After an ACL Reconstruction, our patient Ryan worked with Physical Therapist Brian and Physical Therapist Assistant Chris during his recovery. Ryan who is a young athlete, is now back and better than ever enjoying what he loves to do!
An extraordinary sixty one percent of Americans suffer from lower back pain. At first, many seek medical attention for the relief of their symptoms by visiting their primary physician. However, many physicians follow the medicinal route by perscribing their patients medication to ease the pain and “wait” out the symptoms. During this duration of monitoring their symptoms, patients are beginning Physical Therapy later on, being deprived of crucial recovery time. In a recent analysis, data presented that receiving an early start with the proper Physical Therapy program, health cost have been reduced and benefited the overall well being of the patient. Beginning Physical Therapy Initially, many patients may be able to avoid costly alternatives such as medications and the use of treatments which may cause discomfort. Following, another similar study conducted displayed Physical Therapy to have equal success as a surgical procedure. Working with a Physical Therapist and having the appropriate regimen, will not only enhance the quality of your health, but is effective in keeping your expenses at a minimum.
This post was recommended by our Physical Therapist Joseph Sullivan, PT, OCS, CSCS, a Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. This certification, which is held by less than 10% of physical therapists, entails advanced academic and clinical skills in the field. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and is recognized as a Hospital for Special Surgery Credentialed Advanced Hip Clinician. He currently practices out of our Lynbrook office.
Hockey which is one of the most popular sports worldwide, is correlated with many critical and threatening injuries that can occur. It is nearly impossible for the injuries that occur during game time to be completely eradicated, but the risk can be heavily reduced. Even though majority of hockey related injuries may be mild, there can be extensive damage to the bodies soft tissue. Hockey players are susceptible to muscle strains, ligament tears and lacerations which are amongst the most prominent injuries that appear. Unfortunately, there is a diversified amount of serious injuries which can be fatal to ones health, and lead to a physical impairment. Injury prevention methods such as participating in conditioning programs and using high quality equipment, diminishes the chance of an injury while playing. Remember, it is essential to follow the proper precautionary steps to insure the quality of your health.
Don’t fret parents! If your child is an athletic teenager experiencing joint or muscle pain surgery is not always the answer. In many cases the pain is a normal side effect of growth, treatable with physical therapy. Click the link below and read on to learn, first hand, how PT helped this young cheerleader.
Its been proven that Physical Therapy is crucial in helping stroke patients regain control of their mind as well as their body. Read on to discover why a combination of mental and physical exercises is the innovative combination, enhancing a patients recovery.