Physical Therapy

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Experienced physical therapists help you achieve your goals

Restoring functional independence, comfort and confidence

Physical therapists are licensed health care professionals who are highly trained movement experts. We treat people of all ages who have medical or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move or perform functional activities in their daily life. Our goal is to safely help you maintain, optimize and improve function and your quality of life.

Physical therapy specializes in evaluating and treating disorders and pain in the musculoskeletal system muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones. Our goal is to safely help you reeducate your body to function as well as it possibly can.

Therapy may begin while you are in the hospital, or your doctor will make a referral to Health Quest physical therapy to begin your recovery program. As an outpatient, your first appointment will involve an evaluation with you and your therapist discussing your treatment plan, which is determined by your personal goals. After a knee or hip replacement, a potential goal may be to walk up the stairs. Longer term, it may be to hike or play tennis. For cancer, arthritis and other chronic conditions a possible goal may be to maintain a level of independence with reduced pain.

Why Choose Us?

  • Health Quest physical therapists combine extensive education, clinical experience, current research, and also partner with patients and caregivers to create a treatment plan tailored to you. Your therapist will work with you to determine the ideal frequency and duration of therapy.
  • Health Quest physical therapy is guided by more licensed physical therapists than any other inpatient, outpatient or private practice in our region.
  • Your time is spent one-on-one with a licensed practitioner, not an aide.
  • We have ten locations to serve you in the Mid-Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut.
  • Our licensed physical therapists help you set your goals and work with you to achieve them.
  • For spine, neck and extremity pain, many of our therapists are trained in the globally recognized McKenzie Method®, which focuses on self-treatment and includes reliable assessment, treatment and prevention of recurrence.
  • For orthopedic conditions, several of our therapists have received the additional training and credentials of an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).
  • Our physical therapists collaborate with our other Health Quest Rehab Therapy disciplines including occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists.

Conditions We Treat

  • Acquired Brain Injury
    Our brain injury specialists focus on helping you achieve the highest level of function and independence, and maximize your capabilities at home and in the community. Unlike standalone physical therapists, Health Quest offers you a team approach with highly trained speech, physical and occupational therapists working together to help you recover from stroke, car accident, concussion, and heart and brain surgery.
  • Arthritis
    Our approach includes therapies for decreasing pain and increasing functionality for a variety of chronic arthritic diseases including ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, gout, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Back and Neck Pain
    Nearly 90 percent of the population experience spine pain at least once in their lifetime. Back and neck pain may also travel to other parts of the body, such as the arms or head, and may also radiate into the glutes, groin, hip and legs/feet. Physical therapy for back and neck pain focuses on the structures that support your spine and its joints including muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Chronic Pain
    Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for several months, or in some cases, years. It affects 116 million Americans each year. Physical therapists play an important role in managing chronic pain by administering treatments that include strengthening and flexibility exercises, manual therapy, posture awareness, and body mechanics instruction. Physical therapists can also help you understand the underlying cause of your pain and help you deal with pain in ways that can eliminate the need for opioids.
  • Multiple Sclerosis
    Together with your physical therapist, you can work toward a wish list of goals that are realistic and obtainable to improve function, manage spasticity and instill careful pacing for energy management. We take into account your individual needs, including avoiding overheating and ensuring rest in case of fatigue.
  • Post-Surgical and Post-Illness Rehab
    Physical and occupational therapies are essential to restoring functionality after surgery for knee, shoulder or hip replacements, ACL reconstruction, or rotator cuff repair. If you’re recovering from a serious illness, you’ll need a program to continue the physical or occupational therapy that you began in the hospital.
  • Osteoporosis
    Physical therapy can help build bone or reduce the amount of bone loss by exercising the areas of your body that are most vulnerable to fracture. Women and men can suffer from low bone density and therapies such as weight bearing and resistance exercises can help build bone health in the hips, shoulders, spine, and arms.
  • Orthopedic Conditions
    It’s important to have trusted therapists help you through your orthopedic rehabilitation. Whether you are struggling with a chronic condition like sciatica or arthritis, healing from fractures or sprains, or recovering post-surgery, our multi-skilled teams are ready to help. And, because your emotional needs are equally important, our rehabilitation experts help you restore your positivity, boost your confidence and enhance your ability to function comfortably at home or back at work.
  • Repetitive Motion Injury
    A rehabilitation program for repetitive motion injuries is designed to meet your individual needs, depending on the type and severity of the injury. Exercise can help to stretch and strengthen the area, and conditioning exercises can help prevent further injury.
  • Stroke
    Our multidisciplinary team can help you deal with the possible impairments that a stroke can cause. State-of-the-art equipment is available throughout our Mid-Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut locations. Health Quest physical, occupational and speech therapists work with you to develop a program customized to your needs.
  • Sports-Related Injuries
    Most sports injuries are due to either injury or overuse of muscles or joints. Whether you have minor injuries such as bruises (which are soft tissue injuries), simple sprains and strains, or major sports injuries such as fractures and dislocations, we can help you heal most effectively, and return to the highest level of function possible.
  • Women’s Pelvic Health
    • Pregnancy Pain
      -Evaluation and treatment of back, joint and muscle pain
      -Therapeutic exercise
    • Postpartum Care
      -Caesarean section and episiotomy scar management
      -Monitoring and correction of abdominal muscle separation
      -Treatment of clogged milk ducts
    • Pelvic Pain
      -Evaluation and treatment
      -Manual therapy techniques
      -Pelvic floor muscle exercises and relaxation techniques
      -Biofeedback training
    • Urinary Incontinence
      -Pain-free, nonsurgical intervention
      -Bladder training techniques
      -Biofeedback training and electrical stimulation
      -Pelvic floor strengthening

Treatment and Technology

Our licensed physical therapists assist you in recovering from surgery, injury, and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Your personalized treatment plan might include one or more of the following treatment methods:

  • Ambulation and stair training
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Exercise programs
  • Iontophoresis (noninvasive application of anti-inflammatory medication)
  • Manual therapy (including joint mobilization, traction, manipulation of soft tissue)
  • McKenzie Method®
  • Moist heat and ice application
  • Neuromuscular, ergonomic and posture reeducation
  • Splint making
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Pelvic Health Rehab –It takes a specialized team of clinicians, therapists and counselors to provide services that address specific women’s health issues. They understand there are some things you’d rather not talk about, such as pelvic pain, urinary incontinence or postpartum care. These providers are dedicated to treating these and other sensitive conditions that can affect women and men at any age.

Treatment and diagnostic programs vary by location.