lifted something too heavy, hurt it during sports, twisted awkwardly, strained a muscle, etc. Either/or – here at FPTW we can treat any type of back pain or issues. We will get to the bottom of this injury and have you rehabilitated as quick as possible. 


General & Neurological Conditions Treated

Arthritis / Multiple Sclerosis / Parkinson’s Disease / Stroke

Although PT may not be able to cure your neurological condition completely, we will certainly be able to relieve symptoms, reduce limitations in ROM and strength, and improve function. Some neurological conditions we can help improve include: ALS, Alzheimer’s, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Migraines, Parkinson’s, Strokes, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscular Dystrophy. Please call and ask us if we cover your condition if you do not see it included here.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears are a very common injury to the young athlete. We see more of these injuries in women due to the anatomical architecture of the lower extremity as it relates to the knee. Approximately two-thirds of all knee injuries are of the non-contact type. At the time of an ACL injury, the patient may hear a loud pop. Additionally, they will feel severe pain and inability to continue activity.

The MCL (medial collateral ligament) is a band of tissue that runs along the inner edge of your knee. Injury to this tissue is often caused by sports, or an awkward twist or motion that could cause the MCL to over-stretch or tear. The MCL is very important, seeing that it helps to keep your knee stable. Most people can tell when their MCL is injured, you feel pain along the edge of the knee, you may have heard a “pop” sound when injuring it, and you may find it hard to walk. Overall, the MCL is not something you should let heal on its own. If you believe you have injured this tissue, please don’t hesitate to call us.

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A rotator cuff tear is a very common issue within the United States, more than 3 million cases per year. The rotator cuff is a tear in the tissues connecting muscle to the bone (tendons) around the shoulder joint. This injury could be very irritating considering it depletes your shoulders full range of motion, makes your shoulder feel weaker, and if you play sports it could make it hard for you to throw in any type of way. Thankfully, this injury is usually easy to fix- all you need is rest, ice, and physical therapy.

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, which allows for a large range of motion, which creates the possibility for instability and other conditions. Hip bursitis has risk factors that may increase the likelihood of experiencing the symptoms. These risk factors include overuse of the hip, any trauma to the hip including a fall, bone spur or calcium deposit or leg length discrepancy.

Learn More

Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar surface of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis is generally more common in females, patients who are overweight or work in a job that requires long periods of time on feet or periods of time walking on hard surfaces. Symptoms usually pain in the bottom of the foot, difficulty walking, tightness in calf musculature, and inability to stand for long periods of time.

Learn More

Migraines are a type of headache that are severe, usually affect one side of the head and create a pulsing/pounding sensation in the patient. Migraine causes are not generally well understood at this current time. Symptoms of migraines may appear one or two days before a migraine will present. These include: mood changes, neck pain, increased thirst and urination and yawning.

Learn More

Elbow pain is a common complaint of athletes, individuals who play tennis, golf or bowl, or persons who have suffered a collision or traumatic injury. Elbow pain can be excruciating! There are three specific elbow pain related conditions.

Learn More

Discomfort occurring anywhere in the spine or back. Very common and can be caused by a lot of things.  You may have lifted something too heavy, hurt it during sports, twisted awkwardly, strained a muscle, etc. Either/or – here at FPTW we can treat any type of back pain or issues. We will get to the bottom of this injury and have you rehabilitated as quick as possible. 

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, or TMD, is a classification of mechanical dysfunction involving the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). The TMJ is the joint that allows for open and closing of the jaw. The most common cause for this limited or altered range of motion of this joint is due to the position of what is known as the articular disc. When the forward slide or translation is blocked there may be painful or pain-free clicking along with limited range of motion.

Learn More

Farmingdale Physical Therapy West

Call us today at 516-731-3583 to schedule an appointment. We offer day, evening, and weekend appointments for your convenience at our clinics in Bethpage and Ronkonkoma. Learn More About Farmingdale Physical Therapy West: Henry "Butch" Purslow and his team Vin Adduci, Jill Epifania, Kyle Tracy, and Kevin Guenther each have a doctorate in physical therapy, certified strengthening and conditioning specialist, and a Master of Fitness Science. Contact Farmingdale Physical Therapy West today at 516-731-3583, or browse our website for more nformation about physical disorder rehabilitation and physical therapy services.

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