Neck Pain


 

At Midtown East Physical Therapy in Midtown, New York, Dr. Dmitry Shestakovsky and Dr. Gregory Trakhtenberg are skilled in treating patients suffering from both Chronic and Acute Neck pain.

Neck pain is a very common condition that many people experience. If you experience neck pain for more than three consecutive days, you should notify your physical therapist or physician, so they can perform a physical exam to rule out any serious condition. Conditions that frequently cause neck pain are:

  • Disc herniations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Pinched nerves
  • Facet syndrome, joint dysfunction
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal injuries
  • Posture problems and scoliosis
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash

Physical therapy treatment at Midtown East Physical therapy will always include some form of manual therapy in combination with therapeutic exercises to improve your back and neck motion as well as muscle strength. Our physical therapists will teach you how to deal with daily activities that may exacerbate your condition and will also advise you on what activities you should or should not be doing to keep your condition from worsening.

At Midtown East Physical therapy, your Physical Therapist will also prescribe a personalized exercise program that will strengthen your spine without putting stress on it. Strengthening the deep trunk muscles help stabilize the spine in both dynamic (moving) postures and sustained postures (standing or sitting).

The program will be customized to your specific condition and will include the following:

  • Pain and inflammation management program
  • Patient education in limiting the stress placed on your joints, instruction in proper body mechanics with sitting, standing, lifting, carrying, or sport activities
  • Postural training and restoration of proper alignment of your spine to minimize stress to your neck
  • Individualized Home Exercise Program
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization, Spinal manipulation to regain range of motion
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Sport-related exercises to get you back to your favorite activities
  • Early movement strategies
  • Functional rehabilitation
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    2. Reuben W. Google+

    1. "Very knowledgable and showed great patience."

    2. Verified Patient CitySearch

    1. "Dr. Greg's the best!"

    2. Henoch C. Google+

    1. "One of the best medical professionals I've ever been treated by."

    2. Jermaine R. Healthgrades

    1. "Very knowledgable and showed great patience and care in dealing with my injury."

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What Makes Midtown East Special?

At Midtown East Physical Therapy our philosophy of care focuses on establishing an accurate diagnosis of the source responsible for your pain/symptoms. Once we have established a cause effect relationship by accurate palpation and assessment of the body we begin to treat using the latest in manual therapy from Counterstrain of the muscles, ligaments and tendons to Fascial Counterstrain of the Visceral system (Liver, Lungs, etc..) to spinal adjustments and deep tissue massage. Each patient receives a rehabilitation program customized to meet their individual needs. We don't just treat the symptoms, we find and eliminate the cause or in most cases causes.

The Physical Therapists at Midtown East have been and are currently trained by the pioneers of manual medicine. Dr. Dmitry Shestakovsky and Dr. Gregory Trakhtenberg have over 35 years of combined experience in performing extensive hands-on manual therapy evaluation and treatment. It is our strong belief that manual therapy is the most effective technique a physical therapist can utilize to diagnose and treat areas of dysfunction such as tight muscles and stiff joints. Many other facilities do not follow this philosophy of care performing little or no hands-on manual therapy.

While our bodies' structures are generally similar, each person possesses a unique set of individually developed body characteristics in terms of its posture, muscle tone and flexibility. We tailor your treatment program based on your individual traits while addressing your personal needs and goals. Our objectives are to diagnose your condition, assess your strengths and limitations, and put together an effective exercise program. 

Our goal is for the patient to achieve wellness and the only way to truly to do that is by manual therapy in a one on one setting. We look forward to welcoming you to the Midtown East PT family.

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Midtown East Physical Therapy

At Midtown East Physical Therapy our philosophy of care focuses on establishing an accurate diagnosis of the source responsible for your pain/symptoms. Once we have established a cause effect relationship by accurate palpation and assessment of the body we begin to treat using the latest in manual therapy from Counterstrain of the muscles, ligaments and tendons to Fascial Counterstrain of the Visceral system (Liver, Lungs, etc..) to spinal adjustments and deep tissue massage. Each patient receives a rehabilitation program customized to meet their individual needs. We don't just treat the symptoms, we find and eliminate the cause or in most cases causes.

The Physical Therapists at Midtown East have been and are currently trained by the pioneers of manual medicine. Dr. Dmitry Shestakovsky and Dr. Gregory Trakhtenberg have over 35 years of combined experience in performing extensive hands-on manual therapy evaluation and treatment. It is our strong belief that manual therapy is the most effective technique a physical therapist can utilize to diagnose and treat areas of dysfunction such as tight muscles and stiff joints. Many other facilities do not follow this philosophy of care performing little or no hands-on manual therapy.

While our bodies' structures are generally similar, each person possesses a unique set of individually developed body characteristics in terms of its posture, muscle tone and flexibility. We tailor your treatment program based on your individual traits while addressing your personal needs and goals. Our objectives are to diagnose your condition, assess your strengths and limitations, and put together an effective exercise program. 

Our goal is for the patient to achieve wellness and the only way to truly to do that is by manual therapy in a one on one setting. We look forward to welcoming you to the Midtown East PT family.


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Our Locations

Our practice has 3 convenient locations in New York City including a Midtown location and two Brooklyn locations.

To book an appointment at one of our other locations, please click the links below: 

 

Omega Physical Therapy

Feel Good Physical Therapy

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Accepted Insurance Providers

We accept major insurance providers. For more information, please call the office. 

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • City Search

    'I feel like a completely different person. Just a few visits with him, changed my life."

    Vladimir
  • City Search

    "Great results. If your looking for a Doctor who can get you the results quick, well then Dr. Dmitry Shestakovsky is the guy to go to. I"

    Vladimir
  • Google+

    "He has dedicated his time to expanding his knowledge and expertise in this complex field and during this demanding time in healthcare."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Dr. Dmitry is one of the few therapists that actually care for your well being and is interested in getting you better!"

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Dr. Shestakovsky helped me to feel like a person again. He got me back in shape in no time. "

    Roman
  • City Search

    "I recommend them to anyone seeking physical therapy!"

    Verified Patient
  • City Search

    "Great sense of humor and friendly banter distract from the inevitable pain of the recovery process, and combined with quick and long lasting results"

    Marina Z
  • "The guy really knows what he is doing and so does the rest of his staff."

    Verified Patient
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Midtown East Physical Therapy
20 East 46th Street
Suite 301
New York, NY 10017