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Frozen Shoulder Aug 4th, 2020

Frozen Shoulder Frozen Shoulder is a condition that affects up to 5% of the population. This is a condition where your joints become inflamed. There are three stages for this condition. This first stage, called freezing, is when you begin to notice an increase of pain. This is the most...

Multiple Sclerosis Jul 31st, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic illness involving your central nervous system. It is an autoimmune disorder that causes progressive damage to nerves all over the body. The resulting loss of function and pain can make life considerably challenging.    With MS, the protective layer of myelin around your nerve fibers...

Eliminate Plantar Fasciitis Discomfort. Jul 30th, 2020

Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It’s a condition that occurs when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot becomes irritated or inflamed. The plantar fascia is the ligament under the skin on the bottom of the foot.  It connects the heel...

The origins of physical therapy Jul 29th, 2020

Where it all began.. Physical Therapy as a Women’s profession.  Physical Therapy dates back to 460 B.C. where Hippocrates introduced the idea of pain management through manual therapy.  However, it wasn’t until WW1 and the Polio Epidemic where Physical Therapy began to gain popularity.  This was due to the high...

Marketing Better Post-COVID With Vinod Somareddy, PT Jul 28th, 2020

To listen to this podcast, please click this link: https://ptoclub.com/2020/07/marketing-better-post-covid-with-vinod-somareddy-pt/   Vinod Somareddy, PT of Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy in NYC, is a hugely successful PT owner of many years and has seen many challenges, but it took the COVID pandemic for him to reconsider how he marketed his clinic...

Physical Therapy can reduce your Vertigo Symptoms Jul 27th, 2020

Vertigo is a sensation of dizziness or feeling off balance. This is usually caused by an inner ear problem. Problems with your inner ear can cause dizziness and visual disturbances, and even affect your balance. The inner ear sends signals to the brain about your head and body movements and...

Will I Benefit from Occupational Therapy? Jul 21st, 2020

The goal of occupational therapy is to get the patient doing the things they need to do to better take care of themselves. Occupational therapists specialize in helping patients regain skills, so they can complete everyday tasks. For example, a geriatric client may need help accomplishing and re-learning basic skills...

Treating your Shoulder Pain Jul 21st, 2020

Shoulder pain can be debilitating, when something goes wrong with your shoulders it can hamper your ability to move freely and can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort.  It can even cause a reduction of function in the arms and hands. Getting the right treatment, promptly, can make...

Treatment for neck pain Jul 20th, 2020

Your neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso.  The bones, ligaments, and muscles in your neck work together to support your head and allow it to move. The neck is particularly vulnerable to injury, especially in falls, car accidents, or situations where...

Lower Back Pain And Physical Therapy Jul 15th, 2020

Physical therapy is a great resource for lower back pain because it addresses the cause of the pain, rather than simply attempting to hide the symptoms. Working with a physical therapist can help you to experience improved range of motion, to restore strength to muscles in your lower back that...

The ideal treatment for low back pain. Jul 15th, 2020

Low back pain is by far one of the most common ailments ever experienced.  Just about everyone deals with low back pain at one point in their life.  For some, the lucky ones, perhaps, the pain is just for a day or two as a result of a particularly grueling...

Treatment Plans for Back Pain Jul 6th, 2020

Most people have experienced back pain at some point in their lives. For some it can be super uncomfortable and debilitating. It is a common reason for people missing or being absent from work. It can affect anyone of any age. It is commonly a result of injury or over...

Managing Dementia Jul 2nd, 2020

Dementia can be a very distressing and scary condition for anyone going through it or helping a loved one through it.  Dementia is a term to describe a variety of conditions that cause loss of mental functions severe enough to affect your daily life and activities.   Dementia can affect...

Recovering from Sport Injuries Jun 26th, 2020

Sports injuries are the injuries that occur while engaging in sports exercise, no matter what sport that may be. They often occur as the result of overtraining, lack of proper conditioning, or not using proper technique. Not warming up enough can also lead to an injury. Below are a few...

Management of your Neuropathy Jun 19th, 2020

There are many different types of nervous system disorders that require clinical care by a practitioner. Peripheral neuropathy is a specific nervous system condition where your peripheral nerves have become damaged, whether it be from injury or an underlying disease. Your peripheral nerves are the nerves that branch out from...

Best Treatment Methods for Tendinitis Jun 18th, 2020

Tendinitis is a common issue among athletes because it develops as a result of overuse. While the average person may engage in standard physical tasks such as walking or typing, an athlete takes that repetitive behavior to a new level. Consider a tennis player, for example. In addition to running and jumping, a...

Laser therapy Jun 17th, 2020

Cleared by the FDA in 2003, Class IV laser therapy has become a standard of care for many musculoskeletal injuries. Unlike surgical lasers, which use precisely focused light to remove tissue, this lower grade therapy laser does not focus light and does not harm tissue. The Class IV laser is...

Scoliosis Jun 17th, 2020

  Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. It is generally seen in childhood, as a child enters puberty, but can also occur in adulthood. Some curves are more severe than others, in some cases requiring surgery. Proper treatment early on can help prevent worsening of the curve and...

Manage Your Tendinitis Jun 15th, 2020

Athletes are naturally at an increased risk for experiencing injuries. This is not as a result of any particular health issue that athletes typically have in common. Instead, it is a simple exposure equation. The more frequently you push yourself to try new things, to engage in physical activity, or to push yourself to...

Identifying the causes of your pain Jun 12th, 2020

Sometimes it happens when a pain develops that you can immediately identify the cause. A new pair of shoes may cause a sharp pain in your heel, or an old chair at work may cause your back to grow sore and uncomfortable as time goes on. But there are other...

You can improve your balance! Jun 11th, 2020

You can improve your physical balance by:  Increasing muscle strength  Improving stamina  Improving core strength  Practicing balancing techniques In addition, taking steps to ensure that you are getting a full night of rest, that you are exercising regularly, and that you are eating a healthy diet are all strong components...

Kinesio Taping Jun 11th, 2020

Kinesio Taping is a special taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. It also provides support and therapeutic pressure to the muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.  Using tape to wrap injured areas is not a new concept. Traditional bandages have...

Stay Active & Become Better Balanced Jun 11th, 2020

There are a million and one tips that are passed down generation to generation about the key to a long and successful life. Some say the secret to a long and happy life is to focus on family; others say it all comes down to finding the right career. Whatever...

Connie Volpe, OTR/L Jun 11th, 2020

What made you get into the field of Occupational Therapy?  OT is my 2nd career. Before this I had a desk job which I found boring and lacked purpose. After looking into psychology, and other health care fields including PT and speech therapy, I found OT. It seemed to be the best fit...

Reddy Care Provides Occupational Therapy in your home Jun 5th, 2020

The goal of occupational therapy is to get the patient doing the things they need to do to take care of themselves. Occupational therapists specialize in helping patients regain skills, so they can complete everyday tasks. For example, a geriatric client may need help accomplishing and re-learning basic skills like...

Recovering from an Orthopedic injury Jun 3rd, 2020

Orthopedic injuries refer to injuries to your musculoskeletal system. This includes your muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. These injuries usually occur as the result of an accident or trauma to the body. Age can also be a risk factor for orthopedic injuries and other orthopedic conditions. As we age...

Meet Russ Poker, PT May 31st, 2020

What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy? Growing up, my dad suffered a series of strokes that left him more debilitated each time to the point he was paralyzed from the neck down basically. We had the downstairs converted into his bedroom with Hoyer Lifts, Hospital Bed, etc....

Vestibular Rehab May 28th, 2020

A vestibular disorder relates to the inner ear and how it can affect your balance. People suffering from a vestibular disorder often experience dizziness and visual disturbances. Symptoms of vestibular disorder can diminish your quality of life and can have an impact on your emotional wellbeing, sometimes resulting in anxiety...

Physical Therapy Can Be Used to Treat Pinched Nerves May 26th, 2020

A pinched nerve is essentially a compressed nerve.  This is caused by surrounding tissue pressing on the nerve root often resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the affected area. Pinched nerves can cause extreme pain and even loss of function. While they are fairly common, and will generally heal...

Meet our PT, Mithun! May 25th, 2020

What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy? I’ve always known I wanted to go into healthcare. I wanted a career where I can connect with patients on a personal level, a job that I would have fun doing where I didn’t have to sit at a desk...

