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Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Division at Columbia Orthopedics offers:

  • Advanced Sports Therapy care and treatment for all types of athletic injuries
  • Specialized conservative treatment for scoliosis patients using the Schroth Method of physical therapy
  • Treatment for all types of musculoskeletal injuries and impairments, to improve mobility, reduce pain and enhance quality of life

Personalized rehabilitation programs enable our patients to regain their active lifestyles faster than ever before.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-305-4565 or email us at appointments-ortho@columbia.edu

 

Sports Therapy 

The Sports Therapy team combines innovative, proven treatments, techniques, and technology to provide an optimal recovery plan for each patient. Our team includes athletic trainers, sport certified specialists, certified manual therapists, strength and conditioning specialists, and personal trainers. Some of our services include the Graston Technique (IASTM), Active Release Technique (ART), muscle energy/myofascial release, joint manipulation, manual therapy, laser technology, Game Ready cryotherapy, ultrasound, portable iontophoresis, and bracing and sleeve considerations.

Our physical therapists identify and treat the underlying conditions that cause pain and decreased range of motion. By eliminating the source of the problem rather than simply responding to symptoms as they occur, our providers promote complete healing.

We are proud to treat patients of all ages and fitness levels.

 

Our Therapists

  • Joscelyn Shumate, PT, DPT, CSCS
  • Joseph Ciccone, PT, DPT, SCS, CIMT, CSCS, ART
  • Rommel Dolar, PT, DPT, CSCS
  • Adrian Yenchak, PT, DPT, CSCS

 

 

 

 

Schroth Therapy 

The Schroth Method is a conservative physical practice for individuals with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. Through specific exercises and corrective breathing techniques, the Method aims to elongate the trunk and correct the imbalances of the body. By developing the inner muscles of the rib cage, the Method changes the shape of the upper trunk to correct spinal abnormalities.

Specific goals of the Schroth Method are to stabilize the curve(s), mobilize stiff body parts, improve postural alignment, teach activities of daily living, enhance neuromuscular control, and increase strength and endurance.

Our therapists are members of the Conservative Care for Spine & Scoliosis team at Columbia Orthopedics and work collaboratively with adult and pediatric orthopedic spine specialists to treat early onset scoliosis in young children, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, adult spine disorders, and conditions that affect the aging spine.

 

Our Therapists

  • Prachi Bakarania, DPT, Schroth Therapist
  • Kelly Grimes, DPT, GCS, OCS, FAAOMPT, BSPTS C2 Certified Therapist, DNS Certified Practitioner
  • Hagit Berdishevsky, PT, MSPT, DPT, MDT, Schroth-Barcelona Institute Educator
    Director of Clinical Academic Research
    (not accepting new patients at this time)

 

 

 

 

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