Stellar Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy & Acupuncture

87-09 Justice Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373

(718) 699-5070

2 Hope Drive, Plainview, NY 11803

(516) 822-2118

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PHYSICAL THERAPY

We Are Committed To Your Health.

Our Physical Therapists will go through an extensive evaluation to determine the best course of rehabilitative action for you. Our evaluation session includes an extensive review of your medical history where your physical therapist will begin by asking you lots of questions about your health and about the specific condition for which you are seeing the physical therapist. 

Depending on your symptoms and condition, the physical therapist might evaluate your strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, posture, blood pressure, and heart and respiration rates. Your physical therapist might use his or her hands to examine or "palpate" the affected area or to perform a detailed examination of the mobility of your joints, muscles, and other tissues.

 

Your physical therapist also might evaluate:

  • How you walk (your "gait")

  • How you get up from a lying position or get in and out of a chair ("functional activities")

  • How you use your body for certain activities, such as bending and lifting ("body mechanics")

 

Your physical therapist might ask you specific questions about your home or work environment, your health habits and activity level, and your leisure and recreational interests so that the therapist can help you become as active and independent as possible.

Your physical therapist will work with you to determine your goals for physical therapy and will begin to develop a plan for your treatment. In many cases, the physical therapist will make a diagnosis and begin treatment almost immediately.

 

One of the main goals of treatment is almost always to improve or maintain your ability to do your daily tasks and activities. To reach this goal, the physical therapist may need to focus on pain, swelling, weakness, or limited motion. Your physical therapist will constantly assess your response to each treatment and will make adjustments as needed.

At Home Physical Therapy

Our goal is to maximize the independence and wellness of our clients in the comfort and privacy of their homes. Our At Home Physical Therapy is a great option for post-surgical patients, seniors, or for the busy professionals who prefer treatment in the privacy of their home.

Physical Therapy Benefits:

 

  1. Reduce or eliminate pain. Therapeutic exercises and manual therapy techniques can help relieve pain and restore muscle and joint function to reduce pain. Such therapies can also prevent pain from returning.
     

  2. Avoid surgery. If surgery is required, you may benefit from pre-surgery physical therapy. If you are going into a surgery stronger and in better shape, you will recover faster afterwards.
     

  3. Improve mobility. Stretching and strengthening exercises help restore your ability to move. Physical therapists can properly fit individuals with a cane, crutches or any other assistive device, or assess for orthotic prescription. 
     

  4. Recover from a stroke. It helps strengthen weakened parts of the body and improve gait and balance. Stroke patients can also improve their ability to transfer and move around in bed so that they can be more independent around the home.
     

  5. Recover from or prevent a sports injury. Physical therapists understand how different sports can increase your risk for specific types of injuries so they can design appropriate recovery or prevention exercise programs for you to ensure a safe return to your sport.
     

  6. Improve your balance and prevent falls. Therapists help you with exercises to improve coordination and assistive devices to help with safer walking. When the balance problem is caused by a problem in one’s vestibular system, Physical therapists can perform specific maneuvers that can quickly restore proper vestibular functioning, and reduce and eliminate symptoms of dizziness or vertigo.
     

  7. Manage diabetes and vascular conditions. Exercise can help effectively control blood sugar. Additionally, people with diabetes may have problems with sensation in their feet and legs. Physical therapists can help provide and educate these patients on proper foot care to prevent further problems down the road.
     

  8. Manage age-related issues. Physical therapists are experts in helping patients recover from joint replacement, and manage arthritic or osteoporotic conditions conservatively.
     

  9. Manage heart and lung disease. While patients may complete cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or procedure, you also may receive physical therapy if your daily functioning is affected. For pulmonary problems, physical therapy can improve quality of life through strengthening, conditioning and breathing exercises, and help patients clear fluid in the lungs.
     

  10. Manage Women’s Health and other conditions. Women have specific health concerns, such as with pregnancy and post-partum care. Physical therapists can offer specialized management of issues related to women’s health. Additionally, PT can provide specialized treatment for:  Bowel incontinence, breast cancer, constipation, fibromyalgia, lymphedema, male pelvic health, pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence.

(Source: "10 Reasons Why Physical Therapy is Beneficial" by http://www.burke.org)

Elmhurst clinic are located walking distance from Grand Avenue-Newton stop, E/M/R trains.
Plainview clinic is located at the corner of Old Country Road and Hope Drive