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Our physical therapy team at Grasmere Physical Therapy in Staten Island, NY is dedicated to determining the root cause of your condition and developing a treatment plan to help you return to a fulfilling and active lifestyle.

Our Staten Island, NY physical therapy clinic can help you get back to doing what you love!

Getting ready for your first appointment

  • Arrive 15 minutes early for your first visit to allow time to complete your paperwork.
  • Do you have any additional questions? Prepare a list of questions to ask during your first meeting.
  • Bring all of your documentation. A photo ID and a copy of your insurance card are required.
  • Please call our office ahead of time at (718) 442-1003 to confirm your insurance benefits.
  • Prepare to discuss your medical history, previous treatments, current medications, and other relevant information.
  • Create a list of any symptoms or warning signs that the therapist should be aware of. What recently irritated or hurt you? How long have you been focusing on this issue? What are you unable to do as a result of this?

Direct Access

Did you know you don’t need a referral to see a physical therapist?

Not everyone is aware that if you are experiencing pain or an injury, you can go directly to your physical therapist. It makes no difference whether you’re dealing with an old or new problem. You can schedule an appointment with one of our therapists in any of the 50 states to get help as soon as possible.

Direct Access in the medical community refers to the ability to see a physical therapist whenever you want without obtaining permission from your physician or medical practitioner.

Physical therapists routinely assess and treat patients without the recommendation of a physician. You can reach us at Grasmere Physical Therapy in Staten Island, NY, and we’ll schedule your appointment right away! Direct Access eliminates the need to waste time waiting for a doctor’s appointment, then waiting for a referral to physical therapy and another appointment with the therapist.

Insurance Info

Are you covered by any of these policies? We have provided a list of our most popular in-network plans for your convenience; however, this is not an exhaustive list!

To confirm other insurance plans, please call our office at (718) 442-1003.

  • Medicare
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Healthfirst Medicaid
  • Unicare
  • Tricare
  • Southcare
  • PHCS
  • Great-West
  • Golden Rule
  • Fiserv Health
  • Aetna
  • Definity Health
  • Coventry
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (EPO, HMO, POS, ACA exchange, and PPO plans)
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • First Health


They are the best for physical therapy!

Best rehabilitation center ever. I have been here for therapy for multiple reasons and am always taken care of very well.

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Alexisnicole R.

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Attentive, professional, & caring!

Awesome place!!! My mom Marina is undergoing therapy there after a serious injury – she is SO MUCH HAPPY!! The facility is very nice and clean, the staff very very attentive and professional, and neighborhood is beautiful. Parking is very easy, too! Thank you Dr. Igor & your staff!

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Andrew N.

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They helped me to walk in an upright position without pain!

I have had back and knee issues for years as a result of past sports trauma. Just finished chemotherapy for my recent diagnosis I was weak, some of the leg…

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Anna M.

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They are the best in PT!

The people here are great and the staff is committed to make you better all equipment is top-notch.

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Awa T.

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Please share your experience with anyone who might benefit from the pain-relieving effects of physical therapy and refer them to Grasmere Physical Therapy!

We want to help as many people in Staten Island, NY as possible find pain relief and improve their mobility.

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Can I benefit from physical therapy treatments?

You most certainly can!

Physical therapists are experts at evaluating the whole person. This means that we seek to identify all of the factors associated with your condition. We understand the body's interconnectedness and how a problem in one area may be a symptom pointing to the source of the situation in another.

We are also adept at determining whether you are dealing with one problem or several issues affecting you and your function.

Everyone can benefit from physical therapy, but that doesn't mean it's the only thing you need. We believe in collaborating with other healthcare professionals and working with you while another practitioner assists you in getting the results you deserve.

We can discuss your options and help you decide if physical therapy is right for you. Contact us today to learn more about how PT can help you and make an appointment with one of our dedicated staff members.

Are physical therapy treatments painful?

Physical therapy is intended to relieve pain rather than aggravate it. Your pain levels, however, may fluctuate. Our therapists will clearly define what constitutes "normal" pain and what does not. To facilitate improvements in your overall condition, some situations necessitate exercises or actions that can elicit a pain response.

You may experience some discomfort as a result of using weakened or recovering muscles. Alternatively, due to the nature of the condition, restoring range of motion after surgery can be painful for some. Unfortunately, experiencing a temporary increase in pain may be critical to your recovery. Although it may seem counterintuitive, there are times when increased pain early on can prevent more severe pain later on.

Rest assured that we will do everything possible to reduce your pain and prevent it from worsening during your physical therapy session. Communication with our therapist will aid in the reduction of any discomfort you may experience during your physical therapy treatments.

We want you to be pain-free and back to your normal activities as soon as possible, and we will do everything we can to prepare you for any discomfort.

Can my physical therapist make a diagnosis for me?

When you come in for your first session at Grasmere Physical Therapy, your physical therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation that includes a detailed history and a thorough physical examination. The initial assessment determines the severity of your injury or illness and aids in determining the source of your symptoms and the factors contributing to your condition.

Physical therapists frequently collaborate with physicians to provide confirmation or potential contradictions to a diagnosis to ensure that your diagnosis is correct and your treatment plan is appropriate.

Can I keep seeing a therapist even if I’m feeling better?

Yes, you can continue to see your physical therapist after you have completed your therapy sessions. There are several approaches to this, for example:

  • Your therapist will meet with you to go over and discuss your at-home therapy program.
  • You can re-evaluate your progress after a month to ensure you're still on track and modify your home program as needed.
  • You can make an appointment with your therapist at regular intervals (for example, every six months) to assess your progress, ensure you are not regressing, and address any new issues that have arisen.

We can also meet you at your gym to work with you on determining what equipment and exercises would be beneficial in your ongoing recovery.