Physical Therapy can Help You Manage Your Arthritis Symptoms May 21st, 2020

Arthritis is simply inflammation of the joints. It is a term used to describe more than 100 conditions that affect the joints. Arthritis is quite common, affecting millions of adults in the U.S. Most types of arthritis cause pain and stiffness in and around the affected joints. Specific symptoms will...

Meet our home OT, Carissa! May 19th, 2020

What made you get into the field of Occupational Therapy? I was always interested in health and wellness growing up as I played a lot of sports in high school and continued being active throughout college and so on. I didn't learn about Occupational Therapy until the end of undergrad...

Neck and Shoulder Pain May 19th, 2020

Neck and shoulder pain commonly occur together. They are intimately connected by multiple nerve pathways. This can make it hard for the brain to trace where the pain is coming from.   While there are many different causes or reasons you could be experiencing neck and shoulder pain, it usually...

Low Back Pain Relief May 14th, 2020

At some point in our lives, most of us have experienced lower back pain. This pain can be fleeting, going away after a couple of weeks, or become a chronic condition.  The lower back, also known as the lumbar spine, is a complicated structure of interconnecting bones, ligaments, and muscles,...

Meet our Clinic Director! May 14th, 2020

What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy? I knew that I wanted to go into a career in the medical field and physical therapy was the career path that blended aspects of my life that I am passionate about: physical activity and helping people.  I recognized my...

Physical Therapy can help manage fibromyalgia symptoms. May 12th, 2020

Fibromyalgia is a common chronic condition that can be debilitating for many. It is characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, and other discomforts. Some may also experience changes in mood and difficulties with memory and concentration.  While the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, current thinking is that it has to...

Herniated Discs May 8th, 2020

Your spine is made up of a series of bones called vertebrae. These bones are cushioned by discs, they act as shock absorbers for the vertebrae. These discs are comprised of a soft jelly-like interior surrounded by a tough outer layer called annulus.  A herniated disc occurs when the jelly...

Foot and Ankle Conditions May 5th, 2020

Your feet and ankles are key elements of the body.  They are what enable you to move around and support your weight as you walk.  A function they normally do very well, however there are some conditions which cause them to not work as well.   Foot and ankle conditions...

TELEHEALTH: A new and exciting option at Reddy Care! May 2nd, 2020

If you choose Telehealth as an option, you will have very effective and meaningful therapy sessions!  We are offering telehealth because we want to be sure that all our patients stay active, mobile and healthy during this time.     The session may be performed on a computer, laptop, tablet or cell...

Balance Disorders May 1st, 2020

Balance and stability can be improved with exercise. A physical therapist will perform an assessment and find out what exercises are the best and safest for you and any balance disorders that you may have! When a person’s body does not move for a long period of time, they can suffer...

Prevent Sport Injuries! Apr 30th, 2020

While most sports games have been canceled for the foreseeable future, that hasn’t stopped a lot of people from staying active and exercising.  Although exercise is highly beneficial for your health, you can put yourself at risk for injury if you don’t take the proper precautions.    You can prevent...

We are Prepared to Help! Apr 30th, 2020

As the situation with COVID -19 continues to evolve, we are keenly aware of the impact it has on our patient’s daily lives and mobility. Reddy Care has always held the safety and well being of our patients as our top priority. We continue to do so now more than ever. Our...

Shoulder Pain Apr 30th, 2020

Within the shoulder is actually a complex combination of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that allow for a wide range of motion in the arm.  Usually, this range of motion is pretty great, in fact, it is the most mobile joint of the body. This flexibility, however, can make it...

How can physical therapy help diabetes? Apr 23rd, 2020

In the United States it is estimated that there are 32 million people over the age of 18 with diabetes, either diagnosed or undiagnosed. This is a condition that without careful management can lead to serious complications.   So, what is Diabetes?  Diabetes is a condition where your blood sugars...

You can benefit from a massage! Apr 23rd, 2020

Massage therapy, also known as manual therapy is a great way to remove stress and pain and increase your circulation! A physical therapist and occupational therapist can use this massage therapy in your therapy session to reduce your recovery time.    Who can benefit? Reddy Care uses this therapeutic massage...

PT & OT Covid Rehabilitation Apr 23rd, 2020

Critical care doctors have informed us that some Covid-19 patients may suffer long-term physical, cognitive and emotional effects.   Researchers in Hong Kong have said that recovered coronavirus patients can be left with damaged lungs. “In some patients, lung function could decline by about 20 to 30% after recovery,” says...

PT & OT can improve the quality of life of patient's with dementia. Apr 21st, 2020

Dementia can be a debilitating and heartbreaking condition. Dementia is not a disease on its own but is an overall term that covers a wide range of specific conditions, like Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s accounts for about 60-80% of cases. Dementia usually develops as a result of damage or disease in the...

Understanding you Back and Neck Pain! Apr 21st, 2020

Back and neck pain are two of the most common issues that American adults experience, putting a huge physical and economic burden on working Americans by being both two of the leading needs for medical intervention and two of the most  common causes people have to miss work. While these may...

Reddy Care Post Covid-19 Rehabilitation Protocol Apr 17th, 2020

Our patients receive individualized treatment provided by compassionate and competent therapists. Special consideration is placed on the residual effects of COVID -19.   Pulmonary function, as well as any pain or discomfort is addressed as needed.    Treatment may take place in the home or in one of our clinics. Each...

Are you Experiencing Knee Pain? Apr 16th, 2020

Are you experiencing knee pain? Do your knees pop or crack every time you stand up?   We greatly rely on the strength of our knees to accomplish daily tasks, when they get injured or start to wear, those activities can be difficult. There are many reasons one could be...

Physical Therapy can Help Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries Apr 14th, 2020

The spinal cord is a collection of nerves that go from the bottom of your brain and all the way down your back.  There are pairs of nerves that leave the spinal cord, going to the arms, legs, chest, and abdomen. These nerves play an essential role in the movement...

Meet our PT, Maitreyi Shukla, MSPT! Apr 13th, 2020

Maitreyi Shukla, MSPT   What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy? My grandfather had a stroke while I was in high school, and at the time, I wanted to become psychiatrist, but I saw the therapist working with him and that changed my mind. Later he developed...

What does Post-Operative Rehabilitation Entail? Apr 10th, 2020

Whether you are recovering from a hip surgery, knee surgery, or back surgery, you will need a rehabilitation program to help you get back on your feet.  Post-operative rehabilitation is a specific type of physical therapy designed aid in post-surgery recovery. Physical therapists are specially trained to identify the bodies...

Covid-19 Rehabilitation Program! Apr 10th, 2020

As we know, one of the main ways that Covid-19 attacks our body is by infiltrating our lungs/respiratory system. This can result in severe pneumonia symptoms that can cause a rapid decline in a patient's health. Reddy Care has put together a post Covid-19 rehabilitation program for patients to improve...

Treat your Neck Pain! Apr 8th, 2020

The neck is an important structure as it provides support and mobility to the head, it can also be the source of great pain if under strain.  Neck pain can range from a minor annoyance, to excruciating pain, it can also be temporary or chronic. When neck pain is severe...

Continuing therapy for stroke patients! Apr 7th, 2020

For most stroke patients, rehabilitation mainly involves physical therapy. The aim of physical therapy is to have the patient relearn simple motor activities such as walking, sitting, standing, lying down, and the process of switching from one type of movement to another. Another  important component is occupational therapy.  The main goal of occupational therapy...

Post Covid-19 Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Apr 7th, 2020

Critical care doctors know that the longer patients remain in the ICU due to Covid-19, the more likely they are to suffer long-term physical, cognitive and emotional effects of being sedated. Researchers in Hong Kong have said that recovered coronavirus patients can be left with damaged lungs.  "In some patients,...

Dr. Young Dong Kim, PT, DPT Apr 6th, 2020

What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy?I used to do different kind of exercises from martial arts to hiking. When my hand got injured, I went to a physical therapy office where I saw a physical therapist who was committed to getting patients recovered with exercises. I...

Neurological Diseases Can be Managed by a Physical Therapist! Apr 2nd, 2020

A neurological disease is typically defined as any disorder of the nervous system. The brain, the spinal cord, and nerves, work together to make up the nervous system. It is essential in controlling daily function.  If something goes wrong with your nervous system, basic things like breathing, swallowing and moving,...

