Physical Therapists in Fishkill, Dutchess County, NY

A New Kind of Resolution


As we head into the new year, many of us will sit down for that yearly tradition: deciding on a few “New Year’s Resolutions” to focus on in the coming year. Interestingly enough, these resolutions tend to be pretty similar from year to year (such as “lose weight”…”exercise more”…etc). Funny how that happens, isn’t it?

What if, this year, you decided to make a new kind of New Year’s Resolution? Instead of focusing on losing weight or exercising more, consider making a resolution to finally take care of that nagging issue which has been limiting your ability to fully enjoy your life! Some of us deal with back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, or knee pain which we know we should take care of “one of these days,” but somehow we just never get around to it. Whether it’s affecting your fastball or just making it difficult to go up and down stairs, why not make 2017 the year to finally take care of these issues?

You may not realize it, but there is a very easy way to get this process started. You guessed it…Physical Therapy! With “Direct Access” laws in NY state, you can see one of our physical therapists first – without needing to see a doctor for a prescription! Our physical therapists can perform a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for physical therapy, and can develop an appropriate treatment plan for your specific condition. If we feel that your condition requires a specialist, we can even refer you to a local health care professional (physician, surgeon, or podiatrist) who will best address your concerns. Regardless, physical therapists can help you finally get to the bottom of your specific condition.

In fact, sometimes just by making the decision to address these aches and pains can lead to many more improvements over the course of the year!

“An object in motion tends to remain in motion…” – Newton’s First Law of Motion

Many of our patients say that their rehabilitation programs are just the “spark” that they needed to get back into a life of fitness and wellness. Once you’re feeling better, it becomes easier to move and to participate in your daily activities. This makes it easier to keep up with an exercise program…which can eventually lead to weight loss, better health, and better quality of life!

This year, make it your resolution to finally take care of that ache, pain, or problem that has been limiting your enjoyment of life, and make 2017 your best year yet! Call us at (845)896-3750 to schedule a consultation.

My Physicians Have Their Own Physical Therapy Practice. Can I Still Come to Harrison Physical Therapy?


The short answer is YES. Any time physical therapy is ordered, you the patient/customer have the legal right to choose the place that you feel will give you the best care available. However, some of our previous patients have wrongfully assumed that they are not able to attend our facility because the treating physician has recommended their own or another facility. A physician can recommend that you see the physical therapist(s) working for them, but they cannot force you to attend their own practice. You have the right to choose which physical therapy practice you would like to attend.

In our experience, the area physicians highly respect Harrison Physical Therapy and they have not had any problems with patients requesting to be treated at our facility. In fact, we have treated many of the area’s physicians and nurses and they themselves can attest to the outstanding care we provide. At Harrison Physical Therapy there is a reason that our most recent survey indicated that 98% of our patients felt that their problem or complaint “greatly improved.” Come see why are we the leader in rehabilitation in the Hudson Valley.

Got an injury? Come see us first!


Did you know that New York State has direct access to physical therapy? Patients can now attend up to 10 treatments within 30 days without a prescription. If you have an injury, ache, or pain that is limiting your ability to enjoy life to its fullest, call now and do not delay your treatment.

For the most part, the majority of non traumatic injuries should start with physical therapy. If physical therapy fails, then the use of medications, injections, MRIs, and surgery come into play. Having treated thousands of patients over the past twelve years, Harrison Physical Therapy has worked with nearly all of the specialists in the area who treat musculoskeletal injuries, and we can help guide you through the process of choosing a specialist if necessary. We can help you answer questions like: What type of specialist do I see? An orthopedist, physiatrist, neurologist, pain management specialist, rheumatologist, or podiatrist? If I have a shoulder injury or a back injury, do you recommend the same person? We will help direct you to the person who we have seen the best results from and who we feel can help you with your specific need. At Harrison PT, we help you get results!