PT in Astoria

The underlying objective of physical therapy is the restoration/maintenance of movement and full ranges of motion in the human body. Physical therapists can be used to recover from an injury, recover after a surgical procedure, or simply improve movement capabilities. Conditions treated by Astoria physical therapists range from cystic fibrosis and carpal tunnel syndrome to multiple sclerosis and concussions. Physical therapy can even be used by all ages from infants to elderly. If you’re looking for physical therapy in Astoria or on Long Island contact Advance Physical Therapy!

Physical therapy techniques include:

Electric Stimulation – In transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, a small battery powered machine is used to shock the muscles. These shocks reduce chronic and acute muscle pain.

Temperature – Heat packs can be applied to injured areas to increase circulation resulting in relaxed muscles and reduced pain. Ice packs can be used to reduce pain as well in addition to bringing down swelling in the injured areas.

Therapeutic Exercises – A physical therapist can use passive or active exercises to gradually build up muscle strength or improve ranges of motion. These exercises will eventually be performed at home after being taught at an office for physical therapy on Long Island.

Ultrasound –  Astoria Physical therapists use ultrasounds to apply deep heat to soft tissues in order to speed up the healing process as well as reduce pain.

Mckenzie Method – Used to treat sciatica, back pain, arthritis, neck discomfort, the Mckenzie method features a highly customizable and personal series of exercises and other methods designed to specifically treat your problems.

K Laser – Physical therapists use near infrared lights to deliver nutrients to weak cells in injured areas. K laser treatments have been a preferred alternative to painkillers.

Advance Physical Therapy offers physical therapy in Astoria and on Long Island in four convenient locations in Wantagh, Valley Stream, Lindenhurst, and Astoria. Contact us today to set-up your first evaluation!