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Arthritis during the summer months – How to feel your best.

Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY Arthritis can be very painful and uncomfortable. With the heat of the summer upon us, having arthritis can make it difficult to get outside and do the fun activities you love. If you struggle with arthritis and want to hinder its’ side effects as much as possible so that you [...]

By | 2018-10-15T17:48:48+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Arthritis during the summer months – How to feel your best.

How to Prevent Muscle Cramps

Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY Muscle cramps can occur for many reasons at many different times. Cramps are caused by involuntary and forcibly contracted muscles that do not relax, and surprisingly, they do not always happen when working out. Different measures can be put into place to care for and reduce the chances of getting [...]

By | 2018-10-15T17:49:17+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Prevent Muscle Cramps

July is National Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY The term Juvenile Arthritis is not a specific disease, as it actually is an umbrella term for autoimmune and inflammatory conditions or pediatric rheumatic diseases that develop in people who are under the age of 16. Juvenile arthritis affects approximately 300,000 children across the United States. Arthritis tends to be [...]

By | 2018-10-15T17:49:59+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on July is National Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Looking to get active this Summer? The benefits of a fitness evaluation prior to starting.

Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY In the summer, many people begin to get more active than they usually are all year. Whether they are inspired by the beautiful weather or they are motivated to maintain their beach body, the desire to getting active is important is the first step. Prior to beginning any sort of [...]

By | 2018-10-15T17:50:34+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Looking to get active this Summer? The benefits of a fitness evaluation prior to starting.

The importance of Physical Therapy for recovering stroke patients.

Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY When blood flow to a certain area of the brain is cut off, cells begin to die and cannot carry out their normal functions, resulting in a stroke. This leads to a lack of memory, poor muscle control on one side of the body, and a loss of speech and [...]

By | 2018-10-15T17:51:06+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The importance of Physical Therapy for recovering stroke patients.

Protecting the Knees

Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY The knees are a very important and functional part of the body, specifically in movement and lifting. You only get one pair of knees, so protecting them throughout your life is a must. If one is involved in physical labor or if one plays sports, the knees bare a lot [...]

By | 2018-10-15T17:51:39+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Protecting the Knees

Warning signs you are overexerting yourself when working out.

Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY Working out is a very important facet of life however making sure that you are taking the proper precautions while exercising, is also just as important. This is why being able to recognize the warning signs of overheating while working out is something everyone should know. Overheating while working out [...]

By | 2018-10-15T17:52:13+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Warning signs you are overexerting yourself when working out.

Are you putting yourself at risk for Lyme Disease?

Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY With summer around the corner and all the time you’ll be spending being active outdoors you may be asking yourself are you putting yourself at risk for Lyme disease? This question can be answered by the risk factors associated with Lyme disease and how the disease is acquired. The northeastern United [...]

By | 2018-10-15T17:52:45+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are you putting yourself at risk for Lyme Disease?

Swimming Safety

Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY Now that summer is approaching, it is important that people of all ages are aware of the safety precautions necessary for staying safe in the water. Whether it be in the ocean at Jones Beach in Wantagh or a pool in someone’s backyard, swimming safety is critical. If you or [...]

By | 2018-10-15T17:53:17+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Swimming Safety

May is national fitness and sports month

Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY Being that May is national fitness and sports month, it is important that people taking part in exercising and sports are aware of the precautions that should be made to stay safe and injury-free. Physical therapy is one effective way to stay fit through sports and exercise without damaging your [...]

By | 2018-10-15T17:54:00+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on May is national fitness and sports month