At Fortius Physical Therapy, we offer physical therapy treatments for all orthopedic and movement related disorders. Our treatment programs start with getting to know you first. No one knows your discomforts better than you. At your first appointment, we’ll work to understand you, your goals and the problems you’re experiencing. From there, we’ll do a physical examination to help pinpoint the problem.
We treat all common problems and conditions from sprains to strains. If you’re dealing with a headache, backache, sports injuries, spinal conditions or chronic pain, we’re here to help. We also handle preventative care for athletes to increase resistance, flexibility and strength.
In addition to these treatments, we also offer preventative care for athletes. We work closely with the New York Athletic Club – treating their members both on and off site. We also provide training for the lacrosse team which focuses on injury prevention.
Jim Trakis, DPT and Evan Bracconeri, DPT have both completed extended clinical internships focusing on the application of manual therapy techniques. An eclectic, not one size fits all, approach is taken with regard to the selection of such techniques as it relates to your healing. When it comes to treating soft tissue pathology, active release, soft tissue massage, and manual stretching techniques are applied. For joint issues, manual joint mobilization, McKenzie and Maitland techniques, as well as some other tricks of the trade picked up by all of our experience are in the repertoire.
ACL injury prevention
From prior to inception to the present time, Jim Trakis and staff have designed and implemented ACL injury prevention programs for the soccer and lacrosse teams at the New York Athletic Club. More recently, the New York Shamrocks, FC have been utilizing our services as well. Sessions are carried out in a team setting with the goals of providing mechanical counseling to prevent knee injuries, a great conditioning routine, and some real team building.
The staff at Fortius Physical Therapy is well schooled in McConnel taping, Kinesiotaping, low-dye taping, and a variety of athletic taping techniques. Whether it is to support your ankle for a big game or to relieve the pain in the front of your knee when you walk, we choose the taping technique that is most specific to your problem.
Running Evaluations and Fortius Run Club
Fortius Run Club is launched out of our New York City office in the fall and spring seasons. It is a complimentary run club that includes a weekly team run and subsequent runner’s bootcamp. Our clinical staff collaborates with our running coach to design the 15 minute runner’s bootcamp which focuses on strength and balance as it relates to running performance and health. Running evaluations are provided for free to new members of the run Club. Running evaluations include a physical examination and slow motion video gait analysis by one of our physical therapists. Running evaluations can also be provided for individuals who are not in Run Club at either of our offices by appointment.
In addition to manual therapy for pain management, we also use moist heat, cryotherapy, ultrasound (phonophoresis) and massage in order to reduce pain and provide relief.
These exercises are designed for your specific needs and will help increase strength and improve mobility. After completing a full evaluation and administering treatment in the office, we’ll create an exercise program specifically designed for you. You’ll be assisted with completing these exercises in our office at each visit.
Bad posture can contribute to muscle pain and discomfort. Our staff can help with posture exercises to adjust your posture and correct musculoskeletal derangements.
Home management programs: We prescribe detailed home exercise programs that help you continue your treatment program in between visits.