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Practice Philosophy

Rehabilitation is time consuming and time must not be wasted. We treat a wide variety of muscular, skeletal and neuromuscular disorders by combining several medical disciplines...

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Functional Approach

Our technology and expertise are for everyone. The term Locomotor Dysfunction describes an abnormal condition of tissues involved in body’s mobility...

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Our approach to diagnostics and treatment follows the latest research in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. If you need a doctor urgently outside...

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What we

Treat

  • Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Arm elbow
  • Wrist
  • Mid-back
  • Low back
  • Pelvis
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot and ankle
  • Heel
 

Physical Therapy in New York, Midtown

New York Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (NYDNR) is a premier provider of physical therapy in New York City. They offer patients in Midtown, Manhattan and other areas of NYC comprehensive services with a holistic approach that includes physical therapy techniques, innovative methods and non-surgical treatments.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy techniques employ a scientific approach to medicine that employs heavily researched methods of manipulating the muscles, bones and joints of the body in order to restore them to function. Physical therapists undergo extensive education and training that prepares them to engage in the significant task of restoring patients lives through an approach that is varied and prescribed for each individual circumstance.

Physical Therapy Techniques

Therapists employ a variety of hands-on manipulative techniques that work to guide specific body structures into correct position, so that proper alignment is achieved and strengthening can ensue. The use of innovative methods are also put into place and include:

  • Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN)
  • Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
  • Extra Corporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)
  • Gait Laboratory
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
  • Ultrasound Technology

CAREN

This cutting-edge technology is a virtual realty tool that maps a patient's body movements by taking force measurements during specific activities. A color-enhanced map shows individuals targeted muscle groups and the amount of activity or rest a specific muscle endured during the prescribed activity.

Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy

ESWT and EPAT are ground-breaking non-surgical treatments that work to restore function in patients who are suffering from neuromuscular disorders. The treatment is employed by pinpointing affected areas through ultrasound technology and subjecting the specific targets with shock and pressure waves. The concentrated waves rehabilitate damaged tissues by:

  • Stimulating metabolism
  • Increasing perfusion
  • Accelerating healing

The technology is particularly useful in conditions such as plantar fasciitis which is commonly seen in individuals who participate in activities that involve running and jumping such as basketball, tennis and running. It is also useful as a regenerative tool for disorders of muscle, tendon and bone and is used as a therapy for myofascial pain syndrome.

Gait Laboratory

The gait laboratory works by diagnosing a runner's movements and helping the athlete to improve performance by pinpointing ineffective running techniques and habits. The lab identifies specific issues such as:

  • Running style
  • Efficiency and economy
  • Foot structure
  • Biomechanical disruptions
  • Dysfunctional gait patterns

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

DNS therapy operates under the theory that human movement is a delicate balance of transferring the body's weight to achieve maximum stability without compromising the structures of the frame. In short, ambulation and other movement is efficient without straining the bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons. During DNS treatment, patients are treated for misalignments, dysfunctions, issues with posture and control dysfunctions with an approach that takes the individual back to positions of early development and uses treatment to progress function as it is tolerated.

Ultrasound Technology

Precise and comprehensive diagnoses are more efficiently made with the use of ultrasound. This technology, which is utilized often in medicine in a variety of specialties, also allows medical professionals to pinpoint sources of reduced mobility and pain in specific areas of the body such as the hip and spine.

Holistic Approach

The staff at NYDNR treats patients in NYC, Midtown and Manhattan with a holistic approach to medicine, because they believe that wellness involves the whole person, not just a targeted muscle group or injured bone. Complete healing occurs when a patient recovers not only physical function, but enjoys health of the emotions, mind and spirit as well. Patients are not only restored, but sent away with the skills to maintain health by employing proper techniques that encourage effective movements.

The Region's Most Comprehensive Therapy Provider

New York Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in New York City is an elite provider of physical therapy that makes use of cutting-edge technology and researched based methodologies that together offer the most complete system of therapy in the area. Patients in NYC, including Manhattan and Midtown, enjoy the benefits of the most thorough path to care that incorporates non-surgical treatments. Whether therapies are needed after an injury or accident, or if an athlete desires to benefit from performance enhancement, NYDNR in New York City offers expert professional therapy with experience, innovative technology and care.

Our individualized approach and broad expertise in musculoskeletal dysfunctions has helped patients with variety of neuromuscular and orthopedic disorders. Among our Manhattan physical therapy patients are star Olympians, elite professional athletes, triathletes and NYC ballet dancers.

If you're looking for a physical therapist in NYC, our physical therapy office in Manhattan location specializes in many unique, cutting-edge manual and neurological approaches:

  • * Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar
  • * Movement Impairment System by Shirley Saharmann
  • * Vladimir Jandas Sensory Motor Training
  • * ISM (Integrated System Model) approach by Diane Lee and L.J Lee
  • * Karel Lewit’s Manual Therapy Approach
  • * Vojta Therapy
  • * Ergonomic Therapy
  • * Gait and Running Analysis and Gait Training
  • * Biofeedback Training Under SEMG (surface electromyography)
  • * Variety of different soft tissue techniques
  • * Virtual Reality Therapy
  • * CAREN (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment) Treatment

Dr. Kalika’s experience goes back to working under one of the world’s leading physicians in the field of rehabilitation medicine Prof. Vladimir Janda of the renowned Czech School of Rehabilitation, who was also named by the Spine magazine as “the world’s leader in the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation of the 20th century.” Dr. Kalika’s proficiency in imaging with diagnostic ultrasound, his many years of experience working with leading European sports medicine and back care specialists, his knowledge in orthopedics and sports medicine allow him deeper understanding of medical diagnosis.