Recovery PT. Relieving Low Back, Hip, & Knee Arthritis Pain

Hip Hikes While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/leg back to a leveled position. Repeat 3 times. EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS TRY THIS EXERCISE TO STRENGTHEN YOUR HIPS


Kristina Phu is a Physical Therapist at our Grand Central and Midtown East clinics. She is a native New Yorker who grew up and currently still resides in Queens. Kristina graduated from The City College of New York with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and then attended Columbia University, where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy with a focus on advanced orthopedics. Kristina is a Graston Technique Specialist and is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy certified. She focuses on treating each patient as a whole rather than just an injury or body part. Outside of working in the physical therapy world, Kristina enjoys working out, playing soccer, traveling the world, and cuddling with her two dogs and cat. Dr. Kristina is a Physical Therapist at our Grand Central and Midtown East clinic. Call our Grand Central clinic at (212) 953-9494 and Midtown East clinic (212) 371-7869 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kristina, today!


Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

DIRECT ACCESS WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Physical Therapy is Easier to Get Than You Think! • A physician referral • Therapy may begin


2. Seek treatment as immediately following the development of your pain as possible. Muscle aches and joint pain tend to grow worse over time. The longer you let your pain go untreated, the more severe the pain is likely to become and more difficult to heal. Therapycanhaveahuge impact inalleviating muscle and joint aches. 3. Physical therapy is the best strategy to overcomechronicpainand ishelpfulatallages. Physical Therapy addresses the source of the pain, while medication only masks the issue without addressing it. Your physical therapist will tailor therapy methods to your needs, helping you achieve the best results possible.

Take this month to learn some of the most important benefits of physical therapy: 1. Physical therapy is most beneficial when used before an issue becomes chronic and as a means to prevent future injury. Your physical therapist will provide an exercise regimen to help strengthen your body and keep joints healthy, flexible, and moving properly. Exercising regularly can help you understand proper lifting mechanics and their importance in everyday life, such as moving heavy furniture or lifting. Practicing proper posture can also prevent many different types of injuries.

with a full evaluation by a licenced physical therapist • Patients sent by their physician can choose where they want to receive therapy

no longer needed, whether you want a check-up, suffered a recent injury, or if you want to improve your overall health and wellness

Don’t let your pain hold you back. Call us today at (917) 763-7825 or visit our website at

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