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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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TREATING AND HEALING

Temporo - Mandibular Joint( TMJ) pain is broadly recognized as a musculoskeletal disorder not a dental problem. TMJ is a multifactorial musculoskeletal condition which responds very well to specialized physical therapy , intraoral manual therapy and cranial therapy. At NYDNRehab we have been successfully treating TMJ problems for over fifteen years.
Neck pain treatment is conducted by a combination of DNS (dynamic neuromuscular stabilization) physical therapy and variety of myofascial and neuromuscular methods which concurrently address all interrelated tissues as well as motor control of the upper quarter of the human body. Home exercise program based on movement impairment examination is also very effective component of successful and long lasting relief.
Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints. It can occur in any age group for various reasons. Most frequently the shoulder pain results from trauma and overuse of the shoulder joint and surrounding tissues. Because of the unique anatomy, versatility and overall importance of the shoulder complex the treatment needs to be multilateral. Spanning across various medical disciplines is essential in order to achieve long-lasting positive effects.
In the past 10 years there has been a dramatic increase in different wrist and elbow pain conditions needing physical therapy. Largely, this is due to increased demands imposed on the upper extremities by the use of computers and smart phones. We are always on our mobile devices blogging, tweeting, posting and emailing. How often do we ever stretch and warm up our hands or elbow muscles?
Once the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome is made we will determine the best possible treatment for the patient trying to prevent further nerve damage and trying to reverse the process. The different treatment options include bracing, injections, special physical therapy release and exercise methods, extracorporeal shockwave therapy. The treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome that is chosen depends on the severity of nerve damage shown on the nerve conduction study and diagnostic ultrasound, making this test very crucial. The earlier treated the better the chances of recovery.
The mid-back refers to the area of the spine from the upper border of the shoulder blades to the bottommost ribs. Even though pain in the mid-back is not as dangerous as pain in the lower back or neck it can be just as disabling.
At Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation we offer physical therapy treatment in New York. Being participants of four World congresses of Low Back and Pelvic Pain we are quite familiar in recognizing which category and subgroup this particular patient belongs to. Our treatment protocols are not based on one modality or one method.We have professed clinical and technological diagnosis which allows us to select most appropriate integrative intervention for successful treatment. When back pain is not initially addressed with the right intervention it could become chronic and lead to serious consequences.
Physical therapy treatment is conducted by reeducating symmetrical loading using realtime feedback from motion capture and force plates. This data is transferred into the large screen inside this immersive environment, where an avatar of the patient or other cues such as joint angles, segmental body position, force distribution are being used to correct movement.
With advancements in radiological, arthroscopic and functional clinical examination methodology of the hip, a new model of the joint disease has been established. This model enables doctors and practitioners to diagnose hip joint pain and dysfunction at a very early stage. The early diagnosis allows commencing the treatment at the stage when hip joint degeneration has not yet set in and is therefore reversible. For those patients who already have developed some early signs of degeneration, further progression can be arrested or significantly slowed down. Based on Gait analysis data and clinical examination for physical therapy for pain treatment focuses on elimination of the faulty movements and rebuilding strength and coordination of the hip, lumbo-pelvic area. We use combination of DNS method, Shirley Saharmann method, Chris Power’s hip strategy method as well as video and force plates feed-back training.
Our physical therapy treatment of knee joint pain begins with complete ultrasonographic and dynamic evaluation of the kinetic chain of the lower extremity by technological Gait analysis which includes the hip and the foot. The hip and foot misbalance directly affects the knee since foot placement and hip alignment determines movement at the knee. In such cases, repairing movement dysfunctions of hip and foot will reduce stress overload to the knee and encourage its tissue healing. This strategy is combined with direct treatment of the injured knee tendons and other affected tissues.
At Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation we have been fortunate to use Gait Lab equipment for physical therapy treatment and diagnosis to the advantage of our patients. We successfully integrate conventional clinical examination of the foot and ankle complex, such as Diagnostic Ultrasound, X-rays and Nerve Conduction studies, with the newest technology to reach the most precise diagnosis and implement the optimal intervention for people suffering from foot and ankle pain. We are also proud to be among the first to use the AlterG gravity reduced treadmill for treatment of foot and ankle conditions. We have one of the longest experiences with ESWT (Extracorporea Shockwave Therapy) for treatment of foot and ankle tendon-bone disorders.
With the proper treatment, a person diagnosed with any type of heel pain condition often has a very positive prognosis. Plantar fasciitis can sometimes be tricky to treat in some individuals, however, the treatments offered at our clinic have a higher likelihood of being successful. Our cutting edge treatments have been thoroughly tested and researched and have been proven to provide effective ongoing relief to numerous patients. Once the exact cause has been identified, we will then customize the best plantar fasciitis treatment plan that will quickly improve the patient’s condition. Not only will they have to deal with less pain, but their ability to participate in more activities and enjoy an increased quality of life will make the patients feel proud to have undergone physical therapy treatment at our state-of-the-art clinic.

Testimonials

Jonas Hoegh-Christensen
About NYDNRehab clinic

Jonas Hoegh-Christensen is a famous Danish sailor who has taken part in the Summer Olympics in 2004, 2008 and 2012. He became a men’s sailing champion Finn class in London. Now, Jonas, a holder of an Olympics Silver, is getting ready for the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. He is thankful to Dr. Kalika that he has managed to resolve all Jonas’s issues quickly and easily. We will cheer for Jonas and hope that this time we will not miss out on the gold.

Physical Therapy in New York, Midtown

New York Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (NYDNR) is a premier provider of physical therapy in New York City. We 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

THE STAFF NYDNRehab

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.

 

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