April Showers Bring Joint Pain

03/29/2016

April Showers Bring Joint Pain

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.



The Relationship between Gait Speed and Overall Health

07/08/2015

The Relationship between Gait Speed and Overall Health

The assessment of gait is a common practice in a Physical Therapy clinic. From an individual’s abnormal gait pattern, a health professional can determine muscle weakness, impaired proprioception, balance or gait issues involved with a disease, and changes in somatosensory function. Gait and balance abnormalities occur in 14% of individuals over the age of 65 and in 50% of individuals over the age of 85



Some Facts About Physical Therapy

06/25/2015

Some Facts About Physical Therapy

Physical therapy involves the treatment of disease or injury by methods like 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 self-healing. In addition, it helps to improve…
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The Art of Shiatsu

05/28/2015

The Art of Shiatsu

When it comes to healing, there have been countless techniques, remedies, treatments, therapies and more cropping up throughout history. Developing and applying new solutions to our human ailments is far from a modern endeavor. As a matter of fact, many techniques in practice today have ancient roots from across the globe. Without a doubt, Shiatsu…
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