Massage Therapy

Korina Galaraga, DPT -  - Physical Therapist

39th Ave Physical Therapy

Korina Galaraga, DPT

Physical Therapist located in Corona, Queens, NY

Massage Therapy
While few physical therapists provide massage therapy in-house, massage is complementary to physical therapy and can provide additional benefits while you heal from injury or work to improve your strength and endurance. To learn more about how massage therapy might fit into your treatment plan, contact qualified physical therapist Korina Galaraga at 39th Ave Physical Therapy to schedule a consultation appointment today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of your soft tissue to prevent injury, provide relaxation and stress relief, or promote healing. Licensed massage therapists provide massage therapy.

What conditions can be improved with massage therapy?

Massage therapy has proven to be beneficial for patients suffering from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle tension
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tendinitis
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Whiplash
  • Post-surgical rehab
  • Chronic headaches

Additionally, massage therapy may have a positive impact on depression, anxiety, pregnancy, GI disorders, and insomnia and is often used in conjunction with other services for palliative care.

Because it’s common for patients with joint injuries to experience muscle tension that exacerbates pain and inhibits healing, massage therapy can be especially beneficial for these patients.

What are the goals of massage therapy?

Massage therapists aim to ease muscle tension, improve muscle tone, increase your flexibility, and alleviate pain. Perhaps most importantly, massage therapy provides relaxation and stress relief, and your body can heal more efficiently.

How does massage therapy relate to physical therapy?

When you choose a clinic that offers both physical and massage therapy like 39th Ave Physical Therapy, you see first-hand the benefits of a collaborate relationship between therapists that results in continuity of care and the best recovery possible for you. Both physical therapy and massage therapy can expedite healing and alleviate pain and discomfort, so Korina Galaraga provides both services harmoniously.

When is massage therapy recommended in conjunction with physical therapy?

Korina Galaraga evaluates each patient individually to create a customized treatment plan for healing, pain relief, and injury prevention.

She may recommend massage therapy for patients suffering from any of the conditions listed above, those whose pain isn’t well managed, those experiencing muscle tightness that’s inhibiting recovery, or those who may benefit from the relaxation and stress relief benefits associated with massage.

If you have questions about massage or are interested in incorporating massage into your treatment plan, contact 39th Ave Physical Therapy for a consultation appointment today.

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