Hands-On Physical Therapy for Pain Relief

Experience Permanent Relief and Renewed Hope

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Hands-On Physical Therapy for Pain Relief

Experience Permanent Relief and Renewed Hope

Request an Appointment

Welcome to
St. Tereiza Physical Therapy & Rehab in Centereach, NY

Are You Having
Trouble with Daily Activities?

  • Does It Feel Like No One is Listening? Physical Therapy Centereach, NY
  • Not Sure Which Treatment is Best? Physical Therapy Centereach, NY
  • Missing Out on Fun with Family & Friends? Physical Therapy Centereach, NY
  • Want to Avoid Unnecessary Drugs & Surgery? Physical Therapy Centereach, NY

Our Promises to You


Getting Started is Fast & Easy

Receive the Cutting-Edge Physical Therapy You Deserve

Did You Know that Not All
Physical Therapy is the Same?


You Deserve to Work with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Every Treatment Session.

Corporate Chains Simply Can’t Provide the Personalized Care We Do.

About Dr. Malak Azab, PT, DPT, TPI, CGFI, CKTP

  • Doctoral Trained,
  • Licensed in New York,
  • He has Been Treating Patients Since 1995,
  • Offers the Most Advanced Treatment Systems on Long Island,
  • Certified Kinesio Taping,
  • TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor,
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Specialist.
Physical Therapy Centereach, NY

Areas & Conditions We Treat

Our Services

Why Choose Us...

We are In-Network with Most Insurance Plans
NOTE: No Referral No Problem
We Can See Patients Without a Physician’s Referral

If you don’t see your plan listed, please give us a call.
We make every effort to verify your insurance benefits before your first visit with us.

Receive the Cutting-Edge Physical Therapy You Deserve
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER US OVER
CORPORATE CLINICS OR HOSPITALS:
Comparison Table
St. Tereiza Physical Therapy
LARGE CORPORATE, CHAIN CLINICS
HOSPITALS
  • Family-Friendly Clinic Serving the Area Since 2004
  • One-on-One Treatment with the Doctor Every Visit
  • Same-Day Appointments Available
  • DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Hands-On, Manual Therapy Specialist
  • Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
  • TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
  • Most Affordable
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Maybe
  • Maybe
  • No
  • Maybe
  • No
  • Yes
  • Maybe
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Maybe
  • No
  • No
  • No
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER US OVER
CORPORATE CLINICS OR HOSPITALS:
St. Tereiza Physical Therapy & Rehab
Family-Friendly Clinic Serving the Area Since 2004:Yes
One-on-One Treatment with the Doctor Every Visit:Yes
Same-Day Appointments Available:Yes
DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression:Yes
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy:Yes
Hands-On, Manual Therapy Specialist:Yes
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy:Yes
TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor:Yes
Most Affordable:Yes
Corporate
Family-Friendly Clinic Serving the Area Since 2004:Maybe
One-on-One Treatment with the Doctor Every Visit:Maybe
Same-Day Appointments Available:No
DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression:No
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy:Maybe
Hands-On, Manual Therapy Specialist:Maybe
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy:No
TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor:No
Most Affordable:No
Hospital
Family-Friendly Clinic Serving the Area Since 2004:Maybe
One-on-One Treatment with the Doctor Every Visit:Maybe
Same-Day Appointments Available:No
DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression:Maybe
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy:No
Hands-On, Manual Therapy Specialist:Maybe
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy:Maybe
TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor:No
Most Affordable:No

The Recovery Process

Learn about the 5 phases of recovery

Click on a phase number to learn more.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
    • Pain Relief

      Reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation are common goals in this phase of recovery. Injury protection, elevation, appropriate medications, compression, and patient education are important.

    • Physical Therapy Centereach, NY
    • Introduce Movement

      Pain-free passive, manual therapy, active range of motion, and cardiorespiratory exercises, are indicated here. Education about pain and a positive attitude may help.

    • Physical Therapy Centereach, NY
    • Strengthening

      Progressive loading of healing soft tissues, the reintroduction of low-stress neuromuscular reeducation, balance training, and basic functional activities are part of this rehabilitation phase.

    • Physical Therapy Centereach, NY
    • Functional Retraining

      Progressing strengthening exercises, improving flexibility, and advanced balance exercises are part of phase 4. Resuming functional movement (e.g. sports movements) occurs in this phase.

    • Physical Therapy Centereach, NY
    • Recovery & Prevention

      Functional movements are progressed, a controlled re-introduction to sports or challenging environments is initiated. Continued strengthening, flexibility, balance, endurance, and goal-specific training occurs during this phase. Education and future injury prevention are discussed.

    • Physical Therapy Centereach, NY
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