I started at Central Park Physical Therapy in August 2006 to address, once and for all, a troublesome lower back. Surgery for a ruptured disk was necessary in 1993 -- that was very successful, but my back has remained ""cranky"" ever since. After working with CPPT -- first twice a week, then once a week, and now every other week -- my back is great: consistently free of pain and stiffness, and strong enough to withstand the challenges of yoga vinyasas! Some other trouble spots (e.g. hamstrings, hip flexors) also have been addressed successfully in the process.\r
CPPT is truly multi-faceted in its treatment: massage, manipulation, stretching, heat -- drawing on the Feldenkrais method, among others. Then there are the exercises -- some to do in CPPT's lovely, spacious studio, others to do at home. Therapists and staff keep an eye on ""exercisers"" and are helpful with positive correction when necessary. They make sure exercises are helpful and change the routine to help fight boredom. Front desk staff, and the therapists and assistants in the studio, are all attentive, competent, and cheerful, in my experience. \r
My two previous experiences with physical therapy, elsewhere and earlier, were not negative. CPPT stands out, though, in the variety of techniques brought to bear, and the hands-on time staff give. The bottom line: This has worked SO well for me! I've praised CPPT to my internist and to friends and colleagues. I am pleased to recommend CPPT to CitySearch readers.