Paspa Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy: Injuries and Conditions

There are many injuries that require physical therapy. If you have an injury or condition causing pain and frustration, schedule an appointment with our highly trained physical therapists at Paspa Physical Therapy!

We only treat one patient at a time and provide personalized one-on-one care. Since we do not employ aides or trainers and our physical therapists have many years of experience, you can trust that you will receive the highest quality of care. We are conveniently located in Manhattan, NY.

If you are unsure whether physical therapy is the right fit for your condition, this article can help! Below you will find out just what physical therapy is and the conditions and sports injuries our physical therapists treat.

What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a rehabilitative healthcare specialty that focuses on helping people improve and maintain physical function and mobility through exercise, manual therapy, and education. It is commonly used to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions, such as back pain, joint stiffness, sports injuries, stroke, and musculoskeletal disorders.

Physical therapists work closely with their patients to develop personalized treatment plans based on their specific needs and goals. Overall, physical therapy aims to help people improve their quality of life and regain independence by restoring their ability to move and perform daily activities.

If you participate in sports, especially contact sports, it is crucial to be aware of some of the most common sports injuries. Some of the most common injuries include tennis or golf elbow, shin splints (pain in your lower leg bone), hamstring tears, and other injuries.

The Conditions We Treat at Paspa Physical Therapy

Below you will find a breakdown of some of the most common conditions treated by physical therapy. Be sure to contact our office if you have any questions regarding the symptoms you are experiencing to learn how we can help.

Neck Injuries

Neck injuries can be quite common and range from mild to severe, depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury. You may feel neck pain and restricted movement if you have a neck injury. It can even result in tension headaches.

Severe neck injuries, such as whiplash or herniated discs, can cause significant and even long-lasting pain and may require immediate medical attention to help prevent further complications.

A physical therapist performing neck injury physical therapy in Manhattan, NY.

Common neck injuries include:

  • Strain/Sprain
  • Degenerative Joint Disease/Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Stenosis
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Herniated Discs/ Bulging Discs

Shoulder Injuries and Conditions

Shoulder conditions are a broad category of joint-related disorders that can cause intense pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion in the shoulder region. These conditions can be caused by various factors, such as overuse, traumatic injuries, or degenerative changes associated with aging.

Common shoulder conditions known for causing discomfort include:

  • Strain/Sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear (common sports injury)
  • Labral Tear/SLAP tear
  • Dislocation
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Bicipital Tendonitis

Common shoulder treatments include:

  • Humerus Fracture with Open Reduction Internal Fixation
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopy/Debridement/Decompression
  • Labral/SLAP repair
  • Bankart Repair
  • Total/Partial Shoulder Replacement

Lumbar Spine Conditions

Lumbar spine conditions are a group of medical conditions that can affect the lower back region, which is also called the lumbar spine. Lumbar spine conditions can cause a variety of symptoms, including back pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, and weakness.

Some lumbar spine conditions include:

  • Strain/Sprain
  • Degenerative Joint Disease/Arthritis
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Herniated Discs/Bulging Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis

Some treatments for lumbar spine conditions and injuries include:

  • Spinal Fusion
  • Micro-Discectomy
  • Status Post Epidural Injections
  • Laminectomy

Elbow Injuries

Elbow injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including sports injuries, falls, and overuse. Symptoms may include pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.

Common elbow injuries include:

  • Fracture
  • Strain/Sprain
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Radial or Ulnar Fracture

Treatment elbow injuries can include:

  • The R.I.C.E. Method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation)
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Arthroscopy

Hand and Wrist Injuries

Hand and wrist injuries are common and can result from accidents or repetitive stress/actions. These injuries can lead to pain, swelling, and stiffness and may require medical intervention.

Some common hand and wrist injuries include:

  • Arthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Strain/Sprain
  • Wrist/Colles Fracture
  • DeQuervain’s Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Wrist tendonitis
Hand and wrist physical therapy in Manhattan, NY.

Hip Conditions

Hip conditions can range from minor issues to more serious conditions. Some common symptoms of hip conditions include pain, stiffness, swelling, and difficulty walking or moving the affected hip. It’s important to always consult with a healthcare professional if you suspect you may have a hip condition. Hip conditions often refer pain to the groin. 

Common hip conditions include:

  • Strain/Sprain
  • Hamstring strain or pull
  • Arthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Fractures
  • Labral Tear/FAI
  • Bursitis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • ITB (Ilio-Tibial Band) Syndrome

Below you will find a couple of the treatments used to treat hip conditions:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections

Knee Injuries

Knee injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to more severe injuries like ligament tears or dislocation. Common symptoms include knee pain, swelling, limited range of motion, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected knee. I

It’s essential to seek medical attention if you suspect you may have a knee injury, as prompt treatment can help prevent further damage and promote faster healing.



Some common sports injuries and conditions that affect the knee include:

  • Strain/Sprain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL tear)/ sprain
  • Medial Collateral, MCL/Lateral Collateral Sprain/Tears, LCL (tears are common sports injuries)
  • Meniscus Injuries/Tears
  • Degenerative Joint Disease/Arthritis
  • Patella Fractures
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)
  • ITB (Ilio-Tibial Band) Syndrome
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (IBFS)

Common treatments used to treat knee injuries can include the following:

  • Total Knee Arthroplasty/Replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Patella Realignment
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections

Foot and Ankle Problems

Foot and ankle conditions can vary from mild to severe and can cause a lot of discomfort and pain. These conditions can affect people of all ages and can be caused by various factors, such as wearing ill-fitted shoes, overuse, and genetic predisposition. Seeking proper medical treatment can help alleviate the discomfort and improve overall foot and ankle health.

Some common foot and ankle conditions include:

Some of the available treatments used include:

  • Bunionectomy
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Deltoid Ligament Repairs

Treatments Available at Paspa Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists at Paspa Physical Therapy offer several non-invasive techniques to help relieve your pain. These treatments include:

Our facility in NYC has a full gym and private treatment rooms to ensure that you feel comfortable while receiving the help you need from your physical therapist.

How Does Physical Therapy Help?

Physical therapy helps to reduce any pain or discomfort that you may be feeling while healing your injury (or sports injury) and improve your range of motion at the same time. Physical therapy can also be very beneficial after having surgery to help repair your injury or condition.

Schedule an appointment at Paspa Physical Therapy today! Our office is conveniently located in Manhattan, NY. Contact us to get the expert help you are looking for!

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