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Sports Rehab in Patchogue

Sports Rehab in Patchogue

Want to get back in the game? Here at Spectrum Physical Therapy located in Patchogue, New York, we offer many sports rehabilitation services to help you get off the sideline and back to playing. Sports rehab is extremely important when it comes to sports injuries because it helps people rebuild strength and movement in parts of their body after the injury occurs. Physical therapy can also help manage pain and prevent permanent damage or recurring problems. Some common sports injuries include: Sprains or strains Knee injuries Swollen muscles Shin splints Fractures Dislocations Back or neck pain And much more In order to properly treat and recover from these injuries, sports rehabilitation is necessary to keep the athlete safe. It is important not to ignore any of these injuries, as it may result in more damage. Our Patchogue physical therapists are […]

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Fall Prevention Through Physical Therapy in Patchogue

Fall Prevention Through Physical Therapy in Patchogue

How do falls pose a danger to you? A fall can potentially be an extremely dangerous accident, especially as we age and become more susceptible to injuries such as bone fractures. Age plays a significant factor in the risk of falling, partially due to biological impairments of balance but also because the likelihood of taking medication regularly increases with age, and complications from many medications cause dizziness or disorientation. Falling is not only dangerous due to the health risks and the potential for serious injury, but also because it frequently occurs in a scenario where the injured party is alone (in the home) and getting help can be difficult. For these reasons, it’s important to take steps to reduce the risk of falling as much as possible. The team of physical therapists at Spectrum PT in Patchogue will help you […]

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#ChoosePT

#ChoosePT

One of the biggest problems facing the American public today is the widespread use, abuse, and dependence of patients on opioid painkillers. Our society has an overwhelming tendency to treat pain with prescription medication in an attempt to mask or eliminate symptoms without addressing the root cause of the issue. If a chronic injury is causing pain, treating its symptoms is akin to treating the surface-level problem, while ignoring the real issue. The American Physical Therapy Association created its #ChoosePT campaign to work towards a better future for the American public. At Spectrum Physical Therapy we also envision a healthier world where we treat our pain at its source with physical therapy rather than masking the pain with opioids. Opioids are extremely dangerous, but the medical establishment continues to push them on patients who may not be aware of the […]

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Patchogue Physical Therapist

Patchogue Physical Therapist

Physical therapists play a vital role in the field of medicine in regards to rehabilitation and restoring physical health. A physical therapist is equipped to treat patients that span across a wide variety of ages, from newborn babies to the elderly. Physical therapy is often recommended in order to restore mobility and health to patients that suffer from a lack of ability to perform functional actions that are imperative to everyday life. PT is performed in various settings, including, but not limited to, schools, sports facilities, hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, nursing homes and workplaces. One may often associate physical therapy with sport-related injuries, however, physical therapists treat a wide array of conditions and injuries. Some commonly treated conditions include carpal tunnel syndrome, restless leg syndrome, sciatica, Bell’s palsy, headaches, ankle sprains, and Achilles tendonitis. In order to treat such […]

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Can Kineseo Taping Help You?

Can Kineseo Taping Help You?

Physical therapy is an effective and healthy way to recover from a variety of injuries.  Recently, a specific type of treatment called Kinesio Taping has become popular with athletes thanks to its supportive properties, but its benefits extend far beyond just athletes.  Not only is Kinesio Taping a cost-effective solution, it’s also completely non-invasive and does not limit range of motion.  Our team of physical therapists at Spectrum Physical Therapy in Patchogue are well-versed in Kinesio Taping, and will help you to start recovering from your injury.  There are a large number of benefits of this treatment, including: Can be easily combined with other physical therapy treatments without risk Is extremely cheap in comparison to other treatments Can be learned as a form of self-treatment and can be self-applied Relieves instances of both acute and chronic pain Reduces swelling, inflammation, […]

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects millions of people in the united states and can cause pain in every joint in the body. However, the major joints affected the most are the hips, knees, and shoulders.  When the joint looses cartilage, the underlying osteochonral bone can become exposed. Thus, reducing the slippery surface provided by the cartilage, and now you have a bone on bone situation, which increases the friction at the joint. The most predisposing factor for OA is age. The condition primarily affects the middle-aged to elderly population, most often over 60 years (J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2009:39 (4) A1-A25). When the joint becomes painful and/or swollen, the person tends to reduce demand on that joint by compensating their movement.  This causes several issues: decreased mobility of the joint, decreased synovial (lubricant) production, decreased strength and stability around the joint, […]

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Bicycle safety helps peddle away from the emergency room!

Bicycle safety helps peddle away from the emergency room!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASELocal Physical Therapists Help Keep Cyclists Moving ForwardPatchogue, NY (April 23, 2013) – More Americans ride bicycles than those who ski, golf or play tennis combined, according to the National Sporting Goods Association. The Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association says biking-related injuries are largely preventable. “Cyclists, roughly 580,000 Americans, visit the emergency room each year for injuries sustained while riding,” said Gary Welch at Spectrum Physical Therapy in Patchogue. “It is common for private practice physical therapists to treat cycling injuries such as anterior knee pain, perineal pain (Pelvic Floor) , tendonitis and head injuries including concussion.” Seventy-five percent of fatal or serious cycling accidents occur at or near road intersections in urban areas, according to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety. Basic habits, including knowledge and use of appropriate hand signals and […]

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2013 Brookhaven Award Recipients

2013 Brookhaven Award Recipients

Gary Welch, Human Resources and Occupational Medicine Division bnl.gov – Gary Welch is recognized for his outstanding service to the Laboratory by establishing a top quality on-site physical therapy (PT) service with a well-equipped facility and outstanding staff. This service provides over 4,500 treatments per year to Brookhaven Lab employees recovering from occupational or personal injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders. Employees have overwhelmingly rated his service as excellent. They appreciate avoiding co-payments and not having to travel off-site for PT. This service has also realized the recovery of several thousand hours of productivity per year by avoiding off-site trips for PT during the workday. Welch has developed a deep understanding of the physical challenges of work at the Lab, which has guided him in his therapy, always geared towards employees’ rapid recovery and resumption of their work duties. He has […]

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