VOJTA THERAPY(DNS)

Based on Developmental Kinesiology, Vojta Therapy is a manual therapy technique designed to stimulate zones of support in the body, essentially activating the involuntary reflexes of the Brain and Spinal cord.

Our body has inherent reflexes built into the system for our protection and injury prevention, which is why; you may have noticed the speed with which you can move your arm back when you touch something hot or when you lift your leg up when you step on that Lego piece.​

Our Vojta trained therapist, thorough the activation of partial or global motor patterns, generate involuntary activation of the muscular system to correct dysfunction, and retrain the system to work in correct patterns of movements.

Therapists are trained to apply direction and force specific pressure, which the brain recognizes as an inborn physiological movement and generates a set response to the stimulus with well-coordinated movements of the trunk and extremities. This will help improve both motor and sensory systems which in turn improves locomotion/movement.​

Developed in the 1950s by Dr. Vojta, he initially applied these techniques to improve/restore movements in children with Cerebral Palsy. Today, this technique is applied to various orthopedic diagnosis in children and adults.​​To know more about Dr. Vojta and his techniques

References: https://www.vojta.com/en/the-vojta-principle/profvvojta

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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