All About Manhattan Physical Therapy
Manhattan Physical Therapy and Pain Center is a leader in pain relief and injury recovery located in Midtown New York City. The four specialized physical therapists on staff go beyond standard physical therapy by challenging their client’s bodies to build core strength, flexibility, and increase range of motion.
Manhattan Physical Therapy and Pain Center has an excellent track record of success treating back pain caused by strains, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome, spondylolisthesis or whiplash injuries.
Their sports therapy program attracts injured amateur and professional athletes in football, basketball, baseball, track, gymnastics and other disciplines. They are one of the only NYC physical therapists to promote their services to pregnant and postpartum women helping then reduce back and joint pain related to pregnancy and childbirth.
Manhattan Physical Therapy and Pain Center also have a dedicated Bell’s Palsy practice to effectively treat facial paralysis through specialized manual therapy techniques. Patients can expect their therapist to work with them one-on-one using whatever treatment methods are most appropriate and will lead to the most rapid recovery.
Manhattan Physical Therapy and Pain Center now introduces Suspension Rehabilitation Therapy powered by Redcord. This treatment is fast and effective and patients should feel improvement in just one visit. If these results are not achieved, Manhattan Physical Therapy will allow the patient to return for a FREE follow up visit. Manhattan Physical Therapy will work with insurance companies, and patients without insurance may be allowed to set up a payment plan that will work for them.
The Redcord treatment program is suitable for patients with a variety of conditions, including ankle sprains, back pain, shin splints, neck pain, tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries, herniated and slipped discs and others.
Darren is a graduate of Andrews University Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2013. Since graduating he has worked orthopedic and acute care settings, for private practices and as a traveling physical therapist. Darren enjoys using his knowledge of manual therapy, athletics, athletic performance, and weight lifting to help people to return to independent exercise better then they were before. He believes in a patient centric approach to rehab; collaborating with patients to create a treatment plan that will efficiently and effectively meet their needs. To help patients meet their goals, he has taken courses in Redcord Suspension Therapy, NAIOMT, and Kinesiotape as well as completed certifications in Spine, shoulder, and running rehabilitation via Medbridge. Simply put, he believes movement is medicine and he puts this belief to practice in his free time by participating in various basketball and flag football leagues, working out, going to concerts, gallivanting throughout the city, and traveling.
John is a licensed acupuncturist practicing in New York City. A graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture, John earned a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. At NESA, he studied Orthopedic Acupuncture/Trigger Point Therapy with Department Chair, Stephen Cina. Since 2006, he has studied with Tom Tam, learning Tong Ren, Tom Tam’s Healing System. He practices Tai Qi, yoga, Qi Gong, Pang Gu and meditation. For exercise, John runs regularly in Central Park, practices Hatha Yoga, commutes throughout the city on his bicycle and is an avid telemark skier.
John was contacted by a patient who was scheduled for Carpel Tunnel surgery in 12 days. After the first visit, the patient was surprised at having greatly reduced pain. A second and third visit were all it took to completely resolve the discomfort, avoiding surgical intervention.
“If you’re experiencing pain, get help for it immediately because often unattended, imbalances can get worse and progressively involve more bodily systems. Don’t be an ostrich; be proactive.”
Josten is a Physical Therapist Assistant graduate of LaGuardia Community College in 2018. He has experience in Sports Medicine, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Orthopedic Physical Therapy as well as being a National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Strength Coach. He served honorably for 5 years in the United States Marine Corps as an Avionics Electronics Technician where he began to recognize and develop his purpose in the health and fitness industry. Working as a Personal Trainer and Strength Coach, he has taken advanced courses in the assessment and optimization of the Athletic Body in Balance as well as a specialized Golf Anatomy course and has a vested interest in the relationship between the mind and body. Currently being trained in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Redcord Suspension Therapy, he will continue to expand his knowledge in order to assist patients in getting back to living their most fulfilling life.
Erica graduated in 2008 from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse NY. She has always had a passion for hands-on, quality therapy for people with orthopedic and neurological dysfunctions, specializing in different types of manual therapy including being RockBlade certified, regularly using Maitland Technique joint mobilizations and Redcord suspension therapy. I believe in performing strengthening exercises in a pain-free position, and reducing instability and joint dysfunctions through a combination of increasing tissue extensibility while strengthening muscle imbalances. Erica recently had a patient with cervical spine pain and neuropathy down the right arm, who improved in 3 visits to a pain free state, then opted to remain in order to strengthen imbalances in postural stabilizing muscles to maintain their improvement. Erica believes that the best advice for those who are in pain is “motion is lotion”. Too much rest causes muscle weakness.