TWO Locations!
Miller Place &
Wading River

 
Where caring & knowledge
can help you recover.

TWO Locations!
Miller Place &
Wading River

 
Where caring & knowledge
can help you recover.

TWO Locations!
Miller Place &
Wading River

 
Where caring & knowledge
can help you recover.

TWO Locations!
Miller Place &
Wading River

 
Where caring & knowledge
can help you recover.

TWO Locations!
Miller Place &
Wading River

 
Where caring & knowledge
can help you recover.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

At Wading River Physical Therapy,
we have one goal –
TO GET YOU BETTER.


      To provide, in an ethical and forthright manner, individualized therapeutic physical therapy rehabilitative services, and to promote health and wellness in a welcoming atmosphere of clinical excellence and patient advocacy.

We provide physical therapy and rehabilitation services for people suffering from a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions, recovering from auto- and work-related injuries, or rehabilitating after surgery. We also provide specialized sports physical therapy for injured athletes.

Pain control is an important aspect of physical therapy. Emphasizing a hands-on approach (also known as manual therapy), therapeutic exercises, and a variety of other modalities (treatments), we work to help you reach your functional goals and reduce your pain.

Our staff doesn’t believe in “one size fits all.” We work with you and your physician to set goals and develop treatment plans that are right for you – ones that meet your specific needs and return you to optimal function.

Since 2002, Wading River Physical Therapy has been privileged to serve the communities of Long Island’s North Shore and continues toward our goal of helping people in their recovery, to return to a pain-free and improved quality of life after injury, illness, or surgery.

We provide each and every patient with the same personal care and service we expect for ourselves and our loved ones. When you come to Wading River Physical Therapy, you’re not just a patient, you’re one of the family.

Wading River Physical Therapy is owned and operated by Walter VanCura, PT, DPT.

I am getting excited to take the kids skiing, boarding and tubing this winter!

What is your favorite Ski Resort for a Family trip? I would love to hear all your recommendations!

In the meantime, here are some helpful tips to prevent skiing related injuries....

Preventing Skiing-Related Knee Injuries
Contact Wading River Physical Therapy in Miller Place, NY or Wading River, NY 631-929-8200

The most common injuries in skiing happen to the lower limb, most commonly the knee.

The introduction of releasable bindings has decreased the rate of leg fractures by 90% in the past 30 years, but knee sprains (including ACL and/or MCL tears) are on the rise accounting for about 30% of all skiing injuries.

The most common injury is the medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear, which is typically treated without surgery. In skiing, the MCL is often torn when the ski tips are pointed toward one another in a snowplow position (the common slow or stop position) and the skier falls down the hill. MCL tears are more common among beginning and intermediate skiers than advanced and elite skiers.

When skiing you may prevent an MCL tear by:
• Making sure that your weight is balanced when you are in the snowplow position.
• Sticking to terrain that is a comfortable challenge but not overwhelming.

The second most common injury is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. Given the importance of the ACL to the functional stability of the knee, ACL tears often require surgery (however in some cases patients can avoid surgery). ACL tears are common in sports, but most of them are the result of "non-contact" injuries.

There are two ways that skiers most commonly tear the ACL:

• Landing a jump in poor form. When skiers land from a jump with their weight back, so the back of the boot is pushing on the calf, the force from landing can tear the ACL. The best way to avoid this injury is to learn to land safely, with your weight forward, by starting with simple jumps and gradually advancing to more difficult jumps.

• The "phantom foot" phenomenon often happens when skiers try to stand up to prevent an unavoidable fall. As the skier falls, all the weight goes on the outside of one ski, and the arms and trunk rotate away from that leg. When a skier falls into this position, an ACL injury is often the result. Avoid this position by never trying to stand up during a fall and accepting an unavoidable fall. Skiers should "go" with the momentum of a fall and maintaining good ski technique.

Preventing injury on the slopes
• Remember the keys to effective skiing technique: hands and weight forward, legs parallel, and hips, knees, and ankles flexing equally.
• Stay on marked trails: Going off trail can take you into ungroomed territory with many possible obstacles (such as trees and rocks) that can contribute to injuries.
Getting ready for the slopes:
• Prepare your body. A few simple exercises (listed below) can prepare your core and lower extremities for skiing. Three to four weeks of aerobic training such as walking, elliptical, or biking can be excellent ways to help you tolerate a full day on the slopes.
• Ensure you have proper equipment: Make sure ski boots, bindings, and ski length are fit and appropriate for your height and skill level. Wear a helmet. Wrist guards are a good idea if snowboarding.
• Learn proper technique: Take a skiing technique class with a professional before you hit the slopes.
• Rest: If you are tired, rest. Injuries happen more commonly when skiers are fatigued.
Exercises to Condition Core and Lower Extremities
The exercises below are not intended as a substitute for care from a health care professional. If you experience pain or other signs and symptoms of injury or pain, you should seek the advice of a physical therapist or other health care professional.
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WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

The staff has always gone out of their way to help in any way they could. I recommend Wading River Physical Therapy when ever I have the chance. The staff is courteous and helpful all of the time…

Janet Blum

Shirley, NY

I walked into the office of Wading River Physical Therapy in Miller Place with a dislocated shoulder. After many intense visits, I am now able to move on with my life.
I would like to thank Walter VanCura…

Nicholas Mulhern

Middle Island, NY

My experience at Wading River Physical Therapy has been great. Everyone is so nice and very caring. Everything is very organized and I am always doing something to help my injuries get better.

Makayla Meeker

Shoreham, NY

Coming here has made me feel confident that my foot will recover with the best possible result I can get. Walter VanCura, PT runs a very professional office and each patient is given the best care!

Maureen Reynolds

Port Jefferson Station, NY

Two Locations!

Wading River

Wading River Physical Therapy, PC
5958 Route 25A
Wading River, NY 11792
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Miller Place

Wading River Physical Therapy, PC
159 Route 25A, Suite E
Miller Place, NY 11764
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