SAHRMANN'S APPROACH

“Movement is the activity that every patient with musculoskeletal impairment wants to resume without pain and restriction”

Dr. Sahrmann based her approach to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal dysfunction, on the identification of incorrect movement patterns and their correction.

With your daily routine, your body establishes a pattern of motion, that reinforces relative hypermobility, so the joint which you use repeatedly moves more and more, while other joints become hypomobile (decreased mobility).

Acute pain is caused by a sudden improper movement which causes damage to the muscle, joints, or tendons; resulting in pain. So if you were walking in high heels and suddenly turned in your ankle, you are likely to put an excessive stretch on one side of your ankle ligament, causing pain.

Chronic pain can be caused by cumulative microtrauma resulting from repeated improper movements. So if you kept pitching with wrong techniques, using the wrong muscles, these muscles will undergo wear and tear, eventually resulting in pain.

Multiple muscles work together as a unit to complete a movement. Once you identify incorrect movements, you have to implement a treatment plan to correct the whole pattern, instead of isolated “strengthening” of a single muscle.

Exercise is ineffective until it corrects movement at the painful joint, producing the desired pattern of movement in nearby joints as well.

Here at Physis PT and Rehab, our therapists will administer an evaluation to identify dysfunction in the “movement system” and the many contributing factors to the impairment, developing a plan to rehabilitate proper movement patterns across multiple muscle groups/joints to help you get rid of your pain and back to the activity of your choice.

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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