Farmingdale: Staying Active and Becoming Better Balanced

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


“I saw Corey Hunter, M.D. on June 11th. Having been a patient of multiple pain management doctors over the past 30 years, I’ve tried many medications, treatments, and surgeries in an attempt to quiet the pain from reflex sympathetic dystrophy. I liked Dr. Hunter as he seems to understand this disease that many medical professionals have never heard of. He also appears to be sympathetic to the many ways a chronic pain condition can change a person’s life. He gave me some hope which I hadn’t had in years.” - Sharon O’Connor

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

Long Island’s Top PT Clinic!


INSIDE: • It’s Never Too Late • Healthy Recipe


• Employee Of The Month • Patient Success Spotlight • Patient Of The Month

Dear Valued Client,

it is a garden that has grown weeds as it has been neglected. It could be a project at your home that you have looked forward to completing or an old car that you’ve wanted to fix up. There are special hobbies and interests that appeal to each of us, and spending time with those hobbies can help you live a more balanced life. Alongside with the task of becoming more mentally balanced with the things that you spend time with in your life is the challenge of becoming more physically balanced. There are certain markers that typically indicate trouble with maintaining balance, such as frequently tripping and falling, or feeling dizzy when standing too long. But even if you are not having fundamental issues with your ability to stay balanced in this way, you may still have difficulty with whole-body balance. Yoga is a great form of exercise to use to improve your ability to balance, as yoga helps to strengthen core muscles and improve coordination. You can improve your physical balance by: • Increasing muscle strength • Improving stamina • Improving core strength • Practicing balancing techniques In addition, taking steps to ensure that you are getting a full night of rest, that you are exercising regularly, and that you are eating a healthy diet are all strong components to ensuring you are well-balanced.

There are a million and one tips that are passed down generation to generation about the key to a long and successful life. Some say the secret to a long and happy life is to focus on family; others say it all comes down to finding the right career. Whatever choices you make in your life, and whatever your values are, there are several fundamental truths that are almost always accurate: To stay healthy, you must stay active, and to stay happy, you must stay balanced. Mental and Physical Balance Staying active and staying balanced in many ways go hand in hand. Staying active refers to the amount of activity that you engage in daily. This of course can refer to how much time you spend at the gym, but it can also refer to how many steps you take in a day, how often you find yourself running around the office, and how frequently you head out to the backyard to run around with your children or your dog. Balance in many ways works on the same principles. There are some activities that you do every day because you have to do them — work often falls into this category, as do household chores. But what about the activities that you simply love to do? What about the activities that you enjoy? Think about the last time that you sat down with a book that you loved and made yourself a cup of tea or coffee and really enjoyed the moment. Perhaps it isn’t reading that you wish you had more time for, but instead HENRY“BUTCH”PURSLOW, DPT


Think about the percentage of time that you spend working during the week. For most people this number is well over 40 hours per week! Then consider how much time is spent driving to and from work and around town on errands, and then consider the time spent doing things you have to do at home, like the dishes or the laundry. Then really think about how much time you are spending doing the things that make you feel better — including those hobbies that you love, but also being active and engaging with the people you care about. Part of becoming a more balanced person means finding ways to spend your time more wisely and taking more time for yourself as needed. You don’t need to grow up as an athlete to enjoy exercise as an adult. There is no point in your life where it is too late to start being more active than you currently are. There are plenty of ways to incorporate light activity into your lifestyle, such as: • Taking a walk in the evening with your family • Wearing a pedometer and trying to take more steps every day • Joining your local community center and using the pool to swim laps several times a week • Engaging in light weight training at home before work • Taking a yoga class

These are just several examples of how you could incorporate more activity into your lifestyle without making many large changes to your way of life. If you feel that your physical health or an old injury is holding you back from being active, contact us. Working with a physical therapist can help you achieve improved balance and a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Recipe: Eating Well Energy Bars

Ingredients • 1 cup lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped • ½ cup crispy brown rice cereal • ½ cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking rolled oats • ⅓ cup raw pumpkin/sunflower seeds

• ¼ cup dried blueberries • 6 dried apricots, diced

• 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips • 5 tablespoons brown rice syrup or light corn syrup

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch-square baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Combine peanuts, rice cereal, oats, pumpkin (or sunflower) seeds, blueberries, apricots and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Drizzle with syrup and gently stir until thoroughly combined. Spread in the prepared baking pan. Coat another piece of foil with cooking spray and place on the bar mixture, sprayed- side down. Place another pan on top and press firmly to compress the mixture. (Pressing before baking helps the bars hold together after baking.)

