400 South Oyster Bay Rd. Suite 304, Hicksville, NY 11801

Tel. (516) 935-1958 Fax. (516) 827-0714

Sports Injuries

With a more active adult population, Plainview Physical Therapy has seen an increase in sports related injuries. Knee injuries, shoulder disorders and ankle problems are all areas where Plainview Physical Therapy can help relieve pain, increase range of motion and restore strength in both young athletes as well as active baby boomers.

Joint Replacement

What is a Joint Replacement? An arthritic or damaged joint such as a knee or hip is removed and replaced with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis.

Patients who undergo surgery to replace a knee or a hip are often apprehensive about returning to their lifestyle pre-surgery. Our experienced staff of rehabilitation professionals are here to provide our patients with a level of assurance and comfort that when they finish the rehabilitation process, they will be able to return to an active lifestyle. We work one-on-one with all our total joint patients to decrease swelling and increase range of motion after surgery.Exercise is an important part of the recovery process. Your orthopedic surgeon in conjuction with our staff will discuss an exercise program for you after surgery. This varies for different joint replacements and to meet the various needs of each patient.

Back Disorders

Almost everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. This pain can vary from mild to severe. It can be short-lived or long-lasting. Treatment for low back pain focuses on relieving your symptoms. In many cases, a combination of treatments will help you to return to all the activities you want to do.

Since 1986, we have treated all forms of spinal disease at Plainview Physical Therapy. From the patient with disc herniation and radiculopathy, to the musculoskeletal and rheumatological patient. All patients differ in symptoms and needs. Our physical therapists are trained and educated to provide hands-on care with the use of strengthening equipment and treatment modalities such as electric stimulation and ultrasound.

Balance Disorders

A balance disorder is a disturbance that causes an individual to feel unsteady, for example when standing or walking. It may be accompanied by feelings of wooziness, or having a sensation of movement, spinning, or floating. Balance is the result of several body systems working together: the visual system (eyes), vestibular system (ears) and proprioception (the body's sense of where it is in space). Degeneration on loss of function in any of these systems can lead to balance deficits.

There are various options for treating balance disorders. One option includes treatment for a disease or disorder that may be contributing to the balance problem, such as ear infection, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s, neuromuscular conditions, acquired brain injury, cerebellar dysfunctions and/or ataxia. Individual treatment will vary and will be based upon assessment results including symptoms, medical history, general health, and the results of medical tests. Most types of balance disorders will require balance training, performed by a physical therapist. Physical Therapists often administer standardized outcome measures as part of their assessment in order to gain useful information and data about a patient’s current status. Intervention programs may include training activities that can be used to improve static and dynamic postural control, body alignment, weight distribution, ambulation, fall prevention and sensory function.

Fall Assessment Programs

Home accidents among the elderly are a common cause of injury, disability and death. When a senior chooses to live at home, you must consider the individual's mental status, physical limitations and environmental factors that can increase the chance of injury.

One in three adults age 65 and over fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls can cause broken bones, head trauma and other disabling injuries, so it is important to assess the functional ability for individuals that fall into this category.

The physical therapists at Plainview Physical Therapy can provide a fall assessment test, utilizing standard tests developed by leading physicians and research specialists.

TMJ

Plainview Physical Therapy treats Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, also known as TMJ. TMJ pain disorders usually occur because of joint dysfunction, muscle spasm, or overuse of the jaw muscles. Symptoms can be acute or chronic, and treatment is aimed at eliminating the precipitating factors. Many symptoms may not appear related to the TMJ itself. The following are common symptoms; headaches, ear pain and dizziness, clicking when opening or closing the mouth, neck and shoulder pain or tinnitus.