Samantha A. thought that after getting surgery on a tendon in her calf, she wouldn’t be able to do what she loves anymore. As a dedicated runner, this devastated Samantha. After her surgery, a friend referred her to Peak Performance in Island Park for her rehabilitation. In this inspiring recovery, we wanted to hear directly from Samantha, read her story below: [Read more…]
Our Social Media Specialist, Amanda, recently got the chance to speak with Ilene B., who was (unexpectedly) at Peak Performance for two reasons. Read about her inspiring account of recovery below: [Read more…]
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.