Your Wellness & Fitness Trainer in NYC
Our Doctor of Physical Therapy specializes in creating safe and beneficial wellness and fitness programs for those that are in chronic pain, have had one or multiple injuries, or a life altering event (heart attack or stroke). We work with clients that have never exercised before or are not comfortable using a busy gym. Whatever your fitness goal is, we will partner with you to create a program to help you work towards being successful at reaching that goal.
Your Wellness & Fitness Training May Include:
Prior to starting your wellness training program with us, your Doctor of Physical Therapy will discuss with you your medical and injury history. We want to understand where you have been and what you have been through in order to help you exercise in a safe manner forward toward your goals. Your functional assessment will consist of you performing movements that are common in our daily life such as: squatting, lunging, balancing on one foot, reaching overhead and behind your back.
Your physical therapist will be looking at the quality of your movements and difficulties performing these movements. Your functional assessment score will help your physical therapist plan a safe and beneficial exercise program for you. This information will allow us to record baseline measurements, track your progress and look at how much improvement you have made along the way to reaching your goals.
Strength and Flexibility Assessment
How do we know what exercise program to prescribe and what weight is too much or too little for you? Great question! Your Doctor of Physical Therapy will perform simple strength testing for your arms, legs and core region followed by flexibility testing for your arms, legs and trunk. This information will allow us to record baseline measurements, track your progress and look at how much improvement you have made along the way to reaching your goals.
Here to help you live a pain-free life, carry-out a better work-out routine, and improve your everyday function; as well as your athletic capabilities.
To assess the health of your heart and lungs, your Doctor of Physical Therapy can perform a cardiovascular assessment for you. This will consist of measuring your heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate at rest.
We may perform tests such as the YMCA Step Test and 1 Mile Treadmill Walk Test which can rank your cardiovascular fitness versus those of the same gender and age group. This information will allow us to record baseline measurements, track your progress and look at how much improvement you have made along the way to reaching your goals.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Assessment
How do we know if our weight is just right or too heavy? One method is to perform a Body Mass Index (BMI) assessment which consists of using your scale to weigh you, then comparing that weight with your gender and height. The BMI chart can tell us if you are just right, obese or morbidly obese. We are not here to judge! And if weight loss is important to you, we are happy to help you towards your goal. This information will allow us to record baseline measurements, track your progress and look at how much improvement you have made along the way to reaching your goals.
Do you have questions about why fruits and nuts are more helpful to keep your energy up than coffee or sugary sweets? Do you have questions about why you simply “hit the wall” while training for your half marathon? Do you want recommendations how to improve weight loss or strength gain with better nutrition? Your Doctor of Physical Therapy is educated to answer your questions.
In full disclosure, we are not representing ourselves to be certified nutritionists or licensed dieticians. We are happy to refer you to one of these trusted professionals should your questions be out of the scope of the physical therapist’s training.
Let Us Help You Reach Your Goals
We offer one on one time and not crowded PT clinics where a patient is just a number.
Your PT has a high level of experience and training which will aid you recovering faster
and more completely. You will not be subject to insurance companies placing restrictions
on your care.