Reddy Care CARES! Apr 2nd, 2020

As the situation with COVID -19 continues to evolve, we are keenly aware of the impact it has on our patient's daily lives and mobility. Reddy Care has always held the safety and well-being of our patients as our top priority. We continue to do so now more than ever....

Treat your Low Back Pain! Mar 31st, 2020

The lower back provides structural support to the body and even helps protect certain body tissue. We rely on the lower back to support the weight of our upper body when we stand, making it more prone to pain and injury. Lower back pain can be temporary or linger and...

Meet our home therapist, Dr. Vinod Hobala, PT, DPT Mar 30th, 2020

Dr. Vinod Hobala, PT, DPT   What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy? I was interested to be in health industry after school, I thought as a physical therapist I would be able to play a unique role in helping people get healthy and restore their function....

Physical Therapists can Ease Sciatica Mar 30th, 2020

The sciatic nerve is a large, thick nerve that runs from your lower spine through your buttocks and into your leg. It helps provide sensation to your legs and feet and assist with muscles movement. There are two sciatic nerves on each side of the body going down to the...

Does Your Balance Affect Your Everyday Activities? Mar 27th, 2020

Does your balance affect your everyday activities? Physical therapy can help!  Reddy Care creates an individualized balance program based on each patient's weakness and limitations.  Reddy Care has very advanced clinical equipment to ensure that our patients reach their goals!    Our virtual reality balance system is equipped with multiple assessment...

Find the Source of your Hip Pain! Mar 26th, 2020

The hips are large joints in your body, where the ball of the thigh bone joins the pelvis. The hip joint is very crucial in assisting movement, helping the thighs move back and forth. The hips also aid in rotating when changing direction and walking. Pain or injury in the...

Get Relief from Vertigo! Mar 24th, 2020

The vestibular system includes part of the inner ear and brain which help control balance and eye movement. When this system becomes damaged, for example, by disease or injury, it is referred to as a vestibular disorder. This can result in vertigo or dizziness, imbalance, vision problems, and even problems...

Physical Therapy for Parkinson's Disease Mar 23rd, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects certain neurons in a specific area of the brain. Symptoms generally develop slowly over time but can be debilitating. Patients may experience tremors, gait and balance problems. In certain cases it can lead to depression or apathy, loss of smell, and even...

Meet Our Home Care Therapist, Dr. Marcelo Del Rio, PT, DPT Mar 23rd, 2020

Dr. Marcelo Del Rio, PT, DPT   What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy?  I played soccer since I was 6 years old all the way through college, so I have broken a few bones and sprained some ankles over the years. I've spent quite a bit...

A Physical Therapist Can Help You Understand Your Pain! Mar 19th, 2020

When you meet with a physical therapist to understand where your pain may be coming from, one of the first things you’ll do is have a conversation about your pain. How long you’ve been experiencing pain, where it developed and how the pain manifests itself are all very important distinctions that can help shed...

Identify the Cause of Your Pain! Mar 19th, 2020

Sometimes it happens when pain develops that you can immediately identify the cause. A new pair of shoes may cause a sharp pain in your heel, or an old chair at work may cause your back to grow sore and uncomfortable as time goes on. But there are other situations in...

How Can Occupational Therapy Help You? Mar 19th, 2020

Occupational therapy began early last century as a means of rehabilitating people in the hospital using methods from physical therapy, psychiatry, nursing, social work, orthopedics, and other disciplines. It was founded on the principle that medical issues alone do not cause dysfunction, but rather a combination of medical, social, biological,...

Reddy Care is offering E- Visits! Mar 19th, 2020

What is E-Visits?   The Health Resources Services Administration defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.   Reddy Care is beginning to offer this service to our patients to ensure...

Physical Therapy is One of the Most Effective Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis Mar 17th, 2020

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the bottom of the heel. The Plater Fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects your heel to the front of your feet. When this gets inflamed, it causes heal pain and stiffness.  The pain associated with plantar fasciitis usually...

Physical Therapy can Help Manage Scoliosis! Mar 17th, 2020

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. Patients with scoliosis will have a C or S-shaped curve in the spine. It usually develops in children around 10 to 12 years of age. It is a common problem millions of Americans suffer with, however, with proper care it can be managed...

We Bring the Treatment To You! Mar 17th, 2020

One of the services we have always offered here at Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy is in home therapy.  We bring the treatment to you!   In times like these, it's especially important for patients to continue getting the treatment they need. We are here to serve you in...

Take Care of Your Physical Health! Mar 17th, 2020

What can be worse than the novel coronavirus? The fears of the coronavirus are becoming real and are threatening people's way of life.  The fact is there are not that many reliable known facts! But the one thing that we know for sure, is that people are scared and are...

Meet our physical therapist, Dr. Emily Todd, DPT! Mar 16th, 2020

Dr. Emily Todd, PT, DPT    What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy? My family works in all different healthcare professions and I wanted to follow in their footsteps. In high school, I decided to take an internship at a physical therapy office and knew physical therapy...

A Great Patient Experience! Mar 13th, 2020

Having built my practice from the ground up in 2003, to now having two locations as well as a dedicated home care team and a staff of over 60 physical therapists; I thought it might be appropriate to share some of my tips on management that have helped me build...

Pinched Nerve Mar 12th, 2020

A pinched nerve happens when too much pressure or force is put on an area of nerve. This causes damage to the nerve and interrupts regular signals to the brain. There are a range of potential reasons a pinched nerve could occur. A herniated disk could be compressing the nerve,...

Occupational Therapists can Help with Wrist or Finger Fractures! Mar 12th, 2020

You may think a simple injury like a wrist or finger fracture couldn't upset your entire routine and ability to care for yourself - until it happens to you. A single finger movement that is now painful or difficult can prevent you from doing simple, everyday tasks such as putting...

Physical Therapy can Improve your Balance! Mar 11th, 2020

A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel dizzy, or light-headed. You may suddenly feel as if you are spinning or whirling even though you are not moving.  Balance disorders can stem from different health conditions, such as problems in the inner ear or brain.  There are many...

Meet our Physical Therapist, Caryn! Mar 6th, 2020

What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy? I have always enjoyed helping people. I was exposed to therapy at a young age by having a handicapped brother and always knew that I wanted a helping career in rehabilitation.   How long have you been practicing physical therapy?...

What is the difference between Physical & Occupational Therapy? Mar 5th, 2020

Although occupational and physical therapists often work hand in hand addressing similar conditions and issues, they are two different disciplines with some primary distinctions. Because the fields can look so similar at times, not everyone can tell the difference.   Both therapies can address and work to prevent the deterioration...

What is the Cause of Your Shoulder Pain? Mar 4th, 2020

One of the most important components of the shoulder is the rotator cuff. It’s the group of muscles and tendons that hold the bones of the shoulder joint together. Rotator cuff injuries are a common cause of shoulder pain. The rotator cuff helps keep the shoulder steady as the arm...

Occupational Therapy Mar 2nd, 2020

The American Occupational Therapy Association states “Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest...

How can Occupational Therapy help me? Mar 2nd, 2020

As occupational therapists, we frequently come across people who have become so accustomed to how they’ve always done things that they don’t recognize when their methods no longer match their abilities. Or even worse, those methods have become hazardous and unsafe. Something as simple as getting your clothing out of...

About Reddy Care's Physical Therapist, Anthony! Mar 1st, 2020

Dr. Anthony Ng, PT, DPT Physical Therapist   What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy? I enjoy working closely with people to help them reach their goals, which is what got me into physical therapy.    How long have you been practicing physical therapy? 4 years!  ...

How can physical therapy help Arthrits? Feb 27th, 2020

Arthritis is known as a painful inflammation of the joints. It is a general term used to describe around two hundred conditions that involve the joints. It affects 54.4 million adults in the United States and is most common in adults over 65. It is a leading cause of disability...

Treatments for Fibromyalgia Feb 27th, 2020

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that around 4 million Americans over the age of 18 have been diagnosed with. It’s a condition that can cause widespread pain and fatigue. While it’s most common in women, men can also be affected. Pain and fatigue are the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Patients may...

Do You Have Difficulty Cooking for your Guests? An Occupational Therapist can help! Feb 24th, 2020

Are you known in your circle of friends and family for having the “famous chicken soup,” or maybe you’re the grill master for summer barbeques? What happens when you have an arm or hand injury, or worsening arthritis, making it difficult, if not impossible, to cook for your guests? Over...

