Our patients are our friends.

As one of Long Island's leading physical therapy clinics, our primary goal is to restore function and improve every patient's quality of life through caring, skillful, and personalized treatment using the best proven physical therapy methods and techniques. We strongly believe in the promotion of wellness and injury prevention through education. Our therapists are committed to continuing education to ensure professional growth in order to better serve every patient.

Trusted in the community for over 10 years, our skilled professionals have experience in both hospital and clinical settings and offer a variety of treatment methods to help you restore and maintain optimal physical function and mobility in a warm and friendly atmosfere. We have a diverse staff of physical therapy professionals including our two physical therapists, a certified personal trainer, and an aerobics instructor.

 

 

For the patient with neck discomfort:

This questionnaire will give your physical therapy provider information about how your neck condition affects your everyday life. If you are suffering from neck pain and have scheduled or plan on scheduling your first appointment for the PT evaluation, please fill out the All Patient form as well as the Neck Index form.

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For the patient with back problems:

If you are suffering from back pain, please fill out the Back Index form and the All Patient form. The Back Index will give your physical therapist insight how your back problem is affecting your daily routine, work, and other activities.

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For the patient with upper extremity issues:

If your condition is related to your hand, arm, or shoulder, please fill out the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand form (along with the All Patient form). Here we will be measuring the difficulty of a list of common activities as a result of your condition. We are interested in knowing more about the type of pain or discomfort you are experiencing and the severity of your symptoms.

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For the patient with lower extremity pain:

If you are having a lower limb / lower extremity problem, please fill out the Lower Extremity Functional Scale form as well as the All Patient form. Here you will rate the amount of difficulty you have in performing the activities listed to help us better understand your current condition.

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Custom treatment to combat every condition.

Here at Beach & Foster Physical Therapy we treat all of the common (and uncommon) aches, pains, and conditions normally associated with physical therapy such as lower back pain, rotator cuff syndrome, arthritis, joint replacement recovery, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, sprains, and more. Learn more about some of the most common orthopedic conditions below.

 

General Orthopedic Conditions

Orthopedic physical therapy treats injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system. These conditions can occur at any age and can cause pain or discomfort anywhere on the body.

 

Body Imbalance

Physical therapy for body imbalance treats a wide variety of balance and vestibular disorders. The goal of this type of treatment is to improve balance, decrease dizziness, and minimize falls by restoring normal vestibular function and posture control.

 

Rotator Cuff Syndrome

Rotator Cuff Syndrome is a general condition of the shoulder usually secondary to deficits of glenohumeral and scapular humeral biomechanics. We identify and address the specific dysfunction in order to return the patient to full function.

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often cause by overuse and repetitive motions. It is characterized by stiff wrists, impaired mobility of the wrists and fingers, and severe prolonged pain. Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome typically begins with anti-inflammatory medications. If the swelling or discomfort does not improve, physical therapy may be suggested. The goal of physical therapy is to strengthen the injured muscles to prevent pain and fatigue. Active Release Therapy (ART) is also extremely effective in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

 

Sciatica

Sciatica is a term used to describe pain that is often felt in the buttock that may travel into the back of the leg. This pain may arise from pressure on the sciatic nerve roots in the spine, tightness in the buttock muscles, or a combination of both. Joint dysfunction in the lower lumbar and sacral spine can cause repetitive irritation to nerve roots through normal movement such as rising from a seated position. Piriformis Syndrome can also cause sciatica. The piriformis is a deep hip muscle which when shortened or overused can pinch the sciatic nerve. Severe, constant symptoms below the knee such as complete numbness or weakness, require immediate medical attention and may need more aggressive intervention.

 

Lower Back Pain

Physical therapy treatment for lower back pain often involves a wide range of techniques including heat therapy, ultrasound, massage, mobilization, exercise, and education about posture and body mechanics. Stabilizing and strengthening the lumbar spine (specifically lumbar multifidus and transversus abdominis) through a lumbar stabilization program is also an important part of a rehabilitation program for a patient suffering from lower back pain.

 

Total Joint Replacements

We work with you to maximize your range of motion and strengthen the muscles in and around the area of the joint replacement to return you to your active lifestyle.

 

Work Hardening

Physical therapy can help you achieve the strength, flexibility, and conditioning needed to return to your occupation - no matter the injury. We help strengthen the muscles, relieve pain, and adjust your posture and work habits to prevent future injury.

 

Arthritis

We work with you to maximize your range of motion and strengthen the muscles in and around the area of the joint replacement to return you to your active lifestyle.

 

Deconditioning and Balance Issues

Our physical therapists will help you improve your balance and strength using neuromuscular education and proprioceptive training.