Orthopedic Physical Therapy Center
535 East 70th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10021
Mon – Fri: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
The Virginia F. and William R. Salomon Orthopedic Physical Therapy Center provides comprehensive and dynamic rehabilitative services to adult patients with musculoskeletal problems resulting from arthritis of the shoulders, hips, knees and spine. The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Center also specializes in rehabilitative services for individuals who have undergone total joint replacement surgery.
Through a team approach that focuses on the patient’s goals, the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Center's specially trained physical therapists develop individualized programs to help patients reach their maximum functional potential. They offer a broad spectrum of manual techniques in tandem with the most up-to-date therapeutic modalities, exercise equipment and treatment approaches.
The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Center offers a one-on-one preoperative physical therapy (PT) education session to individuals undergoing a hip or knee joint replacement surgery. During this preoperative PT education session you will spend one-on-one time with a physical therapist who specializes in joint replacement rehabilitation to learn and practice your surgeon specific post-surgical activities such as any applicable precautions, exercises, getting on and off a bed/chair/toilet, how to walk with a cane or walker, and negotiate stairs. In addition to the preoperative PT education session, we recommend that you review the appropriate surgery-specific rehabilitation guide several times in order to reinforce the information and optimize your preparedness for activity after surgery.