(Corner of 45th St),
Suite 525, New York, NY
Downtown Spine, Sports
& Orthopedic Rehabilitation, P.C.
65 Broadway / 47 Trinity Place, Suite 603
(Between Wall Street & Exchange Place)
New York, NY 10006
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Physical therapy clinics offer treatment to individuals with disabilities, injuries and specific physical conditions. These clinics offer professionals treatments from Mondays to Fridays and at times Saturdays. The clinics have therapists along with assistants who are certified to deal with various cases on staff.
Patients are referred by a qualified medical professional before they can be seen and examined by physicians. Many referrals come from geriatrics, neurologists, orthopedics and other types of doctors who deal with sports medicine. Some other specialty physicians such as pediatrics, podiatrists, cardiologists and internists also refer their patients who might have concerns with to their physical and mobility functioning. The therapists are not permitted to treat patients without referrals.
Given that these clinics see mainly patients with problems of physical functioning and pain, there are equipments to cater to these concerns in a convenient and safe environment for patients. The general clinic setup includes a reception area, staff area and treatment rooms. The treatment rooms contain treatment tables, exercise mats, a hydrotherapy area and more specific equipments based on the specialty of the therapists such as TENS, an ultrasound machine, electronic muscle stimulus, stationary bikes, cervical and lumbar spinal decompression machines, hydroculator units, paraffin bath, gym balls, traction, diathermy, exercise mats, parallel bars, weight training equipments and so on. These are utilized to stimulate and strengthen motor functions as well as treat other problems that patients have to deal with.
Due to the nature of ailments and illnesses the patients encounter, the clinics have an environment that is calm and positive to encourage and enhance the well-being and self-esteem of patients. For example, the well-being of a patient who had stroke and is used being independent will now have to be bound to a wheelchair which can lead to low self esteem and depression. Clinic staff has to be sensitive to this and should be trained to communicate and give the appropriate care, eventually contributing to improve patient’s self-esteem.
The centers are also equipped to deal with the more prevalent ailments, such as rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, back and neck pains, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, shoulder problems, tennis elbow and any other joint problems or sports related injuries. Specialized treatments are provided with more in-depth training in certain areas, such as geriatric, pediatric, orthopedic, cardiopulmonary and neurologic conditions. For this reason physicians work together with occupational and speech therapists, orthotists, dieticians...
In a nutshell, physical therapy clinics offer healing for all patients are struck with a number of conditions caused by injuries and diseases. As a result, they always have the responsibility to continue and update their training and knowledge in order to provide the most recent innovative approaches to treat patients.