Farmingdale PT West: Telehealth

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TELEHEALTH: SERVING PATIENTS IN THESE TROUBLING TIMES

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. (continued inside)

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TELEHEALTH: SERVING PATIENTS IN THESE TROUBLING TIMES INSIDE: Because of this, telehealth services are the best possible option for us at this time. By providing care for our patients virtually, as opposed to in person, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe. • 7 Tips You Can Do On Your Own • Exercise Essentials For more information on our telehealth services and how they may benefit you, feel free to call us at 516-731-3583, schedule a telehealth appointment with our website chatbot, OR go to our telehealth appointment page link to schedule your virtual appointment! What is telehealth? You may be wondering what exactly telehealth is. Essentially, it is a way for us to make sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care they need from a remote location. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. You will also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic. At Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, our telehealth services offer live consultation where you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan. At any point you can also message one of our physical therapists to ask questions or get advice about your condition. That being said, there are numerous conditions that can still be treated and

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improved via telehealth services, including, but not limited to: • Arthritis pain • Back pain • Headaches/migraines • Post-surgical rehab • Respiratory issues • Sports medicine/athletic training • Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other chronic conditions • Injury rehab • And much more In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telehealth also has other benefits for patients. As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association, just a few of these include: • Patients typically in clinical or hospital settings could be managed from their homes • Quicker screening, assessment, and referrals can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery models such as accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes • Telehealth can facilitate consultation between providers or in clinical education

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Physical therapy treatments can help improve your health, but they only work if you apply healthy lifestyle choices in your everyday life, as well. Some tips you can do on your own to become healthier, stronger, and more active include: 1. Taking care of aches and pains. Don’t let these long-term problems linger. Contact us for professional help. 2. Limiting your sitting. Get up every 30 minutes to walk around at work and home. 3. Getting out and moving. Exercise regularly, even if it’s just taking a short walk every day. 4. Maintaining a nutritious diet and controlling portion. Make sure your food intake is nutritious and portioned. By chewing your food thoroughly, you won’t feel as if you have to eat as much. EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS TRY TH I S EXERC I SE FOR LEG PA IN REL I EF 7 TIPS YOU CAN DO ON YOUR OWN

5. Drinking more water. Water keeps your body systems functioning at an optimum level. 6. Breathing! Work on your deep breathing in order to increase your oxygen intake and get your lymphatic system moving. 7. Getting enough sleep. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. It is best to get into a routine where you are going to bed and waking up on a regular cycle. This helps your endocrine system. Are you looking for assistance with increasing your health, strength, and physical activity? Our team at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West would love to help you live your highest quality of life. Contact us today to begin your new chapter toward becoming a healthier you!

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Farmingdale Physical Therapy West is committed to the health and wellbeing of you and your family. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, we are taking every precaution. Before and after ever session we are asking our clients and staff to wash or sanitize their hands. Additionally, we have increased the number of times per day that we sanitize our equipment and facility. To do your part to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, we ask parents that if you are demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus— coughing, sneezing or fever—to please stay home. Additionally, if you or someone in your family has been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the virus, please notify us immediately, so we can take necessary steps. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family.

While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 10 times on both legs. Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing. HAMS T R I NG S T R E TCH

We appreciate your ongoing support.

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• Alter G Treadmill • Orthopedic Therapy • Spinal Manipulation • Mckenzie Method • Manual Therapy • Mulligan Technique • Myofascial Release • Soft Tissue Mobilization • Kinesio Taping • Massage Therapy • Ultrasound • Laser Therapy • Electrical Stimulation

WHAT TO EXPECT

We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely be more ahead. At Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients, which is why we believe telehealth services are the best course of action for the time being. We still want to be able to serve our patients in the best ways possible. We want you to be able to continue your personalized PT plans, so you do not lose all the progress you’ve made. If any injury or discomfort occurs during this time, we want you to be able to receive the care you need. At the end of the day, we are all in this together – most importantly, stay calm, and stay healthy. We are here to help you with your needs. To learn more about how you can set up our telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, give us a call today.

Our mission is to provide all patients and clients with an overall better quality of life, all within a positive, supportive, friendly environment. We will strive to offer the best possible Physical Therapy services in order to ensure success for our patients.

ABOUT US

With more than 50 years of combined experience, Henry “Butch” Purslow, DPT and staff of Farmingdale Physical Therapy West offer elite Physical Therapy services in Bethpage, NY and the surrounding area of Long Island, NY. We have been voted Best of Long Island Physical Therapist for the past 4 years thanks to our amazing patients.

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