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Ankles Come First with Balance

Ankle strength and flexibility are important with balance due to their role of being first called upon to react when your body is trying to balance. #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapybayside #balancetraining #postureimproved #strength #fallrisk #fallprevention #bayside A video posted by The Physical Therapy Doctor (@theptdoctorbayside) on May 8, 2015 at 6:42pm PDT

What is Manual Therapy?

What is Manual Therapy? The term “manual therapy” refers to hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Manual therapy encompasses a broad group of sophisticated techniques performed by hand and by uniquely trained physical therapists. These may include mobilizations or manipulations of soft tissue and skeletal joints. Manual therapy techniques aim to decrease pain […]

Equipment Used in Physical Therapy

Physical therapy education includes the therapist’s proper use and combination of conventional tools and modern technology to improve the patient’s motor functionality. Based on the particular patient’s current physical situation and specific needs, the physical therapist designs a program that uses different kinds of equipment. The physical therapy assistant is usually asked to help with […]

What to Expect During Your Visit with a Physical Therapist

Preparing for Your Visit with a Physical Therapist Physical therapists are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who help patients improve or restore mobility, and in many cases helping patients reduce pain, and avoid the need for surgery and the long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. Physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat […]

Laser Is it good for you?

Low Level Laser Therapy is safe. It is noninvasive and non-thermal therapy which is a special type of light that goes in the exterior of the skin and underlying tissues to stimulate natural healing in the body. The body’s cells are exposed to photon energy. Low level laser therapy : • Reduces pain • Reduces […]

Chronic Pain

You know you have chronic pain when you have pain in multiple area of your body at one time and also when the pain fluctuates greatly. For instance, knee pain and shoulder pain at the same time. #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapybayside #painrelief #pains #chronicpain #chronicpaintreatment #bayside #backpain #bayterrace A video posted by The Physical Therapy Doctor (@theptdoctorbayside) […]

The Importance of Staying Hydrated!

Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work correctly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate joints. Water is needed for good health. Dehydration can be a serious condition that can lead to problems ranging from swollen feet […]

Yoga Stretch of the Day!

Interestingly enough, many of the basic yoga positions are already commonly practiced by various physical therapists and other physical rehabilitation professionals. The Cat Stretch. Because even pet cats can teach us lessons in yoga! How to: Come onto your fours. Form a table such that your back forms the table top and your hands and […]

Reduce Hand Swelling

I have a patient that gained range motion in her finger due to the massage we did last time in her shoulder and lymph nodes. #bayside #bayterrace #painrelief #lymphmassage #handinjury #reduceswelling #physicaltherapy #manualtherapy A video posted by The Physical Therapy Doctor (@theptdoctorbayside) on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:29am PDT

Are Your Parents at Risk of Falling?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: One-third of Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 29 minutes, an older adult dies following a fall. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common […]