Body In Balance Physical Therapy in Hauppauge & East Setauket: Excellent service for extraordinary results
Body In Balance, providing physical therapy services in Hauppauge and East Setauket (Long Island), New York, strives for excellence in every part of our business. We consciously do a lot of little things differently, and together, they add up to a huge positive impact on our clients.
- Our manual-based clinic takes a holistic perspective. We are dedicated to treating more than just your injury or painful condition. We create our physical therapy programs for you to include your overall wellness and fitness so that you can avoid recurring problems.
- All of our patients are entitled to a month long gym membership (including yoga), when they complete their treatment. In addition to our physical therapy services, we have a full range of fitness and wellness programs from sports-specific training to senior fitness initiatives to Pilates.
- We offer transportation assistance and at-home care. When certain specifications are met, we can assist with your transportation to our clinic or visit you in your own home to provide physical therapy. Contact us for more information. Click here for general patient information.
- Our modern equipment includes a NASA technology inspired Alter G anti-gravity treadmill. We offer the latest in treatment equipment to support our evidence-based physical therapy in Long Island. Our Alter G treadmill is particularly effective in addressing a wide range of issues.
Body in Balance Physical Therapy history in Hauppauge
Providing physical therapy services in Hauppauge and East Setauket (Long Island), New York, Body In Balance is dedicated to service excellence to achieve extraordinary results.
Our modern 10,000 square foot clinic is located in a freestanding building situated in the Hauppauge Industrial Park off the Long Island Expressway. We have a second office in East Setauket as well.
Physical therapist owned and operated, we are dedicated to treating you holistically with a goal of preventing your current injury or condition from recurring.
We are dedicated to ensuring that you stay active and exercise properly after your treatments have ended. To support that, we offer a full range of fitness and wellness programs, including one specially designed for seniors.
Then we go the extra mile. We provide free gym memberships to you upon completion of your treatment. This allows us to continue to work with you past the limitations of many insurance programs if we believe you still need additional support. We also add an introduction to our yoga program for your long-term fitness and wellness.
In addition to our focus on manual-based therapy, we have the latest in modern technology to offer clients, including the NASA inspired Alter G anti-gravity treadmill.
If you have trouble getting to us, in certain circumstances we will even provide transportation to our clinic. In other instances, we will bring the physical therapy to you within your own home.
We limit the number of patients seen to two patients per hour to allow our trained and licensed physical therapists the opportunity to have sufficient time to help each patient.
Our first evaluation meeting take a full hour as we do examinations, diagnosis and then discussion of a treatment plan.
David Wenger, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, owner
David earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Institute of Technology in 2003 but the roots of his interest in physical therapy as a career started years earlier.
A serious knee injury in high school that was followed by months of physical therapy and reconstructive surgery prompted David to consider PT as a career. He wanted to help other people as effectively as he had been helped.
After obtaining his doctorate, he worked for more than 10 years in an outpatient setting. David has been successfully treating patients with spinal and pelvic dysfunctions, post surgical and general orthopedic impairments, as well as TMJ and vestibular issues.
He takes pride in developing a comprehensive, efficient, and effective treatment plan for each of his clients while maintaining the utmost respect for each of his patient’s needs and goals.
David is also Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). This is considered the highest credential in the field of orthopedic rehabilitation and is currently held by less than two percent of practicing therapist in the United States.
He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
David specializes in correcting muscle imbalances, postural alignment, and body mechanics to facilitate full recovery utilizing techniques such as muscle energy, spinal mobilization/manipulation, prescriptive exercises, strain-counter-strain, and myofascial release.
He utilizes both his passion for manual therapy as well as dynamic functional training programs in the treatment of all his patients.
David also has extensive experience with sports rehabilitation and the unique ability to return athletes of all levels back to their game. He has treated a wide range of athletes ranging from the weekend warrior to the professional. He has developed sport specific training modules for the professional, collegiate, and high school athletes.
He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He believes improvement, promotion, and contribution to the profession of physical therapy are essential for its progress and development through this ever changing health care field.
David prides himself in taking extensive continuing education courses with regard to both orthopedics and manual therapy. He brings a wealth of wisdom and experience to Body In Balance and shares this knowledge with our clinical staff and patients.
In his spare time, David spends his time with his wife and four children. He enjoys cycling and participating in sprint triathlons and adventure type races. He also enjoys skiing/snowboarding in the winter and playing golf and going to the beach in the summer.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Long Island Services
If you are hurt, Body In Balance which provides Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Long Island as well as in Hauppauge and East Setauket and is here to help.
Whether you have sustained an injury in your daily life or on the playing field of your favorite sport, Body In Balance provides physical therapy services in Long Island and Suffolk County to help.
- Spine and Neck Conditions
- Alter G Rehab
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions
- Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
- Pre & Post Partum Care
- Neurological Impairments
- LSVT BIG (Coming sooon!)
Orthopedic and Sports Injuries
We work first to reduce your pain and then improve your function and empower you with the tools to maintain good results for the long term. Following your individual evaluation and assessment, you will be treated with a variety of evidence-based techniques and modalities.
