Perfect Stride is a physical therapist-owned New York City based small business that has been working since 2012 to challenge and reshape the conventional ways of providing Physical Therapy. We believe in only providing one-on-one care to ensure that your entire story is heard and you are moving and feeling your best.
We are movement specialists who work with motivated and active clients to optimize their performance without the use of pain medications or surgery. The human body is a truly remarkable organism that has incredible abilities to heal. However, sometimes we need help to understand how to access these abilities and facilitate the healing process. At Perfect Stride, we are trained to not only get to the root cause of your issue, but also to consider your entire health ecosystem in our decision-making process. We are trained to pinpoint contributing factors that are affecting your health such as diet, sleep, stress or other medical concerns and we have a vast network of health professionals that we can recommend to you if needed.
Education is a very critical part of our philosophy at Perfect Stride. As the saying goes, “knowledge is power” and we could not agree more. Information is easier to obtain than ever before but how do we make sense of all of this information that is at our fingertips? There is a lot of misinformation that is being spread about movement, injury and rehab, and this can greatly hinder your recovery and increase your likelihood of injury in the future. This gross misinformation campaign is very widespread and includes statements such as:
pronation is bad – the knee extension machine is bad for your knees – you shouldn’t bend your spine – you shouldn’t let your knees go over your toes – your pelvis/spine is out of alignment – you have to keep your spine straight when you lift – your posture is causing your pain – all pain is bad so don’t move if you have pain – you should avoid the position that you got injured in – your MRI/x-ray findings define you and your pain experience – your disc slipped – running is bad for your knees and back
These statements, along with many others, can be damaging to your health and performance. While there may be a place and time to observe some of these statements, it rarely (if ever) should be considered an absolute truth. This is why we know that education is the single most important component of your successful movement journey. The more informed you are about your treatment, the better you can be an active participant in your movement journey, which will lead to YOU moving and feeling your best!
Your Physical Therapy experience will be tailored to facilitate an efficient and healthy recovery. Every patient’s treatment plan is structured and designed based on the root cause of their problem; there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Our therapists hold numerous advanced certifications and are industry leaders who have been reshaping how Physical Therapy is provided. Treatment at Perfect Stride is always unique to the individual, click on the topic below to learn more