At Cross County Medical we offer the best physical therapy care available in NYC. Our in-house physical therapists take a one on one approach to patient care – ensuring each and every patient gets the care, and overall wellness treatment they require, regardless of their physical impediments.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy or PT, is a type of care in which certified physical therapists use a number of different physical treatment techniques to improve physical ailments, and issues. Physical therapy care is focused on improving a patient quality of life – relieving pain, improving function, movement, and overall wellbeing.
What are the goals of Physical Therapy at Cross County?
At Cross County our Physical Therapy staff is fully certified, and has both the experience and the knowledge of the human body – allowing patients to live better, and improve all aspects pf their physical wellness. The goals of our physical therapy center are:
- Pain Relief
- Improving Movement
- Injury Prevention
- Physical Recovery
- Disability Prevention
- Rehabilitation – From accidents, injury, and illnesses or ailments like strokes
- Improving Balance and Coordination
- Managing Wellness with Chronic Illness ie. Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis
- Use of Assistive Walking Devices, Splints or Braces
Physical Therapy Testing will Generally Measure:
- How well you can reach, bend, and move.
- How well you can walk, and/or climb steps.
- Your heartbeat, and vitals while walking or taking part in activity
- Your posture, balance, and coordination
How Does Physical Therapy Work?
At Cross County Our physical therapy staff will use your initial appointment or consultation to assess your needs, and abilities – as well as identify areas in which you can improve you physical conditioning and movement.
If you are suffering from pain, chronic or acute, we will work in conjunction with you pain management specialist to create a customized recovery plan to either resolve your pain issues, or better equip your body and mind to function better and deal with pain – reducing it whenever possible. Depending upon you symptoms and your daily activities, we will formulate a custom plan specifically designed for you and your physical recovery needs.
Depending on your specific goals as well as what is needed to improve your physical function, we will create a plan to meet your needs. Considering that everyone is different, physical therapy is a highly individualized process – therefore certain exercises and treatments will be recommended.
Physical Therapy Exercises Often Include:
- Exercises & Stretches
- Massages – Including hot & cold treatments, warm water therapy, and more.
- Electrical Stimulation
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Rehabilitation Exercises
- Assisted Movements using Devices, and Appliances
For more information on our Physical Therapy center, or to schedule your physical therapy assessment, contact us today.