general

Please wear or bring comfortable clothing an elastic waistband. As we will need to have access to your trunk, we ask that our female clients wear either a camisole or a sports bra and that our male clients wear a t-shirt or sleeveless shirt. If your hair falls below the neck, please bring a hair tie to your session.

Under the Direct Access Clause, you do not need a prescription to book your evaluation at our practice. However, depending on your individual case, we may ask that you also work with a physician, nurse practitioner, podiatrist or a dentist. Please call our office for more information or if you do not have a medical professional that you are currently working with.

Please bring the following:

  • Prescription (if you have)
  • Driver License or other official form of ID
  • New client form filled out (online)
  • Any medical reports or films or CDs that you can provide
  • Insurance card (if we are billing on your behalf)
  • Any brace, orthotics, heel lift or assistive device that you currently use

Please wear form fitting clothes so that your attire does not get caught on any equipment or impede your movements. Please remove dangling earrings or any jewelry that also can get in the way. We require grip socks for use of the equipment so please bring them with you; we also have them at the office for purchase. If your hair falls below the neck, please bring a hair tie to your session.

We require 24hr notice of cancellation. Any cancellation within 24hrs or a no show appointment will result in a $75 fee. We reserve one on one appointment time slots for each of our clients. Because we do not double book our time, we often have a waitlist of clients unable to get on the schedule. If you don’t provide us with at least 24hrs notice, it will be difficult for us to fill your canceled time slot.

Yes, we do. Please visit our “virtual sessions” page for more information. We highly recommend that all of our clients’ programs include a home virtual session (hybrid sessions.) This allows our clinicians to assist in optimizing your home exercise setting as well as allow for flexibility of scheduling. Please speak to one of our team members for assistance in setting this up.

We offer a complimentary 15min virtual screening. Please call or book here to schedule your complimentary session and speak with one of our clinicians.

  • NY: We have free, ample parking available in both the front and the rear of the building.
  • CT: Usually, there is street parking available (2 hour metered parking, payable by phone or coins) on Greenwich Avenue in front of the building, Railroad Ave, Mason Street, Bruce Park Ave and Fawcett Pl.
  • However, presently, due to the exigencies of COVID-19, the bottom of the Avenue has been blocked off to accommodate outdoor dining. There is street parking available on Railroad Ave, Mason Street, Bruce Park Ave and Fawcett Pl.

We accept checks, cash and cc (Visa, MC and Amex.)

scoliosis / kyphosis

We highly recommend that you provide us with an x-ray(s) so that we can analyze the image and compare it with our clinical findings. If you do not have one, please call our office so that we can discuss the appropriate steps for you.

This is dependent on the individual program and will be determined based on your age, risk of progression, activities, additional medical history and your evaluation of the curve pattern you have. On the average, our phase 1 program requires about 10-20 sessions to be independent in basic exercises.

This class is our signature phase 2 program at physioelements. The class size is small to ensure high supervision while learning movements and exercises that are key in preparing you to participate in the activities that you enjoy most. You may participate in this program if you have completed our phase 1or have worked with another Schroth professional. If you have worked with another physical therapist from a different office, please provide us with their contact information so that we can discuss with them a plan for you prior to you joining. If you have not worked with another physical therapist or have not participated in our phase 1 program, you will need to book an evaluation with one of the doctors in our practice prior to joining the group classes.

Yes, we provide intensive sessions for out of town clients who are visiting for a short period of time or for children who have schedule conflicts with extracurricular activities and school. Please speak to our client concierge team to discuss a customized plan for you or your child.

Yes, we believe in putting you at the center of your team. We will be in close contact with other professionals on your team, to maximize your improvement. In addition to your doctor and other medical professional, if you would like us to discuss your program with your school gym teacher, personal trainer or a fitness professional, nutritionist, therapist, etc. please let us know.

running programs

Yes! Our skilled physical therapist can tailor your program to reduce pain in a safe manner. If you don’t have pain, a running program can help improve performance such as speed and distance.

Yes, during your virtual session, the therapist will put you through a number of functional assessments related to running that will put insight into what is affecting your run. A program can be built based on these functional assessments

No matter the amount of miles you run, YOU ARE A RUNNER. Whether that be 1 mile or marathon distances. Either way, learning how to run with improved mechanics is important to keep you healthy and keep your body feeling good while running.

