PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR BACK PAIN



Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the country. Lumbar spine is the origin of the nerves that supply information to your legs. Low back pain can be caused due to injury to the soft tissue (muscles) or the deeper mechanical structures like the ligaments, discs and the nerves. The causes are variable and symptoms can help determine the area of injury.​





A major component of low back pain is lack of core stability. Core Stabilization comprises of diaphragm, lateral abdominals, transverse abdominis, multifidus and pelvic floor muscles. Weakness in your core strength, changes the mechanics and stresses placed on the back, which can make it susceptible to an injury. On the flip side, injuries/dysfunction in the Pelvic girdle and lumbar spine also cause reflexive changes in your core stability and breathing pattern.



Some of the Causes of your symptoms could be
- Abnormal posture
- Diastasis Recti
- Pre and post pregnancy
- Core and gluteal muscle weakness
- Disc bulge/ herniation
- Scoliosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease/ Arthritis of the back
- Lumbar Stenosis/Spondylosis
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Pelvic floor weakness
- Post surgical
- Leg length discrepancy
- Improper Footwear
- Sports injuries
- Sciatica
- Piriformis syndrome
- Nerve impingement/ entrapment, Radiculopathy
- Facet joint syndrome










The Team

Dr. Sunny Pandya, PT, MS, DPT

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Any type of neuromuscular or skeletal injury in one area of our body can have its manifold effects on other body parts causing pain or restricted movements. If this is not attended to appropriately on time and in a right manner, such pain or impaired movement may possibly last for a long period of time and may even cause a degenerative effect on other areas of our body.​​Well, here’s where Dr. Pandya's expertise and excellence as a physical therapist comes into action. His treatment techniques such as DNS, Vojta therapy, Lewit method, Janda's approach, Hesch Method, Sahrmann's approach are just the few of the many that comes into play.​​​Since Dr. Pandya received his Masters in Advanced Athletic Training and Sport Science and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, he has had extreme hands-on experience of successfully treating hundreds of patients at various physical therapy clinics.​​

Dr. Mohamed Abdelmegeed, PT, DPT, MSc, DSc, OCS

​Dr. Mohamed Abdelmegeed, PT, DPT, MSc, DSc, OCS is Board a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has an active Physical Therapy license in the states of NY, CA.

Dr. Tom Oddo, DC, CSCS

Dr. Tom Oddo is an affiliate practitioner and chiropractor at our grand central location. He believes that the key to solving musculoskeletal conditions is to combine cutting edge rehab techniques with comprehensive patient education to create a treatment plan that addresses everything from the way you use your body to the way you understand it. His goal is to obtain fast, lasting results that empower his patients to help themselves to be free to move and live better every day.

Jihye Robyn Choi

Board-certified in Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed to practice in the State is New York, Robyn received her Masters in Science in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health and Science, where she is currently studying for her Doctorate in Acupuncture. She is also an adjunct faculty at the New York College of Health Professions.

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