An OT can show you how to get laundry safely to and from the basement, how to fold clothes without becoming exhausted, and remove clothes from washer and dryer without falling over.
An OT can show you how to get laundry safely to and from the basement, how to fold clothes without becoming exhausted, and remove clothes from washer and dryer without falling over.
My favorite part about being an Occupational Therapist is seeing a patient achieve a goal or do something that they weren't able to do before, especially when it is something meaningful that they have been striving towards.
Gait training with a physical therapist takes it further, they are experts in movement, trained to recognize any abnormalities or issues with the way you walk.
For someone experiencing knee pain or a knee injury, physical therapy is often a great treatment option. A physical therapist will work with the patient, developing a tailored program to help them restore their knees to optimum health.
Physical therapists are movement experts and can spot potential problems with your strength or posture which may be contributing to any of your balance issues and help you correct it.
At Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy’s Farmingdale location, as part of your work hardening program, we are an authorized WorkSTEPS provider.
A Physical therapist can complete a thorough evaluation for your neck pain which includes a subjective portion where you answer questions that help identify where your symptoms are coming from.
Most people aren’t aware of how an occupational therapist can help those with vision loss. An OT can recommend modifications to your home, assistive devices to help magnify reading materials, or phones designed for those who have difficulty seeing.
Physical therapy can start anywhere from a few hours up to a few days post-op, depending on the circumstances. The first step in your rehabilitation with a physical therapist will be a thorough evaluation where goals will be discussed.
The benefits of exercises for people with normal lungs are well known, but extra benefits are found in people who have respiratory diseases. It has been noted that patients with respiratory diseases who train demonstrate improved exercise tolerance.
Physical therapy can be an instrumental tool in the management of Neuropathy and is a great non-invasive option. A physical therapist can create a tailored program based on the patient’s needs and specific symptoms.
Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy's extensive team of over 75 carefully chosen Physical and Occupational Therapists are highly trained to provide comprehensive and compassionate care in the home and clinic.
If you are experiencing greater difficulty getting around your home, consider having an occupational therapist visit you to help keep you safe and on your feet!
Physical therapy can help reduce pain and rebuild strength in the affected area. A physical therapist will develop a special program for the patient based on their needs and goals.
If you or a loved one are experiencing the painful symptoms connected to Multiple Sclerosis, occupational therapy is able to help. Occupational therapy is a form of therapy that specializes in improving the quality of life of those with a disability.
Physical therapy is a great non-invasive way to treat Carpal Tunnel and alleviate the symptoms connected with it. A physical therapist will use hands-on treatments that mobilize tight joints and stretch tight ligaments.
An occupational therapist can teach you how to safely get in and out of your shower, get dressed without exhausting yourself, cook dinner for your family without falling or dropping anything, or feed yourself if you have a hard time holding things.
Massage therapy is not only done at a spa by a massage therapist but can also be done in a medical setting by a physical therapist
Physical therapists can use a wide arrange of therapy to help your ankle heal. The ankles are an important structure of the body, they help provide the support necessary to carry your weight and walk around.
For most stroke patients, rehabilitation mainly involves physical and occupational therapy. Another important component for stroke patients is occupational therapy. The main goal of OT is to teach the patient to relearn daily activities.
When you work with a physical therapist to overcome back pain as a result of degenerative disc disease, your physical therapist will begin by strengthening core muscle groups, which includes the abdominal wall, and will provide you with targeted massage an
Physical Therapy can be very helpful for infants diagnosed with torticollis. Parents tend to worry when they think something is wrong with their child, however, torticollis is often easily treated.
There’s a fundamental link between your gait, or the way you walk, and your ability to keep your balance while you are moving. A physical therapist can evaluate a patient and help improve the way they walk and develop a personalized treatment plan for them
New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make.
Why suffer in pain and discomfort when physical therapy has the tools to reduce your shoulder pain and get you back to continue those everyday activities you love doing.
One out of three adults (those aged 65 or older) falls every year but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries.
Physical Therapists can help patients avoid the need for hip surgery by helping them regain freedom of motion and freedom from pain.
Our physical therapists want to help seniors gain their independence back. It is important to start physical therapy as soon as the warning signs of frailty and deconditioning become present.
A good physical therapy program can help maintain your physical abilities, as well as maximize your potential for enjoying normal activities. It is important to keep in mind that not all physical therapy is the same.
55% of all falls take place inside the home. Many times patients don't seek fall prevention until having already fallen. The goal of physical therapy at home for seniors is to help restore and improve functionality, reduce pain and increase mobility.
