Higher Physical Therapy is open for you.

If you need physical rehab and or pain management and want to stay away from a busy hospital department, please come here for one-on-one treatment.

Update: 05/01/2020, starting immediately, we are doing telehealth sessions.  30 or 45 mins per session.  And, the best part is Medicare now is paying for the service.

If there is anything else that you need, please call and we will do our utmost.

We want to share a memorandum the US Department of Homeland Security issued on the list of essential infrastructure workers (see page 5 of the memorandum- see attached photo). It may be argued that it is our duty to continue to care for our patients' physical therapy needs during this time of crisis.

This link:



The guidance from the memorandum states that:

“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”

If your clinic is able to practice within the recommended CDC guidelines and follow your local government mandates, consider that community-based physical therapists assist in keeping people healthy. According to Dr. Matos, an expert in biologic surety and the management of select agent programs at federal facilities:

Physical therapists are essential in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. They play a key role in keeping people they can help out of the doctor offices and ER’s. This will not only free up the medical teams to treat those impacted by COVID-19, but also limit the exposure of those seeking the care of the physical therapist”.

Dr. Matos is a member of an advisory group in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense. Dr. Matos has experience working with the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, and the CDC. He has served as a public health emergency officer for 14 Department of Defense installations and has participated in multiple disease and epidemiologic investigations. Dr. Matos has received extensive training in risk communication in a public health emergency and in exposure investigations.”

please see www.ppsapta.org for more info.


  • We can help you set and achieve goals.​ 

  • We will help you to develop your own sense of awareness and self efficacy.

  • We will help you to understand what it is to listen to your body, with Myofascial Release.​

  • We will encourage you to breathe and stand better with Postural Reeducation.


Higher Physical Therapy

427 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10033 (NW corner of W 179th Street)

Ph: 1 917 600 4627

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