Physical therapy is a safe, effective, and non-surgical approach to restoring the optimum
function of your body. It’s ideal for individuals who are recovering
from a sports injury or work-related injury. Physical therapists also
work with patients who are getting ready for surgery or recovering from
it and those who are interested in reducing their risk of future sports
injuries. If you’ve never been to a physical therapist before, feel
free to call the clinic ahead of time to ask how you should prepare for
Which problems can physical therapists treat?
Physical therapists work with
patients with a wide range of conditions. Physical therapy is appropriate for chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis.
It’s effective for adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff tears, tendinitis,
knee ligament tears, and ankle sprains. You might visit a physical therapist
for an injury that might not be related to a sports activity, such as
carpal tunnel syndrome. Physical therapists also work with patients who
suffer from neck and spine problems, including radiculopathy, sciatica,
How should I prepare for my first appointment?
Wear comfortable, athletic clothing. Bring your insurance card, photo identification,
and any relevant medical information such as imaging scans and test results.
How will a physical therapist evaluate me?
Your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation on your
first appointment and periodic assessments of your progress thereafter.
During your first visit, he or she will review your medical history, discuss
your symptoms and diagnosis, and review any test results or imaging scans.
The physical therapist will then assess your functional deficits, pain
level, flexibility, strength, balance, posture, and endurance. Following
your evaluation, your physical therapist will thoroughly explain your
personalized treatment recommendations, including how often you should
return for physical therapy sessions.
If you have any questions about your upcoming physical therapy appointment
in New York, NY, call
Manhattan Total Health at (888) 614-9257. We offer multiple locations in the greater NY area
to meet the needs of our valued patients, including our new location in
Gramercy. In addition to physical therapists, our dedicated providers
include acupuncturists, clinical nutritionists, physiatrists, and licensed