Joint and Spine

Joint

We are clinical experts in the evaluation and treatment of spine and joint related conditions. Patients often come to us with one or more of these signs and symptoms:

  • Feelings of stiffness
  • An unusual shift or curve in the spine
  • The feeling of stuck or locked joints
  • Muscle weakness
  • Limited mobility
  • Radiating pain into the arm or leg
  • Limitations in their daily activities
  • Limited participation in sports or recreation
Conditions We have Successfully Rehabilitated:
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Stiffness
  • Spine arthritis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Postural Syndromes
  • Herniated Discs
  • Post-surgical Rehab
  • Low back pain
  • Lumbago
  • Stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Bulging Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • SI Dysfunction

Care Starts with a Thorough Evaluation

Our spine and joint specialists start with an intensive examination and assessment of your condition. A treatment plan is then developed that is based on your specific needs. We then provide you with a clear, easy-to -understand explanation of how we can help you manage your pain.

We Then Develop a Personalized Treatment Plan for You

Treatment often consists of gentle, hands-on techniques which often result in immediate relief of spine-related pain. Since our spine care is all natural, there are little to no side effects.
We frequently include the following procedures in your treatment program:

  • Manual therapy (hands-on treatment)
  • A customized therapeutic exercise program
  • Extensive patient education about your condition
  • IASTM or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Mulligan Manual Therapy or mobilization with movement
  • Neural Tension Mobilization – specialized techniques to move nerves
  • Graded Mobilizations – low velocity movement techniques with various amplitudes
Manipulation – high velocity, low amplitude thrust at or near the end-range of joint mobility

Spinal manipulation — sometimes called "spinal manipulative therapy" — is utilized by physical therapists here at our practice. We perform spinal manipulation by using our hands or a device to apply a controlled force to a joint of the spine. The amount of force applied depends on the form of manipulation used. The goal of the treatment is to relieve pain and improve physical functioning.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call our Sheepshead Bay office at (718) 648-0888 or our Bay Ridge office at (718) 921-9721.