Act Now Or Forever Lose Your Deductible

Act Now Or Forever Lose Your Deductible

Act Now Or Forever Lose Your Deductible

The end of 2020 is fast approaching. In the health insurance world, that means it’s almost time for deductibles to renew. Your deductible is the amount of money that you must pay out-of-pocket for treatment before your insurance pays for your medical services.
Panetta PT has a few questions for you…
• Did you have an expensive surgery this year?
• Are you on a family insurance plan?
• Have you had to use your insurance more than expected this year, possibly as a result of COVID-19?
• Feeling aches and pains?
• Need to get back into shape? If you answered yes to any of these questions, guess what? You are much more likely to have a $0 balance remaining on your out-of-pocket expenses. This is great news for you because it means the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by your insurance plan. If you have unused funds on your HSA account, have met your insurance deductible, or are close to having met your insurance deductible for the year, NOW is the time to come in to Panetta PT for physical therapy! Let us help you get a head start going into 2021, before your deductible renews again. It’s time to get up, get moving, and get back into shape. Our physical therapists are eager to see you and help you get back to feeling your absolute best! We provide proven results when it comes to helping our patients achieve their fitness goals. Get back to enjoying your life, free of aches and pains. Usually, you do not need a PT prescription to get started. If you’ve met your annual deductible, don’t waste any more time. Call Panetta PT today to schedule your appointment, and let one of our skilled physical therapists get you into the best shape possible for 2021!

Tips To Maintain Your Diet During The Holidays

Are You Struggling With Your Diet This Season? Tis the season to be jolly… but for many who have struggled with weight loss the holidays can put a damper on the most wonderful time of the year. Surrounded by traditional favorites, baked breads, rich desserts and decadent cocktails, one can almost visualize the numbers on the scale heading in the wrong direction. Fear not and RSVP yes to your festive engagements by arming yourself with these helpful tips:

Eat before you go. As silly, as this may sound, the best way to arrive at your function and be able to pass on high calorie and high-fat hors d’oeuvres is to not be plagued with hunger pangs. In addition, you will be able to make healthier food choices placing more emphasis on salads, protein and vegetables.

Avoid high sugar spirits like daiquiris, coladas and margaritas. With just two of these types of cocktails, you could consume half of your days’ worth of calories. Instead, choose light beer, red wines like pinot noir or chianti, white wines like pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc or mixed vodka club drinks with a splash of juice. Since alcohol dehydrates the body which can lead to extra snacking, be sure to drink plenty of water in between.

You can’t have your fruitcake and eat it too. Holiday desserts can be rich in sugar , fat and calories which can really pack on the pounds especially if coupled with a high carbohydrate dinner. Try chewing on gum or sipping on a flavored herb tea to help squelch the desire to sample a little bit of everything. But if you must indulge, choose a reasonable portion of one of your favorites or two half portion sized desserts.

• Calories in, calories out. If you are going to indulge you must exercise. Exercising an hour a day, or 30 minutes at high intensity, 5 times a week will help keep your clothes fitting nicely.

TIPS TO MAINTAIN YOUR DIET DURING THE HOLIDAYS

• 80/20 rule. Stick with a low carbohydrate diet throughout the season with plenty of protein, vegetables and healthy fats. No need to add any extra rice, pasta, cereal or bread to breakfast and lunch meals. This will allow you to partake in some decadent foods a few times a week without adding the average 5-7 pounds of holiday weight gain.

Exercise Essentials

TRY THIS SIMPLE BACK EXERCISE AT HOME

SWAN DIVE
Lay on stomach with your arms overhead. Press your chest upwards, keeping the muscles in your trunk and legs relaxed. Repeat 6 times.

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month!

To show our support we wanted to spread awareness by telling you how we can help treat a condition common among diabetics. Over 3 million new cases of peripheral neuropathy are diagnosed each year in the United States. The cause of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is related to poor circulation. We treat this by using infrared light therapy to improve blood flow and delivery of oxygen to the nerves. Improvements in neuropathy pain and sensation typically occur gradually over weeks of regular therapy.

diabeetes awareness month

Learn more about Infrared Light Therapy by clicking on the link
below, or scanning the QR Code:
https://www.anodynetherapy.com/what-is-anodyne.

What are our patients are saying forever lose your deductible

What Are our Patients saying

The therapy allowed more movement and I regained mobility and strength!

“I was in pain when I first came to Panetta. The therapy allowed more movement and I regained mobility and strength. After fifteen visits, I can reach higher than before and have much less pain.” – Thomas G.