Meet Reddy Care's Physical Therapist, Alicia! Feb 23rd, 2020

What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy? I did volunteer work in a hospital and found the field of physical therapy fascinating!   How long have you been practicing physical therapy? I have been a PT since 1985.   What’s your favorite part about being a physical...

Do you Struggle with Daily Activities? Feb 20th, 2020

If household chores are becoming too difficult for you, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give them up if you don’t want to. Many people hire help or rely on family members to come by to do laundry, dust, do the dishes, or even decorate for holidays. Occupational therapists...

Gait Training Feb 19th, 2020

Your gait is your manner or style of walking; gait analysis or training is the examination of a person’s gait and their gait cycle and offering ways to improve it so that they can walk safely and with greater ease.  You may have experienced going to a shoe store and...

Meet our Occupational Therapist, Alex! Feb 19th, 2020

Alex Udey, OTR/L Occupational Therapist   What made you get into the field of Occupational Therapy? What drew me to occupational therapy was the ability to have an impact on somebody's life on a daily basis by improving their abilities and their quality of life. It is one of the...

Physical Therapy Can Help Your Knee Injury! Feb 19th, 2020

Knees are the largest joints in your body and are responsible for many key functions, they affect and aid our ability to walk, stand, sit, and accomplish most of our daily tasks. Life can become difficult if the knees aren’t functioning properly.   Knee pain is a common symptom or...

Life Alert Systems Feb 18th, 2020

Balance disorders can be frightening and may lead to falls that cause serious injuries.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "more than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor.  Falling once doubles your chances of falling again."  The expert team at...

Work Conditioning – getting you from injury back to work. Feb 13th, 2020

If you have suffered a serious injury, especially a work-related one, work conditioning will most likely be an important part of your rehabilitation.   Work conditioning is a type of treatment, often delivered by a physical therapist, which is focused, and goal orientated, designed to get a patient ready for...

Pain in the Neck! Feb 11th, 2020

            There are many cervical spine diagnoses which can cause a pain in your neck. But, did you know, pain you feel elsewhere may actually be an issue originating from your neck. For example, do you ever experience tingling and numbness in your arm or...

Occupational Therapist Can Help Those With Vision Loss Feb 11th, 2020

Vision loss, for any reason, can be devastating. It has such an impact on your daily life, including the ability to navigate around your home safely, read your mail, pay your bills, read the labels on your medications, use a phone, and so on.    Most people aren’t aware of...

How can Post-operative Care Help You? Feb 10th, 2020

  If you just went through a major surgery, post-operative rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy that can really help you to recover. It can help you reduce and minimize scar tissue, regain mobility, and prevent re-injury. Especially in cases where you have had surgery on the hips, knees,...

Physical Therapy and its role in Respiratory Diseases Feb 10th, 2020

  Rehabilitating patients with decreased ability to breathe and function is often a neglected area of healthcare, yet it is one of the most rewarding aspects of physical therapy. Respiratory PT helps participants report a greater sense of well-being due to the ability to gain control over their symptoms.  They...

Neuropathy and Physical Therapy Feb 6th, 2020

Neuropathy also called peripheral neuropathy is a term used to refer to different neuropathological conditions where your peripheral nerves get damaged. Your peripheral nervous system is the system that connects your nerves from your central nervous system to the rest of your body. Damage to your peripheral nervous system could...

Reddy Care In-Home Therapy Feb 4th, 2020

Reddy-Care is offering many new services.   We are committed to quality care and maintaining the health of our patients while remaining at home.  Our goal is to promote wellness and safety at home, in an effort to reduce hospitalizations or re-admittance.    Reddy Care is NOT an agency.   We do...

Occupational Therapy In Your Home! Feb 4th, 2020

A fall is not only frightening but can be detrimental to an older individual. Many people are surprised after they’ve sustained a fall in their home. Home is where we are most comfortable. We know the layout and have maneuvered around safely for many years. Unfortunately, as we age, our...

Orthopedic Injuries Feb 4th, 2020

Orthopedic injury or trauma is a general term used to describe trauma or injury to your musculoskeletal system which includes your bones, tendons, ligaments and joints.  Things like Sciatica, plantar fasciitis, neck and shoulder pain, would all fall under the category of orthopedic injury.  Any injury, whether it be from...

Occupational Therapy helps Multiple Sclerosis Jan 29th, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis is a type of autoimmune disease where your bodies immune system starts to attack the protective covering of the nerve cells. The scarring from this decreases the nerve's ability to communicate properly with the body. Symptoms can vary but generally include fatigue, numbness or tingling, emotional or cognitive...

What is carpal tunnel? Jan 28th, 2020

  What exactly is carpal tunnel? Carpal tunnel is a type of nerve condition that affects the sensation and function of your hand and arm. This condition occurs when one of the major nerves in your hand gets squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist. This can happen...

How can an occupational therapist help you? Jan 27th, 2020

The term occupational therapy is deceiving. Most people think we help you find a job. While occupational therapists do not help you find a job, we do help you to do the job of living. Occupational therapists can work with you on a multitude of tasks, many of which we...

What are the benefits of massage therapy? Jan 21st, 2020

Most people, when they think of massage therapy, think of a relaxing spa, some may even think it’s something frivolous or a luxury. What a lot of people don’t know is that Massage therapy has a wide range of health benefits and can be used in the treatment of injuries...

Ankle Rehabilitation Jan 15th, 2020

  The ankles are an important structure of the body, they help provide the support necessary to carry your weight and walk around. When something goes wrong with your ankles it can be painful and debilitating - you may experience pain, swelling, stiffness and even immobility. There are many factors...

Objectives for Stroke Rehab Jan 15th, 2020

A good physical therapy program can help maintain your patient's physical abilities, as well as maximize their potential for enjoying normal activities.  An effective physical therapy program can also prevent or limit physical deformity and allow patients to enjoy walking, bending, reaching, sports and return to work. Physical therapists are...

Understanding your Back Pain Jan 10th, 2020

Being educated about your back pain can help you make the right choices to overcome it as quickly as possible. One of the biggest problems with back pain is that it lingers. This leads many people to deal with back pain for years on end without seemingly any end in...

What is Torticollis? Jan 9th, 2020

If you suspect that your infant may have torticollis, look for the following: Enlargement of the neck muscles on one side Asymmetry of the infant’s head from sleeping on the affected side    Elevation of the shoulder on the affected side Stiffness of the neck muscles Decreased range of motion...

Personalized Balance Program Jan 8th, 2020

Balance can be described as the sense which allows us to perceive where our bodies are in the environment and hold a desired position. Bad balance can be a symptom of many things; ear infections, different neurological conditions, high or low blood pressure, can all cause you to lose balance....

Your SMART New Year’s Resolution Dec 30th, 2019

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. Whether your goal this year is to start exercising, lose weight, gain weight, or...

Shoulder Rehabilitation Dec 27th, 2019

  Shoulder pain can be debilitating for many and can be a symptom of many different issues. Very commonly it is caused by overuse, injury, or strain.  An intricate combination of muscles and tendons keep your arm bone centered in your shoulder socket; when these get torn or inflamed it...

Falls Among Older Adults Dec 26th, 2019

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.  In 2013, 2.5 million nonfatal falls among older adults were treated in...

Do you know someone suffering from Hip Pain? Dec 26th, 2019

Physical Therapists can help patients avoid the need for surgery by helping them regain freedom of motion and freedom from pain. Hip Treatment: Modalities for Pain and Swelling: Ultrasound is used as a deep heating modality to help decrease pain, break up scar tissue, and accelerate the healing process. Electrical...

There are Risks for Not Starting Physical Therapy Early Dec 26th, 2019

The Importance of Physical Therapy Muscle mass and strength decrease with age, and the trend is even more pronounced in the elderly who are frail and deconditioned. Numerous studies have shown that physical therapy and exercise in older adults increase mobility, enhances the performance of activities of daily living, improves...

You Deserve the Best Physical Therapy! Dec 26th, 2019

  A good physical therapy program can help maintain your physical abilities, as well as maximize your potential for enjoying normal activities. An effective physical therapy program can also prevent or limit physical deformity, and allow you to enjoy walking, bending, reaching, sports and return to work. Physical therapists are musculo-skeletal specialists, meaning they are the experts when it...

