Neck & Back
Degenerative Disc Diseases are debilitating conditions that can cause a weakened spine and chronic long term pain. Patients will receive physical therapy to work to strengthening your back, neck, and core muscles. The results will help support your spine better, which may lead to reduced pain.
Posture health in Physical Therapy is seen as a means to get a gauge of overall balance in a patient. While some variations are no cause for alarm, your postural health can be a symptom of other problems within your body. The improvement of your posture is an important goal in physical therapy treatment.
Physical therapy exercises that strengthen, stretch and use aerobics – are an important component of a successful sciatica treatment plan. Through physical therapy patients can return to their normal lives and functioning and have less incidents of flare ups.
Physical therapy treatments for whiplash includes soft tissue massage, cold treatments followed by heat treatments as well as therapeutic ultrasound and electrical stimulation. When a patient feels better, stretching and postural correction is then added to treatment followed by a strengthening and stabilization program to the neck, mid-back and shoulder muscles.
Joint & Neurological Conditions
Arthritis is an inflammation surrounding the joints. It does not signify one disease but rather hundreds of conditions that are grouped under arthritis. Physical therapy can help relieve arthritis with exercises that gently improve flexibility, strength, and endurance to help improve a patient’s mood, movement and the ability to return to their daily routines.
Balance issues can stem from many conditions and come with a wide range of symptoms. In order for you to benefit from your maximum balance potential your muscles, bones, joints, eyes, ears, central nervous system, blood and heart must be in good working order. Physical therapy exercises help the body to remember how to function before an event that altered your balance such as an accident or a stroke that caused your body to be out of balance.
Anyone suffering from a gait disorder knows that they may be living with a reduced quality of life. The psychological side affects can also be extremely limiting. Gait disorders are mostly due to an underlying disease. Physical therapy provides hope for those suffering from these ailments. Your physical therapist will prescribe exercises to help your body to function so that you can maximize your quality of life and independence. Your therapist will also assess your need for an appropriate assistive device if one is warranted.
Physical therapy can help relieve rheumatoid arthritis with exercises that gently improve flexibility, strength, and endurance to help improve a patient’s mood, movement and the ability to return to their daily routines.
When you or a loved one suffers a stroke, your muscles may not recall how to perform functions that were once basic, such as daily living and walking. With the help of physical therapy a stroke patient can relearn these skills . Physical therapy will work your muscles and retrain them how to work together in proper movement patterns.
During an arthroscopic surgical procedure, a surgeon makes a small incision in the your skin and then inserts a pencil-sized instrument that has a small lens and light to help magnify and light the area in by a joint. This is considered a less invasive form of a surgery. Even so there is a period of healing and rehabilitation needed. Our physical therapists can help reduce inflammation after surgery and can teach you exercises to strengthen muscles that will help increase flexibility. Your therapist will also help identify movements that exacerbate or worsen your symptoms.
If you have had joint replacement surgery you have had a damaged joint replaced with a new one or had part of a joint fixed. Joint replacement surgery is meant to improve your quality of life by reducing pain and helping you move. Our physical therapists can help reduce inflammation after joint replacement surgery and can teach you exercises to strengthen muscles to help increase flexibility. Your therapist will also help identify movements that may exacerbate or worsen your symptoms.
Our physical therapists can help reduce inflammation after rotator cuff surgery and can teach you exercises to strengthen muscles that will help increase your flexibility. Your therapist will also help identify movements that may exacerbate or worsen your symptoms.
Our physical therapists can help reduce inflammation after spinal surgery and can teach you exercises to strengthen muscles that will help increase flexibility. Your therapist will also help identify movements that may exacerbate or worsen your symptoms. Postural stabilization and postural awareness is a benefit of PT.
Sports Physical Therapy for Brooklyn Injuries
Achilles tendonitis occurs when the large tendon in the back of your ankle becomes irritated and inflamed due recreational activities or an accident. Some folks suffer from chronic tendonitis which may be due to degenerative tears in the large tendon.
Along with rest, ice, orthotics and medication, physical therapy can be very helpful in treating Achilles tendinitis. Your physical therapist will prescribe a treatment that includes exercises in your home as well as at your in office sessions.
An ACL tear is a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament of your knee. It is one of the four major ligaments of your knees. While these tears are normally seen in athletic injuries they can also be a result of car accidents and falls.
Physical therapy can help relieve the pain and discomfort caused by an ACL tear. This is done by decreasing pain and swelling, increasing your range of motion and strength and slowly helping you add activities that you haven’t been able to do. If you have had surgery, your therapy will last longer. Your physical therapist will help you control pain and swelling and will introduce strengthening exercises and guide you in doing these in a safe progression.
Physical therapy for treatment and rehabilitation for those that suffer from bursitis includes modalities, stretching as well as special therapeutic exercises performed during physical therapy. Your physical therapy will also include instructions on behavior and postural modification.
If you’ve suffered a fracture our physical therapists will help you get back on your feet and help you ease into your routines. The first part of your treatment will be to guide you in using assistive devices so that you can be able to move around. Learning to use an assistive device like a crutch or a cane correctly is an important start to your rehabilitation. Our PTs will teach you about proper weight bearing and activity restrictions as well as how to master going down a set of stairs or just getting around your home. All of these being temporary and aimed at your speedy recovery.
Sprains & Strains
If you have suffered from a sprain or a strain your are invariably suffering from pain and swelling. Your physical therapist will prescribe the RICE method which is rest, ice, compression and elevation. Once the swelling is reduced your treatment plan will follow with rehabilitation to help you restore you to your normal functions. Your treatment plan may include exercises and weights to help you bear weight again and to restore balance
We offer a comprehensive array of treatment options and utilize the most up to date equipment so we that can properly treat every type of ailment.
- Ankle Weights
- Heat Therapy
- Ice Therapy
- Mechanical Traction
- Neuromuscular Re-education
- Recumbent Bike
- Upper Body Ergometer