Healthy Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

INGREDIENTS
• 4 lb. spaghetti squash
• 1/4 tsp. salt
• 1/4 tsp. pepper
• 1 c. half and half
• 3 tbsp. butter
• 1 c. Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS
Scoop out and discard seeds from spaghetti squash halves. Prick outsides all over with a sharp knife; season insides with
1/4 teaspoon with each salt and pepper. Microwave, cut sides down, on a large microwave-safe plate on high 10 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat half-and-half and butter to simmering on medium-low; simmer 5 minutes, or until reduced slightly, then whisk in finely grated Parmesan cheese. With a fork, scrape the flesh of each squash half to separate into strands, leaving a 1/2-inch border on sides; divide sauce among halves and top each with 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until bubbly and browned in spots. Optional: Serve with a green salad.
Source: https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/recipes/a33054/spaghetti-squash-alfredo-recipe-ghk1114/

Healthy Recipe Spaghetti Squash Alfredo
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FREE WORK SHOPS
Learn to Manage Pain Without Medications, Injections, or Surgery! Panetta PT workshops are free, hour-long seminars, hosted in our Ronkonkoma office twice a month. Use the camera app on your smartphone to scan the QR code below and see all of our upcoming workshops:

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Telehealth: Serving You In These Troubling Times

Telehealth: Serving You In These Troubling Times

Telehealth Serving You In These Troubling Times

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. Because of this, telehealth services are the best possible option for us at this time. By providing care for our patients virtually, as opposed to in person, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe. For more information on our telehealth services and how they may benefit you, feel free to call us at (631) 665-6040 OR schedule a telehealth appointment on our website panettapt.com/discovery-visit.

What is telehealth? You may be wondering what exactly telehealth is. Essentially, it is a way for us to make sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care they need from a remote location. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. You will also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic. At Panetta Physical Therapy, our telehealth services offer live consultation where you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan. That being said, there are numerous conditions that can still be treated and improved via telehealth services, including, but not limited to:
• Arthritis pain
• Back pain
• Headaches/migraines
• Post-surgical rehab
• Shoulder/knee pain
• Sports medicine/athletic training
• Fibromyalgia, and other chronic conditions
• Injury rehab
• And much more
Are insurers required to cover telehealth visits? Yes. Individual and group health insurance policies and contracts delivered, or issued for delivery in New York, including through the NY State of Health Marketplace or the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) for public employees, may not exclude a service that is otherwise covered under the health insurance policy or contract because the service is delivered via telehealth. If the policy or contract would cover the service at the in-network provider’s office, an insurer is required to cover it if it is provided by telehealth by an in-network provider.

Even if your insurance does not cover telehealth services, we are offering free check-ups for our patients via telehealth. Visit panettapt.com/discovery-visit to sign up today!

Telehealth Direct Line: (631) 665-6040

What Are The Benefits Of Telehealth?

In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telehealth also has other benefits for patients. As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association, just a few of these include:


• Patients typically in clinical or hospital settings could be managed from their homes


• Quicker screening, assessment, and referrals can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery models such as accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes.


• Telehealth can facilitate consultation between providers or in clinical education


Begin telehealth services today

We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely be more ahead. At Panetta Physical Therapy, we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients, which is why we believe telehealth services are the best course of action for the time being. We want you to be able to continue your personalized PT plans, so you do not lose all the progress you’ve made. If any injury or discomfort occurs, we want you to be able to receive the care you need.
To learn more about how you can set up our telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, give us a call today. At the end of the day, we are all in this together – most importantly, stay calm, and stay healthy. We are here to help you with your needs.

Even if your insurance does not cover telehealth services, we are offering free check-ups for our patients via telehealth. Visit panettapt.com/discovery-visit to sign up today!
Telehealth Direct Line: (631) 665-6040

What are the benefits of telehealth

We’re thinking of you!
During these difficult times, the staff and leadership here at Panetta wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and your families. We want you to know that we are here for you! If there is anything you need, please let us know. As we are still open, feel free to call us at anytime and we will do everything we can to assist you.

Keeping Your Health In Mind!

