Physical Therapy Services in NYC
Physical Therapists in New York, NY
Whether you have a sports-related injury, a disability, a posture problem, or you just want to develop better overall mobility and flexibility, the benefits of physical therapy can significantly improve your quality of life by giving your body better physical function. Keep reading to learn how physical therapy can affect your body’s ability to operate at its full capacity in your everyday activities.
Paspa Physical Therapy is your go-to place to find a competent and experienced group of professional physical therapists in Manhattan, New York. Our fitness facilities and qualified staff provide the ideal atmosphere to jump-start your rehabilitation journey toward improved health. Reach out to us today to get the help you need!
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy, or PT, is the assisted rehabilitation and treatment of patients with injuries, disease, disability, and other mobility impairments through exercises, manual therapy, heat treatments, and other physical methods.
Common types of physical therapy include the following:
- Orthopedic Physical Therapy: The focus is on musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, including sprains, fractures, and joint replacements.
- Neurological Physical Therapy: This type of PT deals with neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries.
- Sports Physical Therapy: Sports PT aims to improve performance and recovery from injury in athletes and others who participate in sports.
- Geriatric Physical Therapy: This type of PT specializes in age-related conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, and balance disorders.
- Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: This type of PT helps patients with heart and lung conditions, including cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.
- Women’s Health Physical Therapy: Women’s health PT can help women with conditions like urinary incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, and prenatal and postpartum care.
Why Choose Paspa Physical Therapy?
When you choose Paspa Physical Therapy for your rehabilitation, you get to work closely with movement experts—called physical therapists—who provide practical training and education to make you aware of your dysfunctional or altered movement patterns.
Our training sessions are provided on a one-to-one basis, allowing you to get the full attention you deserve. We do not employ aids or trainers to conduct the training sessions—meaning that one of our licensed physical therapists will be with you throughout your session.
In addition, we are often allied with orthopedists, sports medicine specialists, neurologists, rheumatologists, endocrinologists, podiatrists, primary care doctors, physiatrists, and gerontologists, among other health professionals. Doing so allows us to help you take a proactive approach to manage pain, avoid surgery, increase fitness, assist with surgery recovery, and improve your quality of life.
As an orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy practice that works with most orthopedic conditions, we treat both surgical and non-surgical patients.
Our Physical Therapy Facility in Manhattan, NY
Our physical therapy facility in Manhattan, NY features a full gym and private treatment rooms that enable our physical therapists to provide you with hands-on care. Our staff includes qualified professionals who have taken a state licensure exam and have a physical therapy degree, among other additional qualifications.
The Physical Therapy Services We Offer
We work with people of different ages—from those in their early teens to seniors residing in nursing homes or other private practices. We offer a variety of services to cater to your needs. Some of the services we provide at Paspa Physical Therapy include the following:
- Running gait analysis
- Kinesio taping
- Blood flow restriction therapy (BFR)
- Electrical muscle stimulation therapy
- Manual therapy
- Return to sport testing
- Home exercise programs
- Pre-season conditioning for sports such as pickleball, tennis, golf, and skiing
What Common Conditions Can Our Physical Therapists Treat?
Our physical therapists at Paspa Physical Therapy can help with several common conditions. These conditions include the following:
- Neck injuries: Strains, arthritis, cervical stenosis, cervical spondylosis, radiculopathy, and herniated discs
- Shoulder injuries: Rotator cuff tendonitis and tears, labral tears, dislocations, bursitis, frozen shoulder, impingement, and bicipital tendonitis
- Lumbar spine conditions: Degenerative joint disease, scoliosis, and bulging discs
- Elbow injuries: Fractures, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and radial fractures
- Hand and wrist injuries: De Quervain’s syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and wrist tendonitis
- Hip conditions: Degenerative joint disease, piriformis syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, and labral tear.
- Knee injuries: Sprains, ACL tear, MCL tear, meniscus injury, patella fracture, patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee), and iliotibial band friction syndrome
- Foot and ankle problems: Ankle sprains, Achilles tendon ruptures, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, metatarsal fractures, heel pain, and heel spurs
The Difference Between a Physical Therapist, Massage Therapists, and Chiropractors
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), physical therapists are licensed and trained movement experts. They do more than just massage and manipulation. They have a greater scope of practice than many other healthcare professionals.
To become a physical therapist, one is required to possess a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). All our physical therapists in New York are licensed physical therapists.
Our movement experts first evaluate your needs in detail by taking into account your symptoms and the different contributing factors and then implementing a customized treatment program to treat and address each specific need.
What Happens During a Physical Therapy Evaluation?
