Orthopedic and Sports physical therapy for children, teens and adults.
How injuries occur
Injuries occur when tight muscles, poor postures and faulty movement patterns create imbalances in your body. These imbalances can lead to ligament sprains, muscle strains, arthritis, disc herniations, instability and falls. The goal of physical therapy is heal injuries, overcome pain and gain efficient movement patterns.
Benefits of physical therapy
- Comprehensive evaluation of many physical conditions
- Instruction in a tailored exercise program
- Return to good posture and body mechanics
- Pain management
- Relief from chronic tight muscles
- Improved flexibility, strength and endurance
- Balance and Coordination Training
- Proper breathing and relaxation techniques
- Pre-surgical preparation
- Sports specific training
How can physical therapy get my child back in the game?
If your child experiences an athletic injury, it can be hard to determine when to allow him or her to return to full participation. Parents take pride in watching their children succeed in athletics, and face a difficult dilemma when there is an injury. How soon should you let them back on the field, unsure of whether their young bodies are ready to handle the stress of their sport? Should you keep them on the sideline and worry that they are missing the chance to have fun and develop along with their peers?
Your DPT will take into consideration your child’s physical development and implement appropriate manual therapy techniques plus design an individualized exercise program to guide him or her through the different phases of recovery. We'd be happy to contact your child’s coach to discuss strategies. Our goal is to help young athletes heal, to strengthen their bodies and avoid a cycle of recurrent injury, and to return them to their sport as soon as possible.
(212)288-2242 or email email@example.com to schedule a PT appointment or ask a question to our director, EVELYN HECHT, PT, ATC