post discharge exercise program.

After Physical Therapy discharge, we have a program to help you recover.

If you’re looking to take your rehabilitation to the next level, our post-discharge program might be right for you. Whether you’re a patient wishing to continue your physical therapy exercise program under the guidance of a strength and conditioning professional, or an athlete trying to get back in the game, we can help.

Physical therapy bridge program

Designed with athletes in mind, the Professional Physical Therapy Bridge Program “bridges the gap” from the time patients are discharged from Physical Therapy, until they are cleared to resume sporting activities. If you are recovering from an upper or lower extremity injury (e.g., ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, then the Professional Physical Therapy Bridge Program may be a perfect fit for you.

Our program enables athletes to fully rehabilitate after Physical Therapy discharge, in a safe environment, under the supervision of a certified and licensed professional. If your Physical Therapy treatment has been completed, but your physician has not cleared you to return to play, our Bridge Program will take your rehabilitation to the next level, and fully prepare you for your net athletic competition, or just get you back into action.

If you attended Physical Therapy at a facility other than Professional, you can still participate in our Bridge Program. Please call to schedule a complimentary Bridge Program Screen to see if you qualify for program participation.

Our 5-module bridge program:

Dynamic Warm-Up and Stretching

Full Body Strength Training

Power Training

Agility

Sport-Specific Training

Bridge Program provided at the following locations:

Contact your Physical Therapist for more information on how you can safely transition from Physical Therapy to our Program.

Fitness Center in Copiague

1160 Montauk Highway
Copiague, NY 11726

631-842-4606

Professional Athletic Performance Center

645 Stewart Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530

516-227-2373

Commack

66 Commack Road Suite 300, Commack, NY 11725

631-486-5286

Gramercy Park

115 East 23rd Street. New York, NY 10010

917-472-7406

Don’t stop exercising

Even if you’ve already completed our Bridge program, that doesn’t necessarily mean the exercises you learned in physical therapy should come to an end. Many times, when patients return to us several years after their initial discharge with similar physical issues, it’s often because they failed to maintain a regular home exercise program. If performed consistently, home exercises will become part of your daily routine, won’t feel like work at all, and will make you feel much better in the long run.

Before sending you on your way, our physical therapists will give you home exercises to practice on your own time, to make sure your muscles are staying loose. These exercises will be tailored to you, designed to help with your specific injury, and target the sport or daily activities of your choice.

Whether you’re following your physical therapist’s program or practicing your own workout regimen, it’s important to take it slow and increase the difficulty gradually. Take your body’s cues. If you’re feeling any pain or discomfort, decrease the weight, step off the treadmill, or take a break, to minimize your risk of injury. Many patients who are discharged with medical conditions become re-hospitalized within the first year after discharge, and that’s largely due to those patients not following a dedicated home exercise regimen. Follow the plan laid out by your physical therapist and stay active whenever possible.

Nutrition is also extremely important in the post-discharge stage, especially when it comes to preventing reinjury. Keep your body fueled with healthy foods, and always make sure that you’re hydrating with plenty of water.

We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness during and after therapy.