Physical Rehabilitation Specialist

Pain Management Specialists of New York

Board Certified In Pain Management And Anesthesiology located in Manhattan, Astoria, NY & Bronx, NY

When a person can’t use their leg, they lose up to one-third of the leg’s muscle strength in two short weeks of immobility. Physical rehabilitation is the way to restore normal strength. Ari Lerner, MD, at Pain Management Specialists of New York provides comprehensive rehabilitation services that are customized to meet each person’s physical and functional goals. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call 718-932-1740 to book your visit at one of the four locations throughout New York City, in Long Island City, Astoria, the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan, and Pelham Bay and Mott Haven in the Bronx.

Physical Rehabilitation Q&A

What is physical rehabilitation?

Physical rehabilitation is a customized program of passive and active exercises, as well as multimodal therapies designed to help you rebuild strength and restore function when an injury, disease, or surgery affects them.

Pain Management Specialists of New York offers a full range of rehabilitative services for every type of health condition that interferes with your ability to stay active or live independently. They also offer rehabilitation for workers’ compensation cases, auto accident recovery, slip and fall injuries, and sports-specific rehabilitation. 

When might I need physical rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is an essential part of a complete recovery plan for musculoskeletal conditions. An individualized physical rehab plan can help many problems, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Tendon injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neck injuries
  • Sprains, strains, and fractures
  • Falls and other accidental injuries

Physical rehabilitation at Pain Management Specialists of New York helps you recover faster and get back to enjoying your daily activities.

What treatment might I receive during physical rehabilitation?

Physical rehabilitation generally begins with gentle or passive exercises and stretching. As your inflammation and pain start to diminish, your program expands to include mobility and strength-building exercises.

The rehabilitation team at Pain Management Specialists of New York create your program by choosing from many different therapies and exercises, depending on the modalities needed to meet your physical goals. A few examples of rehabilitation therapies include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Strength training
  • Gait training
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Structured exercise
  • Ergonomic retraining
  • Joint mobilization
  • Balance and proprioceptive training

Physical therapy uses many different therapies to diminish inflammation, restore muscle strength, improve your range of motion, promote flexibility, and alleviate pain. For example, you may receive therapies such as therapeutic ultrasound or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).

Pain management is also an important aspect of physical rehabilitation. Your provider at Pain Management Specialists of New York helps you achieve the pain relief necessary to participate in your physical therapy.

Do I need to follow a home exercise program?

If you want to achieve the best recovery, chances are you will need to follow an exercise program at home. You may have an intensive physical rehabilitation program at the start, but as you improve, you have fewer sessions. 

Fewer rehab sessions, however, doesn’t mean you need less exercise. Instead, your provider teaches you a home exercise program that supports your recovery and maintains your results.

If you need physical rehabilitation, call Pain Management Specialists of New York, or book an appointment online.