Hip joint connects the extremities to the trunk. It is a second major joint in our extremity which is responsible for carrying the weight of our upper body. As we stand, our weight is distributed evenly from our low back into both pelvic joints and into the hip towards each of our foot. Hence, it is a load bearing joint of our body and connects us to one of the strongest bone, the femur (thigh bone).

​Two Major stabilizing muscles of our legs, Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Maximus, are attached to the hip joint. Gluteus medius is responsible for controlling the lateral movements of the pelvis and stabilizes it when we take one step at a time. Gluteus Maximus, a powerful muscle which helps extend your hip, is considered an engine of the Lower Extremity.

Common Symptoms you may experience
- Do you have pain at the groin, buttocks, upper thigh, low back
- Do you have stiffness, tightness or loss of movement at the hips, buttocks and low back?
- Are you noting clicking, popping or grinding with movement or walking?
- Have you experienced instability or buckling at the hip?
- Do you experience difficulty bearing weight on the leg or with walking

Some of the Causes of your symptoms could be
- Bursitis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Tendinitis/Tenosynovitis/Tendonosis
- ITBand Syndrome
- Postural Dysfunction
- Gait Abnormality
- Snapping Syndrome
- Fractures
- Post Surgical
- SI Joint Dysfunction
- Labral tear
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Meralgia Paresthetica (Nerve Disorder)
- Congenital Disorders
- Sport Related Injuries

The Team

Dr. Sunny Pandya, PT, MS, DPT


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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