INTRODUCING NYPT HEALTH & REHAB
Wellness at Its Best
An integrative approach to sports medicine and high standard of personalized care make NYPT Health and Rehab the best place to go in New York City for physical therapy and more. Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan’s Flatiron District, NYPT Health & Rehab offers everything you need to bounce back from your injury stronger than ever.
Owner and registered physical therapist Rich Sarmiento, MPT, works one-on-one with every patient to develop a specialized care plan that includes a combination of manual therapy and physical exercise. His emphasis on personalized care and attention to detail ensure dialogue and understanding between NYPT’s expert staff and each patient they treat.
Treatment sessions are 45 minutes long which consists of hands-on therapy from one of NYPT’s highly skilled staff members to help improve your movement and reduce pain, followed byexercise therapy to strengthen your muscles and prevent pain from recurring.
Besides physical therapy and strength conditioning, NYPT Health and Rehab offers, massage therapy, yoga therapy and chiropractic care from highly trained, certified medical professionals. The NYPT team, along with affiliate staff, creates an inclusive, warm environment to support you along your physical rehab journey.
No matter what type of sports injury or orthopedic condition you suffer from, NYPT has a personalized treatment plan just for you.
We believe in treating the whole body rather than treating an injury or medical issue in isolation. That’s why we offer an extensive range of services to help improve movement and function. Read on to find out more.
At NYPT, we hear your story and take a detailed note of your medical history. From there we create an individualized treatment plan aimed at achieving the functional goals we set together.
Our approach at NYPT is to treat the whole body, not just an isolated injury. We offer a variety of personalized, one-on-one treatments to ensure our patients’ long-term health and wellness.
We take the time to understand the root of your problem to provide the best and most effective treatment. With cutting-edge equipment and dedicated care, you’ll be taking your first steps towards your recovery.
Class IV Laser Therapy
Finding a pain relief treatment that works can be a complicated process. Fortunately, the skilled team of medical professionals at NYPT Health & Rehab in Midtown Manhattan’s Flatiron District of New York City offer the most advanced techniques in pain management, including LiteCure® laser therapy. If you’re looking for a noninvasive, medication-free treatment for chronic or acute pain, call NYPT Health & Rehab or book an appointment online today.
Even if you’re not in any pain or currently rehabbing an injury, massage therapy can help your muscles recover from exercise, prevent future injury, and enhance your athletic performance. One of the certified massage therapists at NYPT Health & Rehab in Midtown Manhattan’s Flatiron District of New York City can work with you to achieve your body’s highest potential through sports massage or trigger point massage. To learn more about how massage therapy can help you, call NYPT Health and Rehab or schedule an appointment online today.
Yoga can help you get fit for life. It helps you deal with stress, pick up your child, improve your sport, control your dog, carry your groceries or finish your day strong at work. It will help ease neck, shoulder or back pain. It will also prevent muscle or joint injury as well as give you self-reliance and self-esteem. Yet, one of the most important benefits of any yoga routine other than your physical improvements is that it helps in the quieting of the mind. The bottom line is learning to pay attention. You fine tune your attention, beginning with the body, and then moving to the mind. As you get deeper into your practice, you start to see the physical and mental benefits. Yoga will make you stronger and more flexible. It’s a great way to stay limber and energetic and you’ll be more focused and alert.
GET TO KNOW NYPT HEALTH & REHAB
Our team of qualified and experienced professionals has been helping patients regain their health and wellness since 2000. We use scientifically validated, evidence-based treatments to solve our patients' health problems. Contact us today to learn about our exceptional Physical Therapy Clinic and see how our full-range of services can help you feel like yourself once more.
Who We Are
The team at NYPT Health & Rehab is made up of professionals who are dedicated to getting our patients back to optimal health. We offer a range of specializations and skills to meet the individual needs of each one of our patients.
Richard M. Sarmiento, PT MPT
With over 10 years experience practicing physical therapy in the state of New York, Rich Sarmiento, MPT has helped countless men and women become stronger and pain-free. Mr. Sarmiento currently owns and practices at NYPT Health and Rehab, where he provides one-on-one care to every patient he treats in the Flatiron District of Midtown Manhattan in New York City.
After earning his bachelor’s degree from Long Island University-Brooklyn, Mr. Sarmiento completed his master’s in adult rehabilitation at Boston University. He’s currently a registered physical therapist in the state of New York.
As a physical therapist, Mr. Sarmiento’s dynamic approach to rehab emphasizes education, prevention, and personalized care. Patients seek him out for his thorough attention to detail, as well as his personable, yet professional, manner.
Mr. Sarmiento’s expertise in physical therapy encompasses a broad range of sports medicine and orthopedic conditions. His comprehensive clinical exercise program provides patients with a reliable approach to health care by both improving functional movement and implementing strength and conditioning protocols.
Fernando Arias, LPTA
Fernando is a manual therapist with over ten years of experience in Physical Therapy (Acute Neuro-rehab, Sports/Orthopedic). His areas of expertise are Myofascial Release, Cupping, Active Release/Trigger Point and Neuromuscular Re-education. He is an active member of the New York Physical Therapy Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. Fernando is also a health and wellness specialist with over 20 years experience, a personal trainer certified by ACSM and a Whole Health Educator.