We will strive to increase mobility in those areas where your function is restricted and enhance your body’s capability to heal properly. We complement this approach with muscle balancing through stretching and strengthening, neuromuscular reeducation, spinal stabilization training and sports specific training.
Various forms of manual therapy are used at Body In Balance including soft tissue massage, joint mobilizations, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, range of motion techniques, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
Electrical stimulation is used to strengthen muscles in disuse atrophy, assist in healing, reduce muscle spasm, improve mobility, and provide chronic or acute pain relief.
Cryotherapy includes cold packs and ice massage. It alleviates early acute injury or inflammation (contusions, strains, sprains, postoperative conditions) and chronic pain due to muscle spasm. Improves range of motion secondary to pain or edema.
At Body In Balance we employ spinal traction in spinal nerve impingement due to bulging or herniated disk, degenerative disk disease, generalized hypomobility of cervical or lumbar spine region, or muscle spasm from nerve-root impingement. It reduces signs and symptoms of cervical or lumbar spinal compression.
TMJ Dysfunction Rehabilitation
We offer patients relief from pain in their temporomandibular joint which connects the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. We work first to determine the source of your pain, which could be anything from arthritis, stress, teeth grinding or whiplash. We provide relief to people with TMJ dysfunctions with a number of therapies such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and ultrasound, among other treatments.
Ultrasound is a form of deep heating with high-energy sound waves used for sub-acute and chronic inflammation. It soothes painful joints, reduces swelling, relaxes tissues and promotes healing, lessens muscle spasm, and aids in scar-tissue breakdown.
Some of the other techniques we use for our physical therapy services in Long Island and Suffolk County include:
Hot packs: They provide superficial moist heat to reduce pain and muscle spasm and to improve tissue extensibility.
Paraffin bath: This is a superficial heating agent used in areas that are difficult to isolate such as distal extremities (hands, feet). Same effects as hot packs; also helps soften skin.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Long Island
WHAT ARE PELVIC DYSFUNCTIONS?
STRESS INCONTINENCE is leakage of small amounts of urine when there is increased pressure on the bladder. This can happen with exercise, sneezing, coughing, lifting or other activities. Stress incontinence usually results from weakness and lack of support in the muscles of the pelvic floor.
URGE INCONTINENCE is the leakage of medium to large amounts of urine when a person feels a sudden strong urge to urinate.
MIXED INCONTINENCE includes symptoms of both stress and urge incontinence.
DYSFUNCTION AND PAIN IN THE PELVIS may have many origins or can result from a combination of factors. Each organ (uterus, vagina, bladder, bowel), tissue and joint may produce a specific pattern of pain or vague pelvic discomfort. Your pelvic pain and symptoms need to be discussed thoroughly with your physician to rule out systemic causes or possible problems with the organs. However, the bones, muscles and soft tissues (ligaments, tendons and connective tissue) of the pelvis can also contribute to pelvic pain syndromes. These things must also be addressed to ensure proper treatment and optimum outcomes. This is where the Physical Therapists at Body in Balance can help!
INFERTILITY & POST-OP ABDOMINAL PELVIC ADHESIONSInfertility is the inability to conceive after one year of attempting to do so. Soft tissue restrictions and adhesions are believed to be major factors in infertility as well as post-operative abdominal and pelvic pain syndromes.
HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY TREAT PELVIC DYSFUNCTIONS?
Because urinary incontinence and pelvic pain can be caused by pelvic floor muscle weakness and dysfunction, a specially trained Women’s Health Physical Therapist is the ideal provider to help you gain control over your symptoms. (We treat men with pelvic floor dysfunction as well). Physical Therapists use their specialized medical training to completely evaluate and design a treatment program that is individualized for each patient.
PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN:
- Improve control and awareness of the pelvic floor muscles, as well as strengthening them!
- Decrease pain in the pelvis, vagina and rectum
- Give you control over your life and your bladder
- Decrease urinary urge and frequency
- Reduce use of medications, pads and undergarments for incontinence
- Possibly prevent the need for surgery
- Help to free soft tissue restrictions and adhesions in order to increase mobility of the reproductive organs.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Long Island May Include:
- Manual therapy techniques to correct musculoskeletal dysfunctions
- Massage and myofascial release techniques to decrease pain and muscle spasm
- Techniques to help you find the right pelvic floor muscles and learn to use them correctly
- Visceral mobilization for pain and adhesions.
- Biofeedback that shows you how to use your muscles
- Electrical stimulation to decrease pain and strengthen the muscles
- Patient education in techniques to control their symptoms!
- Patient education on diet and nutrition to avoid food and drinks that may irritate the bladder
Contact Us For Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Long Island
Body In Balance provides physical therapy in Hauppauge and East Setauket and serves residents of Long Island and Suffolk County. We offer our clients a full range of treatments from Physical Therapy to Massage, Yoga, Acupuncture, Senior Fitness, Sports training, Personal training, Pilates, Video gait analysis, and Alter G anti-gravity treadmill.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Our addresses are:
611 Old Willets Path Hauppauge, NY, 11788
12 Technology Drive #2 East Setauket, NY, 11733