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Are You Addicted to Opioids? Understand How Physical Therapy Can Help.

March 20th, 2020

Don’t Go Through Bottles of Pills — Go to Physical Therapy Another day, another trip to the pharmacy. This is the treadmill that many chronic pain sufferers find themselves walking, month after month and year after year. Prescription pain medications can only do so much to keep your suffering at bay — and in the

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Tired of Your Hip and Knee Pain? Find Lasting Relief with Physical Therapy

March 10th, 2020

There are so many causes of hip and knee pain, from excess weight to sports injuries, advancing age to repetitive motion injuries. Whatever the cause of your hip and/or knee pain, if you are experiencing it regularly you need to find a way to manage it. Many people use medications like anti-inflammatories to minimize their

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Chronic Back Pain Sufferers! This Blog is for You.

February 20th, 2020

Do you suffer from chronic back pain all the time? Can’t seem to get comfortable or engage in your normal activities? Be sure to give Professional Care Physical Therapy in Riverhead, NY a call and schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists. Our physical therapists can help lessen your pain or alleviate it

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Did You Know Good Nutrition Can Help Reduce Aches and Pains?

February 10th, 2020

If you are what you eat, what are you based on your last meal? If your answer was full of saturated fat and processed sugars, it may be time to listen to what your body is telling you. Fortunately, physical therapy is more than just recovery after surgery. A physical therapist can help you identify

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3 Reasons Not to Skip Stretching After Exercising

January 20th, 2020

Have you decided to skip stretching after exercise? After a good workout it may be tempting to just hit the couch and take it easy. Your workout, however, isn’t quite finished. A proper cool down is necessary and this would include different types of stretching.If you haven’t been stretching after a workout you may be

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Always suffering from aches and pains in your joints? 3 Reasons to consider Physical Therapy!

January 10th, 2020

There’s something oddly satisfying about waking up the morning after a hard workout and feeling a dull ache in your muscles. But when that dull ache migrates to your joints and seems to happen every day, that satisfaction quickly turns to frustration. The answer is not to take anti-inflammatory medication or simply ignore the aches

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How Important is Physical Therapy Before and After Surgery?

December 20th, 2019

Are you getting ready to have surgery? If so, you should consider physical therapy before your surgery. Physical therapy prior to surgery helps with a speedy recovery and not only after surgery. Call Professional Physical Therapy in Patchogue, NY, today to learn how our physical therapists can help you before and after your surgery. Causes

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Physical Therapy for Osteoporosis

December 10th, 2019

Are you experiencing a thinning of your bones, due to osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a very common condition that mostly affects women, especially after the age of 40. In fact, 80% of osteoarthritis diagnoses are for women.    The meaning of osteoporosis translates to “porous bones,” as this condition causes bones that were once strong to

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Say No to Opioids! 3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Naturally Relieve Pain

November 20th, 2019

If you’ve been struggling with a serious pain problems for a while, and you’ve gotten little to no relief from over-the-counter painkillers, your doctor may want to prescribe opioids to control that pain. But as tempting as it might be to numb yourself with these powerful drugs, you’re better off saying no to the offer.

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Are You Experiencing Hip or Knee Pain? Find Relief with Physical Therapy

November 10th, 2019

Are you hobbling instead of walking these days? Do you fear that your active lifestyle is the thing of the past? Do your hips and knees simply refuse to do their jobs without causing  you intense pain? If your quality of life has been drastically reduced by knee pain and/or hip pain, you may be

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