Services We Provide
Some of our services at Merrick Physical Therapy include the treatment for:
The training equipment we use at both the Merrick and Greenlawn treatment sites are state of the art physical rehab and sports injury systems.
Read More - The Biodex Balance System
Therapy For: Balance, Sports Related Injuries
and Surgical Rehabilitation
Improve your balance and muscle tone for sports or after surgery.
The Biodex Balance System SD was designed to meet the needs of everyone looking to improve balance, increase agility and develop muscle tone for sports. It provides fall-risk information enabling our therapists to establish a personalized conditioning program, especially for older adults and lower extremity patients. With the assistance of the Balance System SD, we can increase a patient’s mobility, address fall risk, improve balance, develops muscle tone and increase overall agility. We now can help to reduce the risk of falling, and can rehabilitate total hip and knee replacement patients, as well as a wide array of orthopedic and neurological conditions to improve overall mobility.
One’s independence can be directly related to walking speed. Older adults typically display a slower walking speed, with shorter steps, varied in length. These are all factors related to falls. With the assistance of the Biodex Balance System, our physical therapists can help strengthen and build muscles.
As we assess sports related injuries and surgical rehabilitation, we can now assist an athlete’s performance by analyzing the Biodex Balance System’s reporting and concentrate on weaknesses and challenges patients experience and improve them.
Merrick Physical Therapy uses the Biodex Balance System to help with sports strengthening of muscles.
Read More About The Biodex Gait Trainer
Therapy For: Walking, Limbs, Stroke
and Traumatic Brain Injury
We identify the issues that created the problem then develop a plan with our patients on how the treatment will be performed
The Biodex Gait Trainer is more than a treadmill and is suitable for all rehabilitation pathologies. It is designed with an instrumented deck that issues both audio and visual real-time biofeedback to prompt patients into their correct gait pattern. Step length, step speed and right-to-left time distribution (step symmetry) are directly addressed.
The open-platform design enables our therapists to assist limb advancement when. The equipment is quiet, non-intimidating and assists our therapists with the treatment of each patient. Real goals are monitored and progress reported for each patient.
With the aid of the Biodex Gait Trainer and our physical therapists in Greenlawn and Merrick, we develop symmetrical gait by improving step length, step speed and right to left time distribution for:
- Older Adult Patients
- Orthopedic Patients
- Stroke/Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Amputation of a Lower Extremity
- Parkinson's Disease
- Neurologic Patients
- Vestibular Patients
The Biodex Gait Trainer assists our therapists with rehabilitation of stroke victims.
Read More - Cold Compression Therapy
Relief of Pain and Swelling Through
Compression and Cold Therapy
Comfortable and safe, the cold compression therapy we offer at Merrick Physical Therapy will help with all injury needs.
Using innovative ACCEL™ technology, Game Ready® enables the simultaneous circulation of ice water and pneumatic progressive compression through anatomically specific wraps, uniquely integrating proven cold and compression therapies in a dual-action treatment system that sets a new standard of care in injury and post-op recovery.
Giving patients the upper hand against swelling and pain, Game Ready’s active pneumatic compression and adjustable cold therapies can help speed and enhance the body’s natural repair mechanisms.
Whether it’s a sports injury or post orthopedic surgery, Game Ready helps to accelerate recovery because:
- It’s clinically proven, evidence-based efficacy.
- Increases patient satisfaction – patients look for Game Ready by name.
- Reduces pain and swelling so patients work harder in PT.
- No medication side effects.
- Comfortable and safe.
- Medical billing/insurance coverage support services.
Game Ready features patented ACCEL™ Technology (Active Compression and Cold Exchange Loop) to help accelerate recovery. Integrated active compression and cold therapies reduce pain and swelling, reduce muscle spasms, enhance lymphatic function, and encourage oxygenated blood flow – all to stimulate natural healing.
For acute musculoskeletal injury and orthopedic surgery recovery, nothing works proactively like Game Ready. Compared to traditional RICE applications, the Game Ready System offers more therapeutic benefits. That means improved outcomes for you.
View more about the Game Ready Cold Compression system and how our sports therapists can help your hip, knee and ankle injuries.