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
Did your doctor refer you to a physical therapist as part of your recovery process? Obviously, this can be a great way to speed your healing and return to what you love doing. However, it’s important to understand what they do, and how they can help you and facts about physical therapy. At Farmingdale Physical… Continue Reading
Hello everybody! Farmingdale Physical Therapy West is pleased to announce the arrival of our new Alter-G Antigravity Treadmill. This new technology allows patients to rehabilitate faster than ever before with much less pain.
To recover from an injury, developing a routine is important. While resting at home, you may elevate your injured limb, or soothe it with ice. Each week, you are visiting a Long Island physical therapist to receive treatment. For almost all physical therapy patients, another essential component of this recovery routine is completing your recommended… Continue Reading
October is finally here and that means it is National Physical Therapy Month! We here at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West are encouraging you to learn of the many benefits of choosing physical therapy first when you have pain. Choose PT over Opioids for Pain A major crisis we are facing in the United States… Continue Reading
If you have ever been in any sporting goods store, a gym, or even your physical therapist’s office, I am sure you have seen a foam roller before. Foam rollers are an effective, inexpensive and portable way to help with trigger points around your muscles. Dr. Axe, a wellness physician, describes foam rolling as a… Continue Reading
Living without an injury is unfortunately inevitable. Luckily, there are easy and affordable solutions to ease the pain: ice and heat. But how do we know which one works best for our particular injury? Let’s take a look at what the experts of sports and medicine recommend. “Ice seems cold, mean, and uncomfortable. Heat seems… Continue Reading
Shockwave therapy has become a popular modality in many fields of rehab. Recently at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, we started introducing shockwave therapy to some patients. The Zimmer, or Thumper is the machine we use in the clinic to administer shockwave therapy to the appropriate patients. The machine is used to deliver energy to target… Continue Reading
Migraines are severe headaches that generally last from a few hours to a few days depending on the patient. Symptoms include pain on one side or both sides of head, dizziness, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting. Migraines can be very severe and caused by numerous things such as: hormonal changes especially in… Continue Reading
Strapping, or taping, is one of the many tools that Physical Therapists have for helping you recover and return to your normal everyday life. The therapist will apply tape directly to the skin in various locations for various outcomes. The location and purpose of strapping varies from patient to patient and depends on his or… Continue Reading
With more than 35 years of experience, Henry Purslow of Farmingdale Physical Therapy West offers expert physical therapy services in Bethpage, NY.