Friday, October 14, 2016

Gait Training

This physical therapy method can help patients to improve their ability to walk. A Brooklyn New York chiropractor such as Dr. Evan Sorkin may recommend gait training to those that are recovering from an illness or injury. Gait Training can help improve balance and posture, build endurance, develop muscle memory, strengthen muscles and joints, retrain legs and lower one’s risk of falling.

More About Gait Training
A physical therapist may recommend this treatment method to those with broken legs or pelvis, spinal cord injuries, joint injuries, strokes, lower limb amputations or muscular dystrophy. Gait training will generally be started as soon as possible to get a patient moving. Once one is healthy enough to start, they will use a variety of machines in order to walk safely. The therapist itself may also assist patients during these exercises by supporting the body weight, provide stability or offer other helpful assistance.

Gait training usually involves walking on a treadmill as well as other muscle strengthening exercises. Patients may wear a harness until they are more stable. The type, duration, and intensity of one’s gait training sessions will depend on their particular diagnosis and abilities. Ultimately gait training can be difficult to those that have been immobile for a long period of time. It’s important that patients communicate any challenges they are having so they can be incorporated into their training sessions.

To schedule an appointment to discuss what gait training can do for you and your injury, call 718-657-9100 today. Our staff is ready and willing to answer any question you may have regarding this treatment method.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Physical Therapy

Improving Mobility Through Physical Therapy
Recovery should not be a one-size-fits-all approach, but many medical providers treat it a such. They might automatically recommend surgery or pain medications. If you're recovering from a motor vehicle accident, injury at work, sports injury or surgery, you need a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. In many cases, physical therapy is all you need to meet your goals. At  Dr. Sorkin's Center For Rehabilitation & Healing, Dr Sorkin, along with his highly trained team, will work together to come up with a specific treatment protocol to  help you regain mobility after an injury or surgery through a variety of physical therapy techniques.

Why Mobility is Important
We depend on our ability to get around. The majority of us work for a living, and in order to work, we need to be able to move. Mobility is also essential for our health. Exercise can help burn calories, which prevents weight gain. Even something as simple as walking can reduce the risk of arthritis, heart attack and other medical conditions.

How Your Physical Therapist Can Help
Physical therapists collaborate with their patients to create a treatment plan designed to fit their needs. Physical therapy can be a lot of work, but it's worth it. You participate in your recovery, so you work to meet your goals. The more effort you put into it, the better you'll feel. If you follow your therapist's treatment plan, you'll reduce the need for medications and surgery - both which may not be effective in the long run.

Faster Recovery - No Medication Needed
To improve flexibility and mobility without medications or surgery, contact Dr. Sorkin's Center For Rehabilitation & Healing. Call his Brooklyn office at (718) 714-4650 or his Queens location at (718)291-6161.