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Physical Therapy in NYC

At Living Well Medical in the SoHo/TriBeCa area of Lower Manhattan, our physical therapist, Swapnali Shinde, DPT, works hand-in-hand with patients looking to rehabilitate from an injury, surgery or other issue. Physical therapy helps patients regain strength, flexibility and joint function, and for every patient who comes in to see us, Dr. Shinde makes a custom treatment plan that is especially intended for you and your needs.

Although often associated with recovery from orthopedic surgery like joint replacement, physical therapy is actually a very broad specialty that can treat anything from muscle weakness to spinal dysfunctions like disc herniation. Often by mobilizing joints, range of motion and strength are restored concurrently, but strength training will often be included for added stability. Within physical therapy, there are also various sub-specialties that cater to specific patient groups. These include geriatric, pediatric, orthopedic, cardiopulmonary and neurological rehabilitation.

Common Conditions Treated with Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a versatile specialty, helping patients find relief from an extraordinarily wide range of problems. Even problems like arthritis can be effectively managed with the help of a well trained physical therapist. By examining your medical history and through a physical examination, Dr. Shinde can make a diagnosis and make recommendations for treatment. Living Well Medical treats conditions like the following at our office in downtown NYC:

• Bursitis
• Repeated Stress Injuries
• Muscle Spasm
• Thoracic and Lumbar Sprain
Disc Degeneration
• Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
• Scoliosis
• Nerve Radiculopathy
• Piriformis Syndrome
• Cervical Sprain
• Cervical Disc Herniation
• Sports Injuries
• ACL/PCL Sprain
• MCL/LCL Sprain
• Torn Rotator Cuff
Shoulder Sprain
• Shoulder Impingement 
• Shoulder Instability
Plantar Fasciitis
• Foot and Ankle Pain
• Tennis Elbow
• Golfer's Elbow
• Stress Fracture
• Shin Splints
• Tendonitis

Physical Therapy Treatment

Physical therapy at Living Well Medical in NYC is also a multifaceted treatment method, bringing together joint mobilization techniques, strength training and so much more. Your program might includes elements of any of the following techniques/treatments:

• Advanced Manual Therapy
• Joint Mobilization
• Muscle Energy Technique
• Therapeutic Exercise
• Postural Technique
• Balance and Proprioceptive Training
• Strength, Flexibility and Mobility
• Post-Op Rehab
Cold Laser Therapy
• Home Exercise Training
• Sports Performance Enhancement (New York Marathon and Triathalon)

Physical Rehabilitation at Living Well Medical

Recovering after surgery or from a chronic injury takes time, dedication and patience. Living Well Medical's physical therapist, Swapnali Shinde DPT, can guide you back on the path to functional health. Choose care that you can count on. Choose Living Well Medical in NYC. Call today at 212-645-8151.

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