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Physical Therapy and Rehab Treatment

Included below are blog posts dealing with physical and occupational therapy and the rehabilitative treatments doctors and medical professionals prescribe to aid the healing process. Physical therapists typically work with people trying to recover from injuries with the aim of returning them to their normal range of motion. For this reason, you will find in-depth articles focusing on how to reduce pain, improve strength as well as balance, and prevent future injuries or the need for surgery in order to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle.

  • Women’s Health Physical Therapy
    by rsusan on September 13, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    By: Laura Wong, PT, DPT, CSCS. Why you may need women’s health physical therapy Women’s health physical therapy is a form of care that is frequently overlooked. Many pelvic floor conditions and disorders are extremely common, but often women choose not to seek help. Why is this? ⁠Some say because they are embarrassed and others The post Women’s Health Physical Therapy appeared first on AmeriCare Physical Therapy.

  • Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health
    by rsusan on August 18, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    By: Brian Tababa, PT, DPT. How does exercise impact mental health? Now more than ever, it is important to highlight the benefits of exercise and physical activity on our mental health. Mental health involves an individual’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Furthermore, there are many factors that contribute to the status of an individual’s mental The post Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health appeared first on AmeriCare Physical Therapy.

  • Advocating for Yourself in your Physical Therapy Session
    by rsusan on August 11, 2020 at 12:38 am

    By: Barbara Reuven, PT. How do you ensure that you are getting the most out of physical therapy? When you are seeing help from a physical therapist it is critical to make sure that you are advocating for yourself. Here at AmeriCare we want to make sure that all of our patients are cared for The post Advocating for Yourself in your Physical Therapy Session appeared first on AmeriCare Physical Therapy.

  • Physical Therapy for Breastfeeding
    by rsusan on August 4, 2020 at 12:12 am

    By: Amita Mali, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT. How does Physical Therapy Help with Breastfeeding? Supporting women during breastfeeding is not easy. A lot of new moms struggle with it and often feel that other people don’t understand their story. Here at AmeriCare, we want to make sure all mommas are heard and feel good through their The post Physical Therapy for Breastfeeding appeared first on AmeriCare Physical Therapy.

  • Low Impact Bodyweight Workout in 10 Minutes!
    by rsusan on June 10, 2020 at 1:01 am

    By: Michelle Zaffuto, PT, DPT Quarantine making you feel sluggish? Don’t let being stuck in quarantine keep you from your exercise goals. Here is a quick and efficient 10 minute workout that is low impact on your joints and will improve your total body muscle strength. The CDC recommends to perform muscle strengthening activities a The post Low Impact Bodyweight Workout in 10 Minutes! appeared first on AmeriCare Physical Therapy.

  • Tricks to Maintain Good Sitting Posture
    by rsusan on May 18, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    By: Michelle Zaffuto, PT, DPT. Tricks to Maintain Good Sitting Posture While Working From Home With the COVID-19 Pandemic “Stay at Home” guidelines, many of us are working from home until further notice. Working 8+ hours on the computer while sitting in a chair can significantly impact posture and increase lower back pain, neck pain, The post Tricks to Maintain Good Sitting Posture appeared first on AmeriCare Physical Therapy.

  • Postpartum Pain Relief – Do you get back pain while lifting your child?
    by rsusan on April 29, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    By: Amita Mali, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT. Postpartum Pain Relief in Mothers with Back Discomfort Low back pain has various causes, it is crucial to take note when a postpartum mother complains of low back pain. There are a multitude of things that we can do to help. Changes in the Body During and After Pregnancy The post Postpartum Pain Relief – Do you get back pain while lifting your child? appeared first on AmeriCare Physical Therapy.

  • It’s all about the Foot
    by rsusan on April 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    By: Barbara Reuven, PT. Physical therapy and foot pain Our feet are a tremendously important part of our body and they encounter a lot of daily stress. Plantar fasciitis impacts up to to 2 million Americans per year, therefore making it the most common cause of foot pain. Foot discomfort can be debilitating and we The post It’s all about the Foot appeared first on AmeriCare Physical Therapy.

  • 5 Exercises to Get Rid of your Headache
    by rsusan on April 14, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    By: Laura Wong, PT, DPT, CSCS. How Does Physical Therapy Help with Reducing Headache Pain Headaches are common and often debilitating, they can be very painful and lead a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, headaches can be treated with physical therapy. Physical therapists take a thorough history to better understand you and the source of The post 5 Exercises to Get Rid of your Headache appeared first on AmeriCare Physical Therapy.

  • Regular Exercise Improves Efficiency
    by americare on April 7, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    By: Laura Wong, PT, DPT, CSCS. How does Exercise Enhance Efficiency? We all know that regular exercise keeps us healthy, but did you know that exercise improves productivity in your work and personal life too? It helps curb that afternoon nap you so desperately look forward to, helps you reduce the 2pm coffee break, and The post Regular Exercise Improves Efficiency appeared first on AmeriCare Physical Therapy.

