Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we are open,
Monday to Friday from 9AM to 7PM & Saturday 10AM to 4PM.

If you need after hour appointment, just call us at 212-643-9326.

Physical Therapy is a medical profession and method of healthcare centered on treatment of problems restricting a person’s ability to move and function. Physical Therapists treat a variety of conditions that can affect different systems of the body, including musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and integumentary. A variety of treatment methods, exercises, and modalities are used to restore physical function, prevent disability, and improve strength and movement. Physical Therapists also educate patients to take care of themselves and to perform certain exercises on their own. Physical Therapy is a licensed profession and can only be provided by qualified individuals.

Manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to
1. diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain,
2. increase range of motion (ROM),
3. reduce or eliminating soft tissue inflammation,
4. induce relaxation,
5. improve contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability,
6. facilitate movement,
7. improve function.

CHA Physical Therapy utilizes specialized manual therapy techniques including;
Muscle Energy Techniques, Massage, Myofascial Release, and Joint and Spinal mobilization/manipulation techniques.

You will be asked to fill out simple new patient form.
During your initial visit, your Physical Therapist will provide you with a thorough exam in a private exam room. Please be prepared to discuss your needs and any pain, lack of mobility or function that you currently have. This evaluation will involve certain range of motion, postural, and strength tests to help your Physical Therapist develop a plan unique to you and your condition.
Please bring any interpretation reports and/or X-ray or MRI films that you think it is important for your condition.

Under New York’s Direct Access Law, you may be treated by a physical therapist without a
prescription. You may be evaluated and/or treated for up to 10 visits or 30 days, whichever
comes first. Please note that treatment under New York’s Direct Access Law is not applicable to
worker’s compensation, no-fault, or Medicare coverage.

If you have Medicare, Medicaid community plans, or some HMO plans that require pre-authorization, you may need a referral from your PCP.
Simply give us a call, and we will verify your plan instantly.


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