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Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pains! What You Need to Know and When to See a Therapist

August 12th, 2019

There you are, walking through the park on a bright summer day when suddenly you find a hole with your foot. Before you know it, you are in pain, collapsed in a crumpled heap, hoping no one saw your graceful fall. What do you do? How do you know whether it is an injury that

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

August 5th, 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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The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

July 20th, 2019

Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help

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Back & Neck Pain? Physical Therapy Can Help!

July 10th, 2019

Many people have back pain and neck pain. As a matter of fact, studies reveal that 90 percent of people will experience either back pain or neck pain at least once in their lives. It’s not always easy to isolate those regions of the body that are causing back pain or neck pain. Pain can

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Suffering with Back Pain? Check Your Posture!

June 20th, 2019

In one longitudinal study, back pain accounted for more than 3 percent of all emergency room visits between 2004 and 2008. It is also estimated that more than 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, many with a disability that prevents them from doing normal daily tasks like working and caring for themselves or others.

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Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How Physical Therapy Can Help

June 10th, 2019

Your shoulder is the most flexible and movable joint in your body, consisting of several bones, muscles, joints and tendons. This means there are several ways the shoulder can become injured and cause pain. There are many causes of shoulder pain and steps you can take to eliminate the discomfort. Physical therapy is an effective

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Resuming Everyday Activities After a Shoulder Injury: How Occupational Therapy Can Help  

May 20th, 2019

A shoulder injury can impact almost every activity in everyday life. The first thing an occupational therapist will do after the patient is sent to them is to evaluate the health of the shoulder and identify what potential, everyday activities are involved with the patient’s condition. Once the therapist understands what type of demands will

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Don’t Let Pain Stop You From Getting Back in the Game!

May 10th, 2019

Get rid of the pain by partnering up with a physical therapist. Give our office a call today to learn more about how our physical therapists at Professional Care Physical Therapy can get you on the path to a pain-free life. Physical Therapy for Pain Relief According to WebMD, “Physical therapy is often one of the

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Pain Relief For Arthritis East Patchogue & Riverhead, NY

Treating Arthritis with Occupational Therapy  

April 19th, 2019

Patients who suffer from chronic arthritis pain will eventually begin to limit their movements if the pain becomes too severe. Working with an occupational therapist to support and hasten the healing process can improve the physical health of the joints as well as reduce both pain and inflammation. Using OT on a regular basis can improve a patient’s overall outlook on the

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Did You Know That a Herniated Disc Can Cause You Serious Back Pain?

April 10th, 2019

One of the most common reasons people visit our physical therapist each day is to get relief from chronic back pain. While back pain can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, in many cases, it is the result of a herniated disc. Herniated discs can occur anywhere along the spine but typically affect

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