The goal of physical therapy for foot pain is to find the source of the problem. Physical therapy provides relief through hands-on techniques to restore joints and soft tissue to a more normal state.
Occupational Therapy is the specific form of therapy addressed to helping individuals improve their ability to participate in and accomplish everyday activities.
A physical therapist can use modalities such as ultrasound and TENS and manual interventions such as massage, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, and joint manipulations to decrease pain and improve mobility.
Muscle weakness, especially in the legs, is one of the most important risk factors. Older people with weak muscles are more likely to fall than are those who maintain their muscle strength, as well as their flexibility and endurance.
A physical therapy program is constructed for each individual based on the limitations they are experiencing. A number of studies have shown that balance, strength, and gait training may be utilized to successfully reduce fall risk in this population.
Had to shovel a lot of snow lately? We’ve got your back! Snow is heavy, and if you haven’t been hitting the gym regularly, you may be waking up to some aches and pains. Luckily, we have some tips that can help you dig yourself out more safely!
A physical therapist can then design a plan of care individualized to your needs to address the specific limitations by using exercises to strengthen your muscles or increase your mobility, manual techniques to decrease your pain, and additional exercises
Many of these risk factors are preventable. As obvious as it may sound, a lack of knowledge about risk factors and how to prevent them contributes to many falls. Some people believe that falls are a normal part of aging, and as such are not preventable.
Millions of Americans live with the difficulties of Arthritis. Learn more about Arthritis and how you can take control of your pain.
Lower back pain affects millions of Americans annually. The costs are climbing with missed work, down time and overall lack of effectiveness in people with lower back pain.
Throughout the day, concentrate on keeping your three natural back curves in balanced alignment. Keep your weight in control; excess weight exerts a constant forward pull on the back muscles, causing the muscles in the abdomen to stretch and weaken.
Did you know slouching has a bad effect on your over health and a contributor to your physical pain? Avoid staying in one position for long periods; inactivity causes muscle tension and weakness.
Chondromalacia patella, also know as, “runner’s knee,” is a common injury that we see today, specifically in young females. A physical therapist helps to restore the balance between the quad muscles and retract the patella to its original location.
Patients are amazed at how good they feel when walking or running on the Alter G Treadmill. Patients who have not been able to walk or run due to injuries now can do so without pain.
If you suspect you are at increased risk for ACL injury, you may want to find an ACL Injury Prevention Program or Sports Performance program to evaluate what you have to work on to avoid injury.
Research indicates that physical therapy combined with medical management enhances function and independence and reduces disability. While there is no cure for arthritis, people can learn techniques to reduce pain and limitations.
Using proper body mechanics can help prevent muscle and joint discomfort this holiday season
A cortisone injection may be effective as a quick fix, but it is not a permanent solution to the problem. And if it is used, it should be used in conjunction with a physical therapy treatment plan.
A Physical Therapist can make an enormous difference to your quality of life if you suffer from arthritis. A physical therapist will help you learn more about your arthritis and avoiding pain.
It is import to understand when stress is manageable and when it is not. Learning coping mechanisms when feeling overwhelmed can help to heal your body faster. The following techniques can help to manage stress and speed up your recovery:
Common symptoms associated with arthritis include; Pain, Stiffness, Swelling, and loss of motion. This becomes problematic because in addition to becoming less active and having a harder time doing the things you love to do,
For each area of concern, a physical therapist can evaluate the problem and design an individualized program of care to improve your function and enable you to manage your symptoms more effectively.
You can do simple stretches any time of the day, and in the comfort of your own home. Do not overexert or overextend, but do try to stretch out your muscles at least a few times a day.
Kinesis will help the balance, flexibility, and strength in everyone, whether you are a mature individual with physiological limitations or an athlete training for competition.
Taping can be useful in positioning the shoulder joint in a more functional position, which helps to decrease pain and eliminate the extra stress that may be placed on the muscles and tendons of the shoulder as they try to stabilize it.
Regular physical activity makes your heart stronger. A stronger heart can pump more blood with less effort. If your heart can work less to pump, the force on your arteries decreases, lowering your blood pressure.
The office workout is a time-efficient way to include exercise into your busy schedule. But how effective is it? Research suggests that even a modest amount of resistance training can be enough to stimulate your metabolism.
For many young players, baseball is a rite of passage in schoolyards and fields. But in their attempts to throw the farthest and fastest, Little Leaguers put themselves at major risk of arm and shoulder injuries according to the APTA.
A group of pain researchers at McGill University Health Center (MUHC) did a longitudinal study, now published in the Journal of Neuroscience to find out if you can reverse these changes in the brain by alleviating chronic low back pain.
