Chronic back pain. Adult woman is holding her lower back, while standing and suffering from unbearable pain.


The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Often, the first line of treatment for back pain is physical therapy. At Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, we see people of all ages and with many conditions; however, back pain is our most common complaint. Do you suffer from back pain? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million…
Continue Reading

Happy mature woman in activewear standing in front of her husband while both doing side-bends


6 Tips for Physical Therapy Patients to Get Through the Winter

Winter can be a difficult time for physical therapy patients. The days are shorter and the weather is colder, which can make it hard to get motivated to stick to your physical therapy routine. Additionally, Long Island’s changing weather often brings more aches and pains than usual. The added ache in your injured areas can…
Continue Reading

Physical Therapist assisting patient with headache


How to Find Relief from Stress-Related Headaches

Did you know? Headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world. They are debilitating and can greatly impact a person’s quality of life. Furthermore, this includes the widely common stress-related headaches. Farmingdale Physical Therapy West has some tips on identifying and preventing stress-related headaches. By working with a trained physical therapist, you…
Continue Reading

parent and child riding bikes with the sunrise in the distance


The Benefits of Exercising In the Morning

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t feel your best in the morning. You’re probably tired, and your head is spinning from all of the things you have to do that day. But what if I told you that working out in the morning could change all of that? Believe it or not, there…
Continue Reading

Physical Therapist assisting patient with headache


Some Facts About Physical Therapy

Physical therapy involves the treatment of disease or injury through natural methods. This includes massage, heat applications and exercise. Of course, at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, we provide this for our patients day in and day out. Rather than prescribing drugs or surgery, physical therapy is a natural form of healing. In addition, it helps…
Continue Reading