Why Should You #ChooseOT?

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness Encourages You to #ChooseOT

April is National Occupational Therapy Month, so we thought it would be the perfect time to tell you about the #ChooseOT campaign. #ChooseOT is intended to raise awareness of occupational therapy as an alternative to pain medication and surgery for the treatment of chronic pain and injury. Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps […]

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Office Ergonomics

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Office Ergonomics

Proper posture is important in reducing unnecessary strain on your muscles and joints. Physical Therapy and Occupational / Hand Therapy can help if you are experiencing pain or stiffness in your muscles or joints. Comprehensive treatment for: arthritis post surgical chronic pain back & Neck pain orthopedic & sports injuries work injuries hands-occupational therapy neurological […]

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Local Physical Therapy Practice Offers Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy Can Help Rehabilitate Pelvic Floor Disfunction

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness now offering pelvic floor rehabilitation at two locations PORT JERVIS, N.Y. (October 11, 2016)—Access Physical Therapy & Wellness is proud to announce that it will now be offering pelvic floor rehabilitation through the Bon Secours Charity Health System, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Heath Network. Beginning Sept. 12 […]

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Physical Therapy as a Complementary Treatment for Lymphoma

Physical Therapy Can Be a Great Complementary Treatment for Lymphoma

Cancer treatments can leave patients feeling fatigued, weak, less flexible, and off balance. A physical therapist can assist patients in restoring their health during and after their treatment program. By helping you develop an exercise regimen along with manual techniques (including massage) a physical therapist can help to improve your overall quality of life and […]

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Do Patients with Osteoarthritis Benefit from Exercise?

Osteoarthritis From an Occupational Therapist’s Perspective

Stationary bicycling, aquatic exercise, and weight-bearing activities such as walking, low-impact aerobic dance, and neuromuscular strengthening and conditioning have been proven safe and effective in persons with symptomatic osteoarthritis, according to some recent studies. In fact, regular exercise may have a preventative role in populations at risk for developing osteoarthritis. In a four-month randomized, controlled […]

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy & Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Can Help Those With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Slow Muscle Deterioration and Prevent Loss of Bone Density

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement. In a healthy person, this gene produces a protein that is necessary for the nerves that control our muscles to function. If this gene does not exist, the nerve cells cannot function properly, which causes […]

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Warming Up for Fall Sports

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Warming Up for Fall Sports

With the start of the new school year right around the corner, it’s a good time to keep in mind some simple ways to prevent you or your athlete from some common sports injuries. While getting ready to hit the fields in the fall, make sure to stretch first. Stretching is an important part of […]

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