What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy / physiotherapy is the science of assessing and treating movement dysfunctions. The ability to move well may be influenced by a myriad of factors such as:

  • Neuromuscular Dysfunction
  • Joint and soft tissue limitations
  • Pain, Traumatic injury
  • Chronic, repetitive injury
  • Neurodynamic restrictions
  • Posture / ergonomics

Once the underlying causes of your injury have been evaluated your plan of care may involve a combination of treatment methods:

  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Education
  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Education. Yes, education is stressed again and again. Our goal isn’t just to identify your current problem: we want you to understand how your plan of care will return you to function and we want to teach you how to minimize and prevent those issues from returning again after you have been discharged.

What conditions do you treat?

Please see the Services Page

Which insurance plans do you accept?

We accept most insurance plans which have out-of-network provisions such as PPOs. Please call us with any questions that you may have and we will gladly assist you.

We are a participating provider with Medicare.

Unfortunately we do not accept Medicaid, no-fault, workers comp, or cases in litigation.

Do I need a medical prescription for physical therapy?

  • Under New York State’s Direct Access Law you may be treated by a physical therapist without a prescription
  • You may be evaluated and/or treated for up to 10 visits or 30 days, whichever comes first. After that point you will need a prescription for continued care.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Although NY State Law has provisions for Direct Access you should still check with your insurance provider to confirm if they require a prescription.

What should I expect during the first visit?

There will be intake forms to complete at your first visit. Please come 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that you will have time to finish any necessary paperwork prior to the evaluation.

The initial evaluation will take approximately 60 minutes.

Please dress comfortably, or bring a change of clothes. If you are being seen for a lower extremity issue please bring shorts. If you are a runner please bring your running shoes.

Please bring the following documents with you:

  • Insurance card(s)
  • Completed patient forms
  • Physician referral forms
  • List of medications (including over the counter), dose, and frequency
  • Relevant records and diagnostic imaging