Dr. Joel Giffin, DPT

Dr. Joel Giffin, DPT

Physical Therapy  ·  
Dr. Joel Giffin, DPT is a physical therapist in New York, NY. He graduated from Simmons College and specializes in physical therapy, hand physical therapy, and more.Read his story

255 W 36th St Rm 407

New York, NY 10018

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Self Pay
  • UnitedHealthCare

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This content was provided by Dr. Giffin "Joel Giffin, PT, DPT, CHT received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with distinction from Simmons College. Prior to that he earned his Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University with Honors where he also played Division 1 lacrosse. He became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2009. Prior to founding Flex Physical Therapy, Dr. Giffin served as Clinical Director of an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Dr. Giffin brings over 10 years of experience in a variety of settings including private practices, specialty hospitals and health care centers. He regularly attends many continuing education courses to stay current on new trends and techniques, and served as a supervisor and educator to numerous licensed physical therapists and student physical therapy doctoral candidates. Dr. Giffin has treated Broadway Theater performers providing rehabilitation and crisis management back stage for the last 7 years at shows such as The Lion King, Sleep No More, Tarzan, and Sister Act. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and American Society of Hand Therapists. When he is not with his patients at Flex Physical Therapy Joel enjoys spending time on his bike and with his wife and two sons."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Giffin "At Flex Physical Therapy we provide specialized one-on-one outpatient physical therapy treatment. The latest techniques and research are implemented, from manual therapy to therapeutic exercise, to improve function of each patient by decreasing pain and increasing strength and range of motion. With the information we obtain from thorough evaluations and consistent communication with our patients, we design and implement a corresponding one-of-a-kind treatment plan. Medical history, lifestyle factors, body mechanics, and personal priorities are all taken into consideration. Treatment is goal and result driven while always keeping patient needs first. A core principle at Flex is the understanding that the healing and rehabilitation process is not the same for everyone, and treatment is customized accordingly.

Flex Physical Therapy believes taking a team approach is important when caring for a patient's health and wellness. We work with you and your other healthcare providers to achieve your goals and maximize your health. Each patient's time and benefit from physical therapy is optimized through therapist facilitated education, discussion, and frequent communication with the referring physician.

Our whole person approach means we treat the root, not the symptom. Flex examines the core of the condition, connecting it to the other areas serving as triggers whether it be posture during sleep or exercise, ergonomics at work, or a painful hip that's actually stemming from a neglected ankle. After all, "the hip bones connected to the thigh bone. The thigh bone's connected to the…""

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3  Specialties

  • Physical Therapy
  • Hand Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Giffin does not have any board certifications listed.

21  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Preventive Care
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Wellness Coaching

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Simmons College
    Medical School | Graduated

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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