Farmingdale PT West: Getting to the Core of Back & Neck Pain

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


It is almost that time - Back to School is here! (well Back to School in August that is). Farmingdale PT West is holding our mid-season event and all are welcome. On Tuesday, August 20th from 9am-6pm we will be holding a day full of FREE screenings. We will have a raffle and prizes for all guests who attend, but there will be a limited number of spots! Call us today at 516-731-3583 to reserve your appointment.

We would like to thank our past and present patients who have made this practice so special. This event has been a great success in the past and we are looking forward to another wonderful occasion.

Stay tuned for more information to come in next month’s newsletter!

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

Long Island’s Top PT Clinic!


INSIDE: • Use It Or Lose It! • Healthy Recipe

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


Dear Valued Client,

Your core muscles consist of a wide variety of skeletal muscles that keep you erect and help you move around on two feet. The core is a group of muscles in the pelvis, spine, abdominal and upper thigh areas. These muscles are arranged in different angles that are layered to give you support and stability. Why do most people suffer from back pain? Most people will experience back pain sometime in their life due to core muscle weakness. When the spinal joints, hip joints, sacroiliac joints and the muscles of the abdomen, pelvis, spine and hips don’t move well, a resulting strain occurs on the spine. This causes pain and can occur at any stage of life. However, this typically happens as we become older and less active as adults.

If you suffer from an aching back or neck pain, it could simply be that your core muscles are weak. You may have heard of the term “core”, but what is it? Your core is the foundation of your body and like a building, needs to be strong and supportive. If


your foundation is weak or crooked, then the other structures, which rely on this, will not function properly. However, unlike a building, your core needs to not only be strong and supportive, but also move. The timing and strength of the various muscle contractions are critical for your proper body function. When it isn’t, abnormal strains occur to your spine, causing a lot of common aches and pains.

Call TODAY to schedule an evaluation with Farmingdale Physical Therapy West. 516-731-3583


How does the core become weak? A simple answer; use it or lose it. Our lifestyles today put us more at risk with prolonged sitting at work, sitting in the car, bending forward, watching TV, poor posture and many other factors which contribute to core weakness. Once the core is weakened, the weight of your body rests on your spinal discs, joints and ligaments causing long term damage. Medication, injections and other treatments can help with pain control, but do not address the root cause of the problem, which is core weakness. If you have ever had a surgery that involves cutting through the abdominal or pelvic walls, this weakens the core. In addition, prolonged illness and bed rest also weaken the core. Another common reason for core weakness in women is from childbirth and c-sections. The answer to helping most back pain sufferers and preventing future injuries, is to strengthen the core with professional help. Specialized training and exercise techniques can be done to strengthen your core, by relieving stress on the spine. Physical Therapists are the medical professionals most uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat back pain resulting from core weakness. While working with your physician, we thoroughly evaluate your movement, alignment and strength.

After we determine where the root cause of the problem is coming from, we then put together a comprehensive treatment plan to help restore core strength and movement. This helps you to not only have relief from back pain, but teaches you the right exercises, posture and movement to prevent future problems and maintain a strong, healthy core. To see how we can help you have a strong core and relieve your back pain, call us today or go online for more information.

Healthy Recipe: Cabbage Creole

Ingredients 1lb ground beef 1 medium onion 1 medium green pepper 1 medium cabbage

1 (10 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies 1 (10 ounce) can cheddar cheese soup Salt and pepper

Instructions Chop the onion and green pepper. Slice the cabbage. In a large pan, brown the ground beef with the onions and peppers. Drain and remove from pan. Put the sliced cabbage in the pan; add the Rotel tomatoes. Cook on medium heat until cabbage is tender. Add the meat mixture to the cabbage and stir well. Stir in the cheese soup until well blended. Cover and cook over low heat for at least 1 and half hours, maybe longer. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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

Patient Success Spotlight

Employee Of The Month


Brendan’s Favorite Day of the week: Monday. Brendan’s favorite food: Pizza from Lenny’s in Farmingdale, Anything from Thyme on Your Side , and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Brendan’s Favorite snacks: M&M trail mix, greek yogurt, and honey roasted peanuts. Brendan’s favorite part of working at FPTW: Kicking butt in the billing department with Colin, Michael and Nick!

“I was so glad to have found this place to have physical therapy. I never needed it before and it is so great coming here. If I ask for anything the aides are so nice. Butch is the best! If anyone I know ever needs physical therapy I will always recommend Farmingdale Physical Therapy West.” - Grace C.

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 her responses:

Donna P.

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.

Favorite Food? Italian and Greek food.

Call 516.755.5855 to make your appointment today.

Favorite Things to do? Being with my family and my 3 year old grandson. How long have you been a patient here? Since January of 2019. Favorite part about FPTW? Everyone is nice and they make you feel comfortable. The staff is also very caring.

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.

CALL TODAY! 516-731-3583

Call 516.755.5855 to make your appointment today.

Attention Pain Sufferers WE ARE HOSTING 2 GREAT WORKSHOPS!

Tuesday, July 9th 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

CALL (516) 731-3583 TO RSVP


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

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Attention Pain Sufferers WE ARE HOSTING 2 GREAT WORKSHOPS!

Tuesday, July 30th 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

CALL (516) 731-3583 TO RSVP


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

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