Physical Therapy involves evaluating, diagnosing, and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system. It is the ultimate goal of physical therapy to restore maximum functional independence in individuals.

Physical therapists make every effort to identify the causes of conditions to successfully treat patients. They also use a wide variety of modalities and techniques to regain function. Heat, cold, electricity, joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, gait and balance training, and customized therapeutic exercise programs are some of the methods used by physical therapists to expedite recovery in patients.

Types of Physical Therapy

Physical therapists specialize in a number of different fields falling under the general physical therapy heading. There are several types of physical therapy being performed today. Some of them are:

Orthopaedic- It is the most commonly available form of physical therapy, treating injuries to the muscles, bones and other tissue of the body. Orthopaedic physical therapy generally involves exercises, manual therapy to increase range of motion and other techniques to relieve pain and restore mobility.

Role of a Physical Therapist

Physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from new-borns to aged, having medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Some specific roles of physical therapists are:

  • To examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
  • To work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Importance of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is very important for those with permanent disabilities, who have had a major injury or accident and are in a recuperation phase, or for those who are suffering from crippling diseases including arthritis, lower back pain, or cerebral palsy. Under the supervision of an expert physical therapist, the patient can regain a major part of the mobility of his/her joints, achieve flexibility, and acquire better balance and coordination. It helps in improving the overall fitness and health of an individual.

Physical therapy is very effective in treating injured joints, bones, muscle weaknesses, and many neurological ailments.

Word of Appreciation from Our Clients

Very nice facility and caring staff


I was very satisfied and happy about all aspects of my care, my therapy, and my therapist.


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Contact IMC for Physical Therapy in Rockland County, NY

To consult a physical therapist, contact IMC today. At IMC, our physical therapy specialists know each person has their own personalized requirements. We assess each patient’s physical and medical history, and design treatment plans accordingly. Call us at 845-535-9884 or email at  for a consultation with our physical therapy specialists.