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Physical Therapy

Wilson Orthopaedics is dedicated and proud to provide state of the art physical therapy as the Premiere Center in the Bronx. Our experienced and courteous staff is led by Chief Physical Therapist Joy Casimino who comes with years of experience and dedication in serving the sick and or injured patient. All of our therapists are licensed and take pride in giving state of the art “Hands On Personalized and Individual Care.”

We are conveniently located across Montefiore Medical Center and are open 6 days per week to provide care to you.

Health Conditions Treated at Wilson Orthopaedics Physical Therapy Center:

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  • Ankle Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Wrist Pain

What are the Benefits of physical therapy?

Physical therapy can provide pain relief, prevent further injury, and increase strength, motion and function.

How much time does therapy require?

The average session will depend on the actual condition that needs to be treated. Some may be brief and some may be longer depending on the areas that need to be treated as well as the number of treatments necessary which will be prescribed by the doctor and the patients response and progress.

What sort of treatments are available?

Generally, there are two types of treatments. The first will be passive modalities that are designed to reduce pain and reduce inflammation. The second involves the actual exercises and the body mechanics and education. Physical therapy modalities include ultrasound, electric stimulation techniques and the application of heat and or cold.

What type of physical therapy modalities are available?

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  • Ultrasound- Useful in reducing inflammation, relaxing muscles
  • Electric Muscle Stimulation- Useful in reducing inflammation, building muscle, decreasing pain, stimulating soft tissue regeneration and increasing blood flow
  • Electrical Stimulation – Assists in decreasing pain
  • Cryo Therapy (Application of Cold) – Decreases swelling, pain and muscle spasms
  • Thermo Therapy (Application of Heat) – Reduces stiffness, pain, muscle spasms, and helps increase range of motion.

What Type of Exercises are usually required?

Exercises required are any physical activity that is planned and prescribed by your therapist.

What sort of things need to be done for an exercise program to be successful?

To obtain meaningful results from physical therapy it is important to consider the following:

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  • The patient MUST play an active role in performing the prescribed exercises
  • The exercise should be meaningful to the patient
  • The exercise should be performed as prescribed

What sort of conditions can physical therapy be used to help patients?

Physical therapy can benefit almost any person. At our office, physical therapy is a big part of the patients’ treatment. Common diagnoses include neck and lower back pain, leg pain, herniated discs, arthritis headaches, and for every joint pain and bodily injuries.

What is required of a physical therapy patient?

In order to get the full benefit of physical therapy, it is important that the patient be compliant in attending scheduled sessions as well as doing home exercises instructed by their therapist.

Will the treatment hurt?

Sometimes the patient may experience increased pain or soreness after the first visit. This is important in helping to make proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Does the Doctor know what the physical therapist is doing?

The Physical Therapists work under the doctor’s prescription. Your physician receives evaluations and progress reports on your Improvement.

What if physical therapy doesn’t work?

Physical Therapy is not the answer for every patient. If the patient receives physical therapy and doesn’t make any progress the patient will be referred back to their physician for a reevaluation.

Does insurance cover physical therapy services?

Most insurance companies cover physical therapy services. Our dedicated staff will verify all benefits and
needs for you.

For More Information

For more detailed information, read more about Physical Therapy in our Patient Library and please view our Interactive Animations.