Most Falls Occur In The Home Dec 26th, 2019

Statistics Show That Most Falls Occur In The Home 55% of all falls take place inside the home. More than three-quarters take place either inside or in close proximity to the home. More fall injuries are caused by falls on the same level (vs. stairs) and from a standing highlight,...

Foot and Ankle Pain Dec 25th, 2019

Your Feet Deserve Skilled Care Many patients delay seeking treatment for foot and ankle pain until their pain becomes unbearable.  Doing so causes more harm in the long run. They have delayed seeing a physical therapist because of the inconvenience it may cause to their schedule, expecting that the treatment...

What is Occupational Therapy? Dec 17th, 2019

Occupational Therapy is the specific form of therapy addressed to helping individuals improve their ability to participate in and accomplish everyday activities. Occupational therapy offers a holistic approach working with the patient to help him work better within his environment. Occupational therapy has a variety of uses, from helping a...

PT Can Reduce Your Back Pain! Dec 16th, 2019

Back Pain is one of the most common symptoms experienced by adults. Whether it occurs traumatically from an injury or develops over time, if not treated the pain can become chronic and significantly impact your ability to function and participate in the activities you’re normally used to doing.   Back pain...

Physical Therapy for General Weakness & Deconditioning Dec 9th, 2019

What is Deconditioning? Deconditioning can be defined as reversible changes in the body brought about by physical inactivity and disuse. The decline in muscle strength is the most important and consistent feature of deconditioning. Muscle strength of itself matters little; what is important is how changes in muscle strength affect...

Diabetes can contribute to a fall. Dec 8th, 2019

There are a number of reasons as to why diabetes may contribute to fall: Decreased Sensorimotor Function: Decreased sensorimotor function can lead to unsteady gait, unstable posture, musculoskeletal/neuromuscular deficits, concussions from falls, broken femur, hip fractures, joint replacements, fractured shoulders, foot and body pain, as well as side effects from medicines. It is...

Injury Prevention Tips for Snow Shovelers Dec 3rd, 2019

  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! "Snow...

Transitioning from a Single Point Cane to no Assistive Device. Dec 2nd, 2019

A physical therapist can help you transition from using a rolling walker to a single point cane or walking without an assistive device.   After a surgery or injury, you may be using an assistive device like a walker or a cane to help increase the distance you can walk...

Don’t Fall For Pain Nov 27th, 2019

Our Reddy Care physical and occupational therapists can help prevent falls with evaluation, education, and development of individualized treatment plans including exercises to improve strength, mobility, and balance. Many of these risk factors are preventable. As obvious as it may sound, a lack of knowledge about risk factors and how...

Does arthritis affect your everyday tasks? Nov 27th, 2019

The word “arthritis” means joint inflammation. There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis and related conditions that affect joints and the tissues around the joints, such as muscles and tendons. Some types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, can also affect other parts of the body,...

The Hidden Solution to Lower Back Pain! Nov 22nd, 2019

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.  The common thought with low back pain is nerve and discs in the lumbar spine are the driving forces in the pain...

Slouching has a bad affect on your over health and is a contributor to your physical pain. Nov 21st, 2019

Physical Changes That Occur with Age The discs between the spinal segments become less resilient and give in more readily to external forces, such as gravity and body weight. Muscles lose flexibility. Compression and deterioration of the spine, commonly seen in individuals with osteoporosis, cause an increased flexed or bent...

How you Can Avoid Surgery After an Injury! Nov 21st, 2019

There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport or activity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However, are you prepared for it? The term “weekend warrior” means a person who doesn’t really train for what they...

Essentials for Good Posture Nov 21st, 2019

Good posture is important because… It helps your body function at top speed. It promotes movement efficiency and endurance. Contributes to an overall feeling of well-being. Your muscles, joints, and ligaments take more strain due to misalignment. Most incidents of chronic back pain stem from faulty postural habits. Affects the...

Runner’s Knee Nov 19th, 2019

Chondromalacia patella, also known as, “runner’s knee,” is a common injury that we see today, specifically in young females. Chondromalacia patella (CMP) is defined as the softening and deterioration of the cartilage under the patella. CMP occurs due to improper alignment of the patella, which then causes the undersurface of...

Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill: Available at Reddy Care Physical Therapy Great Neck Nov 13th, 2019

  AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills enable faster rehabilitation, safer conditioning, and weight loss. Impact on the body and the pain of recovery are reduced, which helps people achieve better results.  Athletes who have injuries and have been unable to run are now able to run in a gravity-reduced environment.  Patients can...

Afraid That You are at Risk for an ACL Injury? Nov 13th, 2019

At one time, it seemed that the majority of injuries or tears to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament happened to professional athletes. In recent studies, however, it is estimated that there are nearly 200,000 ACL-related injuries annually in the United States. Unfortunately, females are up to 9.7 times more likely to...

Protecting Your Joints  Nov 11th, 2019

There are things you can do to protect your joints as you go through your day. Some of these things will prevent more stress and strain on your joints. Others will keep joint problems from getting worse.   Ideas to Try When in the Kitchen: Use your larger joints instead...

Back-Saving Tips for Holiday Shoppers Nov 11th, 2019

For many of us, shopping during the holiday season can be equivalent to a major sporting activity. During the holiday season braving the busy malls and stores is a true test of endurance, mental stamina and physical strength. “The added demands of the holidays stresses the body, which may increase...

Do Cortisone Shots Really Make Things Better? Nov 11th, 2019

  In the 1940’s, American chemist Edward Calvin Kendall first identified the steroid cortisone, an anti-inflammatory drug.  It soon became a popular means of treating patients with pain of chronic inflammatory conditions like bursitis, arthritis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fasciitis.  Many patients preferred cortisone treatment because it provided a...

Mission Possible: Helpful Methods of Battling Arthritis Pain Nov 11th, 2019

Are you experiencing pain, muscle aching, stiffness, or swelling?  These symptoms could be attributed to arthritis.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis is the most common cause of severe, chronic pain and disability in the United States, limiting the activities of nearly 21 million adults. ...

Is stress affecting your ability to heal? 5 ways to speed up recovery. Nov 10th, 2019

  In short, YES.  Stress is your body’s response to a demanding circumstances in your life and it is not inherently bad. An appropriate amount of stress allows you to accomplish tasks and keeps you on track with your daily goals. However, when you are no longer able to cope...

Discussion about Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis -And How to Best Manage your Arthritis Pain Oct 31st, 2019

Arthritis is very common – its so common in fact that the Center for Disease Control and prevention reports that arthritis affects 54.4 million US adults which is about 1 in every 4 people. So, what is Arthritis? Arthritis is a condition that affects your joints. You have cartilage in...

Prenatal & Postpartum Care Oct 30th, 2019

  Pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare are all events that result in significant physical changes and new stresses on a woman’s body. The therapists at Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy are specifically trained to meet the special obstetric needs of women. Our services are available and appropriate for all prenatal and...

Keeping Active When the Icy Winds Howl: Tips for Staying Active in the Winter Months Oct 30th, 2019

  Often when temperatures and snow begin to fall, our interest in being active drops right along with them. The shorter days and cold temperatures tend to drive us inside for the winter, and it doesn’t take long to pack on a few extra pounds. Not all of us can...

Kinesis Technogym Oct 30th, 2019

  Kinesis, which is the Greek word for movement, gives patients a rehabilitation experience unlike any other. Instead of the body following the machine such as in traditional weight training, Kinesis follows the body, allowing for free range of natural movement with no compromise to resistance. Kinesis will help the...

Reliable Therapy for Shoulder Pain   Oct 30th, 2019

  The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. Because of this, it is an unstable joint due to the available range of motion. To remain stable, the shoulder must be anchored by its muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Some shoulder problems arise from the disruption of these soft...

Lower Your Blood Pressure in 40 Minutes! Oct 30th, 2019

  High Blood Pressure is one of the most prevalent cardiovascular conditions in the U.S. About 74.5 million people in the United States (age 20 and older) have high blood pressure.  High blood pressure can damage your blood vessels and, this in turn, raises your risk of Stroke, Heart Attack, and Congestive Heart Failure. On...

Quick Office Workout Can Keep You In Shape! Oct 22nd, 2019

  Most people think that fitness requires a large investment in time. It is not uncommon for someone to spend over an hour in the gym toiling to achieve a goal.  The bottom line is that we either do not have or do not want to spend an entire hour...

