Monthly Archives: April 2017

#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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Pre- and Post- Surgical Care

At Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, we treat patients with both presurgical and postsurgical care. A surgery such as a total knee or hip replacement can mean a long recovery process. This often leads patients to reconsider surgery, thus putting it … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy for Myositis

Myositis refers to any condition that causes muscle inflammation, a condition that has several causes. Myositis can be caused by an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own tissues, viral infection, or vigorous exercise. Myositis is accompanied by joint … Continue reading

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