Sports Concussion: Causes & Symptoms

12/22/2020

Sports Concussion: Causes & Symptoms

At Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, many of our patients are athletes. Therefore, many of the treatments we administer are from sports-related injuries, both acute and chronic. A lot of sports, especially if they’re high-impact, can lead to several different injuries for the athletes who play them. As a result, we understand the best therapies for…
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 Acute Injuries vs. Chronic Injuries

12/07/2020

 Acute Injuries vs. Chronic Injuries

At Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, we know the kind of impact an injury can have on your life. Unfortunately, injuries can completely dominate your everyday life. They can affect how you walk, talk, work or prevent you from doing what you love to do. Therefore, our mission is to help our Long Island patients deal…
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What Are the Different Types of Chronic Pain?

03/15/2018

What Are the Different Types of Chronic Pain?

Living with chronic pain conditions isn’t easy. But, having the necessary accommodations (including physical therapy) will allow you to be able to cope and get through the daily pain. Chronic pain will affect your mood, energy levels, sleep, and memory during your day-to-day life. To everyone around you, it may appear that nothing is wrong.…
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Physical Therapy Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

03/12/2018

Physical Therapy Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

The other night at family dinner the conversation moved to my sister telling the family that her best friend was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. My family members did not know much about the disease and were asking my sister all types of basic questions; such as what is it?



Acute Injuries: How Are They Caused, Treated and Prevented?

02/16/2018

Acute Injuries: How Are They Caused, Treated and Prevented?

Whether you have been consistently active for a long time, or are just beginning to become more active, paying attention to your body is crucial. Slight aches and pains are normal, but consistent pain is not. This consistent pain could be the result of an acute injury. As a Long Island physical therapy practice, we…
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ACL Injuries: 5 Common Causes and Symptoms

01/30/2018

ACL Injuries: 5 Common Causes and Symptoms

The ACL plays a critical role in the structure of the knee. Not only does it ensure that one can bend and maneuver the knee and leg effectively, but it also plays a large part in maintaining stability. When the ACL is damaged, though, it can pose a lot of issues for people. A fractured…
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3 Most Common Shoulder Problems

10/16/2017

3 Most Common Shoulder Problems

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons describe the shoulder as several joints that combine with the muscles and the tendons to provide a large range of motion in the arm. Many shoulder problems are caused by the deterioration of soft tissues in the shoulder region. Too much repeated usage of the shoulder from manual labor…
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

08/14/2017

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons describes carpal tunnel syndrome as a condition that commonly causes pain, tingling and numbness in the arm and hand. This condition occurs when the median nerve, which provides feeling to the palm side of the thumb and to the index, middle, and some of the ring fingers, becomes compressed or…
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Sciatica: What is It and How is it Treated?

08/08/2017

Sciatica: What is It and How is it Treated?

At Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, we help our patients recover from a diverse range of injuries and ailments. Often, the pain and immobility from many of these ailments is debilitating. Part of our mission is to administer treatment that ensures a swift and complete recovery from these disorders. Without a doubt, one of the most…
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Text Neck: The Modern Spine Ailment

07/14/2017

Text Neck: The Modern Spine Ailment

Can you go a few minutes without looking down at your phone? Don’t worry most Americans can’t either. Which is why an increasingly common health problem is developing. Diagnosis: TEXT NECK Chiropractor Dr. Steven Shoshany describes text neck as the damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone or other wireless devices repeatedly for…
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