In Little League, Baseball Pitching Counts Do Matter Oct 22nd, 2019

  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 American Physical Therapy Association. Younger baseball players (ages 8-18) are...

No pain, healthier brain! Oct 22nd, 2019

  It shouldn’t come as a surprise that low back pain is the most common form of chronic pain among older adults. It is not a known fact that those with chronic pain also experience cognitive impairments and reduced gray matter in parts of the brain associated with pain processing....

Physical Therapy Working For You: Diabetes Mellitus Oct 22nd, 2019

Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated 23.6 million people in the United States—7.8 percent of the population—have diabetes. Of those, 17.9 million have been diagnosed, and 5.7 million have not yet been diagnosed. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism—the way the body uses digested food for growth...

Tips on Avoiding Aches and Pains While Gardening Oct 22nd, 2019

  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. The shoulders, back, neck and knees are prime targets. Following these tips can help you minimize the risk of injury:...

Physical Therapy is Helping Headaches Oct 21st, 2019

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?We have all experienced the pounding sensation of a headache at some time...

Uncover The Root Of Your Neck Pain Oct 21st, 2019

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. Forward head position means that when you are resting your...

Physical Therapy for Vertigo Oct 15th, 2019

Have you ever rolled over in bed only to feel nauseous, perhaps even to the extent that it made you physically ill?  Do you feel this way even when you’re simply sitting up from lying down?  It’s possible this feeling stems from a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)....

Low Back Pain Treatment At Home Oct 15th, 2019

  Low Back Pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions experienced by older adults. Often Low Back pain leads to inactivity, poor posture, compensations, and poor movement patterns. For older adults, inactivity can lead to decreased strength, poor balance, increased risk of falls and decline in health status....

Balance Better by Setting up your Home to Maximize Safety! Oct 15th, 2019

According to the National Council for Aging Care, every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Simple strategies implemented around your house could help prevent a fall. Here are a few tips from a Physical Therapist to increase safety and decrease the risks...

Physical Therapy can Reduce Your Chances of a Fall! Oct 15th, 2019

Research has shown that fall prevention in the elderly can be supported through the use of physical therapy.   Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for seniors over the age of 65, with statistics indicating that one in four Americans in this age group are affected every...

Knee Injuries That You Might be Referred to Physical Therapy For. Oct 10th, 2019

Knee Osteoarthritis:  This condition occurs when the cartilage on the end of each bone in the knee wears away. As the cartilage deteriorates, the bones rub together causing pain and inflammation. Eventually, this can also limit how much the knee can move. The pain and stiffness are usually worse in...

Physical Therapy and Arthritis Oct 10th, 2019

Once a joint is showing arthritic changes or degeneration, it is true that degeneration will not reverse. However, research is showing more and more about how physical therapy can often make changes in the pain you experience from a joint that is diagnosed with arthritis. Current research has shown in...

Knee Arthritis Oct 10th, 2019

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. Often, abnormal motion of the knee joint can lead to a progression of osteoporosis arthritis when there is more contact between, and...

Physical Therapy Improves Low Back Pain Oct 10th, 2019

Most low back pain can easily be treated with physical therapy and without the need for surgery or prolonged medication. Physical Therapy: Reduces inflammation Restores proper function Improves strength Prevents future injury Maintaining and building muscle strength is particularly important in returning you to doing the things you love to...

Good Posture is Important! Oct 10th, 2019

Good posture is important because… It helps your body function at top speed. It promotes movement efficiency and endurance. Contributes to an overall feeling of well-being. Your muscles, joints, and ligaments take more strain due to misalignment. Most incidents of chronic back pain stem from faulty postural habits. Posture affects...

Are you falling?  Oct 8th, 2019

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. For example, if you get up and fall back in the chair that is considered a fall or a...

Injuries Associated with the Weekend Warrior and How to Avoid Them Oct 8th, 2019

The weekend warrior is the person who participates in intense activity or workouts on the weekend but does little to nothing the rest of the week. Many of us fall into this category, usually, because our day to day doesn’t allow for time to exercise during the week, between work...

Insight to the Best Hip Flexor Exercise for Sprinters Oct 7th, 2019

Yuriy Verkhoshansky, in his book Special Strength Training, states that special strength training exercises should correspond to the competitive exercises in regard to the following criteria:a) to the groups of muscles predominantly involved in the work;b) according to the amplitude (ROM) and direction of movement;c) according to the magnitude of...

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Total Hip Replacement? Oct 7th, 2019

Have you been suffering from hip pain that makes your daily activities difficult to perform? If walking aids (cane or walker), physical therapy, or medications have not helped improve your ability to function and get around, you may want to consider speaking to your doctor about a hip replacement. However,...

physical therapy care provided for low back pain may impact subsequent health care costs. Oct 7th, 2019

New research shows that the type of physical therapy care provided for low back pain may impact subsequent health care costs. 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...

Proper lifting techniques to prevent back injuries  Oct 7th, 2019

Proper lifting techniques to prevent back injuries    Preventing back injuries can be a major challenge at home and in the workplace. 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...

Safe and Simple Ways to Get Relief from Pregnancy Low Back Pain Oct 7th, 2019

  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!   The joy of a pregnancy is one of life's greatest...

Backpack Safety Tips to prevent low back pain   Oct 7th, 2019

  School just started! Make sure your child’s backpack isn’t doing too much damage. Read below for some pointers.   Wear both straps Use of one strap causes one side of the body to bear the weight of the backpack. By wearing two shoulder straps, the weight of the backpack...

Is Sitting All Day the Source of Your Back Pain? Oct 6th, 2019

  Patients often wonder whether sitting or standing is better for their lower back. Unfortunately, sitting is inevitable and may be harmful to the lower back.  Most people sit all day due to the consequences of advancements occurring in our society. If you are sitting all day-especially in a chair...

Hot Pack or Cold Pack? Which should I use and when? Oct 5th, 2019

Choosing between heat and cold therapy depends on the type of injury. Cold Therapy- Ice should be applied for the first 3 days following any type of acute injury such as a sprain, post-surgery, or with any type of swelling. Mild cooling works to reduce inflammation by constricting blood vessels...

Post-Mastectomy Patients are at a Higher Risk of Falls Oct 4th, 2019

Cancer Therapies May Affect Balance, According to New Study in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase the risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors. In a study scheduled for publication in the April issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and...

Thoughts on Choosing a Workout Machine Oct 4th, 2019

  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: the treadmill, stair-climber, bike, rower, ski machine, and rider. When all the subjects were working at the same intensity, the...

Traveling with Back Pain Oct 4th, 2019

Travel Plans Coming Up? Watch Your Back! 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. Slouching for several hours in an ergonomically dysfunctional coach seat compresses the discs between the vertebrae...

Physical Therpapist's tips for a proper bike fit Oct 4th, 2019

For the estimated 85 million weekend bicycle enthusiasts and competitive riders in the United States, the risk of a bicycle-related injury may increase with an ill-fitting bicycle, says the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).   APTA member Erik Moen, PT, CSCS, a Seattle-based “Elite Level” coach through the United States...

How To Properly Approach Treatment For Your Aches And Pains Oct 2nd, 2019

There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may start feeling aches and pains. Muscle pain will occur whenever your muscles start to grow. To build more muscle mass, your muscles have to stretch, and lactic acid can pour into the lining of your muscles to cause...

Plantar Fasciitis Sep 30th, 2019

Plantar fasciitis is a disorder that affects the soft tissue on the arch of the foot.  It is often seen in people who stand for a living especially on hard surfaces, or in runners/walkers from repetitive strain. Common complaints of plantar fasciitis are a pain in the foot and heel, especially...

Your Lymphatic System Sep 27th, 2019

Ever wonder why chronic pain doesn't get better despite all your therapy and medications? Your lymphatic system may be the problem. If the body can't rid of cellular waste during the healing process, the inflammation simply stays in the tissues causing pain. If it can't get out of the body, you can't...

Do you know someone suffering from chronic pain? Sep 27th, 2019

BUFFALO GROVE, IL - During a time researchers and health care professionals are working collaboratively to re-evaluate the safety and efficacy of prescription drugs to address chronic pain, Gopal T. Raghunath, PT MS, DPT, CSCS, owner/clinic director of Buffalo Grove Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, P.C., says physical therapy offers...

Lower Back and Leg Pain Sep 25th, 2019

  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. Patients with severe sciatica can cause the patient to be bedridden and make it difficult for prolonged walking, standing,...

