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Don’t Join the Opioid Epidemic. How Physical Therapy Can Help Ditch the Pain Meds.

April 10th, 2019

It seems like every time you turn on the news there is another story about the opioid epidemic gripping the country. There is good reason for the panic. In 2016 alone, 116 people died each day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Some 11.5 million Americans misused prescription painkillers in some way, costing an estimated $504 million

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Say No to Sciatica! 3 Indicators That You Need to See a Physical Therapist

March 25th, 2019

Each of your sciatic nerves runs from either side of your lower back down to each of your legs. That’s why a classic sign of sciatica is having a shooting pain on one side only. While compression of one of your sciatic nerves can literally be a “pain in the butt,” it doesn’t always require

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What is Pre-hab and How Can it Help Me Recover Faster?

March 11th, 2019

It’s no secret that having physical therapy after an injury or surgery helps you recover faster. But what if there was a way to prevent an injury in the first place? Or what if there was a way to speed recovery from surgery long before you went under the knife? Pre-hab or preventative rehabilitation helps

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How to be Healthier, Stronger, and More Active

February 20th, 2019

If you are suffering from chronic pain, you know that being healthier, stronger and more active often seems unattainable. Fortunately, the key to a more active lifestyle is simpler than you think. Call our office today to find out how physical therapy can help you achieve levels of health and fitness you have only dreamed

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Overcome Knee and Hip Pain for Good with Farmingdale PT West

November 10th, 2018

Hip pain and knee pain are a part of life for many people. Cartilage in the knees, hip or lower back can wear down due to overuse and lead to discomfort or arthritis. Sometimes just a straight-up injury can cause pain. While some cases are so severe that they could require surgery to repair an

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Arthritis Pain Sufferers

Arthritis Pain Sufferers- Farmingdale Physical Therapy is here for You!

October 19th, 2018

Arthritis is a joint disorder, which features inflammation, pain and stiffness. There is also often a loss in movement with arthritis, as the joints are too inflamed to move. When only a single joint is involved it’s known as monoarthritis. If two or three joints are involved it’s referred to as oligoarthritis. To date there

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Stretching for recovery Bethpage, Ronkonkoma & Hicksville, NY

5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Stretching

October 10th, 2018

If there’s one thing that you can count on a physical therapist introducing into every session, it’s stretching. Yes, building strength and endurance is important. But whether you’re an athlete, or simply coping with the aches and pains of aging, increasing your flexibility through stretching is crucial. Here are some added benefits of stretching from

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How to Find Relief from Stress-Related Headaches

September 20th, 2018

Headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world. They are debilitating and can greatly impact a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, Farmingdale Physical Therapy West has some tips on identifying and preventing headaches. By working with a trained physical therapist, you can experience immediate pain relief from stress-related headaches and other ailments

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7 Simple Ways To Stay Active

September 10th, 2018

Too many of us have an all-or-nothing attitude when it comes to staying fit. We’re too “slammed” at work for the gym, or our kids’ activities are keeping us in the car — and off the track — for long hours. Yet, there are a few basic elements you can add into your daily life

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Treating Arthritis Pain Without The Meds

August 20th, 2018

Arthritis is a catch-all term used to describe more than 100 different kinds of joint pain and joint disease. While it’s commonly believed to be a condition that afflicts the elderly, the reality is that it can strike people in early middle age. In fact, elite male athletes are more likely to develop it than

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