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.

FPTW Annual Food Drive

December 8th, 2016

Farmingdale Physical Therapist West is teaming up with St. Jude (Episcopal) of Wantagh to for it’s annual food drive to benefit families in need for the holidays. If you would like to participate, please bring in any canned food items to Farmingdale Physical Therapy West by December 23rd, 2016. Your donations are much appreciated. Happy Holidays!

The Importance of Resistance Training

November 17th, 2016

Resistance training is not the resistance to training. Resistance training is a form of exercise where the muscles in your body are trained to contract against an external force. Our muscles must adapt by contracting harder and more efficiently as the external load increases. You might of experienced something similar to this while attempting to

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October 2016 Newsletter

October 12th, 2016

Be sure to check out the October 2016 Edition newsletter for Farmingdale Physical Therapy West! We will be holding workshop on Back Pain and Sciatica hosted by Dr. Scott on Tuesday, October 18th at 5:30 pm. To sign up for the workshop, please call the front desk at (516) 731-3583 or email information@farmingdalephysicaltherapywest.com

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

March 15th, 2016

Plantar Fasciitis is a foot injury caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia and is most commonly found in highly active individuals. In addition, individuals who are highly overweight or wear shoes without the proper support of the arch of your foot are also at risk.

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.

The Relationship between Gait Speed and Overall Health

July 8th, 2015

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