Prevent Weekend Warrior Injuries

If your weekends are filled with epic high movement, adventures, and activities, and your weekdays are filled with a monotonous 9-5 job and going to bed early you might be a weekend warrior! Hiking, biking, and participating in a sports league, are all weekend warrior activities. The sharp transition from static activities, sitting, to dynamic activities, playing golf, in Farmingdale can lead to injuries. Weekend warrior injuries include:

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The Physical Demands of Rowing And How Physical Therapy Can Help


Originally practiced during Ancient Egyptian times, rowing is gradually becoming more popular as a sport and fitness activity in the United States. To participate in a race, the crews go out onto the water and pile into a boat. As the members strongly push against the water with their oars, the force allows them to move faster. While rowing, it is essential that the team is synchronized to help create perfect flow of movement. Additionally, team members must be consistent with their speed throughout the contest. Prior to the competition, the team players must train and practice in order to be energized and well planned for their challenge.


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Preventing Injuries During Summer Sports

Summer, the warmest season of the year, means families gathering together to play outdoors, children signing up for sports teams, and neighbors jogging the roads of the community. During this time, it is important to take care of your body and prevent any possible injuries.

To begin, a few simple ways to avoid injuries include:

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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome is often known as shin splints.  It’s a condition that causes pain on the inside part of your shin and is commonly referred to as a shin splint because of the location of the pain. People with Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome will usually feel pain on the inner part of the shin after or during an exercise. Over time the pain can become more pronounced or worsen if not treated. Something to consider and watch out for are some common risk factors that may lead to Medial tibial stress syndrome.

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Physical Therapy In Farmingdale

John Dugan, a noted leader in the Long Island physical therapy community, and a lifelong member of Farmingdale, founded Farmingdale Physical Therapy East. We are dedicated to improving the health of our patients through state-of-art physical therapy and rehabilitation services. While at the same time, we are committed to helping the members of our community live their day-to-day lives feeling higher levels of physical comfort and strength than they ever have before.

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Body Conditioning for Cycling

benefits of cycling

 As each day passes by, summer slowly begins to arrive. Through the cold winter months, you may have found yourself cuddled up on the couch with popcorn and a movie playing on the television. With summer and exercising in mind, you check the weather app for the following week; sunny and beautiful. In this moment, you think to yourself, “I need to get back to my passion of cycling.” You begin to gaze back to the television, but then snap back into reality and remember the benefits of cycling: a feeling of fit and healthy. It is also fun, especially when you bring friends along. A flashback repeats in your head of your doctor reminding you that cycling is an easy, muscle workout that you can make as intense as you want. It even helps prevent obesity, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and mental illness. Time to get back on the bike!

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Fall Injuries on the Rise in Older Adults

It is unpleasant and embarrassing to experience a slip and fall. To admit that you momentarily lost your balance and ended up on the floor can be frightening and quite humiliating. With this in mind, it is essential to understand that falling once and refusing to tell anyone only increases your chances of falling again. It is truly common in society, especially for senior citizens, to slip and fall. Therefore, it is necessary to be aware of the dangers of falling and learn how to avoid them.

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Are You Overtraining? How Physical Therapy Can Help.

Working out and exercising can be great for you. It provides countless health benefits that can improve cardiovascular health and lower risk for diseases. In some cases, however, exercising can be harmful or even dangerous. Working out can become harmful to us when we overtrain, making it crucial to know the signs and symptoms of overtraining syndrome to prevent injury and avoid the potential negative effects that come with it.

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#Choose PT

Physical therapy is a cost-effective treatment that helps to improve mobility and relieve pain. PT has the potential to reduce a patient’s need for surgery and prescription drugs by allowing them to follow a recovery plan designed for their specific needs. Throughout the treatment, the patient is in full control and with time and patience, they should be able to get back to their normal selves again. Arguably, physical therapy should be your first option before choosing surgery or opioids.

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Preventing MCL Tears (medial collateral ligament)

The MCL, or medial collateral ligament, runs down the inner part of the knee from the thigh bone to about five inches from the top of the shinbone. The MCL prevents the leg from over-extending inward, helps to stabilize the knee, and allows it to rotate.

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