What is it?

Therapeutic modalities are manually applied agents physical therapists use to stimulate a physiological response or change to help promote healing, block pain signals, and assist with muscle reeducation. They are often used in combination with other physical therapy techniques to stretch and strengthen your body to regain function after an injury. Some common modalities include ice, heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and light therapy. As there is no standard approach to each person’s recovery, your physical therapist will tailor your individualized treatment plan based on your injury or condition, what symptoms you are experiencing, and your overall outcome goals.

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Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy is staffed with a professional and caring team of experts with clinical experience in utilizing Modalities. Browse through our physical therapist profiles to learn how they can help you with restoring functionality.

Modality Benefits

How can it help me?

Since modalities encompass numerous physical agents that can be used to address health issues, they offer a wide range of options to speed up recovery. Modalities are a non-invasive and relatively low-risk approach to effectively provide relief and support during recovery from injuries and other musculoskeletal problems. In addition to pain relief, they offer direct therapeutic benefits such as muscle stimulation, wound healing, improvement to blood flow, mobility, and protein synthesis, increasing elasticity of connective tissues, supporting tissue repair, reducing stiffness, scarring, and swelling such as edema, and helping relax tense muscles.

Techniques and Exercises

What we incorporate into our treatments

Modalities can include techniques or exercises such as:

  • Ice Treatments
  • Heat Treatments
  • Ultrasound
  • Traction
  • Laser Therapy
  • Light Therapy
  • Tens Electrical Stimulation
  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Phonophoresis
  • Moist Heat
  • Paraffin
  • Short Wave Diathermy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrotherapeutics
  • Iontophoresis

Who is eligible for Modalities

Common symptoms and conditions

  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle injuries
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve pain and damage
  • Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Disc herniation
  • Joint hypomobility
  • Neuromuscular disease


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Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy began as an idea to bring the highest quality physical therapy to all people in our community. We wanted to offer the best that NYC has in health care while not marginalizing people based on socioeconomic boundaries (race, income, language, religion, etc). We offer a “concierge style service” and continue to accept many commercial insurances, medicare and even medicaid policies.


common faq's

Since this is a physical therapy session which will require a physical examination and therapeutic exercise (varies by patient), we ask all our patients to come prepared. Please come dressed in loose fitted clothing that will allow for easy mobility, comfort, and access to the area of complaint. In addition we recommend sneakers with soles that grip to prevent slips or falls.

The need for a referral depends on what type of insurance you have. Most insurance plans do not require one, however some insurances do. For example, if you have HIP, you will need a referral from your primary care physician. We ask that you check to see what your health insurance plan requires prior to your initial visit. If you are unsure, please contact our front office and we’ll do our best to determine whether or not you require a referral.

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Each patients case and diagnosis is unique and requires the development of an individualized plan of care. Your physical therapist will give you an estimate of the number of sessions needed to reach a level of “feeling better”, during your initial evaluation.

Over time the number of visits may increase or decrease from the initial estimate, based on the progress made.

Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy accepts many of the available major insurance plans as well as alternate payment options, including cash/self-pay, to make our services accessible and affordable. Please visit the link below to view all information pertaining to Payment Options.


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