Farmingdale PT West: More Movement, More Energy

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INCREASE YOUR ENERGY BY GETTING UP AND MOVING TODAY!

LET’S GET BETTER!

Do you feel sluggish or fatigued, as if it’s difficult to motivate yourself to get moving? Do your sore muscles or achy joints just add to that lack of motivation? If so, your body may be experiencing some physical problems. (continued inside)

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LET’S GET BETTER!

INCREASE YOUR ENERGY BY GETTING

UP AND MOVING TODAY!

• How Can You Get Moving Again? • Exercise Essentials INSIDE: Living a sedentary life is one of the main reasons why people report having low energy or feeling chronic day-to-day aches. Long car commutes, desk jobs, watching T.V. once you get home from work… many people live their lives this way, with very little physical activity. While it may not seem like it is making an impact at the time, this type of sedentary lifestyle can damage your body over time. Why Is Physical Activity So Important? When you don’t participate in frequent physical activity, your muscles begin to weaken and over time they can even begin to atrophy. Inactive lifestyles also cause joints to become stiff and can alter the physiological chemical processes within your body. In fact, your circulation and lymphatic systems can slow down, which can pose harmful risks. These systems work in producing and excreting toxic wastes (such as cholesterol) and these

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wastes can build up when the systems aren’t functioning as efficiently as they should. Lack of movement and poor posture are the causes of several types of pain, including lower back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and headaches. A slumped posture can even change the shape of your spine over time, in addition to closing your shoulder joints and tightening up the tissues around your hips. These consequences can cause severe pain and may result in a host of other problems if lifestyle changes are not made.

Contact Farmingdale Physical Therapy West today to figure out how a consistent exercise plan can increase your energy and help you live a healthier life!

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HOW CAN YOU GET MOVING AGAIN?

6. Don’t push yourself too far if you feel pain.

There is one fundamental rule of the human body: IT WAS MADE TO MOVE!

7. Make sure you are sitting properly at your desk or computer.

There are several reasons why people may not want to participate in physical activity. Perhaps your body simply doesn’t move the way it used to, or perhaps painful areas of your body make it difficult to move in the ways you’d like. Whatever the case may be, the truth is that restriction in movement has the potential to lead to harmful health problems. Some easy pain-relief and energy-boosting steps you can take on your own include:

8. Take frequent breaks for breathing exercises. Inhale and exhale deeply.

9. Stretch your arms overhead frequently throughout the day.

10. Do strengthening exercises 2-3 times per week.

In order to be healthy, there needs to be a large emphasis on movement. When your body is flexible, strong, well-balanced, and fueled by a nutritious diet, it is able to perform at its optimal levels. At Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, we are dedicated to helping you live the best life you can, and our movement experts would be more than happy to help you relieve your pain, realign your body, and get moving once again.

1. Decide to get up and get moving

2. Get up from your chair every 20 minutes and walk around, even if it is just for a few seconds.

3. Walk or exercise at least 30 minutes every day.

4. Drink plenty of water.

If you are looking for assistance in living a more physically active life, contact us today.

5. Stretch your legs, hips, spine, and neck for 10 minutes every day.

EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS TRY TH I S EXERC I SE FOR LEG PA IN REL I EF

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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 pateints 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.

Lie on stomach. Hold ankle with hand. Gently pull ankle toward the buttock. You should feel a stretch in the front of your thigh. Repeat 10 times on both legs. Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing. QUAD S T R E TCH PRONE

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

To our valued patients,

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to impact many people and countries around the world, all of us here at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West remain committed to the health and safety of our patients and staff. We understand that as an essential business it is our responsibility to alleviate the pressure COVID-19 has put on our local Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care facilities while maintaining an environment that adheres to the highest standards of safety and sanitation. In order to continue serving our community during these unprecedented times, we have made significant changes to our daily protocols in accordance with mandates set forth by both local and federal agencies. With this in mind, we have implemented a policy of only accepting a single patient per physical therapist, in order for us to maintain proper social distancing measures as well as to sanitize any equipment used between patients. We have also added several new services, including TeleHealth and at home care. With our TeleHealth service you will be able to receive treatment directly from one of our Therapists from the comfort of your own home. This is an especially appealing option for those of our patients who are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and would feel safer undergoing treatment from home. Never miss a beat with TeleHealth! Seeing a therapist is as easy as signing online and joining a TeleHealth conference call! In addition to TeleHealth, we continue to offer our at home care policy. As you may know, our therapists are available to visit you at home if you are unable to come to our office for whatever reason. Once again, don’t miss an appointment, just have us come to you! One of our Therapists is always available to guide you through your treatment wherever you are most comfortable, whether that’s at home, online, or in office! In consideration of the unanticipated mental stresses that come with such an overwhelming situation such as that of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also offer the services of Rich Purslow, our very own Mental Health Counselor. Whether you’re struggling with feelings of isolation from the strict social restrictions, have concerns surrounding your treatment, or are experiencing any sort of anxiety, Farmingdale is here for you. Never hesitate to reach out to our office and see how we can help. In addition, we kindly ask that if you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms that you contact our office in order to reschedule your appointment to a later date when you are feeling better. We have staff on hand who will be happy to speak with you and address any of your concerns. We at Farmingdale are aware of the harrowing nature of current events and continue to monitor the situation and will adapt to any new health and safety regulations. Once again, never hesitate to reach out to us for anything you may need. Let’s get better together!

UPCOM I NG EVENTS ON ZOOM!

Zoom Code: 6192631613 • Back Pain Workshop (June 23rd)

• WebinarTelehealth Webinar (June 25th) • Running Club (Thurs Afternoons @ 5PM)

ABOUT US

Warmly, The whole family at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West

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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