Farmingdale PT West: Sports Injuries

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


By Brendan

Physical Therapy has demonstrated success time and time again as seen in the countless testimonials of the people who come through our doors at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West. When it comes to providing our patients with the best support through and after recovery, we have been thinking about a continuing therapeutic practice that our patients can take part in after they are discharged. Would it surprise you that Yoga is the best self-care practice someone can have after rehabilitation? Well, we believe so. Yoga has its roots in the ancient far-east and yet it is as active and alive today as it ever has been. Simply put, yoga is an exercise that pairs the movement of the body with the breath. A teacher leads the class through poses that warm up and work out all the muscles of the body. It teaches mindfully being aware of balance, posture and learning what parts of the body are more open than others. After a gentle workout with focus on steady inhale and exhale, you will feel relaxed. You will feel the “yoga-glow” that will last all day. Endorphins will be flowing and you will feel better in your entire body. The best part, is one beginner class will give you the tools to practice yoga on your own. A simple 10-minute

yoga session every day can relieve stress, anxiety, and body discomfort. Some people say “I’m not flexible, I can’t do yoga,” but that is the point - yoga will help you become flexible! And so much more. Keep an eye out for our Yoga classes coming soon!!

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

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complete and quick as possible. The outcome of your joint replacement surgery is also dependent on you. A committed attitude and willingness to work hard makes all the difference in your overall result. Know that we will be with you every step of the way, to guide you on how to move and strengthen your body. We train you how to get back to doing normal, everyday tasks with ease. Our therapists have years of training in helping patients like you, recover quickly and completely after surgery. Strength, range of motion, walking, and functional tasks are all worked on to ensure an optimum recovery. Following your doctor’s protocols, you are in good hands with our compassionate and dedicated staff. Trust us with your post-surgical care to help you obtain the best results and outcomes from your surgery. It is our goal at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West to empower you and improve your quality of life. Call us today to learn more about a fast recovery with our joint replacement rehabilitation program!

Tens of thousands of patients a year undergo joint replacement surgery. Typically, this is done because of severe pain, limited movement, difficulty with walking, and sometimes after an accident or injury. Whether you had a knee, hip or even shoulder replacement, a good successful outcome depends on the physical therapy done after the surgery.


After a joint replacement surgery, focusing on relieving pain and restoring motion is key. Also, the interaction with the right physical therapist and someone who truly listens to you makes the difference in the quality and speed of your recovery. That is why many patients come to Farmingdale Physical Therapy West for rehabilitation as their premier choice. We help you decrease pain and swelling after surgery, and then mobilize your operated limb through more advanced motions, walking, and personalized programs to ensure a long-term recovery. Just know that we work closely with you and your doctor to make your recovery as


the slightest thought about it. As you get older, your tissues become less elastic and in fact a little “drier”. When your muscle, tendon, and ligament tissues have enough fluid, they are supple and stretchy, allowing you to do a lot of activities. Keep yourself hydrated and stretch often to maintain elasticity in your muscles. Before and after Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. What some people might not know is that in order to prevent injury physical therapists put specific exercise plans together based on your needs. If you do start to experience pain with activities, Farmingdale Physical Therapy West can get you back to enjoying your activities pain-free. Call today to learn more about how our programs can help you feel great!

There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport, or activity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However, are you prepared for it? The term “weekend warrior” refers to a person who doesn’t really train for what they are doing; they just go out and do it on the weekend. How do most injuries occur? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individuals who just jump into the activity without first increasing their strength, endurance, and flexibility. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other tissues need to be warmed up to work properly. They take enormous strain during running and sports activities. Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury. The incidence of injury increases as you age If you think back to when you were in your late teens, you could go into a full sprint with no problem, take a flying leap, and do a whole lot without

Healthy Recipe: Coconut Caramel Popcorn

• 1/3 cup French vanilla coconut creamer • 1/2 cup unpopped kernels • 1/2 cup vegan butter

• 1/2 tbsp cinnamon • 1/4 tsp salt • 1/4 cup dried coconut flakes, unsweetened, toasted • 1 tsp vanilla

• 3 Tbsp agave nectar, amber • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar

Pop favorite popcorn from yellow corn kernels over stove top or use favorite microwave popcorn brand. Spread on baking sheet and set aside. In a saucepan, melt vegan spread and stir in the agave, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt until dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and slowly whisk in the creamer until well combined. Return to heat, and continue to whisk for 10 minutes or until sauce reaches an amber color and thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Stir in coconut flakes and vanilla. Let cool slightly before drizzling over popcorn. Drizzle mixture over popcorn and blend in with a spatula. Serve immediately.

*This recipe is shared courtesy of So Delicious Dairy Free.

FARMINGDALE PHYSICAL THERAPY WEST 4277 Hempstead Turnpike Bethpage, NY 11714 • 516-731-3583

Patient Success Spotlight

Employee Of The Month


“This was an all-around great experience.”

In his free time, Scott enjoys weight lifting, spending time with his wife and 2 boys (Matthew and Tyler), as well as coaching both sons in various sports.

“My experience here was absolutely amazing. The people here are so caring and nice. Before physical therapy, I couldn’t bring my shoulder above 90 degrees and now I have full mobility. I also could not even do “punch ups” with the weight of my hand, but now I can do punch ups with 40lb dumbbells! This was an all-around great experience.” - Michael B.

Scott’s favorite food is sushi and any other types of fish.

When asked what was the best part of working at FPTW, Scott said “Seeing the patients I work with get better, and the special relationships I form with them.”

Take Care of Your Pain Before It ’s Too Late.

You Help Us, To Help Others Who Do You Know Who Needs Our Help? “BUTCH BUCKS” PATIENT REFERRAL PROGRAM IS BACK!

Patient Of The Month

Nancy Costanzo

I’ve been coming to see Butch for almost 3 years now due to complications from knee replacement surgery. I owe so much of my progress to Butch and his great dedicated staff who has become dear friends to me. I’m a retired teacher and now with days to fill, I delight in spending time with my new granddaughter Olivia, lunching with close friends, playing Mahjong, reading, doing challenging crosswords (I cheat a lot), and writing poetry.

The “ Butch Bucks” is a patient referral program where a patient receives a $10 gift card for every patient he/she send to FPTW that comes a minimum of 3 visits. If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer him/her to Farmingdale Physical Therapy West today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an evaluation!

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Attention Pain Sufferers WE ARE HOSTING 2 GREAT WORKSHOPS!

Tuesday, March 12th 2019 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BACK PAIN & SCIATICA WORKSHOP

You’ll learn:

• Exercises to improve strength of your back • Exercises to relieve sciatica symptoms

• Main causes of back pain and sciatica • Benefits of PT for back pain and sciatica • How posture plays a role in back pain

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Attention Pain Sufferers WE ARE HOSTING 2 GREAT WORKSHOPS!

Tuesday, March 26th 2019 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ROTATOR CUFF WORKSHOP

You’ll learn:

• How posture plays a role in shoulder pain • Exercises to improve strength of the shoulder • Exercises to improve posture and pain

• Function of the rotator cuff • Main causes of shoulder/rotator cuff issues • Benefits of PT for shoulder pain

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