Services

Physical Therapy Program

Our core service provides patients over 30 years of combined experience and expertise. We are, first and foremost, a physical therapy practice. We specialize in orthopedics, Neuro Muscular (musculo-skeletal disorders) and sports related injuries and conditions. We treat spine, shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees, ankle – foot disorders and all related structures.

Conditions that require physical therapy intervention may derive from degenerative changes, a single or cumulative trauma, overuse or repetitive stress, faulty exercise technique or inappropriate exercise program, bad posture, poor ergonomics or rehabilitation following a surgery. These include, but are not limited to, treatment of arthritis, back and neck pain, chronic pain, herniated discs, strains, sprains, fractures, inflammations, hip, knee and shoulder replacement, arthroscopic procedures, spine surgeries, large scale of sport related injuries and more. To learn more, schedule an appointment or contact us here.

Our Approach

We will thoroughly evaluate you in order to diagnose your condition and establish appropriate, realistic and functional goals with optimal and efficient management strategies to achieve it.  This approach allows us maximize the outcome of your rehabilitation and allows you to return to the highest level of daily function as soon as possible. We strongly encourage patient’s dynamic and active engagement during their physical therapy regime and place emphasis on patient’s education and wellness to ensure most favorable outcomes long term. Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out whether your condition is within our scope of specialties.

Our Network

We work with a large network of established specialists and we would be happy to refer you to them in case we are unable to treat your condition. Ergo Physical Therapy is engaged with top rated doctors, surgeons and hospitals from the New York Metropolitan who have all come to expect that Ergo provides the utmost professional and quality care for their patients.

Ergonomic Work Station Assessment

Unfortunately, many of our patients arrive to our office with already established injuries that, unknowingly, derive from poor ergonomics of their work place. One of Ergo’s specialties is to identify whether your problem may be a result of poor ergonomics. We can assess your work environment and adjust your workplace to best suit you. This assessment is done as a form of treatment or ideally, for prevention. We will provide you with the necessary education regarding this rapidly growing topic, point out any poor postural and movement habits and provide you with a program to correct it. To learn more, schedule an appointment or contact us here.

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the scientific study of people in their work environment. One of the goals of ergonomics is to design the job site or workstation to fit the individual worker. Implementing ergonomic solutions can make employees more comfortable, increase productivity and prevent development and accumulation of related injuries.

Why is Ergonomics Important?

Ergonomics is important because when you are working your body may become stressed by an awkward posture, extreme temperature, or repeated movement or other factors, and your musculoskeletal system is affected. Your body may begin to have symptoms such as fatigue, discomfort, and pain, which can be the first signs of a musculoskeletal disorder.

What is a Musculoskeletal Disorder?

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are conditions that affect your body’s muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. MSDs can develop over time or can occur immediately due to overload.

Telehealth

Ergo Physical Therapy’s Telehealth is a remote alternative platform to provide physical therapy care to our patients.

Telehealth physical therapy allows patients to access our services via digital communication from the safety of their own home and still receive quality one-on-one care and education from one of our licensed Doctors of Physical Therapy.

 

What is Telehealth physical therapy ?

 

Have you ever wanted your physical therapist to evaluate, treat and educate you while you are home? Do you have a difficult time getting out of your home to attend your appointments? Telehealth – A live, one-on-one video appointment with your physical therapist via the use of telecommunication technology to support long-distance clinical health care. Telehealth is becoming a popular option that enables patients to see and talk to their health care providers from the comfort and convenience of their home in a simple and friendly manner

It is likely one of the best ways for our physical therapists to ensure care continuity that allows them to serve patients while bypassing the health risks of meeting in person

 

Why Telehealth physical therapy?

 

1. Accessibility

Telehealth can help you stay connected with your physical therapist even when they are unable to be in the same location as you. ” If you can’t reach out to the service let the service reach you ”

2. Safety

Telehealth physical therapy allows your physical therapist to screen your home for potential hazards and minimize the risk of falling. Telehealth appointment with your physical therapist is a great opportunity to discuss ways to improve the safety of your home

3. Personalized care

During a private telehealth visit, you will work one-on-one with your physical therapist without distractions. You also can involve family members or caregivers in your appointment if you would like

4. Success rates

Patients who take part in telehealth physical therapy are more likely to adhere to their home exercise program. Your physical therapist can provide you a safe and effective home exercise program based on your specific needs and goals. Adhering to your exercise prescription is a vital part of your long-term health

5. Time savings

There is no waiting room! After your telehealth appointment, you can quickly get back to what you were doing at home without having to spend time on the road.

