This spring, one of New York City’s leading physical therapy practices is transforming its Union Square office into an integrative center for treatment and rehabilitation.
While integrative health has become popular with internal medicine (thanks to guru physicians like Mark Hyman and Frank Lipman), integrative physical therapy and rehab is a revolutionary new concept, says Patrick Walsh, founder of Shift Physical Therapy (formerly Performance Physical Therapy).
“We’re dealing with the physical, but also the emotional, psychological, and energetic aspects of injury,” Walsh explains. And to do that Shift will be offering complementary treatment therapies that New Yorkers are hip to, like acupuncture. “It’s not just that we now offer acupuncture or reiki, we’re creating an environment where we heal the whole person.”
This is important, says Walsh, because physical injuries and symptoms often have more than one root cause.