Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown - First Health Physical Therapy
Are you searching for physical therapy in Midtown? First Health Physical Therapy, lead by founder Noah Hyman, has been serving the Manhattan community for nearly 20 years.
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Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown

First Health Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown


Are you searching for Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown? First Health Physical Therapy, led by founder Noah Hyman, has been serving the Manhattan community for nearly 20 years – providing clients with innovative techniques and state of the art equipment to help treat an abundance of complications. Combined with our personal training regimen, our staff has put together a dedicated group of individuals who are committed to providing patients with upper-echelon physical therapy and healthcare attention.

Noah Hyman (Founder)


With over 20 years of clinical experience in Rehabilitation and Fitness fields, Noah is attentive, compassionate and understands the needs of an individual who is in pain. Having graduated from the Steinhardt School of Education at NYU in 1994 with a degree in Physical Therapy, Noah always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. He has attained advanced training through courses specializing in Mobilization techniques (Maitland and Paris Mobilizations, Muscle Energy), Soft Tissue Mobilization, advanced Rehabilitation of the Shoulder, Knee and Ankle, The Rehabilitation of the Golf Injuries and Performance Enhancement of the Golf Swing and various courses in the Current Concepts of both Adult and Youth Sports Medicine.

Noah’s extensive background in orthopedic and sports medicine includes diverse outpatient clinics throughout the New York metropolitan area. He was affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center (North and South) and interned for Hospital for Joint Diseases and The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

Noah founded First Health Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown  in 2001 because he saw a growing need to provide compassionate and genuine care customized to each individual. He is currently affiliated with NYU, American Physical Therapy Association, NY Physical Therapy Association and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Noah was featured in the book Bone Density Diet: 6 Weeks to a Strong Mind and Body by Dr. George Kessler, MD, on Osteoporosis prevention. Contact Noah and his team for Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown today!

Why Train at First Health Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown?


Most traditional training programs are not effective because individuals rely on machines that isolate movements in single planes of motion. However, the human body does not work in this fashion. The human body works dynamically with movements in multiple planes of motion, with muscles working synergistically to produce force and maintain balance.


What Can I Expect During My First Visit?


On your first visit, we will give you an initial evaluation. Your physical therapist will take a thorough history of your condition and then take specific tests and measurements to pinpoint your area to be treated. Your therapist will use this data to make a clinical judgment of your diagnosis and prognosis. Then your therapist will work together with you towards planning the best way to resolve the problems identified. Goals and plans for your therapy will be explained thoroughly before your following visits.


How Do I Schedule An Appointment?


To schedule an appointment with our therapists, please call, fax or email us. Contact us and let’s get started with Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown!


What Services Do We Offer?


We Provide Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown


We provide Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in an integrative space that focuses on improving functional and athletic performance. First Health Physical Therapy incorporates the Sports Medicine model into its physical therapy and sports training program.


Personal Training


Once you have finished your rehab at FHPT.  Continue your journey back to regular fitness level by attending one of our Balanced Body Programs or train with one of our trainers who are attentive to injuries and will who will help you achieve your fitness goals.


Wellness Visit/Review


Wellness visit-have one of our skilled musculoskeletal PT’s review your Home Exercise Program, advance you program or assist you in preventing any further injuries and enhance your athletic performance (golf, tennis, basketball, soccer….)


Common Injuries


If you have suffered a blown out elbow, get the help from our Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown. A blown out elbow is an acute injury caused from either direct trauma, penetrating injury, or a violent twisting/jerking motions. The pain will be sudden and it may result in a fracture of the upper arm or forearm bone at the elbow joint.


If you have suffered a hip injury from falling, our expert Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown can help. A fall can break your hip bone and cause the femoral head to fall out of place.  Broken hips from falling generally occur in women aged 65 or older who have osteoporosis. For younger women, it may result from a more serious injury such as a car accident.


A pronation ankle sprain, or overpronation, can occur more commonly for those who have flat feet. This occurs when the arch of the foot collapses more downward or inward than normal.  Those who tend to overpronate more are at higher risk for injury.  If you have suffered a pronation ankle sprain, visit First Health PT for quality Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown.


Back Pain Midtown

Herniated disc

A herniated disc may be caused by wear and tear of the disc. Sometimes an injury to the spine can cause a herniated disc. This may cause tiny tears or cracks in the hard outer layer of the disc. When this happens, the gel inside the disc can be forced out through the tears or cracks in the outer layer of the disc. This causes the disc to break open, bulge or break into pieces.


*Depends on the exact level of the spine where the disc herniation occurs

  • Pain
  • Numbness in specific places according to the level of the herniation.
  • Tingling
  • Incontinence of bowel and bladder
  • Shooting pain up and down your leg or buttock

Lumbar sprain

Muscle strains and lumbar sprains are the most common causes of low back pain. A low back muscle strain occurs when the muscle fibers are unusually stretched or torn. A lumbar sprain occurs when the ligaments that hold bones together, are torn from their attachments.


