What R.T. Physical Therapy & Rehab has to Offer
Specializing and many different and effective therapies to get you on your way to a pain free life
R.T. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation offers treatment for all orthopedic and neurologic-based diagnoses. We specialize in treating certain conditions, including Bell’s Palsy, vertigo, incontinence, arthritis, neck and back pain, sports injuries and balance problems. We also treat pediatric patients with issues including torticollis, hip diplegia, hypotonia, hypertonia, gait problems, developmental delays and more. We are a full-service physical therapy clinic.
The R.T. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation primary therapist boasts over 21 years in private practice with extensive ongoing continuing training. His passion has always been to help people in need return to a pain-free way of life. The greatest pride of our clinics is watching patients show progress and meet their goals. R.T. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation stands out from the crowd due to our compassion for our patients. We ensure our patients are not just comfortable at the clinics, but that they also feel they are part of our family.
We are here to help people improve their strength, overcome restrictions and lessen their pain. We love what we do, and we know how to help you reach your goals. The R.T. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation team of certified staff are experienced in a variety of evidence-based, proven therapies to treat everything from minor aches and pains to major post-operative rehabilitation. We care most about what matters most: our patients. We do not cut corners on the journey to help you feel better as quickly as possible.
"We are committed to your health"
Some of the conditions we treat at R.T. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation are well-known, while others may have unfamiliar names. For instance, arthritis is a common condition we see and treat at our clinics. Treatment often involves improving mobility and restoring joint strength and flexibility. In some cases, the physical therapist may also teach patients how to use assistive devices like canes, braces or splints or they may make suggestions about modifying chairs or other environmental factors.
Vertigo is a condition where people feel as if the world is moving around them. They may be nauseated or fear falling. Often, vertigo is the result of damage to the vestibular system. R.T. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation uses a technique called vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) to reduce the dizziness, balance problems and other effects of vertigo. VRT helps train the brain to use other senses to compensate for the damage in the vestibular system.
Diplegia is a medical word for spasms and extremely tense muscles and tendons. It is very common in the leg muscles of people born with cerebral palsy. Over time, the chronic tightness causes stiff joints and reduced range of motion. At R.T. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, we help our patients strengthen and relax these muscles, improve balance and coordination and do better at daily living activities.
In the same way, the term hypertonia refers to a condition where muscles are tense all the time and less able to stretch. It can lead to a complete loss of joint function or even joint deformity. Sometimes spastic hypertonia leads to uncontrollable muscle spasms or jerks, straightening or stiffening the muscles, sudden contractions of muscles or an entire group of muscles. Dystonic hypertonia, on the other hand, is a condition where muscles resist even passive, gentle stretching by a trained physical therapist. These muscles also tend to go back to an involuntary, fixed, abnormal posture after the therapist stretches them.
At the opposite end, we see patients with hypotonia or extremely decreased muscle tone. These babies and children seem like floppy rag dolls. The therapists at R.T. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation work with the to improve their posture, coordination, strengthening the muscles around their joints for better support and stability, and designing exercise programs for daily implementation at home and school. Over the long run, we hope to improve the child’s mobility and ability to function independently.
R.T. Physical Therapy & Rehab invites new patients to contact us and schedule an appointment immediately. We also take referrals from doctors. We want you to return to doing the things you love most in life as soon as possible. Contact any one of our three clinics in Manhattan, Queens or Brooklyn today.