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Physical Therapy Services for Individuals

Physical therapy can help people return to daily activities, including work, as quickly as possible and is the foundation of NYU Langone Occupational and Industrial Orthopedic Center. We provide physical therapy, focusing on functional performance, aerobic conditioning and musculoskeletal fitness, pain control, education, ergonomic awareness, and work conditioning.

Physical Therapy Treatment for Individuals

Our treatment programs are individually designed to meet each person’s goals and are based on evaluations performed by a licensed physical therapist. Treatment typically occurs 2 to 3 times per week and takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. Patients are expected to be active participants in their rehabilitation and are given the tools they need to become independent in their physical therapy program.

The overall goals are to restore patients to their previous functional capabilities and enable them to return to their normal activities, including work. Our physical therapy program offers a proactive approach to treatment, in which you work with a therapist to incorporate the activities of daily life and job demands into a functional rehabilitation program. This includes an individualized approach to education and functional rehabilitation. We provide the tools you need to understand and manage pain and function.

Our physical therapists are trained in the prevention and management of spine conditions, chronic pain, and occupational disorders. They are part of a team that includes a medical advisor, a psychiatrist, and a psychologist and are skilled in psychologically informed physical therapy, an approach that takes into consideration patient needs when developing a treatment plan. They coordinate referrals to other specialists, if necessary.

Patient progress is monitored on a regular basis and discussed in weekly team meetings when necessary.

Our physical therapy team is specially trained to treat the following people:

  • those with all types of musculoskeletal conditions
  • those with chronic pain
  • those who are not responding to traditional treatments
  • those who have emotional distress because of pain
  • those who are preparing or recovering from surgery
  • those who are focused on returning to work after an injury