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Physical Therapy Services

If you hurt, Body In Balance which provides physical therapy in Hauppauge and East Setauket is here to help.

Whether you have sustained an injury in your daily life or on the playing field of your favorite sport, Body In Balance provides physical therapy services in Long Island and Suffolk County to help.

Orthopedic and Sports Injuries

We work first to reduce your pain and then improve your function and empower you with the tools to maintain good results for the long term. Following your individual evaluation and assessment, you will be treated with a variety of evidence-based techniques and modalities.

We will strive to increase mobility in those areas where your function is restricted and enhance your body’s capability to heal properly. We complement this approach with muscle balancing through stretching and strengthening, neuromuscular reeducation, spinal stabilization training and sports specific training.

Manual Therapy

Various forms of manual therapy are used at Body In Balance including soft tissue massage, joint mobilizations, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, range of motion techniques, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation is used to strengthen muscles in disuse atrophy, assist in healing, reduce muscle spasm, improve mobility, and provide chronic or acute pain relief.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy includes cold packs and ice massage. It alleviates early acute injury or inflammation (contusions, strains, sprains, postoperative conditions) and chronic pain due to muscle spasm. Improves range of motion secondary to pain or edema.

Spinal traction

At Body In Balance we employ spinal traction in spinal nerve impingement due to bulging or herniated disk, degenerative disk disease, generalized hypomobility of cervical or lumbar spine region, or muscle spasm from nerve-root impingement. It reduces signs and symptoms of cervical or lumbar spinal compression.

TMJ Dysfunction Rehabilitation

We offer patients relief from pain in their temporomandibular joint which connects the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. We work first to determine the source of your pain, which could be anything from arthritis, stress, teeth grinding or whiplash. We provide relief to people with TMJ dysfunctions with a number of therapies such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and ultrasound, among other treatments.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a form of deep heating with high-energy sound waves used for sub-acute and chronic inflammation. It soothes painful joints, reduces swelling, relaxes tissues and promotes healing, lessens muscle spasm, and aids in scar-tissue breakdown.

Some of the other techniques we use for our physical therapy services in Long Island and Suffolk County include:

Hot packs: They provide superficial moist heat to reduce pain and muscle spasm and to improve tissue extensibility.
Paraffin bath: This is a superficial heating agent used in areas that are difficult to isolate such as distal extremities (hands, feet). Same effects as hot packs; also helps soften skin.