P H Y S I C I A N U P D A T E Helping Your Patients with ARTHRITIS PAIN
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WHY PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR ARTHRITIS?
The majority of patients with arthritis, complain pain limits their function. Physical therapy is an important part of treating patients with arthritis by helping to improve their joint mobility, strength and coordination. By evaluating the strength, proprioception, flexibility, mobility and stability of the arthritic joint, limiting factors can be discovered and treated. At Recovery Physical Therapy, our therapists perform extensive tests for stability and joint mobility. Treatment is then coordinated with your plan, based on information gathered. The focus is on decreasing pain, then on improving flexibility, functional strengthening and patient education on three-plane mechanics. A specific home exercise program is another integral component to treatment. After the initial evaluation, a home exercise program is designed per your patient’s deficits and progressed throughout the course of rehab. It is also our goal to follow your prescribed treatment plan. We keep the communication lines open to make sure you and your patients’ objectives are reached. Upon discharge, a patient walks away with their goals achieved, and thanking you for referring them to Recovery Physical Therapy!
WHY USE PT FOR YOUR PATIENTS? • Neck & Back Pain • Bursitis • Arthritic Pain & Stiffness • Work Related Injuries • Weakness & Difficulty Walking • Balance Problems, Dizziness • Tendonitis • Sports Injuries • Diabetic Neuropathy • Pain & Numbness • Neck Pain • Headaches • TMJ Disorders • And Much More! At Recovery Physical Therapy, we work to educate your patients on joint mechanics, three-plane mobility of the joint, and guide them through techniques to reduce joint and soft-tissue inflammation. We work to achieve the patient’s maximum level of functional activity, returning them to work, recreational activities, and enjoying a pain free life! 6 SYMPTOMS OF OSTEOARTHRITIS Osteoarthritis is common within both the active and inactive populations. With complaints of pain with and without activity, this condition affects a person’s ability to function with activities of daily living, work, and recreation. The Symptoms of Osteoarthritis: 1. Pain with activities 2.Limited range of motion and stiffness 3. Swelling and tenderness 4. Poor balance and walking abilities 5.Reports of intermittent pain 6.Loss of function such as daily tasks of cleaning, dressing, lifting groceries, working, etc.
Your Patients Will Thank You!
S U C C E S S S T O R I E S WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
I had a great experience with Recovery Physical
Therapy. Everyonewas so nice and accommodating. I’ve been having knee troubles for a while now, not many doctors knew why, and I have seen other physical therapists, but physical therapy at RPT has by far been my favorite and most beneficial. I cannot recommend themmore! ”
– B. K.
Excellent physical therapy! I went in for
really bad knee pains that I have been having for years. My therapist helpedme feel better and was also very informative on what stretches I could do everyday to keep from having these pains again. I strongly recommendRecovery Physical Therapy. They’re very friendly and always have a fun and positive environment. ”
– A. N.
WHY CHOOSE RECOVERY PHYSICAL THERAPY? • We get results • We listen to the patient
• We use a one-on-one approach with a physical therapist to solve the problem • We use Biodex Balance and Extremity Systems • We keep open communication with you WE MAKE IT EASY! Simply Fax Prescriptions to One of Our 11 Convenient Locations! Fashion District: (212) 840-3063 Flatiron District: (646) 654-6789 Grand Central: (212) 682-2013 Midtown East: (212) 755-2030 Millburn, NJ: (973) 564-9717 Queens (Glendale) : (718) 894-8964 Rockefeller Center: (212) 302-1106 Upper East Side: (212) 831-9079 Upper West Side: (212) 874-1599 Wall Street: (212) 514-6475 Westchester (Larchmont): (212) 831-9079
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