• Gel Injections for Osteoarthritis in the Knee

    Gel Injections for Osteoarthritis in the Knee

    In knees with osteoarthritis, the joint fluid (called synovial fluid) can break down and not provide the cushioning your knee needs. This can contribute to the pain often experienced by patients with osteoarthritis. In addition to over the counter medication and physical therapy, often times gel injections are used as a part of the treatment

  • Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder, otherwise known as Adhesive Capsulitis, is characterized by stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion in the shoulder that develops gradually, gets worse, and then finally goes away. Pain from frozen shoulder is usually dull or aching, and typically gets worse during the movement of the joint. The pain is usually located over

  • Choose PT!!

      Do you have pain? Consider choosing physical therapy as your first treatment approach! October is National Physical Therapy month and in honor of that the American Physical Therapy Association encourages you to learn about the many benefits of physical therapy. Physical therapy is used to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function,

  • What are Shin Splints?

    Shin splints are an injury that is commonly related to repetitive impact or stresses. The term refers to pain located on the inner edge of the tibia (shinbone).  Medial tibial stress syndrome or medial tibial traction periostitis are found to be the more common medical terms used by your physician. The muscles of the lower

  • Injury Spotlight: Plantar Fasciitis

    Injury Spotlight: Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that affects about 10% of the population. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that connects the heel to the toes and supports the arch of your foot. With overuse or injury, the tissue may become inflamed or torn. Symptoms of plantar fasciitis include pain in

  • Overuse Injury Seminar

    Overuse Injury Seminar

    Physical Solutions welcomes you to attend our first educational seminar in Westbury! Overuse Injuries: Prevention and Management Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:30 am Please join us to learn more about overuse and repetitive injuries from work, training, and sports. You will receive information on causes, treatment, and prevention of various musculoskeletal injuries. Location: Be1st Fitness

  • Lifting Mechanics Seminar for Hicks Nurseries

    Lifting Mechanics Seminar for Hicks Nurseries

    Last week Physical Solutions was invited to Hicks Nurseries in Westbury to present on proper lifting mechanics as part of their wellness workshop series. We had the opportunity to meet with staff from both the customer service and landscape departments to discuss the best strategies to avoid injuries when lifting at work. We also reviewed

  • Physical Solutions Staff Participates in Charity Run

    Physical Solutions Staff Participates in Charity Run

    Recently several staff members and friends of Physical Solutions participated in the Evelyn Knapp’s 5K Run to Remember and 3K Wellness Walk at Sunken Meadow State Park to help raise money for the Strength for Life charity. The Strength for Life charitable organization provides exercises classes and wellness weekend retreats to cancer patients and survivors

  • Physical Solutions Staff CPR Certified!

    Physical Solutions Staff CPR Certified!

    Last weekend several members of the Physical Solutions staff were certified or re-certified in CPR and Basic Life Support through an American Heart Association certification class. This course teaches life-saving techniques that are used for cardiac arrest, choking or drowning victims until full medical care is available. This included how to perform CPR/AED, rescue breathing,

  • Is that pain post-exercise soreness or an injury?

    Is that pain post-exercise soreness or an injury?

    For exercise to be effective, the body must be taken out of its comfort zone by varying the intensity or duration of exercise, or trying novel activities that the individual is not used to.  Challenging yourself through exercise in this way can often be uncomfortable and it’s important to be able to recognize the difference