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Physical Therapy Specialist

Move Well MD -  - Integrative Medical Center

Move Well MD

Integrative Medical Center located in Financial District, New York, NY

Physical therapy offers patients one of the most effective ways to improve range of motion and flexibility whether coming back from an injury, healing after surgery or managing a condition like arthritis. It provides therapeutic exercises targeted to the needs of each patient. At Move Well MD in lower Manhattan, New York and New York's financial district, patients can find that path back to good health with comprehensive treatment plans that include physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is one of the most common therapeutic processes because it works in a wide variety of situations. Someone recovering from a heart attack, for example, may use physical therapy to help become strong enough for regular exercise. It is also a go-to intervention after a fracture or joint replacement surgery.

The therapists at Move Well MD work with patients to improve their flexibility so they can manage everyday tasks. Better mobility will improve fitness levels and help reduce pain at the same time.

People tend to associate physical therapy with exercise but it's more than that. It’s the whole package when it comes to healing promotion. Therapists do:

  • Manual manipulation
  • Patient education
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation

They also use first aid techniques like ice and heat to reduce inflammation before and after exercise.

What kinds of patients need physical therapy?

There are few limitations because most people can benefit from it regardless of their current medical problems. Physical therapists, along with practitioners such as Dr. Gruen, develop customized plans based on the mobility levels and needs of each individual patient. Some common problems that might send someone to a physical therapist include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Orthopedic injury
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cancer
  • Wound care

Physical therapy is one piece of a care plan designed to improve mobility and restore health.

What should patients expect from physical therapy at Move Well MD?

It starts with the Move Well MD therapist doing an examination to get a feel for the patient's mobility challenges and to discuss symptoms. From there, they establish goals based on the information provided to them, the exam and the patient's expectations. The first step is almost always to manage the pain and any inflammation that is affecting movement.

Physical therapy does involve exercise too. It starts at the practice with the therapist helping joints move or providing support as the patient does basic stretches. Over time, as they become stronger, the routine will expand to provide more challenges.

A few things to expect include:

  • Stretches
  • Core exercise
  • Weightlifting
  • Walking

Patient education is a big part of physical therapy, so the patient learns how to move without aggravating an injury.

At Move Well MD in Manhattan located in the downtown financial district of lower Manhattan, NY, NY 10038, we use an integrated system of care to relieve pain, improve range of motion and help you to move well again! We are just a few short path train stops away from Hoboken, NJ and Jersey City, NJ.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Here is a list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield – HMO Blue Texas & – Blue Essentials Access (HMO*)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
Blue Cross of Idaho