Physical Therapy Specialist

Liberty Rehabilitation & Wellness

Acupuncture & Physical Therapy located in Garden City, NY

Physical therapy can help you get your life back after an injury or illness. At Liberty Rehabilitation & Wellness in Garden City, New York, board-certified physical therapist Dr. Josh Lee empowers men, women, and children to move freely and without pain. Whether you’re recovering or adapting, Dr. Lee can help you improve your function as well as your overall well-being. To schedule an appointment, call or book online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

Liberty Rehabilitation & Wellness

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a branch of healthcare that focuses on the treatment of movement and mobility issues. A physical therapy program may include exercises or stretches, manual or ultrasound therapy to improve circulation, and electrical stimulation for pain relief.

Your doctor may recommend physical therapy if you:

  • Have an illness or injury that interferes with your ability to complete daily tasks
  • Will be undergoing surgery soon or have recently undergone surgery
  • Recently started using an assistive device like a walker or cane
  • Have issues with walking or balance
  • Experienced a traumatic injury

The primary goals of physical therapy include improved mobility and function, pain relief, and prevention of future injury. Though physical therapy is not a substitute for going to the doctor, it can significantly reduce your healthcare costs and reliance on medical treatment.

What can I expect from my first physical therapy appointment?

At Liberty Rehabilitation & Wellness, your physical therapy program is customized to meet your specific needs. In devising your program, Dr. Lee takes into account your condition as well as your lifestyle. During your first session, he asks you about your pain or other symptoms, your ability to move and perform everyday tasks, your sleep habits, and your medical history.

Dr. Lee may also perform tests to measure your:

  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Range of motion
  • Muscle strength
  • Ability to walk and climb steps
  • Ability to perform common activities

Dr. Lee typically gets you started with exercises during your first appointment, so it’s important to wear clothing that you can move around in.

Can a physical therapist diagnose my condition?

Dr. Lee does not diagnose medical conditions. Rather, he is trained to recognize and treat mobility issues that may be related to a diagnosable condition. However, you can visit Liberty Rehabilitation & Wellness without a referral from your doctor, and physical therapy can be a safe, cost-effective way to treat your health problems without medication or surgery.

To schedule your physical therapy consultation, call Liberty Rehabilitation & Wellness or book online today.