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and post traumatic rehabilitation
Ability to relax(physically and mentally)
and yet be ready(athletic readiness)
Optimal body mechanics and motor control
With that in mind we at NYDNRehab have established very unique athletic laboratory and training program. The program is based on set of our unique technologies and the methodology that we have developed together with some of the most advanced sports performance laboratories around the globe.
The sports medicine division of NYDNRehab is not only about treatment, rehabilitation and sports physical therapy. We provide the most advanced diagnosis in New York’s sports medicine arena based on our set of exclusive technologies and unique experience. We believe that sports medicine treatment must start with injury prevention and complete technological and clinical motion analysis. In our experience the only way to get sound bullet proof results with athletes whether professional or weekend warriors, is to be able to assess the body in motion which conventional analysis such as X-ray or MRI are not able to do.
An athlete needing treatment, such as sports physical therapy may be bound to rehab for quite some time. We feel that just building strength and endurance is very insufficient. That is why we have developed our lab and training program which can break down an athlete’s motion in all possible and existing ways. See how.
The goal of our Back to Sports Program is to identify the injury risk is in a patient based on a kinetics and kinematics ( biomechanical measurements of forces and joint angles). This examination is possible by evaluating the patient’s ability during complex movements. Even a very experienced and trained eye cannot diagnose biomechanical deviations during sport movements just by looking without using the technology of this program. If there are any discrepancies or indication of instability of the joints and the examinations shows that the patient is incapable of performing specific movements then the doctor is able to make a determination as to what the treatment plan should be and recommend exercises to improve stability and help the patient return to their sport. The patient specific recommendations are individually customized to the patient’s condition and particular sport. The program will help with improving muscle weakness and faulty movements. Athletes who engage in sports that are very quick in directional changes or high gravity impact exert tremendous forces on the joints. For athletes recovering from the injury this program is a savior as proper diagnosis will result in quicker rehab, better agility and correct movements in specific situation to ensure the reductions and re-occurrence of injury.
The most frequent complaint that runners have is pain with increased mileage. The pain of overuse can have multiple reasons such as structural joint abnormalities, muscular imbalance, poor motor control, faulty pathomechanical movement sequences and poor technique. In these type of injuries only specific biomechanical diagnosis will suffice. Precisely this type of diagnosis is provided by technological 3D running analysis. Physical observation with a naked eye provides only limited information. The video recording with high speed cameras and advance running analysis software provides detailed information about biomechanical parameters in every phase of running.Running analysis is useful for several reasons:
Optimal core function( dynamic stability) for optimal athletic performance cannot be achieved only by strength of abdominal muscles in isolation. According to latest research based on principles of neurodevelopment the control of the core must be achieved through precise coordination of deep stabilizing muscles and intra-abdominal pressure mechanism. From perspective of neurodevelopment the foundation of DNS, the rehabilitation of sports injuries and athletic performance should not only focus on exercising muscles for strength and endurance but should concentrate on training muscles for stabilization functions.
The DNS sports approach is not only for training but is also an assessment of ideal muscle functions based on positions determined by developmental kinesiology.
CAREN (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment) set up allows real time registration and measurement of the body’s symmetry and weight bearing. Movement symmetry is one of the best indicators of athletic performance and risk of injury. If an athlete is not aware of asymmetry, injury is around the corner. Weight bearing symmetry is very important in sports where rotational component such as changing direction and landing are at stake. CAREN unique set up allows real time athlete visualization and feedback. Athletes can re-train asymmetry which greatly improves performance and helps avoid the risk of injury. This therapy is also unique in post-traumatic and post-surgical rehabilitation. If there is an injury or pain anywhere in the leg (such as ankle sprain, hip impingement and etc..) the brain commands to offload that part of the body.This adaptation unfortunately does not return to normal unless diagnosed and treated. CAREN is very unique in retraining this particular very important movement dysfunction.
NYDNRehab is one of the most successful private sports medicine clinics in midtown NYC.
It was established when Dr. Lev Kalika brought together different methods and techniques to treat a broad array or functional disorders or sports injury. Dr.Kalika along with the talented staff of physical therapists,chiropractors, athletic trainers, neuromuscular massage therapists and biomedical engineers provide the very best in orthopedic and sports medical care using a team approach.
Since that time NYDNRehab has expanded to include Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, CAREN (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment), Technological Sports Injury Prevention testing, Gait and Running Analysis, Shockwave Therapy,DNS therapy just to name a few and covering all areas of musculoskeletal medicine. It has gained a national and international reputation as a sports clinic of excellence, particularly for the treatment of hip injuries,knee injuries, foot and ankle injuries and shoulder injuries.
The clinic has played a leadership role in innovative functional medicine and always been the leader in manual medicine and physical therapy. The goal of NYDNRehab is to provide wide spectrum of sports medicine services for all type of athletes from professional to the aging athlete. Our sports medicine clinic provides diagnostic, preventive, rehabilitative and performance enhancement services for all groups of athletes.
Every sport is unique in its own way. The movements performed by athlete in each sport are specific to that sport. Every athlete is unique because of variation and individuality of athletic performance. When the athlete is injured this injury is specific to the sport and particular circumstances of how this injury occurred. In sports medicine there are different levels of treatment. However any treatment depends on the diagnosis. The athlete’s history, type of injury, and type of activity all play a part in determining the type of sports injury treatment. In today’s world of advance technology there are many options available for sports injury prevention, faster recovery and timely return to play. It is extremely important to pinpoint the cause of injury in order to prevent re-injury in the future. With our specialized equipment and sports injury treatment expertise, we can help any type of athlete with all types of sports injury rehab,Including performance enhancement, injury prevention, return-to-sport, chronic overuse, or post-surgical rehab.
In order to determine the right treatment plan for the sports injury therapy several different tests are used in combination with a thorough clinical exam from the sports medicine physician. One of our tests is used to determine the athlete’s biomechanical movement profile. The athlete performs several different dynamic movements and the results are analyzed with force plates and high-speed cameras. This type of evaluation provides objective measurements of athlete’s performance. This gives a detailed picture of what movements require correction and exact indications and parameters on the intervention. It can also show how long it will take an athlete to return to sport after an injury. This versatile test can also show if the athlete is at risk for injury, and also where they can improve in order to avoid injury or enhance their performance.
Another unique part of our sports rehabilitation clinic is the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) System. The CAREN system can be used to test functional balance, movement stability, and reaction time. It can also be used to rehabilitate and improve all of those parameters. CAREN is made up of a six degrees moving platform, 180-degree screen, and advance motion capture technology. This system is one of a kind and helps speed up the sports injury rehab process by a significant amount. Due to uniqueness of the CAREN system athletes can start their sports physical therapy and sports rehabilitation immediately. We are the only private clinic in the US to have the CAREN system and we would like to make it available to every athlete in need of recovery.
All of our high tech equipment in combination with our sports injury physical therapy and sport rehabilitation experts makes our NYC sports medicine clinic one of a kind. We have a physical therapist, a sports chiropractor, and a massage therapist who all have experience treating a variety of athletes at every level from high school athletes to professional and everything in between. Our sports chiropractor is nationally acclaimed expert in sport specific rehabilitation. Our goal is to help you recover and give you the training and information needed to prevent injury in the future.