Exercise is an important part of managing diabetes. Regular physical activity can lower your need for medications, reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, and help manage glucose levels.
Common gardening tasks, such as digging, planting, weeding, mulching and raking can cause stress and strain on muscles and joints, especially for seniors or those who are normally sedentary.
Do headaches tend to weigh you down? Do they hamper your productivity by preventing you from accomplishing what you need to do at work or at home? Do they hinder you from living the way you want to?
Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify whether or not your headaches may be the result of neck pain or strain. One of the most common causes of headaches due to neck pain is forward head position.
Our Physical Therapists are trained to find the source of your BPPV and to remove the otoconia from the semicircular canals using canalith repositioning maneuvers.
Physical therapy intervention can help to decrease low back pain, increase activity and confidence and improve overall health status.
We at Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy provide skilled and trained physical and occupational therapists who would love to help make your home safe.
Research has shown that fall prevention in the elderly can be supported through the use of physical therapy.
Physical Therapists can help patients avoid the need for surgery by helping them regain freedom of motion and freedom from pain.
Once a joint is showing arthritic changes or degeneration, it is true that degeneration will not reverse.
Knee arthritis is usually associated with inactivity secondary to increased pain. With inactivity, we typically see a decline in muscle strength, making activities that depend on strength more difficult.
Most low back pain can easily be treated with physical therapy and without the need for surgery or prolonged medication.
Building core strength can improve your posture and may protect you from lower back pain.
One in four people above the age of 65 ends up falling at least once a year. A fall is defined as an unplanned and unexpected contact with the supporting surface.
We need to be realistic and not expect our bodies to go from inactivity most of the week to all out intensity on the weekend.
Having established the importance of hip flexion at the beginning of the flight phase we must now ascertain the amplitude of this movement.
Have you been suffering from hip pain that makes your daily activities difficult to perform? I
A new study published in the journal Spine showed Medicare patients who received physical therapy in the acute phase following an episode of low back pain were less likely to receive epidural steroid injections, lumbar surgery, or frequent MD visits.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that lifting injuries accounted for about 34 % of sick days in 2013. BLS also showed that the back was the leading body part affected, making up 18.2% of total cases in 2013.
Are you pregnant? Having lower back pain? Wishing this baby will just hurry up and get here so you can stop being in pain? Don’t wish this special time away. Physical therapists at Reddy Care can help YOU!
School just started! Make sure your child’s backpack isn’t doing too much damage.
Unfortunately, sitting is inevitable and may be harmful to the lower back. If you are sitting all day-especially in a chair not designed for your body- it is only a matter of time before you encounter lower back pain.
Choosing between heat and cold therapy depends on the type of injury.
The combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase the risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors.
If you are looking to burn more fat, then certain machines may be more effective. One study compared men and women exercising on six different types of cardio machines.
If you're planning a trip, watch your back. Travel can also be the cause of low back pain. Air travel, in particular, is hazardous to spinal health.
Working with a physical therapist can help you develop a new approach to managing your aches and pains.
Plantar fasciitis can resolve with conservative management including Physical Therapy, orthotics, splinting, anti-inflammatory/pain medication and steroid injections at times.
Ever wonder why chronic pain doesn't get better despite all your therapy and medications?
"Movement is in essence medicine for both the mind and body and is indeed a healthier choice for those suffering from chronic pain," said Dr. Raghunath.
Sciatica is one of the most common problems noted in the elderly population due to weakening of bones and muscles, which can result in tremendous lower back and leg pain.
Low back pain is one of the most common conditions prevalent in the general population. Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives.
When you are experiencing regular back pain—especially if you are experiencing back pain while walking—you should consider ways that you can reduce back pain by taking small steps to support your back.
Everyone develops aches and pains from time to time. After a long day out in the sun, or after an afternoon of trying to keep up with household chores, sometimes the tasks that we expect of our bodies can get the best of us.
Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries, and age, however, pain can flare-up.
The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints.
Most people with whiplash get better within a few weeks by following a treatment plan that includes pain medication and Physical therapy in the form of exercise
If you’ve experienced back pain, and even leg pain, you might have a deeper issue. Your minor aches and pinched nerves could be symptomatic of deeper issues. You might be facing sciatica. While “sciatica” may sound serious, it’s entirely curable.
As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lifetime.
Hypertension has been shown to be a major health concern in the middle age as well as the older adult population. It is a symptomless “silent killer” that quietly damages blood vessels and leads to serious health problems.
If you suffer from low back pain that lasts longer than a couple of weeks, your doctor will probably refer you to a physical therapist.