Physical Therapy Specialist

North Shore Rehabilitation Associates

Physical Rehabilitation located in Great Neck, NY

If you’re suffering from a health problem that places limitations on your life and causes you pain, physical therapy offers a long-term solution without resorting to surgery or medications. From acute to chronic issues, Alex Roit, DC, has a number of physical therapy tools at his practice, North Shore Rehab Associates, to help his patients in Great Neck, New York, regain their quality of life. To explore how physical therapy can help you, please call or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

The primary goal of the physical therapists at North Shore Rehab Associates is to relieve your pain and restore your function, holistically and without resorting to medications or surgery. Underlying these goals are the long-term results that physical therapy provides since it’s designed to work with your body and doesn’t seek to mask or bypass the problem.

Alongside relieving pain and restoring function, physical therapy is especially useful in preventing injury, as well as slowing or halting the progress of degenerative conditions like arthritis.

And if you’ve been injured, physical therapy helps you through your recovery, giving you the tools you need (braces, casts, crutches, walkers) while restrengthening your injured area for results that last and ward off reinjury.

What treatments fall under physical therapy?

When it comes to physical therapy, Dr. Roit understands that every patient is unique, which is why he custom tailors your physical therapy treatment plan to fit your condition and your goals. These treatments may include one or more of the following:

  • Hydromassage bed
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Kinesio taping and ultrasound
  • Therapeutic exercises and paraffin therapy
  • Ice and heat therapies
  • Myofascial release (deep tissue therapy)
  • Balance and gait training
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Aquatic whirlpool therapy for upper extremities

As you can see, Dr. Roit offers a wide range of physical therapy services that can tackle most every health issue.

What can physical therapy treat?

The applications and benefits of physical therapy are so vast that it might be easier to list what it doesn’t help. That said, here’s a list of the most common reasons why patients at North Shore Rehab seek physical therapy:

  • Recovery from injury
  • Arthritis
  • Lower back pain, including sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Chronic pain, including fibromyalgia and neuropathy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Again, this list is by no means comprehensive. There’s very little that physical therapy can’t improve because of its emphasis on restoring function, your range of motion, and strength.

North Shore Rehab also offers occupational therapy, which helps patients regain their independence.

If you’d like to explore how physical therapy can help you, call North Shore Rehab Associates or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.