The evaluation phase will allow us to get acquainted with your health history. Our physical therapists evaluate your posture, gait, balance, range of motion, and strength. Your physical therapist might also perform tests—such as palpation to assess specific muscle groups, painful areas, soft tissue mobility, or facial mobility.
The information obtained during this assessment phase will allow your physical therapist to analyze your symptoms and understand why you might be in pain and how to initiate an individualized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.
What Does a Physical Therapy Treatment Program Include?
The treatment phase will assist you with educating yourself on how to manage pain, improve physical function and fitness, and take charge of your recovery by implementing the home exercises and stretching program provided for you by our physical therapists.
After the first visit, we aim to give a comprehensive yet straightforward at-home program. This comprehensive at-home program will assist you with the following:
- Avoiding aggravating your injury
- Avoiding pain
- Building on your progress between visits
What Techniques or Approaches Should I Expect During My Treatment Program?
At Paspa Physical Therapy, we are experts in palpation and manual skills, assessing swelling, loss of muscle length and flexibility, poor muscle tone, and many other soft tissue problems using our hands. A “hands-on” approach can help loosen a tight muscle, increase circulation, and improve joint mobility.
Some of the other treatments that we do include manual therapies, such as the ones listed below.
We use a range of techniques to treat patients. Some of the methods we might employ include the following listed below.
- Kinesio Tape
- McConnell Tape
- Running and sports assessment using video analysis software
- Electrical stimulation
- Laser therapy
- The unique AlterG anti-gravity treadmill
- Strengthening program
How to Get the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy Sessions
Try the following tips to get more out of your physical therapy sessions:
- Come Prepared: On your first appointment, you should bring along a list of your meds and, any X-rays or MRIs. Write down the symptoms you have ahead of the appointment, which movements cause pain, and when the symptoms started.
- Dress the Part: You should wear comfortable shoes and clothing to your PT session. You may be asked to perform the movement that is causing pain. You will also be observed while performing the subscribed exercises to see if you are doing it with the correct form.
- Set Goals: Setting both short and long-term goals can help you to make progress. Letting your physical therapist know will help them to tailor your sessions to reach them.
- Do Your Exercises: You will get the most benefit if you do your exercises at home between your PT sessions. Follow your physical therapist’s direction on exercise frequency.
- Don’t Do Too Much: Follow the exact guidance regarding exercise frequency and load. You could risk further injury if you were to overdo it.
- Monitor Your Progress: Record how your exercise sessions are going. Let them know about any pain or limits to your range of motion.
- Don’t Ignore Pain: Pain is your body’ signal for something wrong. If an exercise is causing pain, talk to your physical therapist about it.
The Benefits of PT Sessions with Paspa Physical Therapy
There are a variety of benefits of PT sessions at Paspa Physical Therapy. The primary goal of our physical therapists is to treat patients using non-invasive techniques that help them heal and recover, and get them back to full function in daily living and sports activities. Some of the benefits that result include the following:
- Restore function in your body
- Reduce pain in targeted areas
- Avoid surgery through preventative treatment
- Improve strength and overall body fitness
- Positive changes in your posture
Physical therapists use many “tools” to treat their patients. See “Your First Visit” to learn more about what you can expect when you come to see us in Manhattan, NY.
Duration of Recovery with Physical Therapy
The duration of recovery with the aid of physical therapy depends on the type of injury. For example, an ankle sprain can take between 4 to 6 weeks to recover when undergoing therapy. Your physical therapist can evaluate how you are healing and provide you with feedback.
Is a Referral Needed to Visit a Physical Therapist?
New York is a direct access state, meaning you do not need a doctor’s referral to visit a physical therapist. Our physical therapists have many years of experience and are permitted to provide 10 visits or 30 days of treatment without a referral—whichever comes first.
You must be aware, though, that your insurance may have its requirements to get your treatment covered by them. Many insurers will ask that you get a referral from your doctor’s office. The staff at Paspa can help answer any questions you may have about your insurance coverage.
Take Charge of Your Physical Health
Take charge of your physical health and enjoy the benefits of our services. A physical therapist will be available to meet with you here at our Paspa PT clinic in Manhattan, New York.
Your journey to better physical health through PT does not have to be complicated. When you choose physical therapy, your physical therapist will be there to guide you through the following three simple steps:
- Evaluate your physical health
- Initiate the appropriate therapy techniques
- Give you a follow-up home therapy program
Book an Appointment
At Paspa Physical Therapy in Manhattan, NY, we’re here to make your journey to better health a breeze. With our expert team and personalized programs, we’re not just about fixing pain—we’re about getting you back to feeling fantastic. From injuries to everyday mobility, we’re by your side, every step of the way. Call us, and let’s get you moving again!
Book an appointment with us at Paspa Physical Therapy in Manhattan, New York, for a consultation and customized program to cater to your specific needs.