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At Park North Physical Therapy in Morningside Heights, the key to successful physical therapy is open and honest communication with your therapist. Patients are advised not to downplay their symptoms, lie about their homework completion, rush their sessions, pretend to understand exercises they don't, or cancel appointments due to pain without discussing it. The therapists emphasize the importance of transparency to adjust treatment plans effectively and ensure patients' progress and comfort. Contacting Park North Physical Therapy for any concerns or questions is encouraged to provide the best care possible.
In Harlem, New York, physical therapists, including those at Park North Physical Therapy, do not prescribe medication as part of their treatment approach. Instead, they focus on holistic rehabilitation methods, assessing whole-body health and guiding patients through exercises and therapies for self-sufficient healing. Under New York law, physical therapists are prohibited from possessing or administering prescription medications, with the only exception being the use of medicinal ions for specific treatments. The goal of physical therapy is to offer pain relief and injury healing through non-invasive methods like manual therapy, exercise programs, NEUBIE therapy, and low-level laser therapy, aiming to reduce dependency on medication for chronic pain and improve the quality of life.
Pape has a specific interest in treating a variety of orthopedic injuries via functional training of the body as a whole along with implementation of hands-on manual techniques to alleviate symptoms & improve overall functional performance. With a holistic outlook on life, Pape’s mission at Park North Harlem is to reduce the emotional and physical anguish that comes with injury or illness to help patients get back to living at their fullest capacity!
Do you experience frequent pain due to hip bursitis? This common condition impacts those with inflamed bursae or fluid-filled sacs in the hip. Bursitis tends to cause muscle aches or stiffness which can keep you from doing what you love. Even standing or sleeping is much more difficult because of the inflammation. Here are 6 helpful tips to reduce your hip pain.
After surgery, the most critical phase of your recovery journey begins. In order to regain full range of motion and strength, physical therapy is essential for joint replacements. A comprehensive post-operative PT care plan includes mobilization, strengthening of the surrounding muscles and tissues around your joint and pain management. We know that undergoing surgery can be an overwhelming process, so we’re breaking down the most frequently asked questions we get from our patients about joint replacement care to help you feel more at ease.
Joint replacements can be life-changing procedures. They offer relief from chronic pain and help you get back to your favorite activities, like walking around Central Park or biking the Brooklyn Bridge.However, preparing for joint replacement surgery can be intimidating, especially during the recovery process. At Park North Physical Therapy, we’ve helped hundreds of patients with hip, knee, shoulder and other partial or total joint replacements. To encourage an efficient rehab process, we’re helping you prepare for surgery with everything you need to know about pre-operative physical therapy.
Discover effective techniques to strengthen your ankles and prevent ankle sprains with Park North Physical Therapy. Learn why ankle injuries are common among athletes and how you can improve your ankle stability through balance training and conditioning exercises.
Muscular dysfunction can wreak havoc on your body causing pain, weakness and stiffness. If left unaddressed, they can interfere with your daily activities and even lead to chronic conditions. In this blog post, we'll explore warning signs and causes of muscular imbalances, as well as tactical ways to fix and prevent them. Ultimately, these solutions will help you restore balance, alleviate discomfort and improve your overall well-being.
While it can’t prevent all sport-related injuries, physical therapy can help you take a proactive (rather than reactive) approach to training, plus it helps you recover faster, build resilience and even prevent certain injuries from occurring in the first place. Let’s explore the power of physical therapy for athletes and focus specifically on injury prevention through prehabilitation (prehab).
At Park North, we’ve helped hundreds of patients regain their mobility and independence. Our most recent inspiring recovery journey was George Hirsch, one of the most iconic movers of New York City and certainly a hometown hero at Park North Physical Therapy.
Neurokinetics and physical therapy may be considered distinct areas of practice, but they overlap in their shared focus on the rehabilitation and improvement of human movement and function. This blog explores how neurokinetics is revolutionizing physical therapy by providing a deeper understanding of the neural control of movement, ultimately leading to more effective, personalized treatment plans.
If you’re planning ahead for a fun, healthy (and injury-free) summer, physical therapy is a great way to prepare for a lively season of sports and recreational activities. We share the benefits of starting a physical therapy program ahead of the summer season in this post.
As physical therapists, it’s part of the job description to leverage our hands and brains to come up with innovative solutions to help our patients achieve optimal health and function. Just like a painter, sculptor or musician, we use our hands to mold and manipulate to deliver an improved final product – in this case, a healthy, pain-free body for our patients. This post explains how physical therapy is a careful blend of art and science.
Want to see how low level laser therapy, a safe, effective treatment option for physical therapy, can improve your injuries and recovery? This blog explains how low-energy laser beams accelerate the healing process and provide the relief you've been looking for!
Physical therapy and occupational therapy are both forms of rehabilitation that help patients recover from injuries or illnesses and improve their overall health and quality of life. While both focus on helping patients regain their physical abilities and independence, there are important differences between the two fields. This post explores the distinct roles of physical therapy and occupational therapy and reviews examples of the types of conditions and patients that a PT and OT typically treat.