Physical Therapy Specialist

Michael Genkin, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Elite Foot Care NYNJ

Michael Genkin, DPM

Podiatrist & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Financial District & Midtown East, New York, NY

Many different conditions affecting the feet, ankles, and knees will respond well to physical therapy, from knee pain to plantar fasciitis. In addition, physical therapy can address the underlying cause of a patient’s problems so that they’re less likely to return in the future. Dr. Michael Genkin of Elite Foot Care NYNJ is an experienced podiatrist who offers physical therapy services to patients to address the underlying causes of their symptoms. To make an appointment with Dr. Genkin, please call our offices in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan and Midtown East, New York, today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy uses movements, exercises, and mechanical force to relieve pain, improve mobility, and build strength. The purpose of physical therapy is to alleviate your symptoms and help you develop the strength and stability you need to prevent problems in the future.

When is physical therapy appropriate?

Many conditions affecting the knees, feet, and ankles are related to problems with muscles or joints that can be improved through physical therapy. In addition, physical therapy can also help strengthen your muscles so that you won’t suffer injuries as easily in the future.

Some of the issues that may respond well to physical therapy include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Dr. Genkin may also recommend physical therapy to patients with recurring foot problems, such as bunions.

Is physical therapy dangerous?

Physical therapy is generally safe for patients, and it poses fewer risks than other more invasive treatment options, such as surgery. Although it’s possible to injure yourself worse with certain activities, Dr. Genkin is experienced with physical therapy, and he will tailor all treatment plans to your abilities and current condition. If you experience any pain during or after physical therapy sessions, be sure to let Dr. Genkin know right away so he can make changes to your treatment plan.

How does Dr. Genkin use physical therapy?

When Dr. Genkin treats any patient, he always focuses on treating the person as a whole. He uses physical therapy exercises to relieve the patient’s symptoms, as well as to improve the patient’s strength, mobility, and stability. In many cases, he will recommend this treatment in combination with other therapies to give you the best results possible.

How quickly can patients recover with physical therapy?

Every patient is different, and recovery times can vary significantly. In addition, some conditions take longer to resolve than others. Although it’s impossible to determine exactly how long it will take for your symptoms to improve, Dr. Genkin can let you know how long recovery is expected to take after evaluating your condition thoroughly.

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