Rehabilitation Medicine

Neck and Back Rehabilitation

At Mount Sinai, we are devoted to providing our patients with world-class rehabilitation for a variety of neck and back disorders. We treat a wide range of injuries and conditions including arthritis, bone spurs, disc disease or herniation, osteoporosis, pinched nerves, sciatica, and various spinal problems.

Treatment

At your first appointment, you will be evaluated and an individualized treatment plan will be created to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. Your therapist will work together with you and your referring physician to ensure that we meet your goals.

Generally, patients take part in rehabilitation for six to eight weeks, although this length of time is dependent on the extent of your condition. Once you have completed your therapy program at Mount Sinai, your therapist will transition you to an independent home exercise program and we will continue to manage your symptoms through periodic checkups with your referring physician after your rehabilitation program ends.

Our teams consist of highly experienced neck and back specialty-certified physical therapists including:

  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioners (CKTP) stimulate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance
  • Certified Yoga Teachers (CYT) prepare patients to develop relaxation and focusing techniques and improve mobility, flexibility, and range of motion
  • CranioSacral Therapists work to improve the movement of cerebrospinal fluid and reduce tension through gentle manipulation of the head and spine
  • McKenzie Method Therapists (MT) assess and treat patients who have spinal pain and disorders with a method that empowers you to be in control of your own symptom management
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialists (OCS) specialize in conservative and post-operative care focused on the musculoskeletal system

Depending on your unique needs, some of the treatment interventions we offer include the following:

  • Exercise, including core stabilization
  • Joint mobilization
  • Manual therapy, including soft tissue mobilization
  • Modalities, including electrical stimulation
  • Osteopathic techniques
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is an advanced form of flexibility training that involves both the stretching and contraction of the muscle group being targeted
  • Tai-Chi
  • Traction
  • Yoga and Pilates techniques