Overuse Injuries

What is an overuse injury? Any type of muscle or joint injury that is caused by repetitive trauma. If you are currently suffering from an overuse injury and are looking for a physical therapist in Farmingdale, you are in luck. Here at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, our physical therapists are ready to help assist and recover you from your injuries. It is critical to understand how these types of injuries occur and how to prevent them. These overuse injuries are usually a result of:

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Physical Therapy For Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness is a blanket term for a condition that can arise from a vast variety of different causes and disorders. It is a common problem and the definition can be confusing, as it encompasses a variety of related, but separate and different feelings. Some examples include feeling tired, noticeably reduced strength in physical situations, and even a failure to make your muscles tense at all. Here at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, we will help you discover the root cause of your muscle tension and alleviate your specific symptoms.

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Physical Therapy for Sciatica in Farmingdale

Are you currently suffering from the pain of sciatica? Sciatica is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve located down one or both legs from the lower back. If you are living in Farmingdale, or anywhere on Long Island, there is a solution for you. Farmingdale Physical Therapy East can provide you with physical therapy to help ease the pain caused by the sciatic nerve.

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Physical Therapy for Neurological Conditions in Farmingdale

Neurological conditions can be debilitating and frustrating, and often have no universal cure. Though many major neurological diseases require treatment with medication, physical therapy can serve as an exceptionally effective, noninvasive course of treatment that can improve function and raise the patient’s quality of life. Neurological physical therapy focuses on the restoration of mobility to patients living with neurological conditions and is proven to be a healthy solution to many complications of neurological issues. At Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, our team offers a variety of different services to assist our Farmingdale patients living with neurological conditions through personalized physical therapy.

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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

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 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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