NINA SILVERMAN PHYSICAL THERAPY
A private out-patient physical therapy practice providing full evaluation, assessment and treatment. At NSPT, we’re known for blending advanced orthopedic and osteopathic manual techniques, such as Muscle Energy and Counterstrain, in an integrated approach to identify and release chronic restrictions in the body and to allow greater pain-free range of motion, strength, and functional mobility.
Movement with ease is the result of a system that functions well. Dysfunction results when this system no longer works smoothly, and may occur after injury or trauma, structural degenerative disease, inflammatory disease, poor body mechanics or ergonomics, and repetitive or overuse syndromes.
At NSPT, we recognize the importance of a good assessment. Each patient presents with a unique history, posture and pattern of movement, most of which help that person function beautifully in their unique role, but some of which contribute to the dysfunction that brings them to physical therapy. A good assessment is needed to tease out the dysfunctional elements. Often pain is referred from another area in the body, and a good assessment is required to find the actual cause. Symptoms may originate primarily from a restricted joint, fascia in spasm, or an aggravating activity. A good assessment helps us find and prioritize impairments.
The next step to a successful outcome is to select and implement the best treatment for the identified impairments. At NSPT, we regularly study with the best teachers in the country to learn advanced techniques in manual therapy, orthopedics, and areas of special focus so that we have the latest approach to offer our patients. Safety and minimization of pain are our first concerns. At each session, we evaluate the results of the last treatment and refine our approach.
We want you to achieve your goals as quickly as possible. We work hard to be the experts in functional mobility so that you can soon get back to moving (or sitting, or lying down) with ease.
The APTA defines manual therapy as follows:
Manual therapy techniques are skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissue and are intended to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion; induce relaxation; mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion.
Physical therapists select, prescribe, and implement manual therapy techniques when the examination findings, diagnosis, and prognosis indicate use of these techniques to decrease edema, pain, spasm, or swelling; enhance health, wellness, and fitness; enhance or maintain physical performance; increase the ability to move; or prevent or remediate impairment in body functions and structures, activity limitations, or participation restrictions to improve physical function.