Physical Therapy can Reduce Your Back Pain! Sep 24th, 2019

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. Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the world and accounts for...

Walk Away From Back Pain! Sep 24th, 2019

  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. There are several things that you can do at home to improve your stride, which can make...

Don't Take on Your Aches and Pains Alone! Sep 23rd, 2019

Everyone develops aches and pains from time to time. After a long day outin 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. Whether it is a lingering ache in your...

Relieving hip, knee and leg pain Sep 20th, 2019

Your hip, knee and lower leg are tough—but injuries happen. 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. What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip, knee...

Relieving Arthritis Pain Sep 19th, 2019

Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medications to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. 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...

Neck Pain or Headaches after a Car Accident? You Might Have Whiplash! Sep 19th, 2019

Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. It mainly occurs during a rear-end auto accident, this injury can also be sustained through physical abuse, sports or other trauma. Common signs and symptoms of whiplash include neck pain,...

Stand up to Sciatica! Sep 19th, 2019

What Is Sciatica? Sciatica is pain that radiates alongside the sciatic nerve. This nerve, which branches from your lower back — spanning across your hips, buttocks, and legs — can be injured or stressed in several ways. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed the most common cause of sciatica-related pain: inflammation along...

Overcome your back pain! Sep 19th, 2019

Back pain can hinder your day-to-day activities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long-term joint, spine and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to...

Basic changes to help manage my blood pressure Sep 19th, 2019

Hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure) 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 uncontrolled, it could pose a serious threat...

Low Back Pain Treatment Sep 19th, 2019

If you suffer with low back pain that lasts longer than a couple of weeks, your doctor will probably refer you to a physical therapist. While simple measures such as applying heat or ice or using over-the-counter pain remedies may help, the best approach for most back pain is exercises...

Exercises and Activities to Improve and Maintain Fine Motor Skills Sep 18th, 2019

Do you get frustrated when you attempt to put on your favorite necklace, count pills, tie your shoes, manipulate coins or put the cap on the toothpaste tube?   Hand function and fine motor skills begin to decline due to normal aging, arthritis and neurological diseases.  Try some of these Occupational...

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Sep 18th, 2019

Reddy-Care Physical Therapy is introducing Deep Tissue Laser Therapy to our outpatient clinics in Farmingdale and Great Neck. This is a great modality that helps accelerate the body’s own natural healing process through photo-bio-stimulation. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality that helps relieve pain,...

Don’t get “tripped up” in your own home! Stay safe! Sep 18th, 2019

Doesn’t everyone want to live as independently as possible at home? For most of us home is a personal collection of memories.  It's filled with our most prized possessions and comfortable belongings, but are we truly safe in this familiar place?  Here are some tips from our Occupational Therapist to...

Home Tips to Help with Parkinson’s Symptoms Sep 18th, 2019

Living with Parkinson's disease is easier with these do-it-yourself tips to help you keep up with normal routines. Parkinson's disease can make daily life very difficult, but simple do-it-yourself home remedies that help treat Parkinson's symptoms can make living with the condition easier. The muscle stiffness, weakness, and tremors of Parkinson’s...

What Does a Physical Therapist do? Sep 18th, 2019

According to the APTA physical therapists “are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Physical therapists teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits”.  Many of my colleagues have furthered their educations with doctoral degrees...

What's Causing Your Knee Pain? Sep 18th, 2019

The knee is a complex joint, in the United States, knee pain is responsible for about 1/3 of all doctor’s visits for muscle and bone pain. Some of the most common reasons for knee pain are swollen or torn ligaments, meniscus (cartilage) tears, and runner’s knee. If an old knee...

Reddy Care’s Virtual Reality Balance Training! Sep 17th, 2019

With a video screen mounted at eye level, therapists and patients have an amazing communication tool at their fingertips! Concepts like posture and shifting your center of gravity were once thought to be difficult to explain and teach, however, they are now easily and practically explained through our Technobody balance...

Reddy Care’s In-Home Balance Program Sep 17th, 2019

At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational therapy, we believe that patients and individuals should be able to function at their utmost potential. This means that along with being pain-free we want our patients to be active and maintain a healthy lifestyle so they’re able to do all the activities they...

The Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down When Exercising. Sep 15th, 2019

The importance of exercise in preventive medicine cannot be overemphasized. Exercise is also important in improving athletic performance among athletes and in maintaining cardiopulmonary fitness. It is also very important to note that warming up and cooling down may offer help in reducing your risk of injury and improving overall...

How to Improve Your Balance as You Age Sep 13th, 2019

  Most people don’t think much about practicing their balance, but you should!  Practicing your balance is just as important as walking to strengthen your heart, lungs and overall health, or stretching to keep your body limber. As we age, our balance declines if it isn’t practiced and this can result...

What You Need To Know About Spinal Stenosis Pain Aug 28th, 2019

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the lower back and the neck. Some people with spinal stenosis may not have symptoms. Others may experience pain, tingling, numbness,...

How Do I Manage My Knee Meniscus Pain? Aug 28th, 2019

The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). There are two menisci in each knee joint. These can be damaged or torn during activities that put pressure on or rotate the knee joint. Taking a hard tackle on the football...

Physical Therapy Can Reduce Your Low Back Pain! Aug 28th, 2019

If you suffer from low back pain that lasts longer than a couple of weeks, yourdoctor will probably refer you to a physical therapist. While simple measures suchas applying heat or ice or using over-the-counter pain remedies may help, thebest approach for most back pain is exercises and other treatments...

Therapeutic Massage: How It Can Help You Get Back in the Game Aug 28th, 2019

If you are an athlete, you know the amount of dedication that it takes. Whether you’re preparing for a marathon, competition, recital, or big game, the amount of training and preparation is extensive. You have to train your muscles and tissues to perform in the ways you want them to,...

How Do I Prevent Falls When Outdoors? Aug 28th, 2019

Each year about one-third of all people over the age of 65 will fall.  Many of these falls result in broken bones.  Some common causes of falls include outdoor and indoor hazards as well as certain lifestyle behaviors.  Safety Tips to prevent falls Wear low-heeled shoes with rubber soles for...

Arthritis In Your Hands? These Tips Can Help! Aug 28th, 2019

Do your fingers hurt when you try to open a jar? Hand osteoarthritis could be to blame. If you have this condition, pain and stiffness in your joints can make some basic tasks a whole lot harder. There’s no cure, but there are a lot of ways to protect your...

Have Some Of These Symptoms? You Might Have Sciatica! Aug 28th, 2019

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine,...

5 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Risky Treatment Methods Aug 28th, 2019

Have you been suffering from chronic pain, or pain lasting longer than three months? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, at least 100 million Americans are living with chronic pain. Because of this, there has been a larger and larger demand for prescription...

Compression Therapy For After A Joint Replacement Aug 27th, 2019

Total Knee Replacements constitute one of the most common surgeries performed by orthopedic surgeons. Although total knee replacements have become quite common, this does not lessen the recovery and the impact of the surgery on the patient. The application of active compression is an important modality that can be used...

How Does Exercise Improve My Mental Health? Jul 25th, 2019

We know exercise is good for the body, however, do we really know what effects it has on certain mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, etc? People who exercise regularly tend to do so because it gives them an enormous sense of well-being. They feel more energetic throughout...

Signs That My Child Might Need a Physical Therapist Jul 25th, 2019

As a new parent, we look forward to our child’s milestones; when will they roll, sit, creep, crawl, and after a while, walk, run and play. Unfortunately, it’s easy to compare your baby’s skills to other babies and start to worry that your child isn’t crawling like all the other...

Managing Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy Jul 25th, 2019

Some women develop pelvic pain in pregnancy and this is referred to as pelvic girdle pain.  This is a Plethora of uncomfortable symptoms caused by a misalignment or stiffness of your pelvic joints at either the back or front of your pelvis. Although it is not harmful to the baby,...

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Jul 25th, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that can result in joint pain and damage throughout your body. The joint damage that RA causes usually happens on both sides of your body.  Therefore, if a joint is affected in one of your arms or legs, the same joint in the...

Kick Knee and Hip Pain to the Curb with Physical Therapy Jul 25th, 2019

The hips and knees are both very commonly reported areas of discomfort. This pain becomes exceptionally common as people age, due to the “wear and tear” of cartilage in the hips, knees, and lower back. However, people can also experience hip and knee pain from overuse, injury, or underlying conditions,...