  • Why Strength Training For Triathletes Is Essential
    by Admin on March 4, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Triathletes are great at many things, but after all the time they spend running, riding, and swimming, they might forget something important – strength training. Strength training for triathletes can be a significant advantage for several reasons. In addition to its performance benefits, we think that strength training also plays an active role in keeping The post Why Strength Training For Triathletes Is Essential appeared first on Park Sports Physical Therapy.

  • Overpronation and Orthotics for runners
    by Admin on December 16, 2020 at 9:32 pm

      In this post I will discuss Overpronation and Orthotic for runners. During my 30 years of practice as a sports physical therapist, I encountered many runners with afflictions that they attributed to overpronation or flat feet: plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tendinitis, and knee pain, to name a few. A question that is commonly asked: The post Overpronation and Orthotics for runners appeared first on Park Sports Physical Therapy.

  • Common Injuries In Runners & How To Treat & Prevent Them
    by Admin on November 27, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Running is one of the most popular ways to improve and maintain fitness, and more than 40 million Americans run on a regular basis to stay in shape. Though running is a great way to keep active, runners across the country deal with an injury at some point in time. Many running injuries are caused The post Common Injuries In Runners & How To Treat & Prevent Them appeared first on Park Sports Physical Therapy.

  • 7 Winter Exercise Tips That Will Help You Stay Active This Season
    by Admin on October 28, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    We know that staying fit over the winter means you’re more likely to spend time exercising in the gym or at home than outside. However, there are benefits to exercising outdoors in the winter that the gym can’t provide – and with the pandemic still not under control, the gym might not be an option. The post 7 Winter Exercise Tips That Will Help You Stay Active This Season appeared first on Park Sports Physical Therapy.

  • Your Go-To Tips When Training For A Marathon
    by Admin on October 19, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Autumn is usually a time when runners start training for marathon season. Training can be an arduous process, and it requires participants to be in top shape to complete the entire race. With the pandemic still affecting our daily lives, especially in more prominent and populous areas, athletic events like the New York City Marathon The post Your Go-To Tips When Training For A Marathon appeared first on Park Sports Physical Therapy.

  • Common Cycling Injuries
    by Admin on August 6, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Common Cycling Injuries Can Be Avoided. Most common cycling injuries can be avoided. Unfortunately, we do not have full control of sudden impact injuries; accidents happen. Covid-19 changed our transportation habits.  With more cyclists on the road, there are more chances of car-to-bike accidents and bike crashes. The lowest cost and the simplest way to The post Common Cycling Injuries appeared first on Park Sports Physical Therapy.

  • COVID-19 safety is priority as Park Sports Physical Therapy expands In-Person hours
    by Admin on June 3, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Brooklyn’s own Park Sports Physical Therapy is expanding its in-person hours and as always, your safety is uppermost on our minds.  Park Sports has stepped up our already-strict precautions for staff, our clinics’ physical environment, and follow strict CDC guidelines for your own health and safety during the COVID-19  pandemic.   We have made every possible The post COVID-19 safety is priority as Park Sports Physical Therapy expands In-Person hours appeared first on Park Sports […]

  • 3 Ways to Prevent Show-stopper Runner Injuries
    by Admin on May 28, 2020 at 1:09 am

    Worried that an injury will bring a screeching halt to the runs you enjoy and depend on? It’s the last activity gym-goers can enjoy during the COVID-19 crisis, so running is more important to you than ever.  There’s good news: you can do much to stay healthy, keep running, and even hone your fitness. Physical The post 3 Ways to Prevent Show-stopper Runner Injuries appeared first on Park Sports Physical Therapy.

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Post COVID-19 Recovery
    by Admin on May 20, 2020 at 2:01 am

    Do you know that Physical Therapy can improve respiratory health? Park Sports is introducing a pulmonary rehabilitation program. Physical therapy is not often thought of as a remedy for complications following COVID-19. Pulmonary Physical Therapy can help to improve the fitness of your respiratory function. The team at Park Sports Physical Therapy is ready to The post Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Post COVID-19 Recovery appeared first on Park Sports Physical Therapy.

  • Tips for Runners During the Coronavirus
    by Admin on April 15, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Social distancing during the COVID-19 epidemic has hampered the activity of most athletes. Whether it is the literal closure of gyms and certain portions of public parks, or simply the anxiety centered around going outside, staying active has become increasingly difficult. Runners are no exception to this rule.  However, for runners, it is still possible The post Tips for Runners During the Coronavirus appeared first on Park Sports Physical Therapy.