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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…
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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…
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5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Daily Activity

As any physical therapist will tell you: keeping yourself active and in motion is incredibly important for maintaining your long-term health. However, most of us lead very sedentary lives. In addition, you may work 40 hours a week, mostly sitting at a desk all day. On top of that, when not at work we are…
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Herniated Discs: Could This be Causing Your Back Pain?

Your spine is a complex part of the body. Basically, it consists of twenty-four bones, with five in the lower back. Also, it contains a vast network of numerous nerves and intervertebral discs. Often, the jelly-like nucleus of these discs can “herniate,” or protrude, through the cell wall, if it’s not strong enough. Furthermore, if…
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How Physical Therapy Eliminates Chronic Pain

In the United States alone, chronic pain affects over one-hundred million people. Across the globe, it affects almost thirty-percent of the total population (according to the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention). In addition, experts predict that global chronic pain statistics will increase as the collective population ages. For countless Long Island physical…
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