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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.

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What are Modalities in Physical Therapy?

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What are Modalities in Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy, as its name suggests, usually consists of physical movements and exercises that improve your physical health. Physical therapy can relieve pain, improve range of motion, strengthen muscles, and help you recover from injuries or surgery. 

But some physical therapy treatments involve other means besides physical movement. When an outside stimulus is applied to help with healing, these methods are referred to as modalities in physical therapy. 

There are different types of modalities in physical therapy, and your therapist may recommend one or a combination of them to help relieve your pain and help you recover. Here are some of the most common types.  Continue reading “What are Modalities in Physical Therapy?”

How Can You Tell If Physical Therapy is Working?

Female Physiotherapist Helping Senior Man To Lift Hand Weights At Home

Have you recently started physical therapy? Whether you were prescribed physical therapy for pain relief, to recover from an injury or surgery, or for another reason, it takes time to make a difference. If you’re not sure how to tell if physical therapy is working, there may be some subtle, yet noticeable, signs of improvement. 

You may not feel or see any drastic changes right away, but don’t give up. Physical therapy for pain relief takes time, but it is always a worthwhile investment of time and energy. If you suffer from pain, you can either mask the pain with medication, or treat the pain at the source with physical therapy and eliminate it from your life.  Continue reading “How Can You Tell If Physical Therapy is Working?”

Should Physical Therapy Be Painful?

Physical Therapist Adjusting Patients Shoulder

Are you worried about starting physical therapy because you’re afraid it will be painful? Or are you currently experiencing pain related to the physical therapy services you are receiving? Some pain is a normal part of physical therapy. It may seem confusing or counterintuitive, because physical therapy is supposed to help relieve your pain, but the kind of pain associated with PT is different from the chronic pain you experience or the acute pain you feel after an injury or surgery.  Continue reading “Should Physical Therapy Be Painful?”

What is Dry Needling in Physical Therapy?

Therapist in Dry Needling Session

One of the most common health issues physical therapists treat is pain. People experience pain for a variety of reasons, from injuries to chronic health conditions. Pain management is a major focus in the medical field, and physical therapy is one of the most effective ways to treat pain. 

Within the field of physical therapy there are many different treatment methods, such as suspension therapy, massage therapy, and exercise therapy. Dry needling is another method used in physical therapy that can work in conjunction with other therapies to relieve pain.  Continue reading “What is Dry Needling in Physical Therapy?”

What is Direct Access Physical Therapy?

Rehabilitation with Senior Patient

Are you in need of physical therapy? Whether you’ve sustained an injury or you’re experiencing unexplained muscle or joint pain, you may benefit from physical therapy. But who decides that physical therapy is needed, the patient or a doctor? 

In the past, only a doctor could prescribe physical therapy. You could only go to a physical therapist with a referral from a doctor. Now, in New York and a few other states, you can decide for yourself that you want to pursue physical therapy. Citizens of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire have direct access to physical therapy. 

What is direct access physical therapy? Find out what it is and how to proceed.  Continue reading “What is Direct Access Physical Therapy?”

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: What To Expect

Female Patient Consutling with Physical Therapist

Has your doctor recommended pelvic floor physical therapy? If you experience any of the common symptoms, such as urinary incontinence, constipation, or pain in the pelvic area, you may have a condition that could be improved by pelvic floor physical therapy. The recommendation for this type of therapy usually follows a diagnosis by a doctor

If you’re in need of pelvic floor physical therapy, you are probably wondering what to expect. It’s normal to be unsure or nervous about the prospect of physical therapy focused on such a sensitive area of the body, but the results are worthwhile. After completing pelvic floor PT, patients experience relief of pain and other negative symptoms of pelvic floor conditions.  Continue reading “Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: What To Expect”

What Are the Different Types of Physical Therapy?

Physical Doctor consulting with patient About Shoulder muscule pain problems Physical therapy diagnosing concept

Physical therapy encompasses a wide range of services. The various types of physical therapy can address a myriad of issues from injuries to chronic pain. Physical therapy often serves as rehabilitation following surgery, a sports injury, a car accident, a heart attack or stroke, or a severe or prolonged illness. PT can improve range of motion, relieve pain, and restore strength. What are the different types of physical therapy?  Continue reading “What Are the Different Types of Physical Therapy?”

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Physiotherapist Working with Female Client on Core Work

You’ve probably heard of physical therapy for knee or shoulder injuries, but what is pelvic floor physical therapy? It may not be as well known as other types of physical therapy, but just as other muscles in your body can be injured, become weak, or cause pain, your pelvic floor muscles can also be affected. 

Pelvic floor issues most often affect women, but men can also be affected and benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy.  Continue reading “What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?”

What to Wear to Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist Checking Patients Elbow

Are you starting physical therapy for the first time? If so, you may have a lot of questions. One of the most commonly asked questions that patients ask before coming to their first appointment is, “What should I wear?” This is a good question because how you dress for physical therapy is important. Your clothing should help you, not get in the way. Follow these guidelines for what to wear to physical therapy.  Continue reading “What to Wear to Physical Therapy”