Physical Therapy

Empire Medical Services

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Cardiology located in Murray Hill, Flushing, NY

Having an injury that makes it difficult to do daily tasks can have a debilitating impact on your quality of life. At Empire Medical Services, with offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Flushing, and Rockaway Beach, New York, Vaijinath Chakote, MD, and the physical therapy team can help relieve your pain and restore your mobility. Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a treatment to help improve flexibility in your joints or muscles. Dr. Chakote and the team at Empire Medical Services are highly trained and count among their number licensed physical therapists who work with you to customize exercises using massage, certain exercises, and other noninvasive therapies.

Who is a good candidate for physical therapy?

Physical therapy can be a good idea for anyone who is in pain or has a reduction in their mobility. It’s beneficial for those who want to avoid having surgery, and if you do need surgery it’s a great treatment for pre- and post-surgery treatments, preparing you for surgery and accelerating healing time afterward. The team at Empire Medical Services may recommend physical therapy for:

  • Helping you regain balance and strength after a stroke
  • Recovery from a sports injury to get you back in the game as soon as possible
  • Using exercise to control your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes
  • Prenatal and postpartum exercises that benefit both mother and baby

If you want to see if you’re a good candidate for physical therapy, contact the office today and schedule a consultation.

What happens during my first physical therapy session?

At Empire Medical Services, the team of physical therapists examine your problems during your first appointment and create a customized treatment plan to fit your needs. Depending on your injury, your physical therapist may:

  • Study your movement
  • Watch you walk or climb steps
  • Measure your heartbeat
  • Examine your posture and balance

In addition to your in-office treatment, the therapists give you helpful exercises to complete at home to further the therapy sessions and help accelerate your healing time.

When will I notice the benefits of physical therapy?

How many treatments you need depends on the issue being addressed with the physical therapy, so it varies how quickly you can obtain your therapy goals. You might notice a difference after one treatment or it may take six weeks. Discuss your therapy goals with your provider during your consultation to help them craft a treatment plan that best benefits you in the long term.

If you’re ready to regain or improve your mobility and decrease your pain levels, call the office or schedule an appointment online today to get started on your physical therapy treatment plan.