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Metro Physical and Aquatic Therapy Has Been Recuperating Long Islanders for 35 Years

By Elisha Neubauer

For the last 35 years, Metro Physical and Aquatic Therapy in Garden City has been helping Long Island residents recuperate from injuries and pain with respect, patience, and only the highest quality treatments. While the facility has changed its name, as it once was Metro Physical Therapy, the business has maintained the same family-owned and operated feel that it has had since first opening its doors in 1982.

Opened over three decades ago, the practice has always been owned and operated by the founder, Sherrie Glasser, MT PT, and her family. The business is currently owned by Michael Mayrsohn, PT DPT OCS, a second generation family member. Wanting to keep the same small family-run business feeling to the facility, Mayrsohn has ensured that each team member currently employed portrays that exact sentiment.

"The amazing thing about Metro is that every employee that works here truly cares about helping our patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they are," Mayrsohn said.

As patients are their first priority, Metro accepts almost all available insurance plans on the market today. This includes Medicaid plans, Workers Comp, and No-Fault. In addition to accepting your insurance coverage, each and every treatment plan is tailored specifically to the patient. There is no cookie-cutter routine here. Each patient works one on one with the specialist to create a plan that works best for their recovery.

"We also have Physical therapists who are certified in Pilates, which is covered by your insurance," Mayrsohn said. "Pilates is great for any kind of spine or hip pain!"

The facility includes a state of the art performance center, which has an indoor turf field, with push sleds, heavy ropes, and sand bags for those recovering from a sport injury. This allows the patient a slow transition from traditional physical therapy to return to sport rehabilitation.

"A patient is able to practice their sport in a controlled safe setting with their physical therapist," Mayrsohn explained. "As long as you're working with a Licensed Physical Therapist, all insurances cover these services."

An aquatic center is also available on-site. The pool is kept at a perfect 93 degrees and is chlorine-free and salt-water based. It is large enough for patients to practice required exercises and gait training in with plenty of room to spare. This allows patients to work on balance and strengthening in a decreased weight-bearing environment, preventing any further pain or injury.

"A lot of times, patients are unable to perform exercises outside of the pool, so this gives a patient an alternative to strengthen and increase flexibility, while not increasing joint pain," Mayrsohn said. "Since our pool is heated, the joints and muscles have increased blood flow allowing the muscles to work at a higher rate."

Metro currently offers ten locations throughout the Long Island area in order to provide their high quality services to tens of thousands of Long Islanders. For those unable to make it in to a facility, in-home therapy is also available upon request.

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