We also prescribe appropriate physical therapies here at NYSI to help patients enjoy a successful rehabilitation and quick road to recovery. When patients undergo surgeries, whether minimally invasive or invasive, they must engage in physical therapy for recovery and often times that therapy assists patients with movement and mobility, decreases pain, restores function, and limits disability in individuals with injuries or impairments.*
Our licensed physical therapist, Michael Friar, D.P.T., works closely with all of our dedicated back doctors in their efforts to provide effective, personalized physical therapy treatments which often include proper stretching, exercise, and manual therapy as well as instructions on the use of home exercises, body mechanics and postural awareness, all of which help in preventing injuries from recurring. Doctors help patients to understand the source of their pain, the treatment options available and doctors cannot reinforce enough how important it is to be committed to your PT plan.
The PT treatment plans prescribed by Michael Friar combine cardio and weight machines to target strength and endurance training. Our Bay Shore patients are first evaluated by one of our licensed physical therapists to determine pain thresholds, current functioning levels, and any physical restrictions that may exist before a personalized PT plan can be put in place. Following this evaluation and its assessment, patients are then prescribed their personalized PT plan that focuses on patients forward goals.