What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a great option for managing pain or a health condition that is keeping you from functioning and performing day-to-day tasks, as well as participate in sports or other activities. At Performance Health, we can help treat your chronic pain that results from neuropathic, muscular, and skeletal health issues. Often needed after surgery or when a patient suffers from arthritis, physical therapy is a non-invasive, conservative treatment option to help restore your pain-free life and improve your range of motion.
Myofascial release is a specific type of sports physical therapy, which focuses on treating myofascial pain. This type of pain is chronic and affects the tissues that surround the muscles in your body. Often, patients experience pain that seems to be caused by certain “trigger points” throughout the body. During myofascial release therapy, a patient’s physical therapist will apply pressure to these tissues to loosen the tissue and reduce tension.
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Stretch Therapy
- Performance Enhancement
Why is physical therapy used?
Due to the patient’s pain level, a lack of exercise and movement may occur. Our doctors at Performance Health focus on strengthening the exact weakness in your body. This training can help the patients function in ways they haven’t been able to for long periods of time.
- Weekend warrior injuries
- Foot pain
- Knee pain
- Elbow pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Pre- and post-surgery needs
What does physical therapy involve?
Performance Health’s Doctors and sports physical therapists perform comprehensive exams to diagnose a wide range of conditions. They provide an accurate prognosis first and then develop an individualized plan of physical rehabilitation. Our physical therapists work to restore the function, mobility, and pain-free lifestyle that you are used to. Our goal is to reestablish your prior performance level.
While physical therapy or myofascial release therapy could be a good treatment option for anyone suffering from a lowered range of motion, pain, or an injury, the following types of patients are among our most common physical therapy patients:
- Professional or elite sports players
- College-level, high school, or young athletes
- Adults with active lifestyles
- People who want to avoid surgery
- Post-op. patients
If you are suffering from tendonitis pain, the first step to improving your health and returning to your normal activities is to schedule an evaluation at Performance Health. Our physicians can help you get back to performance-level health. Call one of our New York offices at 212.486.8616, or fill out the form below to request an appointment now.