Panetta Physical Therapy is committed to your health and wellbeing. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, we are taking every precaution. Before and after every session, we are asking our clients and staff to wash their hands. Additionally, all equipment is sanitized immediately after each use, and we have increased the number of times per day we clean the entire facility. All of our employees are wearing gloves and masks as an extra layer of precaution
To do your part to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, we ask that if you are demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus— coughing, sneezing or fever—please stay home. Additionally, if you have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the virus, please notify us immediately, so we can take necessary steps. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family. We appreciate your ongoing support

We are taking precautionary steps

What Our Patients Are Saying

I was a little bit apprehensive, but it went really well. I woke up in a lot of pain today, extra sore and extra tight. We tried new stuff that we normally do not do back when I was coming in to the office. Zoom worked really well and within 15 minutes it really made a difference. I really encourage all doctor’s to do this method of PT because it really works. I will definitely keep doing it. – Angelo C

At first, I was skeptical and did not think it was going to work, but so far so good. After my first telehealth session I have tools to use for my problem. I have not had any migraines since the first session! I woke up this morning and got up too quickly, & my shoulder hurt. I did the exercises Peter showed me immediately, and felt better instantly! I go on walks now and have been doing more. I think this is definitely achievable. – Laura B

Had a telehealth session his morning and I am shocked and intrigued on how the neuro system works. We did techniques that confused my brain, actually moving my other arm, and now I am not feeling pain, my shoulder is looser, and I am able to do more things around the house. This is incredible for people who are in a lot of pain. Why not GIVE IT A TRY? What do you have to lose? – Jen M

Staff Spotlight

At first, I was very skeptical about treating patients via telehealth due to COVID-19 but with extensive training, hard work and problem solving; I have been treating for my first week and have seen immediate results. Usually, my expertise is in differential diagnoses utilizing hands-on physical therapy but I am surprised and happy to say, I have learned a new tool. My new treatment approach is not general exercises that the majority of the public can look up on their own; I use my own experience and knowledge to find friendly motions that your body benefits from. I am noticing people are more immobile at this time due to the pandemic which contributes to never-ending cycle of pain. A quick and fun 30 minute session can alleviate pain, stress and improve function(strength and range of motion). What can be better than that! I love my profession and I am excited to help people get back to their prior level of function during a stressful time. – Ilicia Manzi – Doctor of Physical Therapy

Exercise Essentials

A SAFE EXERCISE TO RELIEVE BACK PAIN

PRONE ON ELBOWS

Lie on your stomach, hands beside your shoulders. Push with your arms up on to your elbows. Hold for 10 counts then return to start position. Repeat 8 times.

Prone on elbows
PT for heroes

Dear Doctors, Nurses, and All Healthcare Professionals

You are fighting the war against COVID-19 patient-by-patient and are enduring long, stressful hours saving lives and caring for critically ill patients. Our mission is to help our healthcare professional heroes on the front lines of COVID-19
with vital, free TelePT (Physical Therapy) services.

If you are a Doctor, Nurse, or other Healthcare Professional and would like to receive FREE pain relief via Remote Physical Therapy, please fill out the form to create your TelePT appointment at: PTforHeroes.com

Attention Past Patients! In Pain?
Have A Question?

1 FREE VIDEO EVALUATION WITH A PT TELEHEALTH EXPERT

It’s a completely free appointment that will give you all the information you need to make the BEST decision for YOUR health!

Book yours today 631-665-6040 or panettapt.com/discovery-visit

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Recover Quickly From A Rotator Cuff Injury

Recover Quickly From A Rotator Cuff Injury

Recover Quickly From A Rotator Cuff Injury

Your rotator cuff is comprised of the muscles and tendons surrounding your shoulder joint. Sometimes, the rotator cuff can become torn or injured, due to repetitive overhead motions performed in sports (such as tennis) or jobs (such as carpentry.) Athletes are also at risk of developing a rotator cuff injury if they participate in rigorous activities, such as weightlifting, swimming, or tennis. The active movements associated with sports and laborious work are undoubtedly important factors to keep in mind; however, passive movements can also be contributing factors to an injury. Continuous poor posture and improper positioning of the shoulders can make your scapula, or shoulder blade, much more vulnerable to pain and rotator cuff injuries. Those who experience rotator cuff injuries or “torn shoulders” generally report a dull ache deep in their shoulder, arm weakness, difficulty reaching behind their back, and disturbed sleep due to pain.

…physical therapy alone produces results equal
to those produced by arthroscopic surgery…

At Panetta PT, our natural and non-invasive methods can help relieve your shoulder pain and heal your rotator cuff injury. How can physical therapy help a rotator cuff injury? While rotator cuff injuries sometimes require surgery if they are severe enough, there are several cases where physical therapy treatments can work just as well (if not better) than surgery. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, “A recent a study from Finland asserts that when it comes to treatment of nontraumatic rotator cuff tears, physical therapy alone produces results equal to those produced by arthroscopic surgery and open surgical repair.” In this same study, a follow-up on 167 patients receiving physical therapy alone for their rotator cuff injuries, demonstrated that conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, should be considered as the primary treatment for this condition.

How Do I Know If Physical Therapy Is Needed?

It is natural to experience an occasional ache or pain from overexertion. However, it is when the pain becomes chronic or unbearable that the condition becomes serious. Chronic pain, or pain persisting for three months or longer, is an indication that PT intervention is needed.

