Gotham City Orthopedics has fully staffed orthopedic physical therapy offices in our NYC, Jersey City, and Clifton, NJ locations. We have state-of-the-art equipment, including Trazer™, and offer early morning, late evening, and Saturday hours. Our physical therapists treat patients of all ages and abilities.
In addition to having well-trained and outstanding physical therapists and staff, Gotham's orthopedic physical therapy center prevails over other centers because we are directly connected with our team of orthopedists and sports medicine doctors.
Our patients' physical therapy regimens are reviewed with the physicians who prescribe them, and setbacks, as well as successes, are easily communicated between the physical therapist and your physician. For patients who come to our orthopedic physical therapy facilities with a prescription from another provider, we always have a Gotham physician available for a second opinion or for an evaluation if necessary.
In order to provide a new standard of care, our clinical and administrative staff are always available following surgery. If you have any questions about your care or if any concerns arise, we can help.
What We Offer
- State-of-the-art physical therapy equipment
- A friendly, professional environment
- Trazer™ for functional and concussion rehabilitation and performance training
- Rehabilitation for all extremity injuries (arthritis, sprains, and strains) and spine disorders (neck and back pain)
- Manual therapy
- Post-surgical physical rehabilitation for virtually any orthopedic procedure
- Verification of all medical benefits prior to initial evaluation
- Flexible hours
- Evening and Saturday appointments
Frequently Asked Questions
What is physical therapy?
Orthopedic physical therapy is an individualized routine of therapeutic treatments/exercises administered and supervised by a trained and licensed orthopedic physical therapist. The purpose of orthopedic physical therapy is to assist patients suffering from pain, injuries, and accidents, as well as those recovering from surgery, with the intention of returning them to full mobility.
Why do I need orthopedic physical therapy?
Physical therapy, when administered by a trained therapist, will help build muscle strength and joint mobility. This allows patients to recover the most movement possible following an injury or orthopedic surgery. Physiotherapy is also a proven method of pain management.
How long will it take for me to recover?
In order for orthopedic physical therapy to be fully effective, patients must commit to following the therapist’s prescribed regimen. The amount of time needed for recovery will vary by your specific condition and degree of injury, as well as your personal recovery speed.
If you are undergoing rehabilitation following surgery, your recovery time will depend on the intensity of the surgery. Once the therapist has evaluated your condition and initial response to therapy, he or she will be better able to determine the anticipated recovery time.
What will my physical therapy consist of?
Physical therapy treatment varies from patient to patient. Your Gotham City orthopedic physician will coordinate with the physical therapist to determine the proper course of treatment to best address your specific needs.
At Gotham City Orthopedics is NYC, Jersey City, & Clifton, NJ, we offer many physical therapy services. To help you regain full function of your body, our expert physical therapists will craft a custom treatment plan that will likely include several of the following components:
- Advanced Manual Therapy
- Joint Mobilization
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- McKenzie Exercise Programs
- Posture & Balance Training
- Postoperative Rehabilitation
- Strength & Flexibility Training
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Performance Training
If you have questions regarding physical therapy, don't hesitate to contact us. Our therapists and orthopedic physicians will be happy to help you understand exactly how it works.
What are the goals of physical therapy?
Our physical therapists will work with you individually to assess and address your personal goals and return you to the highest level of function possible. In physiotherapy, the ultimate goal is a full return to your prior level of function before your injury, condition or surgery. Your therapist will work with you to address the following as appropriate:
- Reduction/resolution of painful symptoms
- Return of mobility and range of motion
- Addressing strength limitations and training in an appropriate exercise program
- Balance and stability training
- Prevention of future injuries
- Patient and family education
- Home exercise programs
What can I expect on my first physical therapy visit?
When you arrive at our NYC, Clifton, or Jersey City physical therapy practice, our staff will review your insurance coverage and your personal financial obligations based upon our prior verification of your benefits. Our staff will personally explain to you all of the complexities and details of your insurance coverage. We will always be available to answer any of your questions or concerns regarding your benefits, even following your discharge from therapy.
You will then be evaluated by one of our licensed physical therapists. Your evaluation will be a one-on-one session in which your therapist will perform a thorough and comprehensive examination, noting any areas of deficiency or limitation in your function relating to your diagnosis or condition. Based upon the findings of your evaluation, we will explain your diagnosis and address each of your questions and concerns. Your physical therapist will issue a home exercise program prescribed specifically for you.
What should I bring to my first visit?
To ensure your first orthopedic physical therapy visit goes as planned, please bring the following:
- Comfortable clothes (including shoes and socks) that will allow access to your area of injury (i.e. shorts for a knee/ankle)
- Your insurance card and personal identification
- Your copay/deductible payment if applicable
- Your prescription for physical therapy
Will my Gotham City Orthopedics physician be involved in my physical therapy program?
Absolutely. The physician/therapist relationship is a critical component of your physical rehabilitation program. Our therapists will communicate their findings and your progress to your physician at Gotham City Orthopedics. Physical therapy should be a personalized service, and our team approach distinguishes us from other centers.
Your physician and physical therapist will work seamlessly to provide you with the best care possible. There are no barriers between the physical therapist and physician, as they will work together to make sure you return to your highest level of function and achieve your goals for complete physical rehabilitation.
Schedule a Physical Therapy Appointment
If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask. Our Gotham City Orthopedics doctors and staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet your needs. Schedule an appointment with one of our NYC, Clifton, or Jersey City physical therapy practices so we can get you back on your feet.