Remove top pan and foil. Bake until just beginning to turn golden at the edges, 20 to 24 minutes (metal pan) or 30 to 35 minutes (glass pan). Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully lift the baked square out of the pan by holding the edges of the foil and place on a cutting board, leaving the foil underneath. Cut in half, then cut each half crosswise into 6 bars. Let cool completely before lifting the bars off the foil. Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight between sheets of wax paper for up to 1 week. Or individually wrap in plastic and freeze.

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

Patient Success Spotlight

Employee Of The Month


“When I first came to physical therapy here at Farmingdale West, I had no idea how it would turn out. I first came here for my separated shoulder that I got from playing football. I was unable to move it in certain positions, but though the care of primarily Jillian and Joe, I was back to playing football. Time has passed and I’m back again after having surgery on my knee for a torn meniscus. As I came back, I knew I would be in good hands. The whole atmosphere when you get there is welcoming and the staff cares about you. Through tough exercises and attendance from Jill, I have full range of motion back and now can return to go back playing football.” - Jon-Michael C.

Brandon’s Favorite Day of the week: Friday. Brandon’sfavoritefood: ChickenParmeseanHero,BaconCheeseburgers, and a skirt steak. Brandon’s Favorite snacks: Playing Xbox, basketball, and longboarding. Brandon’s favorite part of working at FPTW: The people, the fact that we only order good food for lunch, and we’re all a part of one team aiming at a single goal!

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

Patient Of The Month

Our New Partners

Medwell Spa Acupuncture Is Here

We asked our Patient of the Month a few questions! Below are his responses: Favorite Food? Roasted brussel sprouts, grilled chicken, and any type of fruit.

Ed K.

Research has shown that acupuncture has the ability to increase circulation, reduce inflammation and stimulate the body’s own opiate- like chemicals to control pain.

Call 516.755.5855 to make your appointment today.

How long have you been a patient here? On and off for 20 years.

Ainsworth Institute of Pain Management Find Out How To Quality for Treatments Treatments for chronic pain may focus on relieving symptoms or treating the underlying condition. Treatments can vary depending on the cause and severity of each patient’s individual condition, as well as their overall health and medical history. The most successful pain management programs are those that are specifically tailored for each individual patient so that they can remain actively involved in their own recovery.

Favorite Things to do? Surfing, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.

CALL TODAY! 516-731-3583

Call 212.203.2813 to make your appointment today.

Attention Pain Sufferers WE ARE HOSTING 2 GREAT WORKSHOPS!



August 13th

6:00 pm

6:00 pm

- 7:00 pm

- 7:00 pm

You’ll learn: • Main causes of back pain and sciatica • Benefits of PT for back pain and sciatica • How posture plays a role in back pain • Exercises to improve strength of your back • Exercises to relieve sciatica symptoms

You’ll learn: • Function of the rotator cuff • Main causes of shoulder/rotator cuff issues • Benefits of PT for shoulder pain • How posture plays a role in shoulder pain • Exercises to improve strength of the shoulder • Exercises to improve posture and pain

CALL (516) 731-3583 TO RSVP


At A New Location! SPORTIME Bethpage Multi-Sport 4105 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714

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BACK TO SCHOOL AT FARMINGDALE PT WEST! A ONE DAY SPECIAL OFFER FOR ALL PRESENT& PAST PATIENTS OF FARMINGDALE PHYSICAL THERAPY WEST Dear Valued Client, Before we know it summer will be over and our kids will be heading back to school, so we want to do something special to celebrate! This is our BIG THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you. To thank you, our valued customers, we are having a day of completely Free Exams for: • All loved ones, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers of our past and present patients If you are a past or present patient then call 516-731-3583 to schedule your Free Exam. If you are referring a friend or family member, give them the certificate included in this letter and have them call 516-731-3583 to schedule their Free Exam. The day of Free Exams will be on: Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 from 9AM to 6PM. The Free Exam consists of a 30 minute one-on-one appointment with the Physical Therapist of your choice. The PT will talk with you about the history of your problem. They will take measurements to test how well you are moving and to test your strength. After a thorough exam, they will give you a written copy of: 1. The cause of your pain or problem. 2. A plan for successful treatment. The appointments are free, but are limited as each PT only has 15 spots. Call 516-731-3583 now to schedule your Free Exam. The Free Exam is ideal for people suffering with: • Lower Back Pain • All past clients who have not been seen in PT in more than 3 months • All present clients who have another problem currently not being treated

• Arthritis • Sciatica • Neck Pain • Headaches • Shoulder Pain • Knee Pain • Problems Walking

If you are having pain or problems with day to day activities such as walking, standing, sitting for long periods, going up or down steps, getting in and out of the car, sleeping or driving, then this is an excellent opportunity to see one of our world-class therapists and find out the cause of your problem. Call 516-731-3583 to schedule your Free Exam for August 20th. Sincerely, Henry “Butch” Purslow, DPT

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