It is possible to become a faster runner if this is your goal. You do not become faster just by running faster. A specialized program will be created including strengthening and plyometric exercises that will help to improve your running times.

Whatever you want that goal to be! Your individualized program will be created to achieve whatever your distance goal is. That can be a 5k or a marathon. Depending on the distance, the program is established to get you there.

Yes, based on the functional assessment, during your virtual session a shoe type recommendation will be made.

At this time, we are keeping sessions virtual, but you do not have to feel alone during your run. Recommendations will be made on how to record certain data on your run. Once those numbers are recorded we will go over certain aspects to focus on for your next run.

First we will go over your running history and running goals in detail. The therapist will than observe specific functional movements that are related to your running mechanics. Certain tests will be performed to look at strength and flexibility in key areas. An individualized program will be designed based on this assessment.

pregnancy

Yes! By working with one of our physical therapists early on during pregnancy, we assess and prevent issues such as prolapse, pelvic girdle pain (SI joint, symphysis pubis dysfunction) As you progress through your pregnancy, your body will change every week. We provide strategies, education and ongoing support to optimize your overall physical and emotional health throughout your pregnancy!

Pelvic floor physical therapy can help alleviate your symptoms of pain and leaking during pregnancy. One of our physical therapists will perform an assessment of your posture, flexibility, strength functional movements and internal/external pelvic floor exam as necessary to determine the cause of your symptoms. Treatment can include postural retraining, stretches, relaxation/strengthening exercises, biofeedback and self manual release techniques.

postpartum

We typically work on C-section scar around the 6-8 week mark postpartum to allow the muscle and connective tissues to heal following the incision. This depends on the rate of healing and appearance of the scar. We will require clearance from your OB-GYN to perform scar mobilization.

Women who are asymptomatic come to us at 6 weeks (even before) as a preventative measure and to transition back safely to exercise. We assess for diastasis recti ( abdominal separation), pelvic floor dysfunction (leaking, pelvic pain) organ prolapse, scarring from c-section or episiotomies, and postural imbalances that may impact their function later when they return to exercise.

Virtual physical therapy sessions are very similar to our in-person office visits and more convenient for you! During our virtual sessions, we still talk about your symptoms and perform visual movement assessment and objective measures such as diastasis recti to determine the cause of your issue. We teach you similar self manual release techniques, therapeutic exercise, stretches and pain management strategies that we will teach you in office!

While you are postpartum, things may shift as your body and hormones adjust the next several months. If a new onset of symptoms appears, we are more than happy to help you and provide support at any time!

treatment techniques

Our treatment approach is highly dependent on what we find during the evaluation. Depending on the phase of the program you are in, different techniques may be utilized to optimize your end goal. Here are some of the treatment techniques that we may implement:

MANUAL THERAPY: 

  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Thoracic Ring Approach
  • Joint Mobilization/ Maitland Technique
  • IASTM (i.e: Graston Technique, Cupping)
  • Manual Stretching/PROM
  • Manual Traction
  • Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Nerve Mobilization
  • Mulligan Technique
  • Strain Counterstrain
  • Active Release Technique
  • IPA Technique

THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES / NEUROMUSCULAR RE-EDUCATION

  • PSSE (Scoliosis Specific Exercises: Schroth Method, SEAS Method, Lyon Method)
  • Pilates Method
  • Yoga-based Exercises
  • Core-Stabilization Training
  • Breathing Techniques and Guided Imagery
  • Kettlebell
  • TRX
  • Animal Flow
  • Flexibility
  • Strength Training
  • Endurance Training
  • Agility/Coordination
  • Functional Training (Gait/Balance/Return to ADL)
  • Body Mechanics/Postural Control
  • Home Exercise Program

MODALITIES

  • Pelvic Floor Internal/External Biofeedback
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Light Therapy
  • Taping (i.e: Kinesiotape, Rock Tape, McConnell Tape)

EDUCATION

  • Postural Re-Education
  • Patient and Family Education
  • Home-Exercise Program