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Physical Therapy Specialist

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy services offered in Upper East Side Manhattan, New York, NY

Injuries, surgery, and diseases affect your ability to manage your day-to-day life. Physical therapy can help you regain function, ease pain, and support the body’s natural healing process. At Manhattan Medicine on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Drew DeMann, DC, MA, MSN, FNP-BC, RMSK, GCSRT, and the integrated group of board-certified specialists provide physician-supervised one-on-one physical therapy to help you get back to living your life. Find out more about physical therapy services at Manhattan Medicine by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is an area of medicine that focuses on evaluating and treating conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. That includes your muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons. 

Physical therapists are movement experts. They use various exercises, stretches, and movements to restore function and mobility and support healing and health. 

Manhattan Medicine is a multidisciplinary practice that includes the best doctors in New York. The board-certified specialists work with the physical therapists to help you regain your usual level of strength and activity following an injury or chronic musculoskeletal pain condition, such as back pain or arthritis.

Am I a candidate for physical therapy?

When you visit Manhattan Medicine, your provider thoroughly examines your health issues and goals. After the exam, they determine what treatments can help you, which may include physical therapy.

The key to healing is finding and treating the root cause of your pain. The specialists at Manhattan Medicine ask detailed questions about your pain, including location, type, and cause. They also ask about activities that make your pain worse or better. 

They perform imaging tests and then talk to you about your condition and treatment options. Your specialist may recommend physical therapy for:

  • Back pain
  • Arthritis pain relief
  • Neck pain
  • Joint injuries
  • Sciatica

 

The sports medicine specialists at Manhattan Medicine also recommend physical therapy to support the healing of sports injuries.

What are the physical therapy treatments?

The physical therapists at Manhattan Medicine work closely with you and your physician, designing a treatment plan that best meets your needs. 

Before making any specific treatment recommendations, your physical therapist conducts an initial assessment, evaluating your problem area to better understand your needs.

Physical therapy treatments include a combination of hands-on techniques and physiotherapy modalities such as ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, and exercise.

Manual therapy may include myofascial release techniques, stretching of restricted structures, and soft tissue and joint mobilization and manipulation. Physical therapy also includes a home exercise program that helps you maintain the gains you make during in-office treatments.

Physical therapy at Manhattan Medicine aims to help you regain your normal level of activity. Call Manhattan Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.

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