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.

Releasing Depression Through Exercise

December 22nd, 2016

Depression is a disorder that affects an individual’s emotional mood and mental capacity causing either sadness or a loss of interest. Whether you are experiencing a loss of a loved one, struggling with school, having a hard time managing friendships, or overwhelmed with work, it is important to seek out individuals experiencing similar adversities. Though

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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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The Dangerous Effects of Sitting

October 10th, 2016

Unfortunately, as a result of the demands on our lifestyles whether at home or at work, we have become more sedentary than ever before. Whether we sit at a work desk for 8 hours a day, sit in on conference calls, shop for food or clothes at home rather than run typical errands, we have become more inactive than ever before.

Highlight Article of the Week 10/10/16

October 10th, 2016

Each week here at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, we try to provide our patients with an upbeat and interesting article to help motivate patients to reach their utmost potential through interesting and eye-opening pieces of literature. Check out this great article to help you start the week in the right direction! Walking Is Medicine? It

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Shoulder Pain Holding You Back???

September 15th, 2016

Be sure to check out this great informative video from Dr. Scott! Dr. Scott discusses three essential exercises (Pulleys, Finger Ladder, Active Scapular Retraction) that can help you reduce your shoulder pain.

Discussing Neck Pain with Dr. Scott!

September 8th, 2016

Neck pain is one of the most common problems among the general population. Whether you were sitting at a desk too long, driving for too long, or woke up from a bad nights sleep, you most certainly experienced some sort of neck pain. In this video, Dr. Scott gives a brief overview of some exercises

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Experiencing Back Pain? Check out this Stretch!

September 1st, 2016

Dr. Scott introduces three exercises (Hamstring Stretch, Bridging, & Single Knee to Chest) that are used in treatment plans with patients that experience lower back pain or sciatica. Whether you are unable to come into the office or would like to continue your exercise program at home, these techniques are perfect in helping to reduce

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Am I Doing Enough Cardio?

July 21st, 2016

How much cardio should we be doing in a span of a week? How about a day? Are you undertraining or overtraining? It is tough to give a definite answer because cardiovascular endurance will vary. First off, lets define cardiorespiratory activity as any type of steady-state (or rhythmic) motion that burns calories. The American Heart

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Some tips to having a Happy Healthy Thanksgiving!!

November 24th, 2015

It’s that time of year again! In just a couple of days over 46 million turkeys will be consumed in America, along with the average 4500 monstrous calories consumed annually on Thanksgiving Day! This number isn’t here to discourage you from enjoying this upcoming holiday, but rather to serve as a healthy reminder before, during

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