Why Are Home Exercise Programs Important?

February 23rd, 2018

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 home exercise program. In this post, we’ll explain why your home exercise program is important, and how you can be proactive in your own recovery.

October 2017: Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

October 27th, 2017

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

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3 Benefits of Foam Rolling

July 18th, 2017

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

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Physical Therapy: Heat vs. Ice

June 23rd, 2017

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

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Zimmer MedizinSystems: Shockwave Therapy for Injury Rehab

May 19th, 2017

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

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Kinesio Taping for Headaches

March 23rd, 2017

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

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Supportive Strapping & Taping

February 17th, 2017

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

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4 Exercising Tips During Pregnancy

November 30th, 2016

The human body miraculously adapts to several different changes throughout life. During pregnancy, the female body experiences several physical changes to accommodate the growth of new life and delivery. However, these changes bring with them the possibility of several ailments that soon-to-be mothers may face. At Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, we encourage all pregnant physical

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April Showers Bring Joint Pain

March 29th, 2016

Everyone knows the saying “April showers bring May flowers”, but have you ever noticed that with the rain comes joint pain as well? Have you ever wondered why joint pain was triggered by bad weather? A study conducted and published in the journal Pain compared the joint pain between four cities with different climates.

Lake Shore Physical Therapy

February 16th, 2016

Hello everybody! Have you heard the good news? Butch, and the therapists at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West have opened a second location in Suffolk County by the name of Lake Shore Physical Therapy.