Minimally invasive and non-surgical rehabilitation are more than just buzzwords for suffers of injuries ranging from mild to extreme—they are the only option for successful recovery. Sound musculoskeletal and orthopaedic fitness can be elusive to those who have suffered an injury or lead busy lifestyles. Patients who wish to access world-class care on Long Island can now turn to the New York Spine Institute.
Physical Therapy is used to encourage mobility and movement, decrease pain, restore function and prevent disability in patients with injuries or impairments. This is achieved through the use of modalities, active and passive stretching, engaging in an exercise program and manual therapy. Patients are taught proper body mechanics, postural awareness and home exercise programs to provide maintenance of their current condition and to avoid exacerbations in the future. The New York Spine Institute offers an array of weight machines to improve strength, in addition to cardio apparatuses for endurance training. Patients will be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist to determine their current level of function, pain intensity and restrictions with their activities of daily living. The physical therapist will discuss the treatment options available to the patient based on the findings from the initial evaluation and set realistic goals in conjunction with the patient to receive the most optimal regimen.