ReddyCare PT: Helping Aches and Pains

ReddyCare Physical & Occupational Therapy Newsletter


We just want to let you know that your insurance benefits for the 2019 calendar-year may be coming to a close very soon. If you are CURRENTLY a patient and being treated there is no need to worry! We are just letting you know that if you’ve taken a break from therapy to save your benefits, or have been putting therapy off altogether, then now is a great time to restart, or get started. If you are not receiving physical therapy at this time, and are having any pain or dysfunction, weakness, compromised balance, or any other general physical therapy concerns, please call us to schedule an appointment.

We do offer FREE 15-minute pain consultations , complimentary transportation for both of our locations, as well as physical & occupational therapy IN THE HOME. Be sure to find out if you qualify for these unique services. We are happy to announce that we are now participating with Humana. If you have any questions regarding your 2019 insurance benefits, please call us to discuss them. We will be happy to answer any and all of your questions.

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INSIDE : • How To Properly Approach Treatment For Your Aches And Pains • In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy DON’T TAKE ON YOUR ACHES AND PAINS ALONE!

• Refer A Friend! • What Our Patients Have to Say

Everyone develops aches and pains from time to time. After a long day out in the sun, or after an afternoon of trying to keep up with household chores, sometimes the tasks that we expect of our bodies can get the best of us. Whether it is a lingering ache in your back, feet that feel swollen and tired after a long day in your shoes, or a crick in your neck that just won’t go away, dealing with aches and pains can really take a toll on your overall feeling of wellbeing. If you stopped and asked around, you’d be amazed to see how many people are struggling with aches and pains, just like you. What may surprise you even more is how many people are coping with those pains without doing anything productive about it. How to Deal with Aches and Pains Pain medications can reduce the severity of aches and pains for a little while, but they don’t do anything to resolve the issue. There are things that you can do at home that can alleviate your aches and pains, helping to reduce the severity of your discomfort while also reducing the likelihood that the pain will return. Don’t just complain about those aches and pains. Start doing something about them. Here is a quick rundown of things that you can do at home that can reduce your daily pain: 1. Use hot and cold therapy appropriately to reduce inflammation. After a good workout or a day of doing chores out in the yard, your muscles will likely feel sore. Apply ice directly to the area that hurts

on and off for 20 minutes at a time during the first 24-72 hours after the pain develops. After that, consider soaking in hot water, such as taking a warm bath, to further soothe your muscles. 2. Don’t underestimate the power of resting! Your body relies on sleep just as much as your brain. You need to get plenty of sleep to keep your stress level at a minimum—and that includes your physical stress level. Aim to sleep between 7-9 hours every night. The more activity you engage in, the more sleep you need. 3. Keep your body in good shape with regular exercise. It may seem counterintuitive to cut down on pain by moving more, but exercise is a really good way to reduce aches and pains. When you exercise every day, you are able to train your muscles for more movement, and thereby reduce aches and pains. Keeping active, staying rested, and being smart with hot and cold therapy create a trifecta for healthy management of aches and pains, but they aren’t going to solve the bigger problems. When aches and pains start to grow severe, or chronic, then it is time to reach out to a professional for support. Physical therapy is the best way to reduce aches and pains because it takes into account a combination of active and passive strategies to help tackle the cause of your pain.

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How To Properly Approach Treatment For Your Aches And Pains

There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may start feeling aches and pains. Muscle pain will occur whenever your muscles start to grow.

October Is National Physical Therapy Month! To build more muscle mass, your muscles have to stretch, and lactic acid can pour into the lining of your muscles to cause a burning sensation. More movement will push that acid out, helping you to experience relief, and in time your muscles will develop increased elasticity, and the burning won’t be so severe. Build-up of tension from stress or overuse, and muscle pain from poor posture can also contribute to regular pain. A physical therapist can take a comprehensive assessment to help determine what may be the primary cause behind your aches and pains. Working with a physical therapist can help you develop a new approach to managing your aches and pains. Your physical therapy program will likely take into account strategies like hydrotherapy, deep tissue massage, guided stretching and targeted movements to help you experience ongoing relief from regular discomfort. Give us a call so we can help you transform your aches and pains from a pressing problem, to a distant memory, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. National PhysicalTherapy Week, which was first observed in June of 1981, became National Physical Therapy Month in 1992. Now, National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated every October! October (and every other month) is the month to appreciate all of the hard work that your physical therapist does. They are the reason that so many people are able to go through every day without limitations and pain. October is also the month to raise awareness for PT and show your friends and family how PT can help them too! Reddy Care will be celebrating all month long with weekly events andpatient appreciation days! We are excited to use this month as an opportunity to raise awareness about physical therapy and show people the positive benefits that PT can provide everyone! ThroughoutOctober,weare lookingtocollectdonationstogotothe PT Pac. PT-PAC is the sole fundraising organization that provides access to and influence of legislators to champion PT legislative interests at the federal level. The vision of PT-PAC is to become the #1 health professions PAC providing the resources to create a network of Congressional champions on physical therapy issue.

Refer A Friend!

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help?

� Stand comfortably � Run for longer distances � Live an active lifestyle

� Move without pain � Bend & move freely � Balance confidently

If you know someont that may be able to benefit from physical therapy, please pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an appointment.


Therapist Spotlights

Dr. Jessica Armillay, PT, DPT

Alex Udey, OTR/L Alex is a recent Hofstra University graduate, finishing with a master’s in occupational therapy in 2018. Alex has a strong passion for treating orthopedic conditions, however enjoys the wide variety of diagnoses that comes with home therapy. Alex prides himself in building strong relationships with his patients, as well as helping each patient reach his/her full potential. He is excited to be a part of the Reddy Care team and expanding the occupational therapy department.

Dr. Armillay graduated fromMisericordia University in 2016 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She recently relocated to New York and is very excited to continue her career as a physical therapist with Reddy Care! Jessica has been working as a physical therapist for over 2 years with the majority of time spent in an outpatient facility. Jessica enjoys treating a variety of conditions and working with many different people. Her favorite part of physical therapy is creating a relationship with patients and working to help them achieve their goals to get back to doing the things they love the most!

What Our Patients Have to Say Read more on Google or on our website

In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy

They kept telling me you can do this, and I did! I feel I have accomplished a great deal.

“Luz and Vanessa are two of the best therapists at Reddy Care. They both worked very hard with me and gave me the push I needed. If it had not been for them I would have not come this far. They both have helped me with walking and my balance. They gave me the confidence and encouragement I needed. They kept telling me you can do this, and I did! I feel I have accomplished a great deal. Last, but not least, the assistants here are all great.” – Joan The therapists and staff there also try to make it a more fun experience... “This is the best physical therapy office I have worked with in the last 15 years. My therapist, Dr. MariaToscano, DPT, is wonderful. She goes beyond what I would expect for a physical therapist and her positive personality encourages you to want to keep working to get better. She researches your injuries and custom tailors a therapy regimen for your needs. If you need physical therapy, this is the place to go to. Maria and the staff are all very nice and will help you get better. The facility in Farmingdale is great. It has all the exercise machines and tools you need to rehabilitate for almost any injury or condition. The therapists and staff there also try to make it a more fun experience by having various theme or calendar events every few weeks. Their billing department will work with you to make it easier to focus on your recovery and health instead of insurance and financial issues. They can also provide transportation to and from the therapy office.” – John

Servicing all of Long Island & Queens. Covered by Medicare Part B & Medicare supplemental plans. Call (516) 829-0030!


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