Physical Therapy in Liberty, Flatbush, & Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
At Ahava Medical Center, patients throughout Downtown Brooklyn, and New York City areas can visit our 3 locations in Liberty, Williamsburg and Flatbush, to receive physical therapy from our medical professionals. Ahava Medical accepts major insurances including Medicare and Medicaid. Call to schedule an appointment.
What should I expect from physical therapy?
If you require physical therapy, the first thing that will happen is an initial consultation with your physical therapist. During this consultation, your physical therapist will discuss your medical history, current conditions or reason for seeking physical therapy, and your goals for physical therapy. After this discussion, they will conduct a physical and lifestyle assessment to determine problem areas and habits that may contribute to your pain and symptoms.
Given this information, they will be able to craft a personalized treatment regimen for you. Your customized therapy plan will likely include exercises that improve your gait and posture, as well as your range of motion, strength, and flexibility in targeted areas. It may also include elements of massage therapy and other treatments for your muscles and soft tissue. If some exercises are too difficult, there will likely be modifications available, such as assistance from your physical therapist or bodily adjustments. In this way, you can still benefit from the exercises.
Depending on your pain tolerance and the severity of your condition, treatment sessions can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. Likewise, the overall length of therapy can be anywhere from six to 12 therapy sessions. The length of your program also depends on how diligent you are with treatment and how readily you apply your therapist’s lifestyle recommendations to your day-to-day life.
Should I get physical therapy?
There are many legitimate reasons to seek out physical therapy. If you are dealing with any chronic pain or injury, physical therapy can help mitigate pain symptoms. It can also either speed up your recovery or ensure that your body heals properly. The following is a list of common reasons or conditions for why people seek out physical therapy:
- Bowel or bladder incontinence
- Cancer recovery
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Chronic pain management
- Common fractures, sprains, or strains
- Foot or ankle problems
- Neurorehabilitation from a stroke, or head/spinal cord injuries
- Problems with balance or mobility
- Surgical recovery
- Sports- or trauma-related injuries
- Tendonitis in the shoulder, arm, hand, wrist, knee, or hip
- Weight loss or management
- Work-related injuries from repetitive strain for falls
- And more
These are just a few reasons why people seek out physical therapy. If you think you might benefit from physical therapy, schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists or with your primary care physician. Either your doctor or we can help you decide if physical therapy is right for you!
Is physical therapy painful?
Physical therapy should not be unduly painful, but it might be uncomfortable at times. You will be stretching and strengthening parts of your body that either experience chronic pain or have become weak from injury or strain. As such, you should expect some discomfort when performing exercises. However, physical therapy should never give you unbearable or unmanageable pain. If you feel that the treatment is too painful at any point, let your therapist know in plenty of detail. They can provide appropriate modifications to your therapy to make it more manageable.
Does insurance cover physical therapy?
If your physical therapy is deemed medically necessary, then you should expect your health insurance provider to cover your physical therapy. At Ahava Medical and Rehabilitation Center, we are happy to accept most major medical insurance plans. You can find a full list of the insurances we partner with here! Please verify that your insurance is up to date and that your benefits provider will cover your physical therapy before your appointment.
Where can I go for physical therapy?
If you need physical therapy but aren’t sure where to go, we encourage you to come to check out our physical therapy services at Ahava Medical and Rehabilitation Center! We have four different locations for you to choose from, including clinics in Liberty, Flatbush, Williamsburg, and Inwood, New York. For specific hours of operations and addresses, visit our Locations page.