  • Sharp pain
  • Pain and difficulty when moving
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness

Lumbar Radiculitis

Lumbar radiculitis is an inflammation or irritation of a nerve root in the lower, or lumbar, region of the spine. There is always some degree of the pain present. This pain is a result of pressure on the nerve root where it connects to the spinal column. The most common form of lumbar radiculitis is sciatica.


  • Sharp pain
  • Pain and difficulty when moving
  • Stiffness
  • Discomfort traveling from hip to foot

Lumbar Strain

A lumbar strain is an injury to the lower back, damaging tendons and muscles that spasm and feel sore. Trauma can injure the tendons and muscles in the lower back. Pushing and pulling sports, such as weight lifting or football, can lead to a lumbar strain. In addition, sports that require twisting of the lower back can also lead to this injury.


  • sudden lower back pain
  • spasms in the lower back that result in more severe pain
  • lower back feels sore to the touch

SI Joints Dysfunction

SI joints dysfunction is diagnosed when this cartilage is damaged or worn away, the bones begin to rub on each other, and degenerative arthritis occurs. Degenerative arthritis occurs commonly in the SI joints, just like other weight-bearing joints of the body. One common cause of SI joint dysfunction is pregnancy. The additional weight and walking pattern associated with pregnancy place additional stress on the SI joints. Any condition that changes the normal walking pattern places increased stress on the SI joints. This could include a leg length discrepancy.


  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Stiffness

Degenerative Disc Disease/ OA

Degenerative disc disease describes the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft that separate the interlocking bones that make up the spine. It acts as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take place throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back and the neck.


  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Stiffness

Physical Therapy for Arthritis Pain

If you or someone you know is suffering from arthritis, and are in search of physical therapy in NYC Midtown, contact First Health Physical Therapy today for more information.  

Arthritis is considered to be the inflammation in your joints. This will ultimately result in stiffness and pain, which will make you very uncomfortable. Arthritis is a serious condition that must be treated properly. If you do not give your arthritis the attention it deserves then it can worsen. If you suffer from arthritis pain and are searching for a solution, book an appointment with First Health Physical Therapy. Our physical therapy in NYC Midtown will make you feel like a brand new person!

Causes and Symptoms of Arthritis

There are a wide variety of causes and symptoms that come along with arthritis. The two main types of arthritis that cause the majority of the pain are:

  • Osteoarthritis
    • It is the wear-and-tear damage to your joint’s cartilage, which is the hard, slick coating on the ends of bones where they form a joint. This can build up over years, or occur suddenly due to an injury. Osteoarthritis can also affect the entire joint, changing the bones and destroying the connective tissue. 
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • The body’s immune system attempts to destroy the lining of the joint, which is a tough membrane that encompasses all the joint parts. This will result in inflammation and swelling near the joint. Ultimately, this can destroy your cartilage and bone within the joint.

These two types of arthritis can have an enormous negative impact on someone’s life. Everyone must know the symptoms of arthritis, so they do not have to suffer from excruciating pain. Some symptoms of arthritis are:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Decreased Range of Motion

If you notice any of these symptoms or if you experience any of the pain listed above, visit our physical therapy in NYC Midtown.

Benefits of Physical Therapy 

Physical Therapy can be one of, if not, the best way to treat your arthritis pain. Many benefits come from physical therapy that can be very useful to treat your arthritis. Some of the benefits are:

  • Reduce and Eliminate Pain
  • Avoid Surgery
  • Improve Mobility
  • Recover from a Sports Injury
  • Improve your balance
  • Prevent Falls
  • Manage Vascular Conditions
  • Manage Age-Related Issues
  • Manage Heart Disease
  • Manage Lung Disease
  • Manage Other Conditions

These benefits can help you tremendously if you suffer from arthritis. The physical movement will reduce the tenderness and swelling in your joints, which will result in less pain. Visit our physical therapy in NYC Midtown if you want to reap the benefits of physical therapy.

Other Ways to Get Natural Relief  

Other useful things can be done to prevent your arthritis pain from constantly occurring. Some other ways you can naturally relief your arthritis pain are: 

  • Lose Weight
  • Get More Exercise
  • Hot and Cold Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Meditation
  • Eat Healthier
  • Get a Massage
  • Use Herbal Supplements

These techniques can be very effective if you suffer from arthritis. Even if you are only able to do three things from the list above, it will make a big difference.

Contact Us 

Visit First Health Physical Therapy if you want to learn more about how physical therapy can work wonders for your arthritis pain. The physical therapy in NYC Midtown that we offer will help you get back to your normal daily activities without enduring the pain you do now! 

OUR OFFICE – Physical Therapy in NYC Midtown


Midtown Manhattan
119 West 57th Street, Suite 212
between 6th and 7th Avenues
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212 421 1740
Fax: 212 421 1750

We are easily accessible by the following subways:

N, Q, R at 57th and 7th Avenue or 5th Avenue at 59th St
F at 57th St and 5th Avenue
1, 2, A, B, C, D at Columbus Circle
B, D, E at 53rd St and 7th Avenue


Monday-Thursday: 8am-7pm
Friday: 8am-4pm

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