Farmingdale PT: Determining The Origin of Your Pain

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DETERMINING THE ORIGIN OF YOUR PAIN

INSIDE: • Things To Consider Before PT • Healthy Recipe • Employee Of The Month • Patient Success Spotlight • Patient Of The Month

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Dear Valued Client,

Whether you are suffering from pain in your head, your back, your neck, or anywhere else in your body, working with a physical therapist can help you find the relief you are looking for. Physical therapists are trained in identifying and treating the cause of your pain, giving you the opportunity to shift away from the ongoing use of pain medication and instead, find relief from your pain with a series of strategies that include stretching, muscle building, and flexibility training. Understanding Your Pain When you meet with a physical therapist to understand where your pain may be coming from, one of the first things you’ll do is have a conversation about your pain. How long you’ve been experiencing pain, where it developed, and how the pain manifests itself are all very important distinctions that can help shed some light on what may be causing your discomfort.

Sometimes a pain develops that you can immediately identify the cause. A new pair of shoes may cause a sharp pain in your heel, or an old chair at work may cause your back to grow sore and uncomfortable as time goes on. But there are other situations in which pain develops, and the cause of the pain is unclear.

HENRY“BUTCH”PURSLOW, DPT

Different types of pain can tell you different things about your body and overall health. Sometimes, a pain in your arm or your leg may have little to nothing to do with an actual issue in your arm or leg. Physical therapists are like well-trained detectives when it comes to identifying the causes of pain. A physical therapist knows the way that the nervous system works, making it possible to identify the potential causes of pain, even if the pain is manifesting itself in an unusual or seemingly inexplicable way.

If you are in pain, please call today to learn more about our programs and how to quickly relieve your pain.

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THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PT

Consider exactly where the pain occurs in your body, and research what the different parts of the body are called so that you can have an accurate and helpful conversation about your pain. For example, back pain has a lot of differentiations, and lumbar pain (which is in the lower back) is frequently caused by factors different from what would cause upper-back or neck pain. • How does the pain feel when it develops? Is it a lingering ache? Is it a sharp stab? Is it more of a tingling feeling? Each of these sensations are actually associated with different types of problems, so describing your pain appropriately may be helpful in determining the best treatment methods for your body’s needs. • What do you think may be causing the pain? Of course, it happens that a pain will develop, and you are dumbfounded as to why, but more often than not, there is something that you think could be influencing it. If the pain started around the same time as a change in environment or life circumstances, then it is worth telling your physical therapist about the association. Another thing to consider about your pain is whether or not it develops at particular times of the day or year. There are plenty of situations when someone begins to experience pain when the weather starts to change, and it turns out that the pain is a result of arthritis and inflammation. There are other situations in which the pain will develop as a result of prolonged sitting, or the opposite — such as when things get crazy at home or at work, and you find that you are not getting as much sleep as usual. Considering any changes in your daily habits or environmental factors can be very helpful in determining what is causing your pain.

Regardless of where your pain is, how long you’ve been dealing with it, or how intense the pain feels, the smart thing to do when pain develops is to speak with a physical therapist. Working with a physical therapist can help you finally get a step ahead of your pain, finding treatment options that are designed to provide you with long-term relief instead of temporary relief from medication. For more information about physical therapy for overcoming bodily pain, contact us.

Healthy Recipe: Berry-Almond Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients • ⅔ cup frozen raspberries • ½ cup frozen sliced banana • ½ cup plain unsweetened almond milk • 5 tbsp sliced almonds, divided

• ¼ tsp ground cinnamon • ⅛ tsp ground cardamom • ⅛ tsp vanilla extract • ¼ cup blueberries • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions Blend raspberries, banana, almond milk, 3 tablespoons almonds, cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla in a blender until very smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with blueberries, the remaining 2 tablespoons almonds and coconut.

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

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Patient Success Spotlight

Employee Of The Month

CASSIDY KING

“Before coming to Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, I experienced pain in my upper back and neck from years of bad posture, sitting at a computer, and stress. My experience at FPTW has been wonderful! Butch did a thorough evaluation and explained exactly where my pain was coming from and the steps we would take to alleviate pain. The rest of the staff is very friendly, learn your name quickly, and make you feel welcomed. Now, after only a few weeks of treatment, my pain has decreased and I have daily exercises to continue treatment when not at therapy. Thanks Butch and the great team at FPTW.” - Ann-Elise F.

Cassidy’s favorite foods are tacos, ice cream, and pizza.

Cassidy has been a part of our Farmingdale Physical Therapy West team for over 6 months now! Her favorite part of working at FPTW is her coworkers and seeing how much progress patients make.

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

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June 6th 6:00PM - 7:00PM You’ll learn: •The importance of healthier eating habits SUMMER BEACHBODY WORKSHOP

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June 4th 6:00PM - 7:00PM You’ll learn: •Conservative management of ACL injuries •ACL injurypreventionprograms •How to better strengthen the muscles around your knee •The importanceofastrongand healthy hamstring •Exercises to relieve telltale symptoms

John has been a patient off and on for the last 20 years. Thanks to the dedicated and professional staff at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, John has made tremendous progress recovering from back-to- back knee surgeries and is now training for a 300-mile charity bicycle ride that raises awareness for law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. When he’s not at PT, John enjoys playing golf, indulging in a NY strip steak with all the fixings, and spending time with his wife and two young kids.

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Attention Pain Sufferers WE ARE HOSTING 2 GREAT WORKSHOPS!

Tuesday, June 11th 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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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, June 25th 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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LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

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

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