Recovery Physical Therapy

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Heat Therapy

Local “superficial heating” is recommended in sub acute conditions for reducing pain, increasing tissue elasticity and promoting healing of injured tissue. The most common applications of superficial heat in the clinic are by hydrocollator packs (moist heat) and paraffin bath, a liquid form of heat combining paraffin wax and mineral oil (commonly used for arthritic hands and feet). These basic applications of heat are simple and effective ways to relieve joint pain and residual swelling associated with injury, reduce muscle spasms associated with low back and neck strain, and help increase flexibility of tight muscles that are a result of skeletal muscle (eg., hamstring, quadriceps) strain.

The physical therapist may also use ultrasound to produce a “deep heating” effect in tissues high in collagen, such as tendons, muscles, ligaments, and joint capsules. The deep heating effects of ultrasound have been shown to decrease joint stiffness, reduce muscle spasms, increase blood flow and decrease chronic inflammation.

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  • “I went to Recovery Physical Therapy for a bad back  and they were very helpful. Rob, my therapist, was gentle but constantly reiterated the importance of self care to build and maintain muscle strength and minimize stress on my back.  The premises were pristine, the scheduling and handling of insurance matters were first rate.  I […]” Read More- Liz S,
    Patient at RPT Flatiron District
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      “The entire staff at this facility is very friendly and helpful. Evelyn, the physical therapist is ve…” Read More ›