6 Questions To Ask Your Physical Therapist

12/04/2020

6 Questions To Ask Your Physical Therapist

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…
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Introducing the Alter-G Zero Gravity Treadmill!

01/08/2020

Introducing the Alter-G Zero Gravity Treadmill!

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.



Why Are Home Exercise Programs Important?

02/23/2018

Why Are Home Exercise Programs Important?

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…
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10/27/2017

October 2017: Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

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

07/18/2017

3 Benefits of Foam Rolling

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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06/23/2017

Physical Therapy: Heat vs. Ice

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

05/19/2017

Zimmer MedizinSystems: Shockwave Therapy for Injury Rehab

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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03/23/2017

Kinesio Taping for Headaches

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

02/17/2017

Supportive Strapping & Taping

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

11/30/2016

4 Exercising Tips During Pregnancy

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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