There are some additional symptoms to consider that may also be telling signs that treatment is needed, such as:


• Sharp or stinging pains exacerbated by moving arm overhead or across body.
• Uncomfortable “clicking” sounds with movement.
• Dull pain that runs alongside your arm.
• Shoulder pain waking you up at night.
• Weakness or Difficulty carrying objects such as groceries.


If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important to contact a physical therapist for treatment.

How can I begin treatments? At Panetta PT, we will conduct a physical evaluation and diagnostic tests, including musculoskeletal ultrasound, to determine if you do indeed have a rotator cuff or other shoulder injury. We will design a personalized treatment plan based on the needs of your diagnosis. Specialized hands-on techniques may be used to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and enhance function. Gentle stretches and exercises may also be prescribed to improve your posture and the range of motion of your shoulder. If you are suffering from a rotator cuff injury, contact us today. Our dedicated physical therapists will provide you with some much-needed relief and get you started on your path toward recovery!

How Do I Know If Physical Therapy Is Needed

on your joints that may have developed during the stay-at-home orders. Your physical therapist will customize an exercise plan for your specific needs, which may include stretching, aerobic exercise, weight training, or pain relief treatments if necessary. This will help in reaching your targeted weight and decreasing pressure on vulnerable parts of your body.

Ready to get started? If you are looking for a physical therapist to help you get back into shape after quarantine, or if you’d like extra precautionary tips for returning to daily life, contact us at Panetta Physical Therapy today to discover how we can help you achieve your fitness goals after being sedentary. At Panetta Physical Therapy, we want your summer to be fun, exciting, and injury-free! Call us today to schedule a consultation or speak with one of our licensed physical therapists

Whatever Your Comfort Level Is, We Are Here For You!

We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times. At Panetta Physical Therapy, we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients. Which is why we believe in including telehealth services along with in-clinic services during this time.

Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. You will also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic.

We still want to be able to serve our patients in the best ways possible. We want you to be able to continue your personalized PT plans, so you do not lose all the progress you’ve made. If any injury or discomfort occurs, we want you to be able to receive the care you need.

To learn more about how you can set up our optional telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, give us a call today. At the end of the day, we are all in this together – most importantly, stay calm, and stay healthy.

What are our patients are saying cuff injury

What Our Patients Are Saying

“Very valuable experience! Peter did a comprehensive look at my lifestyle, found habits that I didn’t even know were bad, and helped me correct them. Now I can throw a football with no pain! I recommend Dr. Imperato (Petey) very highly!”

Staff Spotlight

Therese has been part of the physical therapy field for the majority of her life, deciding to continue her family’s legacy of helping patients reclaim their lives after sustaining an injury or surgical procedure. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in 2010 from Duquesne University, where she studied interdisciplinary perspectives of health and wellness. From there, she went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University in 2013. Therese’s training and experience is extensive, having participated in numerous clinical internships. Through these internships, she learned to become hyper-focused on results, and went on to become a diagnostician by learning how to perform musculoskeletal ultrasound and nerve studies. She then expanded her skill set to treat complex cases by becoming a certified orthopedic manual therapist. Therese is dedicated to treating any patient who walks through the door. She helps determine their baseline upon meeting, in order to create the best individualized treatment plan that will help them meet their goals. Whether it is someone who wants to feel comfortable with playing and picking up their grandkids, or someone who is training to run a marathon, Therese is always relentlessly trying to change the status quo. Therese loves sharing her knowledge with other people who are interested in the field of physical therapy and frequently works alongside new PT graduates to help them succeed and provide effective results. Her dream is to create a team of likeminded and high-performance physical therapists in order to help as many people as possible. Aside from her passion as a physical therapist, Therese also volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Community Ambulance Company, located in Sayville, NY. She resides in Oakdale, NY with her husband, TJ, and their two daughters, Marielle and Charlotte. Her oldest daughter Marielle is even about to start kindergarten this year – both an exciting and terrifying thought for Therese!

VIRTUAL WORK SHOPS
These workshops are for people suffering with pain who are looking to feel normal again and heal naturally without medications, injections and surgery.
Don’t delay! Register today! Use the camera app on your smartphone to register and see the next workshop at the location nearest you:

ROTATOR CUFF • BACK PAIN • KNEE PAIN

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Advanced Shoulder Pain Ultrasound

Same technology army uses on t he battlefield to quickly and accurately ident ity issues going on inside t he shoulder

shoulder

CALL OR TEXT 631-665-6040!

Must redeem within 2 weeks. Limit 1 per person.