Artus Physical Therapy does not use a simple protocol approach to our patient’s rehabilitation. Our goal is to look deeper at the underlying causes of the problem, so the condition can be properly treated and resolved without recurrence. This approach looks at the whole body and requires more time and clinical skill. We provide 45 minutes of one-on-one treatment and never leave our patients unsupervised to do rote gym exercises.
We are located in the Elysium Fitness Club at 117 West 72nd Street, 2nd Floor. Elysium Fitness Club is a private trainer fitness gym providing personal training, massage and nutritional counseling. We have state of the art Cybex, Free Motion and cardiovascular machines, as well as private treatment rooms and locker rooms with showers.
Artus Physical Therapy specializes in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, from chronic low back pain to sports-related injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. Our full body approach ensures that the source of the issue is identified and treated properly, whether you have low back pain caused by tightness in your hips or shoulder issues as a result of an upper spine issue. All too often, patients only receive treatment at the location of their pain, ignoring the underlying causes of the injury. We understand the intricate relationships in the musculoskeletal system and are experts in evaluating the whole body to determine the biomechanical source of injury.
Artus Physical Therapy offers comprehensive and individualized hand therapy by a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).
A CHT is a Physical Therapist who specializes in the rehabilitation of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. CHT’s have received rigorous training in the examination and treatment of the upper extremity. They require a minimum of 5 years of training and 4000 hours of mentorship.
Some of the conditions a CHT treats:
- Fractures, dislocations, and sprains
- Tendon and nerve injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Cumulative trauma disorders
- Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wounds and infections
- Amputations, burns, and frostbite
- Sports injuries
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Tendonitis such as tennis elbow
Treatment techniques we offer:
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Range of Motion Exercises
- Strengthening Exercises
- Electrical stimulation
- Wound and Pin Care
- Pain Management
- Scar and Edema Management
- Ergonomic Recommendations
- Joint Protection Techniques
- Customized Splinting
We accept most commercial and private insurance plans on an out-of-network basis.
- United Health Care
- Empire BCBS
- Medicare (In-Network)
Unfortunately we do not accept HMO’s, GHI, HIP or Medicaid. We will thoroughly verify your insurance benefits and inform you of all out-of- pocket costs prior to your first visit. For those without insurance coverage, we offer a self-pay rate of $150.00 per visit with package deals available. We accept payment via cash, check, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, debit card, Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flex Spending Account (FSA).
A prescription/referral is not legally required in the state of New York to receive physical therapy services. However, some insurance companies may require a patient to have a referral before they will pay for physical therapy. In those instances we will notify you before your first visit so that you will not incur any unexpected charges.
What To Expect For Your Initial Visit:
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out the necessary paperwork. Remember to bring your insurance card and prescription for physical therapy (if you have one). Please be sure to wear comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing since your initial evaluation will typically involve exercises – shorts for knee injuries, sports bra for women with shoulder injuries. Sneakers or similar footwear is also suggested.
During your first visit, your physical therapist will evaluate your injury and discuss an appropriate plan of treatment. This will include what interventions will be used, expected outcomes, and the duration and frequency of required treatment.