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Physical Therapy

Michael  J. Brunetti, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Michael J. Brunetti, DPM

Podiatrist & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

A foot injury can greatly impact your ability to live your life the way you want. Michael J. Brunetti, DPM, PC, and Joel Dinglasan, PT, create customized, one-on-one physical therapy plans that are designed to help you recover and regain your strength and balance without resorting to surgery. Call the office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or you book an appointment online today to learn more. Remember, your feet are your foundation!

Physical Therapy Q & A


Why would I need physical therapy?

Physical therapy is recommended to ease the pain that inhibits your ability to move around properly. There are several reasons Dr. Brunetti and Joel Dinglasan may suggest physical therapy, such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle sprains/strains
  • Foot sprains
  • Heel pain
  • Stress fractures
  • Neuroma
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendon injuries (tears/tendonitis) 
  • Ligament injuries
  • Calcaneal apophysitis (Sever's disease)
  • Muscle strains
  • Bunionectomy 
  • Sports injury
  • Post-surgical recovery

Physical therapy is offered to patients of all ages, for any injury, to help regain mobility and return to normal activities. 


How do I know what type of physical therapy is right for me?

The type of physical therapy that your podiatrist and physical therapist recommend depends on a variety of factors, including the cause of injury, your lifestyle, level of pain, stage of recovery, and various other factors.

More often than not, Dr. Brunetti and Joel Dinglasan devise an individualized plan that combines more than one treatment to suit your personal needs.

The most common types of physical therapy treatments include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Stretching 
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Balancing exercises
  • Warm/cold compresses
  • Mobility aids, such as a walker or cane
  • Ultrasound
  • Taping
  • Manual manipulation
  • Neuromuscular reeducation
  • Custom orthotics
  • Cold laser therapy

With the help of physical therapy treatments, you can regain your strength, flexibility, and mobility. 


Are there more benefits to physical therapy?

Most people think of physical therapy as a post-injury treatment, but it can also be used to help manage chronic injuries like arthritis, Sever's disease, and much much more. 

Physical therapy can help you regain control of your muscles and increase the blood flow and mobility in feet, ankles, and legs.

Depending on your injury, the team at Michael J. Brunetti, DPM, PC will create a customized physical therapy plan that works best for your specific needs and fitness goals.

If you would like to learn more about physical therapy, call the office, or book an appointment online today.