Physical Therapy

43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Centers located in Midtown West, New York, NY

If you have an injury, disability, or disease that affects movement, physical therapy can help you recover. The team at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in the Theater District of Manhattan, New York City, provides full assessments, appropriate advice, and individualized physical therapy plans for patients of all ages. Call their office or book an appointment online today to get started with physical therapy.

Physical Therapy

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a noninvasive treatment that addresses a broad spectrum of problems that cause pain, stiffness, and weakness in the nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. These symptoms can cause difficulty or pain during everyday activities, such as walking or getting dressed.

The goal of physical therapy and rehabilitation is to restore functional mobility, alleviate pain, and get you back to your normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. The expert team at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation also teaches you how to prevent future injuries. 

What problems does physical therapy treat?

Physical therapy is often the first line of treatment for many conditions, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Whiplash and other car accident injuries
  • Sprains, strains, and fractures
  • Joint pain, including shoulder or knee injuries
  • Chronic fatigue and weakness
  • Respiratory issues and poor cardiovascular endurance
  • Arthritis in one or more joints
  • Bladder or bowel incontinence
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Pain in the extremities

If you need a surgical procedure, such as a joint replacement, physical therapy may be part of your pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation plan. Physical therapy can also help people with osteoporosis avoid falls that may lead to fractures.  

What should I expect from physical therapy?

Physical therapy at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is customized to meet your individual needs. Depending on your specific situation, a physical therapy plan may include:

Back, neck, and spinal pain rehabilitation

Almost everyone experiences back or neck pain at some point, but no two patients are the same. Your provider performs a thorough physical therapy evaluation and observes any movement dysfunctions so they can recommend the best treatment and management strategies.

Sports injury recovery and prevention

The team at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation works with athletes of all ages and levels. Their goal is to get you back to your active, pre-injury lifestyle and prevent future injuries while improving your overall performance. 

Improved balance and flexibility

From activities like swinging a tennis racket to day-to-day tasks like bending over to pick up something you dropped, balance and flexibility are essential aspects of movement. Improving your balance and flexibility can reduce your risk of injury and help prevent falls. 

In addition to physical therapy, your rehabilitation plan may include complementary treatments, like chiropractic care, spinal decompression, acupuncture, massage therapy, or custom orthotics. 

For an integrative approach to physical therapy, call 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, or book an appointment online today.