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Playing with a torn rotator cuff as a full time baseball player

Playing with a torn rotator cuff as a full time baseball player

The shoulder is an essential joint for sports players. Used in overhead reaching motions, the shoulder is most used in tennis, baseball, and swimming. What makes the associated movements possible is the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a series of muscles and tendons that keep your arm […]

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Dealing with an ankle injury as a soccer player

Dealing with an ankle injury as a soccer player

With soccer being a contact sport, players are at high risk of injuries involving strains and sprains to the lower extremities. Ankle sprains are the most common injury soccer players suffer from. Why? The uneven surface, sharp turns while running, collisions with other players and landing from […]

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Treatment for Shoulder Dislocation in Huntington, NY

Treatment for Shoulder Dislocation in Huntington, NY

Frequent Shoulder Dislocation The shoulder is among the most mobile joints in the human body.  The persistent utilization of this joint is common for athletes that play sports like baseball, volleyball, and swimming, which may cause dislocation. This is due to the constant wear and tear of […]

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Knee Injury in a Young Athlete

Knee Injury in a Young Athlete

The knee is a complex, large and major joint in the human body. It is composed of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. The knee has a great responsibility for us as it is required to support the full body’s weight when standing, walking, […]

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Physical Therapy and Diabetes

Physical Therapy and Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce, or properly use insulin. When your body doesn’t produce enough insulin, glucose builds up in the blood causing abnormally high blood sugar levels. Diabetes can affect anyone at any age and can cause […]

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Ways to get back in the game in time for School Sports

Ways to get back in the game in time for School Sports

School sports season is right around the corner and there is a lot to look forward to! We at Island Sports Physical Therapy are here with a friendly reminder to get you prepared for the first day of the season. At Island Sports Physical Therapy, we want nothing more […]

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Muscle Weakness and Physical Therapy

Muscle Weakness and Physical Therapy

Throughout our daily lives, we all randomly experience reduced power and tiredness. The reason being is potentially due to fatigue. While many people might overlook this factor, it typically is caused by muscle weakness. Muscle weakness occurs from reduced strength in one or more muscles. Pain regarding […]

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Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease

Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease is an ailment that affects millions of Americans today. The disease involves the narrowing of arteries that lead to the legs, stomach, arms and the head. It is most commonly noted alongside pain of the legs, especially upon physical activity and bodily movements, even […]

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Are You at Risk for Overuse Injuries?

Are You at Risk for Overuse Injuries?

Overuse injuries are different than normal, run-of-the-mill injuries, such as broken bones or sprained ankles. Those injuries fall into the category of acute injuries; that is, injuries that manifest as the result of an event, be it a fall, a car accident, or simply moving the wrong […]

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Physical Therapy for Cardiac Rehab

Physical Therapy for Cardiac Rehab

Heart attacks, heart surgeries, heart failures, and angioplasty can cause the heart, and overall levels of cardiovascular health, to weaken. A weak heart can leave you more susceptible to a heart attack in the near future. Cardiac rehab helps strengthen the health of your heart and helps […]

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