Physical Therapy – Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates
The pain management doctor of Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates may recommend physical therapy for you if your pain isn’t too severe. Physical therapy is a non-invasive process that provides you with personalized attention for your specific complaints. Ultimately on of our physical therapists will work with you to get you our of pain and back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
One of the most common ways for New Yorkers to recover from pain — especially neck pain and back pain — is to go through physical therapy. Guided stretches and exercises combined with other techniques, physical therapy teaches you how move properly, stretch appropriately and care for your muscular body and skeletal structure.
Physical therapy may be the best solution for you if you’re:
- Recovering from surgery
- Recovering from an accident or injury
- Experiencing joint pain from age or illness
- Suffering from neck and back pain
- Feeling limited by your range of motion
Rehabilitating, Not Just Coping
The purpose of physical therapy involves both your body and your mind. The exercises and stretches you do during your appointment gradually help your body out of pain. Your therapist also teaches you the right way to move and lift. As a result, your body heals.
Physical therapy rehabilitates your muscles, bones and soft tissue so you can move without pain. In addition to the exercises and stretches you may do during your treatment session, your Manhattan physical therapist has other tools and techniques to rehab your body, such as:
- Electrical stimulation for nerves and muscles
- Physical massage to ease muscle tension
- Cold laser therapy to reduce pain and inflammation
- Physical manipulation of muscles and soft tissue to break up scar tissue
Making a Lasting Difference
Pain management specialists regard physical therapy as a time-tested, science-based approach to dealing with certain illnesses and injuries. But while the physical exercises comprise an important part of your physical therapy, it’s the knowledge you gain from your therapist that makes the most lasting difference in your life.
At a physical therapy appointment, you learn about the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments in the area where you feel pain. You also learn the dynamics of how they work together. To keep you healthy even after you’ve graduated from physical therapy, your NYC physical therapist teaches you:
- Proper posture
- Correct lifting techniques
- Stretches to do every day
- The best position for sleeping
- How to avoid repetitive motion injuries
- Exercises to do if your pain ever returns
Physical therapy at Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates only works as hard as you do, so expect to sweat a little in your session. Most people leave their physical therapy appointments a little sore and a little tired, but feel much better. The work you do helps heal your body and ease your pain. After a number of sessions (depending on your physical issues), your pain either disappears completed or is greatly diminished.
Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates
51 East 25th St, 4th Floor, Ste B
New York, NY 10010