Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in Midtown West - First Health
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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Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in Midtown West

First Health Physical Therapy in Midtown West


Are you searching for sports medicine physical therapy in Midtown West? 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 sports medicine physical therapy and healthcare attention.

Noah Hyman (Founder)


Noah offers physical therapy Midtown NYCWith 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 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 Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in Midtown West today!

Why Train at First Health Physical Therapy in Midtown West?


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 sports medicine physical therapy in Midtown West!


What Services Do We Offer?

Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in Midtown West


Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in Midtown West


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 sports medicine physical therapy in Midtown West.  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 sports medicine physical therapy in Midtown West 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 sports medicine physical therapy in Midtown West.


What is Manual Therapy?

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Manual therapy, also known as hands-on physical therapy, is a form of physical therapy that is performed with hands as opposed to a machine. With the help of our sports medicine physical therapy in Midtown West, a physical therapist will apply pressure to muscles or manipulate joints. The three main aspects of manual therapy are soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and joint manipulation.


Soft Tissue Mobilization – Helps with muscle relaxation, pain relief, increased circulation, and breaking up of scar tissue by applying pressure to soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments).


Joint Mobilization – Helps with pain relief and increased mobility through either sustained pressure or rhythmic oscillation applied to joints.


Joint Manipulation – Only used when joint mobilization becomes ineffective. It helps with increased joint mobility and function as well as pain relief by using a high velocity, low amplitude thrust applied to the joint. Often produces a popping sound as gas is released.

What Does Manual Therapy Treat?


Manual therapy is primarily used when muscles and joints lack mobility that results in pain, discomfort, and altered function and posture. The goal is to return a normal movement pattern to the affected joints as well as release tension. There are a number of injuries and conditions that benefit from receiving manual therapy such as:

  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle tension and spasms
  • Foot, ankle and knee issues
  • Hip pain
  • Hand, shoulder, and wrist pain
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated disc

Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in Midtown West


If you find yourself suffering from one of the above, sports medicine physical therapy in Midtown West would be beneficial to you. Manual therapy is an important step in the recovery process, and you want a skilled physical therapist to perform this hands-on treatment.

We Can Help!


If you are in need of sports medicine physical therapy in Midtown West, consider First Health Physical Therapy! Located in the heart of Manhattan, we know how hard the hustle and bustle of the big city can be on your joints. Don’t wait, contact us today and get started with sports medicine physical therapy in Midtown West!


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


You can download forms here to fill out and bring to your first visit or fax them to us at 212 421 1750. Please include a cover sheet with your name, daytime phone number and the number of pages.


We accept Cigna PPO and Medicare. Everything else is Out of Network.

Cancellation Policy

Your appointment time is exclusively for you. It is for this reason that we request you give us a minimum of 24 hours notice when canceling or you will be charged $75.

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