Physical Therapy Specialist

Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Multispecialty Diagnostic and Treatment Center located in Forest Hills, NY

If you’re struggling with chronic pain, recently suffered an injury, or just find it difficult to get around, physical therapy can help you get your life back. At Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens in New York City, experienced physical therapist Rodrigo Sipalay, PT, offers a full range of physical therapy services. Mr. Sipalay can help you adapt, relieve your pain, and work through mobility issues so you can recover more quickly and effectively. Call the office or use online booking to schedule a physical therapy appointment today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a health care discipline that treats movement and mobility issues resulting from illness or injury. With the guidance of Rodrigo Sipalay, you may follow a program of exercises and stretches. He can also help improve your circulation with manual or ultrasound therapy and can relieve your pain using controlled electrical stimulation.

Physical therapy may be appropriate if you:

  • Have trouble with everyday tasks and activities because of your illness or injury
  • Are undergoing surgery in the near future or recovering from a surgery
  • Are adjusting to a new assistive device, such as a walker or cane
  • Find walking or staying balanced difficult
  • Are recovering from an injury

With physical therapy, you can get around more easily and with less help from others, return to activities that had become too difficult, feel less pain, and more easily avoid injuries in the future. Though physical therapy isn’t a substitute for medical treatment, you may find you need less medical treatment afterward. In fact, some people can avoid surgeries for injuries or chronic conditions after following a successful course of physical therapy.

What can I expect from my first physical therapy appointment?

At Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Mr. Sipalay uses your input to customize a program that fits your goals, condition, and lifestyle. Your physical therapy program is customized to meet your specific needs, whether you’re an athlete recovering from a sports injury or need help managing household tasks after a surgery.

At your first appointment, he asks you about your pain and symptoms, everyday activities you find challenging or any difficulties you have with getting around, your sleep habits, and your medical history.

Mr. Sipalay may also perform a series of tests to assess your condition. He looks closely at your posture, balance, range of motion, and muscle strength. He may also observe you climbing steps or simulating common activities.

Usually, you begin your physical therapy exercises during the first appointment. Make sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Does my physical therapist diagnose my condition?

Though some doctors perform physical therapy, the purpose of physical therapy is not to diagnose your medical conditions. As a physical therapist, Mr. Sipalay focuses instead on mobility issues, which may be the result of a diagnosable condition. However, you don’t need a referral from your doctor to receive physical therapy at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center, and physical therapy can be a crucial part of your care plan if you’re seeing another specialist at the office.

Call the office or use online booking to schedule a physical therapy consultation at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center today.