The physical therapy team at Manhattan Wellness Group specializes in cutting-edge, comprehensive treatments which aim to significantly reduce injury rehabilitation time and return patients to functional and healthy lifestyles as quickly as possible.
MWG’s specialists’ mission is to provide the highest quality patient care with a focus on maximizing physical function.
The list of treatments we specialize in include:
- Acute injuries
- Work-related injuries
- Chronic pain conditions
- Joint replacement
- Balance and fall prevention
- Women’s health
- Sports related injuries
By targeting the original source of injury, our physical therapy doctors and board-certified specialists can instruct you on how to prevent future injuries and help you gain the confidence to return to the activities you enjoy most.
We maximize your progress, reduce the number of visits to our office, and save you time and money.
Methods of Treatment
Kinesio tape is a therapeutic, elastic adhesive that provides stability to the joints and muscles when applied. It is commonly used to treat athletic injuries or pain in physically active individuals. It was recently popularized during the 2012 Olympics in London. The tape is made of a waterproof cotton that is more pliable than athletic tape used by athletes such as boxers and football players. It can be applied to any area of the body but is commonly used to treat the back, legs and shoulders. Kinesio tape keeps the injured area in place to prevent further injury. It aids in pain relief, supports muscle movement, and keeps joints from becoming misaligned. It does not inhibit motion but it tugs the skin to improve posture and create proper alignment with the body. It creates heightened awareness in the patient of how they should carry their body. The greatest benefit of kinesio tape is that it continues treatment outside of the office.
Kettle Bell Exercises
Kettle bell exercises are cast-iron weights used as a therapeutic corrective exercise technique. They are used primarily in addressing back pain, aligning the spine, and correcting musculature and cardiovascular weaknesses. Kettle bells are not only healing – they’re also an excellent workout! The American Council on Exercise found in a recent study that for each 20-minute kettle bell session participants were able to burn roughly 20 calories per minute.
Neuromuscular reeducation is a therapeutic technique used by physical therapists to retrain and restore full function to the neuromuscular system. It uses a variety of different exercises such as strengthening and stretching to improve flexibility and range of motion. Neuromuscular reeducation seeks to bolster the mind-body connection so that the body may begin to repair itself.
Ultrasound can provide rapid healing to the treated site during physical therapy treatments. When the applicator is moved over the skin’s surface, blood flow increases in the area. Inflammation decreases as well as pain and damaged tissue begins to heal.
The correct therapeutic activities can dramatically alter the body. Stretching exercises can greatly reduce stiffness and aid with balance, strength, joint control, and the reeducation of the muscles. Frequent stretching of the back can actually distribute nutrients into surrounding tissue and disc spaces.