Serving Ronkonkoma, Bohemia, and Surrounding Areas
Henry “Butch” Purslow has more than 34 years of experience in helping patients lead a more active and healthy life with state-of-the-art treatment and therapy for a range of issues. Don’t waste any more time suffering. Call us today at 516-731-3583 to schedule an appointment to see how we can help you relieve your pain and improve your quality of life. Our Physical Disorder Rehabilitation Services Include:
- Elbow & Hand
- Ankle & Foot
- Workers Comp
- No Fault
Skilled physical therapy intervention can aid in the correct healing of injuries to these joints and achieve maximum recovery and functionality. We focus on pain management, strength, range of motion, and the individual patient’s goals so they can get back to doing the things they love.
What is Physical Therapy?
Injuries that occur naturally are inevitable in the course of daily life. Whether as a consequence of sports, job-related accidents, injuries that affect muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other related body parts can take a serious toll on one’s life. These injuries can prevent people from what they love doing most, and be a major setback for exercise and fitness goals. When you have suffered from an injury that prevents movement, or makes movement painful, physical therapy is the best solution. At Lake Shore Physical Therapy, we specialize in providing individualized treatment.
The primary purpose of physical therapy is to provide restorative care that enables patients to return to a pain-free life. After an injury, it’s important to avoid surgery as an immediate recourse. Despite the severity of the injury, surgery can set the stage for later problems with its many side effects. It can also cause the original issue to resurface, as surgeries do not provide a permanent solution. To restore your body’s former functions and full range of motion, physical therapy is the best method. At Lake Shore Physical Therapy, we emphasize the importance of a fully natural recovery. Overcoming an injury with this medication-free technique enables patients to avoid potential side effects, and take greater enjoyment in life.
In guiding patients through physical therapy, the goal of the physical therapist is to restore a pain-free lifestyle. By pushing the limits of injured body parts in a controlled environment, specialists at Lake Shore Physical Therapy can help you regain their former functionality. As physical therapy gradually restores each body part, it will also relieve pain, and help you to feel stronger. Based on individual conditions and needs, there are a few ways that a doctor may go about the treatment.
Some Treatments We Perform:
Exercises and Stretches
A cornerstone of physical therapy treatments, exercising and stretching are critical to regaining full mobility. Depending on the individual injury, the Lake Shore physical therapist will guide patients through individual stretches and exercises. Then, at the conclusion of the treatment, the doctor will recommend in-home exercises to continue the treatment. In addition to further healing the body, these in-home exercises will also offer mental health benefits.
To ease pain and foster positive restoration, soothing techniques like massage, heat and cold therapy are imperative. These techniques will decrease tension, improving the overall health of the muscle, and are especially common for back pain.
After suffering a leg or knee injury, it’s difficult to return to your former walking habits. Gait training is intended to guide patients toward healthy, non-painful walking habits.
Even without an injury-inducing accident, it’s common for people to lose balance over time. To help patients who have lost an inner sense of balance, physical therapists may provide balance therapy, by including specific exercises in treatment plans.
To address the root of the problem in the muscles, manual therapy is the practice of manipulating specific body parts with high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts. This technique is often applied to those with shoulder injuries. Common examples of manual therapy include joint mobilization, strain-counterstrain, and soft tissue mobilization.
Individualized Physical Therapy
We recognize that no two muscle injuries are identical. When it comes to physical therapy, each patient needs an individualized treatment plan designed to help them overcome their injury. Between exercising, stretching/warming up and proper diet, a treatment plan is instrumental in a successful recovery.
Before starting treatment, our physical therapy staff will assess each patient to determine his or her condition. By examining injured body parts and the muscles surrounding them, we can learn more about the scope of the injury. And, by considering any pre-existing conditions, the physical therapist can create an ideal treatment plan for all individuals.