Young's Physical Therapy & Acupuncture
Physical Therapy & Acupuncture located in Midtown West, New York, NY
Choosing physical therapy as your path to healing and managing pain has many health benefits, and may help you avoid medications and surgeries down the road. Youngsoo Oh, PT, of Youngs Physical Therapy & Acupuncture, specializes in physical therapy and acupuncture to help patients in the Midtown Manhattan area of New York City get relief from pain, injuries, and chronic conditions. Mr. Oh has the training and expertise to assess your needs and guide your physical therapy so you can get relief from pain and regain mobility. Call or schedule a consultation online today.
Physical Therapy Q & A
What is Physical Therapy?
The focus of physical therapy is to strengthen, stabilize, or restore joints and muscles to their maximum range of motion, so everyday activities are easier and pain is minimal. Mr. Oh is a highly trained physical therapist who becomes your health and wellness partner in achieving your physical therapy goals and minimizing painful symptoms. The techniques he recommends and uses quite often, if not always, include some form of physical exercise such as stretching, walking, or core strengthening movements.
Initially, exercises are based on your ability to move at the time you seek treatment, and get more strenuous as you get stronger and more mobile. Physical therapy treatments can help with recovery and rehabilitation after some surgeries, as well. Whether your pain is the result of an accident, sports injury, repetitive use, or a chronic condition, physical therapy can help improve your quality of life at every age.
Is Physical Therapy a Replacement for Pain Medication?
Instead of prescribing medications that simply mask your pain or make you numb, Mr. Oh provides patients with the option of all-natural pain relief through hands-on, physical therapeutic methods. These techniques are meant to strengthen and stabilize injuries or chronic conditions that cause discomfort or intense pain. If you want to avoid taking over-the-counter drugs or potentially addictive prescription medications, physical therapy is an effective, proven alternative to that difficult route.
Depending on your individual diagnosis, Mr. Oh recommends a treatment plan that includes one or more of the following therapies:
- Physical exercises for strength and increasing range of motion
- Gentle manual joint manipulation
- Therapeutic massage for relaxing muscles and increasing circulation
How Successful are Physical Therapy Treatments?
Successful physical therapy treatments depend in part upon your willingness to work consistently toward your goals by sticking with the treatment plan Mr. Oh prescribes. As your body adjusts and stabilizes, you’ll feel a noticeable improvement in the frequency and intensity of your pain symptoms. When it comes to pain management, physical therapy is an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, from injuries to chronic health problems such as arthritis, back pain, and knee pain.
Choosing physical therapy as your first strategy for long-term pain management can help you avoid potentially harmful medications and surgery. Call or schedule an appointment with Mr. Oh today using the online system.