Having Regular Headaches After Having Pain In Your Neck? It Might Be Cervicogenic! Jul 25th, 2019

Cervicogenic headache is a pain that develops in the neck, though a person feels the pain in their head, cervicogenic headaches are secondary headaches. Secondary headaches are those caused by an underlying condition, such as neck injuries, infections, etc. This sets them apart from primary headaches, such as migraines and...

Benefits of Exercise for People Living with Dementia Jul 25th, 2019

Exercise is an excellent, non-drug way to improve your well-being and reduce challenging behaviors in people living with dementia. The important thing is to find exercises that are enjoyable and safe for their ability level. Staying active improves sleep, strength, flexibility, and circulation. Exercising is also an effective way to...

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Physical Health Jul 25th, 2019

Do you experience tired, sore, or achy muscles throughout the day? Are you recovering from an injury or surgical procedure? Do you have a condition that brings pain to your bones or joints? Whatever the case may be, a physical therapist can create a personalized treatment program for you, to...

In Home Physical Therapy and Fall Prevention Jul 25th, 2019

At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational therapy, we believe that patients and individuals should be able to function at their utmost potential. This means that along with being pain-free we want our patients to be active and maintain a healthy lifestyle so they’re able to do all the activities they...

Ditching the Drugs: Long-Lasting Pain Relief Without Medication Jul 25th, 2019

It is no secret that pain is an annoyance that can sometimes hinder your quality of life. However, it can also be your body’s way of sending you a message. Sometimes pain can be a result of an underlying condition that you might not even know about. Medication can be...

Useful Tips If You Suffer From Fibromyalgia Jul 25th, 2019

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that causes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and localized tenderness. The cause of FM is unknown, but genetics may play a role. Symptoms can develop after: psychological stress physical trauma an injury an illness Other symptoms may include depression, poor concentration, and headaches. Treating pain, fatigue, and other...

Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jul 25th, 2019

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by extreme fatigue or tiredness that doesn’t go away with rest and can’t be explained by an underlying medical condition. Causes of this condition are not well understood, however, certain factors like infection, psychological stresses or a combination of varying factors are implicated. This...

Herniated Discs: Could This Be Causing Your Back Pain? Jul 25th, 2019

Your spine is a complex part of the body. It is comprised of 24 bones, and 5 of them are located in the lower back. It is also comprised of numerous nerves and intervertebral discs. Sometimes, the jelly-like nucleus of these discs can “herniate,” or protrude, through the cell wall,...

Do I Have Text Neck Syndrome? Jul 25th, 2019

Text neck is a modern age term coined to describe repeated stress injury and pain in the neck resulting from excessive watching or texting on handheld devices over a sustained period of time. Text neck is a cause for increasing concern especially with children and young adults given their greater...

How can I manage my Achilles pain? May 29th, 2019

Pain in the Achilles tendon is a condition which occurs when the large tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg becomes irritated and inflamed.  The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel bone and is used when you walk, run, climb stairs, jump, and stand...

Tips for managing plantar fasciitis May 22nd, 2019

The plantar fascia is a broad, flat ligament that travels from the base of the heel bone to the ball of the foot, and its purpose is to help support the longitudinal arch of the foot. Overstretching of the plantar fascia can cause injury and inflammation, resulting in plantar fasciitis....

How to manage Parkinson’s disease May 21st, 2019

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms is often a bit different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. People with PD may experience: Tremor, mainly at...

How to Solve Your Aches and Pains Once and For All May 20th, 2019

Do you ever wake up feeling stiff and achy, as if your body is being weighed down by a pile of bricks? Everyone wakes up feeling like this from time to time – you might have had a tough workout the day before, you might have spent an excessive amount...

Low Back Pain May 15th, 2019

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. Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the world and accounts for...

Is Arthritis Paining You? Physical Therapy Can Help May 11th, 2019

If you have arthritis, you know how debilitating it can be. It affects millions of people and is the most commonly reported chronic illness across the nation. Arthritis is a disorder of the joints that causes them to become inflamed. The inflammation causes the pain and stiffness that you feel, and...

How can Vestibular Rehabilitation Improve My Dizziness? May 10th, 2019

Dizziness is described as: Feelings of unsteadiness Wooziness Lightheadedness Feelings of passing out Sensations of moving Spinning Floating Swaying Tilting Whirling (sensations known as vertigo) These feelings or sensations can occur when you are still, lying down, or changing positions. The symptoms can be intermittent or constant in nature, and...

How Can Physical Therapy Help My Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? May 9th, 2019

The carpal tunnel is a narrow channel which contains important structures in our hands including nerves. Excessive pressure on these nerves can cause severe irritation leading to pain, tingling and numbness sensations and ultimately leading to weakness. Extreme wrist positions, as well as a lot of finger use, especially with...

How to Improve Posture at a Desk & Work Station May 7th, 2019

Musculoskeletal disorders have been implicated for about 31 % of workplace injuries according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Working at an office desk space has been known to be a very safe job, however, it comes with a host of problems which contribute to a host of workplace injuries...

Why Are Older Adults Prone to Falling at Night? Apr 25th, 2019

Visual impairment for seniors is a significant health concern for the older population. Deteriorating vision coupled with comorbidities like cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration which significantly affects the quality of vision have a strong correlation with the incidence of falls among seniors. These changes can make it more difficult for...

Healthy Tips for Preventing Osteoporosis Apr 23rd, 2019

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by a decrease in bone density (mass and quality). It is a disorder in which bones become increasingly porous and brittle leading to increased risk of fracture. It is often referred to as a silent disease because signs are clinically silent until manifested by fractures. ...

5 Reasons Why Stretching Will Benefit Your Overall Health Apr 20th, 2019

Stretching is an important part of physical therapy, and many physical therapists will include specific stretches into their sessions. Strength and endurance are both undeniably important; however, stretching is a crucial part of anyone’s exercise regimen, whether you are an athlete or someone coping with aches and pains. Stretching helps in increasing...

Simple Tips for Preventing Low Back Pain Apr 16th, 2019

Low back pain is a common cause of disability and handicap in the world today and it is documented that about 80 percent of Americans suffer from low back pain in their lifetime. A huge percentage of low back pain cases are caused by sprains/strains caused by poor lifting techniques...

How Physical Therapy Helps Manage Knee Osteoarthritis Apr 15th, 2019

Arthritis simply put is inflammation of one or more of your joints. Common signs and symptoms include morning pain and stiffness, which gets better with walking, decreased range of motion, and pain while carrying basic activities.  Knee arthritis can make it very difficult to carry out the most basic activities...

Managing an Osteoarthritic Hip Apr 12th, 2019

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease which is caused as a result of cartilage breakdown around the articulating surfaces of bone. These cause a further breakdown of the joint ultimately leading to bones rubbing on each other and complete destruction of the joint. Osteoarthritis may prevent you from exercising.  A lack...

How to Make Your Stress-Related Headaches Disappear Apr 10th, 2019

Did you know that headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world? They can impact your quality of life and make it difficult to function normally. Luckily, headache relief can be found through physical therapy. Your trained physical therapist at Reddy Care Physical Therapy will work with you to provide pain...

7 Secrets Toward Motivating Yourself to be Active Mar 20th, 2019

For many of us, staying in shape can turn into an “all-or-nothing” attitude. Maybe we had a long day at work, or maybe we have to drive our kids to their extracurricular activities, or maybe it’s dark and cold and we simply don’t want to put in the effort. These...

How to Treat Arthritis Pain Without Medication Mar 10th, 2019

What is arthritis? Arthritis can sometimes serve as a bit of an umbrella term. It is used to describe over 100 different types of joint pain and joint disease experienced by millions of people. It is true that arthritis seems to favor the elderly, as it becomes more apparent in...

What you eat can make you hurt more… Feb 10th, 2019

How Your Diet Can Make Your Aches and Pains Worse Do you suffer from chronic aches and pains? If so, then you’re not alone. Often times, “mystery” aches and pains are actually caused by localized inflammation in the body, which can occur as a result of overuse or even injury....

Why Low Back Pain May Not Go Away Jan 20th, 2019

Causes of Low Back Pain & How Physical Therapy Can Help Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people cite for making an appointment with a physical therapist. Most people suffer from lower back pain to varying degrees at some point in their lives. Sometimes, lower back pain...