What We Do

At Good Life Physical Therapy we specialize in working with patients who have chronic pain, headaches, back pain, neck pain, scoliosis, pain with walking, and physical manifestations of stress.

We specialize in working with people who are trying to avoid surgery or prepare for a possible surgery as well as treating chronic conditions or pain that has been lingering in the background for a long time. Physical Therapy is not just for post surgical rehabilitation or major injury recovery. You owe it to yourself to address the discomforts you’ve been living with.

We treat many conditions including foot, ankle, knee, hip, disc, shoulder, and elbow pain as well as neurological conditions.

We work with athletes and active people as well as individuals who are less mobile. We frequently emphasize postural retraining to decrease your pain long term and if appropriate will integrate Yoga or Pilates concepts into treatments.

What is Physical Therapy, and Will it Work for Me?

Is Physical Therapy Right for Me?

You are probably on our website because you’re looking for relief. Our number one goal is to help you find that relief and get you feeling better.

We are more than happy to work in tandem with other treatments you may be pursuing simultaneously. We believe in effective teamwork to holistically address each patient’s concerns and presentation and have years of experience coordinating treatments with acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractors, MDs, as well as with various types of exercise, hobbies, and sport. We work alongside other medical and wellness professionals to help you achieve short and long term relief and improve the pain free functioning of your body.

We are happy to help you explore additional options for treatment of your condition throughout the course of or following your physical therapy care.

What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to address pain and dysfunction in the body that combines the science of healing with the art of listening to the physical, emotional, and mental presentations of each patient.

What Does a Physical Therapist Do?

Physical Therapists evaluate movement, strength, soft tissue (muscle, skin, fascia), nerves, and joints to identify the causes of pain or altered function and work with you to improve your symptoms and underlying causes. We work on preventative techniques, advise and train you on safe body mechanics and exercise, and work with you to improve your quality of life.

Physical Therapists are specialized medical providers with terminal degrees (Doctorate of Physical Therapy, DPT or Master of Physical Therapy, MPT) emphasizing evidence and research-based treatments and techniques. Physical Therapists are licensed in New York by the Office of Professions. They are experts at diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal and neurological conditions as well as pain in all forms. They have extensive training in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, neurological sciences, disease processes, injury pathophysiology, and skilled therapeutic treatment applications. Physical Therapists attend continuing education courses regularly to stay informed of the latest medical research and developments as well as hone treatment techniques.

Physical Therapy is gentle, safe, and guided by your unique body and your desires for treatment and outcomes. You will be an active participant in your recovery and care.

Treatments combine skilled manual therapy (hands-on) with personalized therapeutic exercise to rehabilitate your body in order to restore maximal mobility and optimal mechanical motion and increase overall comfort and function.