Neuromuscular Re-Education

Everyone has multiple sets of motor skills that allow them to do everyday activities. If someone’s motor skills are compromised or delayed in any way, it can affect their coordination and ability to perform tasks independently.    

If you or a loved one are dealing with issues related to coordination, or having difficulty with everyday tasks such as taking care of yourself, Long Island Physical Therapy may offer guidance and relief. Contact our clinic today to learn more about our neuro muscular re-education treatment plans, and how they can help your condition.

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What is a motor disorder?

A motor disorder is a condition that affects the way a person is able to control their movements. Developmental coordination disorder is manifested by clumsiness and slowness or inaccuracy of performance of motor skills that cause interference with daily living.”

Those with motor disorders may experience abnormal movements of their hands, head, and body. Movements can be rapid and repetitive as well. 

Types of motor skills

Adults with motor related issues typically experience difficulty with everyday tasks such as taking care of themselves, doing housework, or writing.

Fine motor skills

Fine motor skills are what allow a person to use the small muscles in their hands and wrists. If a person is having trouble with their fine motor skills, it will show in the way they try to write or pick small items up such as utensils or pens.

Gross motor skills

Trouble with gross motor skills causes a person to struggle with walking, running, holding items, or doing anything that requires them to use large muscles in their torso, arms, and legs.

Motor planning skills

Individuals who have  motor planning issues  are unable to complete tasks that involve multiple steps, such as preparing food, bathing, or copying the movement of someone else.

Neuromuscular Re-education Can Help

Neuromuscular re-education at Long Island Physical Therapy consists of therapeutic exercises to help you progress from simple movements to ones that progressively require more control and stability.

Neuromuscular  re-education helps the nervous system’s ability to communicate to your muscles. This has a positive affect on your overall stability, balance, coordination and ability to function normally.

Here at Long Island Physical Therapy, our physical therapist understand and know how to treat a variety of motor issues with neuromuscular re-education.

When you arrive at f Long Island Physical Therapy for an assessment, our therapists will review your medical history, observe your muscle tone, overall mobility, coordination, balance, and other factors that may be affecting your ability to perform certain tasks or movements.

The re-education process can help you to become more efficient in your movements which will also reduce stress on joints and tissues. This can dramatically improve your quality of life as opposed to taking harmful medications for joint pain relief.

With a successful neuromotor re-education plan, you’ll become more confident and ready to face your challenges head on, as well as fully participate in more physical activity. 

Contact Long Island Physical Therapy today

Neuromotor re-education can help patients with movement issues. You can rest assured that your concerns will be addressed through treatment, and that we will work to create a plan of care that will help to alleviate stress and difficulties caused by a motor-related issue.  Contact our office today to learn more and set up a consultation.


Therapeutic Exercise

Exercise is a science of healing

Did You Know Therapeutic Exercise Could Help to relief pain

Therapeutic exercise is a safe and easy way for people of all ages to find pain relief!

Therapeutic exercise is a great way to restore function and live a pain-free life. Many people assume that anyone participating in physical therapy treatments is recovering from recent surgery.

However, that is not always the case. Physical therapy provides a multitude of benefits for anyone wishing to restore their strength, endurance, flexibility, or stability.

In fact, physical therapy is used as a treatment for any pain, injury, or ailment someone may be facing.

For more information on how therapeutic exercise may benefit you, contact Long Island Physical Therapy today!

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Benefits of therapeutic exercise

Exercise programs are aimed at improving health, so you can feel better than you did beforehand.

Therapeutic exercise is similar in this way; however, it also implements targeted activities that are aimed at relieving pain and restoring you to your optimum level of physical function.

Therapeutic exercise can also be used as a way to prevent additional impairment or disability when facing certain physical risks.

There is a wide variety of therapeutic exercises and each one has a unique purpose. These include:

Range of Motion Exercises

These exercises are aimed at increasing the range of motion in your joints and soft tissues. This may be done through active, passive, or assisted stretching activities designed to help your joints move better, without pain.

Posture Exercises

Hours spent at desks, bending over keyboards, poor muscle tone, or simply poor posture habits can all lead to pain or injury. What you may not realize is that posture has a direct impact on muscle strength, balance, and risk of injury. Posture exercises are aimed at correcting poor posture, not just when you exercise, but also in your daily life activities to alleviate aches and pains.

Relaxation Exercises

Relaxation is part of therapeutic exercise? You bet! While it is important to work the muscles, joints, and soft tissues in the body, it is also important to help them relax. Pain relieving techniques including heat, cold, electrical stimulation, massage, or trigger point therapy, can all help the body relax, improve your sleep, lower your blood pressure, and keep you coming back for more exercise!

Area-Specific Exercises

It’s easy to think of exercise as something we do with our muscles, but exercise can also help our body’s other systems. Area-specific exercises target breathing and circulation to help speed healing, improve blood flow, or lower stress on the body.

Balance & Coordination Exercises

Every time you stand or sit, bones and muscles work in conjunction with one another to help you remain upright. Every time you stand, walk, sit, brush your teeth, cook a meal, or take care of your daily activities, you are testing your coordination between the muscular and skeletal systems in your body. Your ability to care for yourself or your loved ones depends on your ability to balance and coordinate your arms, legs, hands, and feet. That is why balance and coordination exercises are so important, especially after an injury or illness. If you cannot keep your balance or lose your coordination, you lose the ability to care for yourself.

Muscle Performance Exercises

Increasing power, endurance, and muscle strength are vital to good balance and stability, as well as bone and joint health. Resistance and endurance exercises are designed to increase muscle strength without injury.

Finding pain relief with therapeutic exercise

It is a common misconception that one should constantly rest when they are in pain.

However, this can actually cause your muscles to weaken during the healing process, which can lead to decreased functionality and more pain in the long run.

Our physical therapists at Long Island Physical Therapy are movement experts, trained in improving strength, range of motion, and overall function of the body.

Our physical therapist will design an individualized treatment plan for you equipped with the therapeutic exercises you need to alleviate your pain, strengthen the weak areas of your body, promote the healing process, and restore function.

At Long Island Physical Therapy, our goal is to help you live a pain-free life with even greater strength and endurance than you had before.

Get moving today!

If you want a life with less pain and greater strength and endurance, request an appointment at Long Island Physical Therapy today!Find out how therapeutic exercise can help you reach your physical goals and allow you to live the life you want!

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Contact Long Island Physical Therapy today for your appointment today and find out how we can get you started on the road to recovery.


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