6. Transportation

No need to commute! A telehealth appointment reduces the burden of commuting to and from appointments. Telehealth works well for parents with a child at home, caregivers concerned about the physical demands of transporting their loved ones to and from appointments, and those who don’t have easy access to transportation.

 

The majority of our patients who have participated in telehealth physical therapy were satisfied with their experience and would do it again.  Having this support at home while going through rehabilitation is valuable. Studies show that telehealth physical therapy can result in equal or better outcomes.

 

How Telehealth is done? 

 

Ergo Physical Therapy uses a fully compliant HIPAA software to assure information security and confidentiality

  1. Schedule a telehealth visit with one of our physical therapists
  2. Telehealth medical insurance benefit verification performed by our administrative staff
  3. Download, print and sign a consent form
  4. Your physical therapist will contact you prior to your telehealth appointment to assure you are ready for your virtual session and answer any related questions you may have
  5. An email invitation will be sent to you stating the date and time of your telehealth session with a link to connect to your physical therapy virtual session
  6. Start your virtual physical therapy session
Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation, a physical therapy speciality used to treat symptoms of dizziness and imbalance in patients who have a vestibular dysfunction. Vestibular disorders can affect 40% of people over the age of 40. The vestibular system consists of the inner ear which controls coordination, balance, eye movements, and sensory stimulus to the brain. Vestibular disorders can include complaints of disorientation, disequilibrium, dizziness and secondary symptoms including headaches, anxiety and muscle tension.

At ERGO, a vestibular physical therapist will conduct an evaluation based on a detailed history, inner ear positional testing, balance testing, visual stability with an oculomotor exam and gait analysis. Based on the examination’s findings an individualized plan of care will be established to address your impairments. Our main goal is to alleviate your signs and symptoms, reduce risk of falls and improve your quality of life.

Education Program

Lectures at Ergo Physical Therapy cover a large spectrum of topics. Our lectures are given in small groups, usually held at our practice and designed for our patients, their relatives and friends. Larger scales of our presentations are also given in our Forest Hills community to different organizations such as Sports Clubs, Senior Citizens Centers and more. Our lectures are always FREE and given as part of our commitment to the community. To learn more, schedule an appointment or contact us here.

Some of Our Presentation Topics

  • Injuries and Injuries Prevention for Runners and Cyclists
  • Good and Bad Pain in Training
  • Injuries Prevention for the Young Athletes
  • The Amateur Tennis and Golf Player – Do It Right
  • The aging Body
  • Ergonomics – Prevention and Treatment for the Working People
  • Gym and Workout Injuries and Injuries Prevention
  • Live Longer and Better – The Modern Wellness
Gym

If you have completed your physical therapy program and would like to continue exercising at Ergo Physical Therapy you can sign up for our gym membership program, and enjoy our state-of-the-art gym facility that includes TRX, dance bar, functional training accessaries, heavy duty equipment, such as treadmill, electrical bicycles and more. We provide a pleasant, friendly and professional environment under the supervision and monitoring of our staff that are already aware of your medical history and your needs. You will be supervised while exercising and we will help you develop an efficient, progressive, yet, fun exercise program. To learn more, schedule an appointment or contact us here.

Fitness and Wellness Program

One-on-one personal training and group fitness classes with a fitness and wellness expert. Meet our personal trainers and find out how they can assist you in accomplishing your wellness goals. To learn more, schedule an appointment or contact us here.

Athletic Screening

We have developed an athletic screening formula that enables us determine asymmetries, weaknesses and dysfunctions in the athlete’s body that could potentially become an injury or simply reduce or limit their performance. We have successfully screened hundreds of junior and adult athletes both, professional and amateur over the years. Swimmers, tennis, basketball and soccer players, track and field, runners and cyclists have been screened, diagnosed and given personalized and specific programs that enabled them to correct “weak links” and enhance their performance. We work with both teams and individual athletes. To learn more, schedule an appointment or contact us here.