Siena College, City University of New York, American College of Sports Medicine, Neil Asher Institute, National Institute of Whole Health
Joshua Cullins, DC
Dr. Cullins is a healthcare professional that has been practicing within the metropolitan area for the past 15 years, with a focus on treating everyday acute to chronic patient care, as well as a huge passion for competitive sports rehabilitation, and overall wellness care. His extensive background and experiences make Dr. Cullins a proficient clinician working with patient presentations from spinal conditions, to extremity evaluations, and with the tools to rehabilitate and restore the patient back to normal activities and enhance their performance to the next level. Patients and clientele range from the every day acute injury to the elite athlete that is looking for longevity and peak performance.
Practicing as a board certified Chiropractor, his Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning education and background aides his passion for focusing on specialization of cervical spine, shoulder, and elbow conditions, and follow up with post-surgical care for all orthopedic conditions, biomechanical evaluations followed by appropriate strength and conditioning programs, and the Study and application of Elite Sports Science. Individualized and intense regimented care plans are the structured goal of this doctor to restore the patient’s back to health.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians. Our physical therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.
While every patient’s condition and pain is unique, your physical therapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.
How do I know if physical therapy will help me?
Working with you and your doctor, we can discuss your options and help determine if physical therapy will be the right choice for you. Contact us today to discuss your current condition and even set up a free consultation if you choose.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Our scheduling is easy and we offer a convenient location and appointment times for you. We have morning and evening appointments available to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Call us today or simply fill out the schedule appointment form on this page.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please have your insurance card available when you call. This will allow us to verify your insurance benefits and provide you with an estimate of coverage.
To bring on your first visit:
Insurance information (we will make a copy of your card).
Print out the patient forms, fill them out, and bring them with you. If you are unable to do so, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to complete the paperwork, so you can maximize your time in your evaluation.
Please wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to your problem areas.
Will it hurt?
Physical therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels, at times can fluctuate. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. Good communication with your therapist will help minimize any discomfort. We want you on your way to quick pain relief and back to normal activities.
Does insurance cover my treatment?
Yes, in most cases it does. Our office will be happy to assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy. For more information, visit our insurance plan page and please do not hesitate to contact our office. We do offer different payment options for your convenience.
What if I don't have insurance?
For patients who do not have insurance, we offer a discounted fee, due at the time of service.
What type of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, debit card, and credit card. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service. Your insurance benefits will be determined before your second visit, and you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary on that date.
What do I wear?
Dress comfortably with clothes that allow easy access for the therapist to examine your problem areas. For treatments, loose fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are often good choices to wear.
How long will my therapy sessions last?
Typically, the first session lasts for 1 hour. Each session after that may be 45-60 minutes. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs, and your therapist will discuss this with you.
How many sessions will I have?
Each patient’s diagnosis is different, so together with your referring physician, your therapist will develop a plan of care that is right for you. Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you by your physical therapist.
What types of education/training do your therapists have?
Physical therapists have years of university level training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (study of joint movement), neurology, and many of the other medical sciences. Our physical therapists have graduated from accredited physical therapy programs and are state licensed. Depending on the university, the physical therapy program is either a masters or doctorate level degree. Rest assured, your therapist is well trained to evaluate and treat your condition.
Do you offer programs for me once I'm better?
Yes, once you have completed your therapy sessions, your therapist will review your continuing home program.
We are here to help you enjoy your life, pain-free! To request convenient appointment, simply call us today at 646-484-5763 or request an appointment online.
Our practice is dedicated to helping our patients identify the cause of their pain and creating a custom treatment program that will allow them to return to normal activities pain-free.
Before your first visit
Make a list of questions that you have to discuss on your first visit.
List signs and symptoms that can be of importance to the therapist.
Have in writing key past medical history, previous treatments, current medications, and other important information.
Please call our office to verify your insurance benefits.
Fill out the patient forms to the best of your ability before coming in.
Arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment.
Bring with you a copy of your insurance card and a photo ID.
What to expect on your first visit
You will register with our friendly front office staff. They will help you navigate the insurance process and treatment program so you can focus on your recovery.
You will meet with your physical therapist for the initial evaluation.
During the evaluation your therapist will ask questions about your medical history, current pain, or injury. Open communication helps us understand your problem.
Your movement, strength, coordination, and much more will be evaluated. Our purpose is to help you, so please ensure you communicate to your therapist if anything is hurting or bothering you during the examination.
Your therapist will recommend and prepare a course of treatments to ensure the quickest recovery and the best results. Your therapist will discuss the recommendations with you.
There will be some treatments performed the first day to get you started on your road to recovery. However, during the next visit you will get into the full swing of your treatment plan.
You will schedule your series of visits with the front desk. The amount of therapy needed will be discussed with you, depending on the recommendations of your therapist. We offer many convenient appointment times, however prime times can become busy, so it is best to book ahead as much as possible.
Your therapist will write up their findings and treatment plan to submit to your referring physician or other medical professional who you choose.
If you have any questions at anytime, please don’t hesitate to call. We want to ensure your satisfaction and full recovery.
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Monday - Friday
10:00am - 8:00pm
10:30am - 1:00pm
"I have the privilege to be part of this team From patty , Nicky From Rich , Fernando, Brummer and Anthony and the rest of the staff . My care has exceeded my expectation . They listen , consult with each other regarding my care plan . I feel very fortunate to have them on my team … Thank you Valarie"
"The entire NYPT Team is top notch and provides the best personalized treatment for its patients!"
"This place is a gem. PT, Chiropractor, Podiatrist, trigger point therapy and acupuncture all under one roof. Everyone is professional, attentive and very good at what they do."