Physical Therapy Treatments
We are a physical therapy office in Staten Island that provides specialized rehabilitation treatments for chronic conditions, acute pain, sports injuries and more. Our licensed physical therapists will personalize your treatments to fit your needs.
Our most common physical therapy treatment options:
We accept most major insurances and worker’s compensation. Check out our patient information section to learn more about our procedures and how to prepare for your next physical therapy appointment.
We develop individual treatment plans designed to help patients regain an improved quality of life & return to prior level of function.
Manual Physical Therapy Treatments
Manual therapy a physical therapy treatment where the practitioner uses hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints to decrease pain caused by muscle spasms, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction. Manual physical therapy is a great way to restore mobility to stiff joints and reduce muscle tension to decrease pain.
A manual therapy technique that loosens up the restricted joints to improve mobility. Physical therapists will apply pressure with slow velocity or speed while simultaneously increasing amplitude, or the distance of movement, directly into the barrier of a joint. With joint mobilization, the goal is to move the joint in ways patients cannot typically do themselves. Joint mobilization techniques effectively treat muscle spasms caused by a restricted joint. Many physical therapists utilize joint mobilization principles to decrease pain and improve mobility.
Massage therapy, another manual physical therapy, is much different from your typical spa massage. A spa massage may provide short-term relief from muscle tension or pain. However, a physical therapy massage focuses on rehabilitating muscles, reducing tension, and improving mobility and overall function. Massage treatments are also great for sports injury rehabilitation. Our experienced massage therapists customize massage treatment plans to work with your physical therapy treatment to get you on the road to recovery.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) Treatment
According to the National Institute of Health, up to 12% of the population is affected by TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) dysfunction. This can present simply as jaw pain, but can also include clicking and popping in the jaw, difficulty with speech and mouth opening, headaches and neck pain. In order to address the problem, it’s necessary to locate the cause. With physical therapy, we can assess the jaw and neck to determine the root cause to work toward alleviating the issue.
Therapeutic Exercise Techniques
Physical therapists use therapeutic exercises to help patients improve mobility and reduce pain. Therapeutic exercise utilizes movement to restore muscular and skeletal functions within the body. Overall, therapeutic exercise techniques are a great way to help patients recover.
Strength exercises that use heavy resistance and fewer repetitions to improve muscle strength.
Flexibility therapeutic exercises use stretching techniques to improve mobility and reduce tension.
Endurance exercises will promote the long-term strength of muscles to help prevent future injury.
Balance and coordination exercises will help with gait stability and mobility.
Develop Gait Stability
Physical therapists use gait training therapy to increase gait stability and mobility. It helps improve balance, reduce muscle weakness, and prevent future falls. Gait training helps patients walk better and is a standard treatment for geriatric patients who struggle with balance. Physical therapists will implement exercises into your treatment plan that focus on strengthening your lower extremities while improving motion safely.
Although balance training is more common among older patients, our Physical Therapy team can also implement balance treatments for all ages. There are many techniques physical therapists use to rehabilitate, improve mobility and restore balance. Together we will determine a treatment plan that is right for you.
Electrical Stimulation Therapy
How is electrical stimulation therapy used in physical therapy? Electrical stimulation is a physical therapy technique that uses mild electrical pulses to stimulate muscles. Electrical stimulation is most commonly used to help with symptoms of inflammation, strengthen weak muscles, and reduce muscle spasms. Additionally, this treatment approach has also proven successful in treating low back pain and tendonitis. Whether you are recovering from an injury or suffering from chronic pain, electrical stimulation may be a great way to help you recover.
Physical therapists use electrical stimulation treatments to help:
Ultrasound therapy treatment, also known as therapeutic ultrasound, is a non-invasive treatment for chronic pain. Our physical therapists utilize ultrasound treatments to improve circulation and promote tissue healing with sound waves to stimulate and heat muscle tissue to reduce tension and improve mobility. As a result, ultrasound therapy is a great technique to help restore function and manage pain. Learn about ultrasound therapy from Very Well Health to determine if this physical therapy treatment approach is right for you.
Ultrasound treatments help with:
Prevent Future Injury
Injury Prevention Treatments
Providing physical therapy treatments to patients who suffer from chronic or acute pain is only the start. Additionally, our physical therapists offer injury prevention treatment plans and at-home exercises to continue long after your recovery with our team.
Certified in Kinesio taping treatments, our Physical Therapists use this all-natural, non-invasive treatment option for pain reduction. Kinesio taping is very common among sports players to prevent injury. In addition, physical therapists use the Kinesio taping method to facilitate lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. As a result, research has shown that Kinesio taping improves circulation, helps reduce inflammation, and ultimately reduces pain.
Neuromuscular re-education is a technique used by physical therapists for mobility rehabilitation. When nerves and muscles in the body are injured, it causes tension and pain in your body. Think about the concept of muscle memory; with neuromuscular re-education, we will retrain your muscles to function and move properly. Practicing repetitive muscle movements will help improve function naturally.
Physical Therapy Appointments
Questions about your physical therapy treatments? Unsure if you need a physical therapy referral to get started? Give our office a call today and our friendly staff will be happy to answer all your questions!