The summer is one of the best times to be outside because of all the outdoor sports someone can do. This includes hiking, kayaking, biking, playing sports, or just walking around in the summer sun for leisure. Unfortunately, our body's sometimes get worn out and minor or major injuries occur. One of the best things that you can do is seek out treatment so that a minor injur doesn't become major or a major injury doesn't effect you for the rest of your life.
Physical therapy is one of the most effective methods to treat pain and injuries non-surgically. Our Howard Beach Physical Therapists have been helping patients in Queens for over 30 years and are a staple of the Howard Beach neighborhood.
Physical Therapy helps via several means. The first way is that it allows your muscles to deal effectively through different exercises, stretches, and modalities such as heat, ice and electrical stimulation. After several weeks of soft stretching, exercise and massage, the injury heals without gaining the weakness it would have by just resting.
The next step is to make the injured area stronger. At Howard Beach Physical Therapy, we don't just want you to heal but we also want you to get stronger so that this injury cannot happen again. One of the biggest causes of re-injury is that the muscles of the injured area cannot support the body because of their weakness. In this way, any little accident can cause an injury once again. This is what we work to prevent at Cross Bay Physical Therapy.
We do this mostly through strengthening exercises, not just the injured area but the surrounding areas that support it's movements and the body's movements. We also apply a stretching regimen to keep the muscles loose as tight muscles leads to stiffness and immobility.
Physical Therapists are specialists who attended years of schooling to understand the physiology of the body. Our trained physical therapists have decades of experience helping our patients feel healthy again. Your pain does not have to go on forever and physical therapy is a proven non-surgical method to heal a wide range of complex injuries and pain.
Cross Bay Physical Therapy is located in Howard Beach, Queens and is focused and centered upon helping patients get back to the activities that they love without disabling pain. Call 718-835-0084 and schedule your first visit now!
By Benjamin Bieber