What can I expect in an evaluation?

After filling out the required paperwork, you will be asked what the current primary problem is, how it limits your activities and lifestyle, what therapies you have attempted and how long the symptoms have been present. Goals of Physical Therapy treatment are then discussed and a physical examination takes place addressing the involved areas.

Once a treatment plan is established, the session focuses on:

1. Relieving Pain and Inflammation.

2. Improving Range of Motion

3. Increasing strength.

4. Improving Function.

This simple, yet effective approach builds with each Physical Therapy session, leading you closer to functional independence and a pain-free life. The techniques used during sessions may vary and can include elements from Yoga, Pilates, myofascial release, mobilization with movement, neural mobilization, thai massage, strength and conditioning, strain-counterstrain, Athletic taping and the McKenzie method. We are the only office in New York City that combines these Physical Therapy treatment approaches and are proud of our results and reputation.

Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a list of medications and copies of medical studies you have taken recently.




Heat vs. Ice? Which one do I use?

While both can be helpful and have their place during recovery, there are some guidelines to keep in mind.

Heat is typically more effectve with chronic injuries and relieves stiffness quickly. Ice can relieve inflammation and swelling quickly, often more than oral anti-inflammatories, without affectin your stomach.

Some people have a sensitivity to cold which can make it more difficult to use ice and other treatments are available if this occurs.

As a general rule, if the injury is recent and there is swelling or inflammation, ice should be applied. It should be applied for a period no longer than 10-15 minutes in order to prevent frostbite and tissue damage.

Did you know?

When walking, you don't use your knee muscles to a high degree- in our pampered urban world, many don't realize how weak their knees are until they have to walk in a hilly neighborhood or go up a flight of stairs.