Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Specialist
Injuries, wear and tear on joints, and surgery can cause chronic pain and limit mobility. Both are remedied, as well as recurrence prevented, through expert physical therapy treatment at New York Medicine Doctors, located in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York City.

Physical Therapy Q & A

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What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is an individualized treatment program designed to relieve pain and improve impaired movement, strength, coordination, balance and flexibility caused by musculoskeletal, neurological or cardiopulmonary problems. Treatment focuses on building muscle and improving flexibility through specialized exercises. These exercises help in the recovery from soft tissue injuries or manage pain that’s linked to illness such as arthritis, an injury, or surgery. Physical therapy can also include manual therapy, such as massage, along with education on how to reduce your risk of injuring yourself again.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Physical therapy provides a noninvasive, drug-free approach to pain relief. It also addresses the underlying issue to improve your overall health and reduce the likelihood of a recurrence.

Who should consider physical therapy?

Physical therapy is effective in rehabilitating athletes, individuals who’ve been injured in car accidents, those suffering from chronic illness (such as arthritis) and people recovering from surgery. Physical therapy can aid in recovering from a wide range of pain and conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Spine pain
  • Pain in other joints
  • Sciatica
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Ligament tears
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury

How does physical therapy ease pain?

Physical therapy exercises are designed to strengthen muscles in the affected area. This provides your injured or damaged joint with more support, making it less likely to become sore again. Physical therapy also helps you improve your range of motion, which also reduces the risk of being reinjured and sustaining even greater damage. The physical therapy team at New York Medicine Doctors are highly experienced and will guide you through stretching and strengthening exercises designed to relieve pain and prevent it from returning.

For more information on physical therapy or to set up an appointment, contact New York Medicine Doctors.

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New York Medicine Doctors
800 2nd Avenue
9th Floor, Between 42nd and 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017